I used the camera for about 1 month when I first got it and then left it unused for about 8 to 10 months plugged in. The battery is still charging and powering the camera. The play function works properlly. However, the record function doesn't. I get a black screen with the focus icon blinking constantly.
I sent JVC an email to see if the camera is still under warranty. I have a feeling that these JVC GR-XX cameras are NO GOOD as this is the 2nd one I've had in the past 3 years. The real kicker is that I really don't use the camera that often and the camera is broken..