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Hello i have a Sony Hi8 digital camera, it hasnt been used for 2 years, was bought in 2005 and only been used once for recording, my partner opened up to check it and the lcd screen is black, cant record anything only audio i am charging the battery at the moment, have been doing so since midnight tuesday, because i think that my partner has never fully charged the battery before whats the problem please thanks jackie

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On a camera that old, the battery may not be any good anymore. Try a new battery and charge.

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