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Help! JVC Mini-DV Fault Message" Unit in safeguard mode"

ballk's picture
Last seen: 6 years 1 month ago
Joined: 03/13/2008 - 7:25pm

Help please! I own a JVC GR-D20EK Mini-DV camcorder and recently had a message come up when I turn it on. It says" E01 Unit in Safeguard Mode Remove and Reattach Battery" I have done this to no avail. The tape is also still inside. Does anyone know how I could overcome this problem or the choices I have.

Regards Kevin.


jburkhart's picture
Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: 10/31/2006 - 4:51pm

You may want to try removing the battery and powering the unit with the AC adapter. And try to eject the tape that way...

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ballk's picture
Last seen: 6 years 1 month ago
Joined: 03/13/2008 - 7:25pm

Hi John, tried that and did not work. Have you any other suggestions please.

Regards

Kevin.


desertwest's picture
Last seen: 4 years 4 months ago
Joined: 12/12/2009 - 3:51pm

I MADE MINE WORK!!!! With the camera off, I pressed and held the "play"
button while I powered it on into playback mode. It actually let me
watch the tape. I switched it to "REC" mode and still got the error. So
I switched it off, pushed and held the rec button while powering it
on... IT WORKED. Now I can power it on and off with no more error
messages (so far)! Let me know if this works for you too!