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My sony handycam wont register the tape - only shows blue screen and wont show recordings.. HELP!

Hi there. the other morning my sony handycam (model DCR-HC30) was working fine but then later on in the day it just did something funny. when we go to playback the tape it just has a blue screen and doesnt show any digits in the top corner as to say how far in the tape you are. it just has --/--/-- . you can hear it rewinding but still no digits come up and it wont show you anything on that tape. so confusing and frustrating! i hope you can help?

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Try a miniDV haed cleaning tape, the drum might be dirty, so no information is seen from the tape.
did you get a message " clean haeds on the screen??

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