I just got back from Hawaii to discover my old Sony 8mm handycam isn't working so well. I check my tapes on a friends and the tapes are fine, but when I play them on mine, there is a good deal of noise in the picture sort of like you get when you hold down the ff or rewind buttons while watching the tape. Its not unwatchable, but somethings very wrong. I had it as my carry on, so it went thru metal detectors about 15 times. Could this have affected it? What can I do?