My Sony TRV 245E Video 8 tape type digital camera has an intermittent fault whereby it will often show a fast flashing tape eject message, even though it nowhere near the end of tape, and refuse to play or record a tape. Ejecting and reinserting the tape sometimes clears the fault but more usually I just leave it for a few days and magically it may work again. Viewfinder image and everything else is fine.
Is this a known Sony fault? Is it cheap to repair?
No error codes or other icons appear to indicate the fault type.