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JVC GR-DX75AG when i try to record with my camcorder it will not record as 'lens cap' keeps coming up on the screen even though the lens cap is not on. why is this and is it worth me trying to repair it or will it be expensive

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Apparently this same problem exists on many different models. I have a JVC grd72u. I called JVC @ 800-252-5722. I selected the "Corrective Action Program" prompt from the automated attendent. I spoke to a customer service rep. They are aware of the problem and are fixing it for free, but only until 12/31/07. I suggest you call ASAP and get your name in the computer. If the problem is something besides the CCD sensor, they will call you with the estimate to repair.

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Hi Rachaelo,
Had this problem with my camcorder (JVC GR-D31EK), everything else work except could not record...problem is with the ccd imager; needs to be replaced, the JVC agent in Ireland gave me the name of their electronics repair centre and imager was replaced free of charge...repair centre billed JVC.....inherent fault with original ccd imager. Hope this helps...Ed

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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