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E04 Error my Jvc digital camcorder model# GR-DVF11U has an error message of E04 on it, don't know what it means or how to correct it. hello i have an jvc gr-dvl30e with the same problem I recording and then i want to see wath i have and i got this e04 message. Can you help me? Greatings Pieter macpluk2scarlet.nl

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I had the same problem with my cam JVC GR-DVL309 and i solve it.
HOW!
Eject the tape, reinsert it BUT while the tape is going down to read, push the door with your hand just a little bit to right side just a few seconds while is reading the tape and close the door, (i had done this 2 or 3 times) this way i have solve the E04 Error, now i can record and play with my cam.

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I stopped the input( Get of the battery)several times when the dv window was open

Afther CA 10 times was the e04 out of the display

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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I read some were that this camcorder only likes JVC tapes and any other brand will give that problem. This is the website that I found it on http://www.pechorin.com/m/2003/12/14/JVC_GR__DVL300-206867.html

I hope that can help :D

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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