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My sharp hi8 camcorder will not produce a picture unless it is in the review mode. What can I do?

Camera will not record or play a tape but an image becomes visible when in the review mode. I have tried a cleaning tape but it keeps ejecting it before I can run the cycle.

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The loading mechanism is not completing its cycle. That will cause the tape to be ejected as a safety feature so no damage occurs to the tape. This unit will require a "rebuild" to retime the loading mechanism.
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Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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