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Have a 1993 Sony CCD-FX420 camcorder that I have not used for a few years. The tape deck opens and closes fine without a tape, but when I insert a tape it won't completely close. How do I fix this? Thanks. A partially used tape had been in the camcorder for a few years and I removed it. Now I can't get any tape to be inserted completely. I was getting a signal that indicated there might be moisture in the camera or on the tape, so I left the camera open and left the tape sitting out for a day, but still won't work. Both the tapes and camcorder were stored in the garage inside a box for about 4 years. Protected well from dust, but not humidity.

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This camcorder is also some twenty-four years old,

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It is more than likely that during the period of prolonged storage in less than ideal conditions, some moisture has entered the camcorder and rendered it useless. This camcorder is also some twenty-four years old, and all consumer electronic devices have a limited life, even if well looked after. I feel your only choice is to replace it, and keep the replacement in optimum storage conditions - maybe in a dry cupboard indoors.

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SOURCE: I have a sony ccd-fx420 video camcorde. Destorte signal output

Hi,
Its an old camcorder or 1995 or some thing and got leaky electrolytic capacitors problem on its main board that requires replacement. These capacitors are approx 60 to 70 and very difficult to unsold old and sold new capacitor on main board.
It does not worth to repair.
Thanks.

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