I have a camcorder that is a few years old, but only has maybe 5 hours of usage.
i got it out and the tape wouldnt eject,so i charged it fully,and it still wouldnt work. at this point i could rew., fsfw.,play, etc.just wouldnt eject.
i removed tape cover and manually popped the latch.
the tape had been eaten but would still play and everything.
got the tape out,put in a brand new one,turned it on and it had tape end on lcd.now it wont do anything,rew.,fsfw.,play,stop, eject, nothing.
help!!,there is no-one in my town that will service camcorders.
I have a JVC Camcorder model GR-SXM745U. I have a tape stuck in it and it will not play. It turns on for about 5 seconds then it will say (UNIT IN SAFEGAURD MODE) then it will turn off. I charge the battery in full but it will show that the battery is empty on the screen. I also popped the door open (I didnt break anything) to see if the film is jammed but it is not. Even when I use the adapter instead of the battery, it does the same thing. Can you tell me whats wrong and what to do with it? Thanks.
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I'm sorry that the Camcorder is not ejecting tape. Please follow the troubleshooting steps provided below and check the operation:
1. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
2. Perform Reset by following steps:
1. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD panel of the camcorder.
2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
3. Perform a manual power reset by following the steps:
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Disconnect AC power adapter.
3. Remove the battery pack.
4. Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds.
5. Move the POWER switch to the OFF position.
6. Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack.
7. Turn on the camcorder.
If the issue persists after following all the steps service will be required. You can find repair information and initiate service at:
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It is more than likely that during the period of prolonged storage in less than ideal conditions, some moisture has entered the camcorder and rendered it useless. This camcorder is also some twenty-four years old, and all consumer electronic devices have a limited life, even if well looked after. I feel your only choice is to replace it, and keep the replacement in optimum storage conditions - maybe in a dry cupboard indoors.
I had a similar problem last few days with my ZR60. The problem I had was that the tape won't eject and on repeated attempts to eject it would eject as if it had a mind of its own. I was messing with it a little bit and realized that the door was not opening fully. Being a delicate item I didn't realize that I was not fully opening the door may be because there was a little friction in the pivot pins or what ever. Try to gently swing the door open fully and see if it helps. Since I discovered this problem I tried 10-12 times, and every time it would eject the tape and load it. I was almost going to give up this camcorder last night thank GOD, I am able to use it. Good Luck to you.
1. Connect the camcorder to a TV and check if you can playsee the tape. 2. Take that tape and check it using another miniDV camcorder.
this way you will know if the issue is within the camcorder or the tape. If is within the camcorder .. take it to a service dealer and see how much is to fix it. Chances are that is not worth to be fix. A brand new ZR900 is just 200 USD ...
same problem, after you hit eject is pops out and never opens up, to the right of the "push" button is an arm with a spring, pushing it back will open that side, on the left side is a pin with an arm you can move the arm back the pin moves and the other side will open as well, wont fix the problem but will get you your tape back. I have a very upset wife, we had a jvc mini DV went out one winter change in temp killed it instantly, now our canon has sat a few years and wont work either,
we bought a flip video, it works.
It does sound as if your battery is giving up the ghost. How long have you had it? If it's an older type is it a NICAD. If it is perhaps it's built up a memory. Fully discharging and fully recharging 3 or 4 times can sometimes give it more life but if it's geting a bit old maybe a new one is in order.
Have you tried using the power supply and bypass the batteries altogether? See if the same fault occurs.
The halting rewind could be caused by a slipping clutch or slipping belt, Maybe it's time for a service. But tie the rewind problem to the battery going flat it sure sounds like a dying battery to me.
By the way, the charger light isn't saying the battery is good and fully charged, it's merely saying it can't charge the battery any more when the light changes color or goes out or whatever indicates a full charge.