Summary: My GZ-MG21U HDD has same problem. Use very few times. Stopped working since last 3 months with Lens Cap Error. Sent it to JVC Center. They are asking $275 to fix. BEWARE before buying. Read reviews carefully. This looks to be widespread problem.
Summary: COME ON JVC!!! This is really pitiful! I bought a GRDF-450u about 15 months ago based on the high marks from Consumer Reports and only used it occasionally. It still looks brand new. Then, out of nowhere, I get blindsided with the dreaded "Lens Cap" error and now it is absolutely useless!
Summary: See my review of the GR-DF430U for more information. I'll try to help anyone with this problem, as the repair is relatively simple and you can do it yourself. No need to pay JVC anything at all.
Summary: I wish I had read these reviews long ago. I've owned my JVC GRDF 450U for about 14 months...it worked fine...until I needed it a few days ago. I've spent hours trying to figure out what the heck I had done to cause the "lens cap error"...only to find that it wasn't me.
Summary: The camcorder was great for a couple of months, and then, the dreaded "Lens Cap" error. Now it is useless. Fortunately, I bought the extended warranty from Sams, where I bought the camera. Now I'm waiting to see how that works out.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder less than a year ago. I had to exchange it within 4 days of purchase becasue of the lense cover error, now 10 months later my second one is doing the same thing. JVC pretty much says it is a fluke thing, I guess not.
Summary: I had this camera for 14 months before I got the "Lens Cap" error. JVC wil not repair it eventhough they have a recall program on many camcorders with similar problems with the CCD chip. It was great camera while it worked, but I am not going to spend $200.00 to fix this problem.
Summary: I bought a new camcorder about five weeks ago,from EBAY.But screan is not coming on that's why I can't record anything.And I can not get it fixed I'm very upset about it.What sould I do just throut to the garbage ? I like it but I'm so sorry now. Thank you