Can I Repair These Video Cameras!

I've got a Magnavox Video Escort and a JVC Compact VHS. Both cameras are dumpster finds. Neither work and I'm wondering if anyone can suggest tests/repairs or whatnot to get them to work. I realize these cameras were tossed because they don't work but sometimes things get thrown away because the owners don't want to take the time to find out WHY they don't work. The Escort is utterly inert. I haven't got a way to recharge the battery, assuming that it would if I did and an adaptor I know works has no effect on this camera. The JVC works but the view finder remains black.

Sandisk1duo8 years ago
take it apart?
ReCreate8 years ago
you can charge them batteries as long as they are not lithium ion batteries
lemonie8 years ago
Have you established exactly what does and doesn't work with these? We're not going to be able to offer much help if we don't know what you've got. The JVC isn't giving you a picture on the vewfinder - but can you tell us if the viewfinder is active (black) or just dead? L
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