I have a camcorder which is quite old now it takes 8mm tapes, I have a LOT of tapes, some very very important to me which I want to put on to a DVD, but the camera will not play them, the screen is blue both on the Camcorder and also on the TV when I plug the Camcorder into that. Does anyone know what the problem may be?
I have tried cleaning the heads with a cleaning tape, but that did not help.
If you're not able to play any of your tapes it's most likely a tape head misalignment, which should be fixable at a local electronics service centre. You can pick up second-hand DV cameras very cheaply and this might be an option if the repair quote comes in high.
I am having same problem. if screen blue means i cannot transfer any old tapes to computer- to have this repaired is 284 euro- would do if cant get these tapes any other way, then buy new camcorder. concerns if do get handycam fixed, will i get the tapes easily , please asvise, confused