Common error with some JVC models. Dew or moisture got into your camera and now it has to be taken out.
1: Moisture from the environment could have caused this.
2: Sweat from your hands got onto the tape then into the camera
3: Even plane rides cause dew. Temperature issues and pressurization, cooling or whatever, it causes the camcorder to almost sweat. Going from cold to hot, hot to cold causes dew.
I contacted Panasonic to see what was up and the rep told me to remove the tape, use a hair dryer (low setting) for about 5 minutes and then leave it opened overnight. This did not work. So I called back and the manager then suggested sending it in for service- which would cost $200 or so dollars.
Put the camera in a plastic bag with the tape door open and insert a silica gel bag (that you find in shoe boxes). Close the plastic bag and leave it overnight. The next morning, your video camera should work.
Last update: 09:43 PM Saturday, August 25, 2007