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Hi8 mp tape in sony hi8 camera

I have some tapes from about 7 years ago that I try to play back on my camera but all I get is snow and a blue screen. But I record something now on the same tape and I can play it back. Any ideas?

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    I have the same problem. I am so upset because that is the reason I bought it for compatibility.

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Hey, Ive had a Sony hi8 digital handycam for about 7 years that has worked great and still appears to do everything except that when you play the tape, the LCD stays blue. The tape moves, fast forwards,...


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Greetings ocean view,

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