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RECENTLY i HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A STUDY CONCERNING THE DEFORMITY OF CANE TOADS; A STUDY THAT REQUIRES FILMING AT NIGHT.. After filming much footage my camera seemingly died. I have not been able to get it to focus on any thing, it will not rewind, it does not play any of the hi 8 that was recorded on it.. I am unable to present any previous material to others working on such a vital subject as aforementioned...... what can I do to over come such a problem especially when some folks are suggesting that Hi 8s are a thing of the past?

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WOW! You've realy got some problems. With this combination of failures I would suggest that you may have gotten envloved in some environmental conditions which have caused differing unrelated symptoms all connected to exposure to moisture. The focus data is communicated through a flexible printed cable to the lens and may have the connector eroded by moisture. Ordinarily a cleaning tape should restore playback if it indeed was able to properly record in the first place (same set of heads in use for both record and playback). If the play and rewind buttons do not function you may have another cable problem. More info could be useful. Good luck, magic seadog

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