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Mini Disc Not Working

Hi,, machine on standy have put a disc in ,red light shows MDLP display, nothing responding,am pressing various buttons on the machine and on the remote nothing is happening but am able to eject the disc.
Pleeeese Help as i need this for my roadshow as DJ.

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    I have a similar problem. I have a MDS-JE510 and when power button is pressed it goes from RED to Green then back to RED. Display then shows STANDBY. When I insert a disc the power botton goes from RED to GREEN but disc will not insert then power button then goes back to RED and display shows STANDBY again. Not sure if there is a FIX for this.

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Pull the power cord. Make sure the three-position switch with "REC/Standby/PLAY" is in the middle position, then plug the cord back in. Wait a minute, then press POWER. Now load a disk and wait 1 minute for it to read the Table of Contents (TOC). Either it will show the tracks, or it will say 'empty disk'. Let us know what happens from there, okay?

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