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I havent used my sony model -238E HI 8 camcorder for over 2 years and when I try to play a prerecorded cassete only a blue screen appears on play mode and a black screen on a plat+ff or rw mode.I have tried with other cassetes as well but I coulnd not play any of them.could anyone offer me a solution?

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This appears to be a problem of dirty head. Buy a Hi-8 type head cleaning cassette and clean the head.

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