Our JVC GR-D33U Camcorder is coming up on two years since my wife and I purchased it, and all of a sudden the LCD monitor has begun acting up (see link below for reference photos).
Basically, we get horizontal, white bands on a darkened (black) monitor. Occasionally we'll get a clear picture, but only for about 5 minutes before the white bands return. Other times the monitor will look like a distorted black and white picture wherein no object can clearly be seen, but the shape of what's on the screen will shift (reminds me of a less grainy ultrasound picture).
When the camcorder is initially powered on, sometimes the monitor will read "LENS CAP", indicating that the lens cap needs to be removed, even though it already has been.
It appears light is making its way into the lens, but something isn't registering. The camera _has not_ been dropped, or abused in any way. It just started doing this out of the blue.
We have a 4 month-old and we're missing out some some pretty important memories. Before I go dump another $350.00 on a new digital video camera, I'd like to see if anyone has any suggestions...
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