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JVC GR-D30U

by PhilNoah / July 14, 2012 1:47 AM PDT

The camera will not record video images. It will play back, just won't record. Is there possibly a recording element that can easily be replaced for $100 or less?

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Ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2012 1:55 AM PDT
In reply to: JVC GR-D30U

The write protect on the tape is set.
The camera has failed and it reads all tapes as protected which means a trip to the repair depot.

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new recording tape?
by PhilNoah / July 14, 2012 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Ideas.

Even when you're trying to record with new tapes?

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2012 2:51 AM PDT
In reply to: new recording tape?

I've seen such a failure even with new tapes. One poor soul had the protect switch on and for reasons unknown, they didn't know what that did!

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location of switch
by PhilNoah / July 15, 2012 4:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

How can you tell if the protect switch is on and where is it

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Here's a search on that question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2012 5:17 AM PDT
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Not the proble
by PhilNoah / July 15, 2012 12:13 PM PDT

The slide on tape is slid to rec not save, so that must not
be the problem. Checked several tapes. Thanks anyway.

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Now that you know where that is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2012 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Not the proble

Look inside the tape area where that is "sensed." Any dust or hair that doesn't belong?

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