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Stevens Yao Posted on Mar 19, 2007

Error message: E03 Unit in Safeguard Mode - Remove and reattach battery

I keep getting the following error message whenever i try to play a tape with my camcorder: E03 Unit in Safeguard Mode - Remove and reattach battery. I tried to remove the battery but it didn't solve the problem. Any advice?

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  • fredb22 Dec 02, 2007

    e03 remove and reatach battery i have a rca mini dv cam

  • phodec Aug 20, 2008

    This problem occur in my camera E03 Unit in Safeguard Mode - Remove and reattach battery what should I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    says on the screen.... E03 unit in safeguard mode

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    When I turn it on it keeps saying unit in safeguard mode remove and reattach battery

  • James Azure
    James Azure Aug 09, 2018

    says on the screen.... E03 unit in safeguard mode

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HI, ERROR CODE E03 MEANS THE THE TAPE IN YOUR CAMCORDER IS TOO SLACK, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS EJECT THE TAPE & TIGHTEN IT USING YOUE THUMB LIKE I DID, ONCE I PUT THE TAPE BACK IN THE ERROR HAD GONE ( FOR EVER I HOPE!) GIVE IT A GO ANYWAY, HAYLEY X

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For the 03 error code my camcorder has been sitting for two years cause did not find soloution i looked on fixya and they gave me idea so i took cassete out flip the record tab back and forth and presto everythingf works fine thx.

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I have the E03 problem and I can't even get the tape out and it clicks all the time PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

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I have the same problem E03 noting helps Iam not happy to bring it for repair.
Some body mus know what E03 means?

Pleas help us

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THIS SEEMS TO WORK... (Do a search of this problem and you will find that every JVC owner is having the same problem.) I finally got mine "reset" by powering the unit on in payback mode while holding down the "play" button. Then, turn it back off and power it on in the camera mode while holding down the "rec" button. This seems to have reset it and I've not had anymore issues SO FAR!
Good luck with it.

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Found another web site at: http://www.pechorin.com/m/2007/01/14/Re_E03_Unit_in_safeguard_mode-282363.html that had some solutions to this problem, using a combination of ejecting the tape, removing the battery, then closing the tape but not the door,... etc.

I'll try any method to get it to work.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/chris_6ddd78f70d3cfe52

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I have the same or similar problems with two GR-D70E. I could not the reset. Anyone know how to do the reset please?

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JVC GR-DVL9000E the E03 comes up regardless of whether there is a tape in or not; I have over 80 tapes and not one of them plays or records for more than 5 seconds before the error comes up. I am now looking for the possibility that the sensor is too sensitive, or there is a spring that is over-eager, or some other mechanical failure that causes the error. I need to get this camera fixed; JVC, nor any one else, has ever again built a camera of this high spec. e.g. absolutely the best low light (f1.2 lens), fastest startup (single action - pull out the viewfinder), best stabiliser etc. Regards Hugo

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Day after thanksgiving, (year 2008) about to film my girls putting the tree and same E03 as all of you with the camera chewing my tapes. All of my DV cassettes are brand JVC so I know that was not the issue. I read and read and finally decided to grab a flashlight and study how the mechanism move. Then I noticed something suspicious about the right "two little spikes" attached to a white plastic piece that, when close, it moves to the right side of the camera head (the round stainless wheel inside). The white plastic piece mentioned above, part of it came off the guiding tiny little rail. 1. So I opened the tape compartment with an EJECT command, 2. Close it back up with an inmediate unplug of the camera without battery so it will stay in a position where I can get my fingers and paper clip inside. 3. With the paper clip, stretch the guiding rail in such a way that it widens so the bottom of the white plastic thingy can get back in the guiding rail. 4. Put a cassette inside and FFWD, PLAY or RWD and problem fixed.

Email me if you have any questions. Happy filming!

Raf

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As you have already removed the battery and re-attached it, try to clean the contacts between the battery and the camera.

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