Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TR3300 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

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Sony handcam model CCD-TR3400E

I have a Sony handycam model as mentioned in subject line. This camera has been in for repairs twice with the same fault. Each time the video picture is lost in the viewfinder and there is no video out on playback from the RCA or S-Video output. Both times it came back wit labour charges and note saying "cleaned, serviced and reseated board" Once the invoice also charged for a spacer part no:CCDTR410E, whatever that is. The third time I took the camera for repair, Sony sent me to a third party repair shop as they now outsource their repairs. This repair shop claims that the camera is beyond economical repair. My problem is that all our videos are now on Hi8 format and unless I find someone with a HI8 camera to copy it all off, I cannot access our home video's. Can you advise me if you have seen such a symptom on this model camera before. Also I will open the camera myself and "reseat" the board if you can possibly tell me what to look for. kind regards Stephen (

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I have a sony handycam ccd-trv 308 hi8 analog camcorder and I was trying to transfer videos from it to my computer. However, when I plug the S-video cable to the handycam and my computer, nothing happens. Does my computer require a driver to recognize the handycam because I cannot find any in the sites of sony for my handycam's model. Or am I using the wrong wire?

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