My kid has a JVC VHS Camcorder, Model GR-SXM250U which stopped working... the image through the lens doesn't appear on the LCD display and instead it reports that the lens cover is on which, of course, it isn't.
I am hesitant to take it apart because of my preconceived notions that it will be intricate, full of proprietary circuits, and nearly impossible to troubleshoot without a manual/circuit diagram.
Since it is older analog model, my presumption also is that it would cost more to have it professionally repaired than to buy a new one.
Has anyone had any experience with one of these or a similar one? Or point me to a source of information?