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Sony SteadyShot Video 8. Picture only shows in fast forward

I have 20 odd family videos all recorded on a Sony Handycam Video 8 in analogue. All but two still play and I'm capturing to a hard drive.

However one in particular does not display any picture. It simply shows a black screen until you press fast forward or reverse. Only then can you see that the pictures are present. Of course this is not a suitable recovery mechanism but a clue I hope.

Tried different video machines but with no success. Can anyone suggest where I can get these precious tapes recovered?

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SOURCE: Only plays picture when fast forward.

Cleaning or video head replacement time....accordianman

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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