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My hi8 tapes have been stored away for 5 years. Now the video tape breaks when I play them. I heard maybe using a humidifier would work. Any suggestions?

The video tape seems to be adhered on the the rest of the video tape. This causes it to slowly break apart while playing.

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your guides have come loose , probably - the digital sound will be next to go because the bottom edge of your tapes are being folded - open the cassette tape lid by pressing the small pin near one hinge and gently lifting the door - if there are any creases ? get the guides aligned ! to protect your library ; ( if there are no creases , try a sony d8 cleaning tape - once ! before getting a repair quote ) ;

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any brand of hi8 or digital8 camcorder will play back those tapes but sony made a tape deck made to record and play back digital8, hi8, and 8mm tape. you can get here http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchCatalog

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Check and correct Color System of your TV set. I think you have Multi-Color System TV set and Its not match with your camera system.

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