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I am having trouble playing a Hi-8 tape in my sony camcorder DCR-trv250

Hi, I am able to playback all my 8mm tapes except for one, the tape used to play back but now it doesn't play nor do I hear sound. All that shows up is a blue screen and when I press play or rewind I can hear it running but the 00:00:00 display is showing like: --:--:-- instead of showing numbers or time elapsed. I can see the time of the tape on the left that says 89 mins or something like that. All my other 8mm tapes play back except for this one and it used to play which is why I don't understand why it won't play now. Please advise. Thank You!

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Looks like you have a blank area in the Tape. Try Fast forward and you will get again MM:SS:SS.

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