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Play back camcorder will not play cassette

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  • sandersdesig Sep 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem, I started a small video tape conversion to dvd company (sandersdesignonline.com) and have my first 8mm-hi8 customer. I got about 16 hi8 and 8mm tapes so I did some research and discovered that having a camera would be the easiest and fasted way to get it done. So I bout a handycam ccd-tr94 and tried a new tape (recorded some then played it back, no problem) then tried one of my customer's tapes but it just refused to play. I have heard that If the tapes were recorded on a different camcorder then It won't play back the tapes. Any suggestions or Ideas?

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For some reason, it just started working and is fine now. I think it hadn't been used in awhile and just was sluggish.

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