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Jvc digital and mini video camcorder model #: Gr d870u.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by KT6, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. KT6

    KT6 Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2011
    I left this camera outside one night. Now, when I open the part that swings open to turn on the camera, the camera turns on, however I don't get any picture in the view finder.

    I would like to attempt to repair this camera myself.

    Does anyone have any idea what part should be replaced?

    I have in my notes I should install a new base assembly for this camera. I think a camera repair person told this to me. But it has been some time, so I can't be sure.

    Would someone knowledgeable please tell me if they think it is the base assembly that needs replacing. And, also tell me how difficult is it to replace that part.

    I live in a very rural area. No company is nearby for me to take the camera and ask them for an estimate and what needs to be done. So, I will have to do this myself.

  2. antimoth


    Aug 8, 2009
    Left outside. Moisture condensed on the electronics and probably corroding the circuit boards. Best bet is to try and dry it out. A folk remedy people try is to keeping it in a warm place in a plastic bag with a dessicant. Uncooked rice is said to work. Remove battery. Wait a week.

    If that don't work, throw it away. I still think these old tape cameras are good, but the world has moved on to flash based cameras.
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