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Tape will not play...

I have not used my camcorder in quite some time...but when I attempted to load a tape, it flickers and then stops playing. I stopped the tape...removed it...reinserted the tape and it will not play. I need help because these are very special tapes that I would like to transfer to DVD.

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    After exiting "FixYa" I went to another forum discussing problems with the Sony CCD-TRV16 and their fix seemed to be a bit much. I tried it... Guess what? ... it worked. My camera is actually playing my tape correctly. "Hit your camera several times" Sounds crazy but it allowed me to view my tape.



    The forum is:

    http://www.pechorin.com/m/2005/06/09/cod...

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After posting my request for info, I went to another forum (which I listed) and read...numerous times that when you haven't used your Camcorder for a while, mechanisms get stuck. Their advice was to actually hit your camcorder with some force several times. I thought that they could not possibly be serious. But... what did I have to lose. I hit the camcorder several times...inserted a tape and believe it or not, it played...also without any flickering.

I am so very pleased because my sister passed and the vidoe tape was of her.

I hope that this solution helps someone.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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