Hi - I have a Sony Handycam CCD-TRV66E PAL Hi8 XR Camcorder which was given to me recently with a stack of old tapes. My plan was to try and transfer them to DVD/Digital but it seems that the camera is not working. When I plug it in there is a small click noise so I am confident that power is getting to the camera but it won't switch on.

1. Can anyone suggest any solution to this problem?
2. If I suspect the camera has dies on me, can anyone suggest a way of transferring the tapes to digital?

Any help would be gratefully received.