Looking for some feedback of similar experiences or suggestions on how to fix... I bought a JVC GR-70D (i think that's the model #) mini-DV camera last November at Best Buy. I did not get the extended warranty (shoot me) and after a month of use (2 hours of use now) it would constantly display that i need to clean the head. i bought a head cleaner tape and ran it through as instructed. the "clean head" display went away until I powered it on for the second time after cleaning at which point it returned. long story short, every 2nd time i would hit the record button after power on, the "clean head" display would appear on the LCD. i could make it go away by turning the camera off and back on, but after hitting the record button the 2nd time - "clean head". i went to best buy and thought i could exchange it and they said no because i was a couple of weeks past the exchange point...whatever that timeframe was. so i figure i can live with this - what other choice do i have. well, a couple weeks ago i turn it on (approx 10 hours of use on it now) and the LCD is black and i can't even see through the view finder. the LCD display the prompts that are hard wired into the camera but no video picture. it says "remove lens cap" when the cap is off. the warranty is 90 days labor and 1 yr parts - i can send it to JVC and pay (cough) $250 to have them repair it. $250 for labor, i'm still covered on parts. This brings the cost of a $450 camera to $700 with about 10 hours of use out of it. any suggestions or anyone know how to do a camera reset that isn't advertised. i'm reaching for anything here. I'd rather put the $250 towards a brand new camera from Sony. never had a problem with a sony product. help!