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Cant play back videos

Just took my 1989 Canon A1 hi-8 video camera out of storage to transfer my Hi8(8mm) tapes to DVD and am unable to get the tapes to play. whenever I insert a tape I get a flashing ''eject'' on the screen. the manual states this means the ''safety mechanism is on'' and instructs to remove and re insert the tape, but the same thing happens. I can find no info in the manual about the ''safety mechanism''. Any ideas??????
I replaced the lithium battery as it was dead but that didnt help either.
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    Horace Shelton says at most replacing all those components would be 240.oo. If he cannot fix it you only pay shipping. I think I am going to send him mine. He only works on the A1 digital though(battery loads on bottom)

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A lots of electrolytic capacitors needs to be replaced.you can't do anything.

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