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Help with camcorder

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
My 3 yearold son dropped my jvc mg30ek hdd camcorder and it will still switch on but when you go to record footage it says hdd error.So its obvious that the hdd is wrecked.Does anyone know how much it will cost to replace/fix this?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
Could you send it back 2 Jvc 2 fix?
#2
OUCH!! Yes your right it'll be something like head crash on the HDD. Is it less than 12 months old? If so, I would contact JVC customer services (0870 330 5000 or direct on 02082 087 652) and explain what has happened. They may even repair it under warranty or just charge you parts as labour might be covered under warranty.

I'd try there before taking it to a third party repair center and pay through the nose.
1 Like #3
just tell them the hdd had failed,would not mention the bit about it being dropped tbh...
1 Like #4
Had a quick look round but can't see disk part numbers for it. I am guessing it has a 2.5" IDE laptop size disk.
Is there anyway you can see how to remove the disk?
If so you can Google the part number and it will tell you the type of disk required and you can order another similar one for £35 to £40. It comes as standard with 30Gb disk so you could order a bigger one though you would need to know if the camcorder supported it. I'm guessing it would but it may be worth calling JVC to check.
#5
boothy
just tell them the hdd had failed,would not mention the bit about it being dropped tbh...


The only bad thing about that is if you were recording at the time, it'll be obvious if they play back the footage. I'd just be honest with them.
banned#6
Call JVC, DONT tell them its been messed with

They repaired my camcorder a while back FOC and were pretty good about it
1 Like #7
They are a 1.8" zif HDD according to a sight I've just found, http://www.fixya.com/support/t187991-hdd_error
1 Like #8
dimebars
Call JVC, DONT tell them its been messed with

They repaired my camcorder a while back FOC and were pretty good about it


omg isnt that illegal?? its lying have you no soul!! :p
1 Like #9
fraud.....the only answer ur gonna get from the misc crew!! :roll:

anyways dont some cameras have a drop snesor on them so they can tell its been dropped? i know my sony has a drop sensor and when i bought it the guy was hard pressing me to tk a warranty out as HDD damage costs bucks!
#10
Thanks everyone for all your advise.I managed to find a site that recovers the footage and replaces the hdd so hopefully it wont be too expensive.
#11
LoozR
Thanks everyone for all your advise.I managed to find a site that recovers the footage and replaces the hdd so hopefully it wont be too expensive.



Nice one, though you should compare this cost against the outlay for a brand new one before you commit. Data recovery can be expensive too but good luck :thumbsup:

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