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No sound on tape playback.

Sony Hi8 TR705E

I have lots of priceless family memories on 20+ Hi8 analog tapes. I went digital and mothballed the analog camcorder, several years ago when the white balance/focusing packed up on the above camcorder, however the rest of the playback system etc worked ok. I'm now in a position to convert analog to digital on my PC, however when I brought the camcorder out of mothballing, whilst the picture is great, but I cannot get any sound on tape playback either from the camcorder on its own or through the PC set up which I know is OK. I have tried several tapes just in case one was faulty.

I have passed a Sony Hi8 cleaning tape through the camcorder a couple of times but with changes.

I would be greatful if you could advise or help me in anyway to resolve this issue.

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  • babingtond Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks Kevin - I will try that tonight when I get home from work and let you know the outcome

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Are you using the sony software to download and convert the video?

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Sep 08, 2008

    Try record some thing and play back and check for sound....

    if you are able to get sound that mean the camcorder is fine some issue with the tape.

    and if no sound the camcorder has the issue ... contact sony (In English: 1-800-222-7669
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