20 Most Recent Sony MDS-JE480 Mini Disc Player Questions & Answers


The JE480 Mini Disc Player has a record feature so recordable minidisks can be erased and reused

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on May 02, 2016


Deck cannot read the disc for some reason.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015


The error statement indicates the disc cannot be read by the recorder, it may be dirty or damaged or recorded in an extended format which this deck cannot read.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015


That means you are trying to record a digital signal but cannot (for several different reasons). Record via analogue.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014


Deck cannot read disc for some reason - try another disc.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Deck cannot read your disc for some reason - try another disc.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Deck cannot read the disc for some reason...

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


The closest I could find was the 470 so I hope it helps you:

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Your deck cannot read your disc for some reason.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Deck cannot read your disc...

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


The source you are recording from cannot be read from; you slected a source without a connection, you have a digital source which has copy guard to prevent recording from it...

Check your input selector setting and your cables and the cables on the component you are trying to record from.

If optical in rare instances you are trying to record 5.1 or 7.1 encoded sound to older stereo on the deck - you can do this with an optical decoder box available on ebay without it all is connected correctly but it won't work.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


I looked a bunch of places for you and could find any.

You might try another sony MD remote as their dirty little secret is many of the codes are similar. So another sony MD remote may give you most of the functions you need.

I found a rare MD remote I needed but was unwilling to pay $60USD for at a local resale shop for 99 cents so it can't hurt to try there or any electronics or tech junk shows you might happen on nearby.

Good Luck





Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


It cannot read your disc for some reason... Bad disc, recorded in an extended format by a higher level machine are possibilities...

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Either the mechanism is not loading correctly or the laser cannot read the disc

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014


You don't see many mini discs around due to the
"short lived" life and demand of the format! Might
try online with Amazon...

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Jul 08, 2014


USing the sonicstage software you should ba able to do it. If you can get the software working

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on May 30, 2014


The error means that the player is unable to read the table of contents (TOC) on discs any more.If it's an occasional error then you can try switching to TDK blanks as they seem to be easier for flaky players to read, but if it's happening regularly to all discs then your machine is unrepairable due to a total lack of spare parts.

On the plus side, there are millions of MD units now lying unused as folks have moved on from them and as they're mostly worthless people don't generally bother with trying to sell them. Almost every piece of MD gear I own has come free of charge via my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups. Whatever you do, don't buy a used player from anyone: they're all getting on now and the TOC error is an age-related fault which may occur at any time.

If you wish to see exactly what features other machines have then visit the superb equipment browser at minidisc.org. The site is hosted but n longer maintained though so some information is out of date, but it's still the most comprehensive source of free information about MD available.

Sorry here's probably no hope for your MDS-JE480, but I hope that my reply has given you a practical alternative means of solving your problem.

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


The deck cannot read what is on the disc - probable causes are dirty head in deck, dirty disc, worn out head on an old unit. I'd check the disc looking for dust or scratches from a crash with the head, if messed up try another one. Try dusting off the head with a blast of compressed air or a q tip but be very careful they are delicate.

It may be the deck is worn out, many of these decks are very old...

Sony MDS-JE480... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014

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