place when "DEMO MODE" is set to
· Available when the Power Switch is set to
" or "
· To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set
"DEMO MODE" to "OFF" (
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact
VHS camcorder. Before use, please read
"SAFETY PRECAUTIONS" (
pg. 3, 4) to
ensure safe use of this product.
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
6 ~ 10
11 ~ 13
14 ~ 17
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· Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-
· Compact VHS (
) Cassettes EC-60/
· Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U
· Cassette Adapter C-P8U
In order to maintain optimum performance of
the camcorder, provided cables may be
equipped with one or more core filter. If a
cable has only one core filter, the end that is
closest to the filter should be connected to
Some accessories are not available in some areas.
Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details
on accessories and their availability.
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Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your
home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then
obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or
consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical
approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove the
fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid possible
shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then
follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal coded
E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
When you are not using the AC Adapter for a long period of time,
it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from AC
· The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the
· The rating information and safety caution of the AC
Adapter are on its bottom.
This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour
television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a
television of a different standard. However, live recording
and LCD monitor / viewfinder playback are possible
Use the JVC BN-V10U/ V12U/ V20U/ V400U battery packs
and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder
from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to
accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
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To avoid electric shock or damage to the unit, first, firmly insert
the small end of the power cord into the AC Adapter until it is no
longer wobbly, and then plug the larger end of the power cord
into an AC outlet.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf,
make sure that it has sufficient space at least 10cm on all
sides to allow ventilation.
Do not block the ventilation holes.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must
be considered and the local rules or laws governing the
disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
Prevent water or liquid from entering this equipment, keep
it away from wet places.
Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark
For BN- V12U (optional)
The Crossed Out Dust Bin
Mark on the battery pack
indicates that the product
complies with Directives
91/ 157/ EEC and 93/ 86/
Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
battery pack must be
recycled or disposed of
Information for Users on Disposal of Old
This symbol indicates that the electrical and electronic
equipment should not be disposed as general household
waste at its end-of-life. Instead, the product should be handed
over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment for proper treatment,
recovery and recycling in accordance with your national
By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to conserve
natural resources and will help prevent potential negative
effects on the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. For more information about collection point and
recycling of this product, please contact your local municipal
office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this
waste, in accordance with national legislation.
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web
page www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information about the
take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in
accordance with applicable national legislation or other rules
in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic
Only cassettes marked
can be used with this camcorder.
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standards but, like any electrical equipment,
care must be taken if you are to obtain the best
results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you
attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including
interconnections between pieces of equipment)
are properly made and in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions. Switch off and
withdraw the mains plug when making or
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt
about the installation, operation or safety of your
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on
DON'T continue to operate the equipment if you are
in any doubt about it working normally, or if it
is damaged in any way -- switch off,
withdraw the mains plug and consult your
DON'T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
DON'T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated
that it is designed for unattended operation
or has a standby mode. Switch off using the
switch on the equipment and make sure
that your family knows how to do this.
Special arrangements may need to be
made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON'T use equipment such as personal stereos or
radios so that you are distracted from the
requirements of road safety. It is illegal to
watch television whilst driving.
DON'T listen to headphones at high volume, as
such use can permanently damage your
DON'T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten
the life of the equipment.
DON'T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs
with wood screws -- to ensure complete
approved stand or legs with the fixings
provided according to the instructions.
DON'T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to
rain or moisture.
--NEVER let anyone especially children push
anything into holes, slots or any other opening in
the case -- this could result in a fatal electrical
--NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind -- it is better to be safe
SOME DO'S AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT
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