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Playback I have recently bought a used sony hi8 handycam camcorder. It works great other than on playback. when trying to play back a cassette it shows me a blue screen with the play indicator on. I tried pressing play again and nothing. When fast forward or rewind mode it will show me the video as it is rewinding or fast forwarding, but only a blue screen in play mode. What can I do, please help! thank you

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When I plug in the RPU DC cord from my camera to the input on my tv I get nothing. Is my input jack bad or what. Also, if I tried the s video jack from the camera to the tv, would that work??? I don't know what the AV out jack is for I don't have a cord for that

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