JVC GR-DF428 Instruction Manual

TROUBLESHOOTING, Power, Video Recording, Video Playback, Advanced features

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If, after following the steps in the chart below, the 
problem still exists, please consult your nearest 
JVC dealer. 
● The power is not connected properly.
H Connect the AC Adapter securely. (
੬ pg. 15)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
H Detach the battery pack once again and re-attach 
it firmly. (
੬ pg. 13)
● The battery is dead.
H Replace the dead battery with a fully charged 
one. (
੬ pg. 13)
Video Recording
● The tape’s erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
H Set the tape’s erase protection tab to “REC”. 
੬ pg. 17)
● “TAPE END” appears.
H Replace with new cassette. (
੬ pg. 17)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
H Close the cassette holder cover. 
● This is not a malfunction.
● This is not a malfunction.
● “DATE/TIME” is set to “OFF”.
H Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON”. (
੬ pg. 27, 30)
● Certain Wipe/Fader effects, certain modes of 
Program AE with special effects, “DIS” and other 
functions that cannot be used together are 
selected at the same time.
H Re-read the sections covering Wipe/Fader 
effects, Program AE with special effects and 
“DIS”. (
੬ pg. 27, 29, 38)
● 15X optical zoom is selected.
H Set “ZOOM” to “60X” or “700X”. (
੬ pg. 28)
Video Playback
● Your TV has AV input terminals, but is not set to 
its VIDEO mode.
H Set the TV to the mode or channel appropriate for 
video playback. (
੬ pg. 23)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
H Close the cassette holder cover. (
੬ pg. 17)
H Clean the video heads with an optional cleaning 
cassette. (
੬ pg. 51)
Advanced features
● Focus is set to the Manual mode.
H Set Focus to the Auto mode. (
੬ pg. 35)
● The lens is dirty or covered with condensation.
H Clean the lens and check the focus again. 
੬ pg. 49)
● The 5-Second mode is set to “Anim.” in MANUAL 
H Set “5S” to “5S” in MANUAL Menu. 
੬ pg. 27, 33)
● The Squeeze mode (SQUEEZE) is selected.
H Disengage the Squeeze (SQUEEZE) mode. 
੬ pg. 27)
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled 
device. External noise and interference (from a 
TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from 
functioning properly. In such cases, first 
disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, 
AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes; and 
then re-connect it and proceed as usual from 
the beginning.
No power is supplied.
Recording cannot be performed.
When shooting a subject illuminated by 
bright light, vertical lines appear.
When the screen is under direct sunlight 
during shooting, the screen becomes red or 
black for an instant.
During recording, the date/ time does not 
The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications 
Digital Zoom does not work.
The tape is moving, but there is no picture.
Blocks of noise appear during playback, or 
there is no playback picture and the screen 
becomes blue.
The focus does not adjust automatically.
In the 5-Second mode, recording ends 
before 5 seconds have elapsed.
Snapshot mode cannot be used.
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