Question about JVC DR-MX1S DVD Recorder/VCR
SOURCE: JVC DVD Recorder Problems DRMV7
you can do the following to try and salvage it.
1) insert a cleaning disc, even if it doesn't read the disc the brushes should hit the lens a few times while it is trying to read, do this 4-5 times or until the disc reads.
2) if that fails (even if it doesn't fail) open up the case and use canned air to clean the components, these units are dust magnets.
3) i believe this unit uses a hitachi drive, once you have the model of the actual dvd drive, you should be able to order a replacement if it is indeed bad.
9 times out of 10 it isn't the firmware thats failing, it's either the lens assembly losing alignment, or bad dust accumulation, other than that, sometimes the boards fail on the dvd drive itself, so replacing it usually clears up the issue.
hope this helps,
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
I got mine on-line, though I've forgotten where. Do a search using "JVC DR-MV1 manual". If all else fails, I could send you a copy, The pdf size is 8196 kb.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
I also have a faulty unit with discs that hadn't yet been finalised. You can access the discs via your PC. I used a program called IsoBuster by Smart Projects. There is a free demo which you can download. Just google it.
As for the faulty power supply, just scrap the unit and DON'T buy JVC again. Eventually, they will have to listen to the economies of scale.........
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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well, i sympathize with your problem- it may be a bit expensive, but there are 'data recovery' services available on-line. if the data on the hd is still intact, then they can either 'burn' it to dvds, or transfer it to an external, usb hd. then, if your pc has a dvd burner, you can archive the content to dvds! store them in hard case holders-make copies and store them in a safe place! fire-resistant safe, safe deposit box, with a trusted relative or friend, in case the originals become damaged. also, use the external to archive any future pictures, or videos- then back them up on dvds! would suggest 500GB-1TB usb 2.0 external,if your pc can support it! $85-150. cheap!
might send the external along with the 180MB to whatever service you decide to go with, that will save some $$, in the long run. (or it should- research what the recovery services offer!).
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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