Hello, I am currently in the process of converting old tapes into the digital format and have run into a problem. I have a couple of Hi8 tapes which were recorded in the Sony TRV218E over 10 years ago, since Digital Camcorders are supposed to be able to play Hi8 tapes, I thought that I should buy a cheap one on eBay. The camera I got was the TRV255E and it came with a Hi8 tape. There was footage from the previous owner on it and it played back without any problems. But whenever I put my tapes in and pressed play, nothing happened. The play symbol would show but the screen stays blank (blue). Is this because my tapes were recorded on another camera or have the tapes been erased from being unused for such a long time? Would cleaning the tapedeck using using a cleaner tape help?