The camera in question is a Sony Digital Handycam which uses 8mm videotapes. The problem is minor -- audio dropouts during playback -- and I think a good head cleaning is all it requires. I've even had problems like this in the past and been able to fix them with the use of a cleaning cassette. But I've tried a couple of those now and they haven't done the trick. So I think at this point I need to find an electronics repair shop that can give my trusty old camera a good professional cleaning.
The problem with that is, I don't know of such a place in my city (College Park MD). Anyone got any recommendations for me?