Question about Panasonic SJ-MR220 Personal MiniDisc Player
I am having trouble recording with the SJ-MR220. I set it up to record in the normal manner and the levels and time indicate that it is recording, I then stop it and it says it is writing the disc but when I go to playback the disc is blank. I am recording out of a dj mixer using a stereo Y cable into the line input. I monitor it whilst it is recording and it seems to be going through fine and it always looks like it has recorded and written the disc. I have never had this problem with any other MD recorder. A friend gave me this unit so it is second hand but I don't think it has had any use before. I do have the manuals but I can see nothing from them that I am doing wrong. Please help!
I kept formatting DVD's until I got the unit to work. Mainly, it was some DVD's I had earlier problems formatting. I tried two new DVD's (Maxell DVD-RW) and they worked thus far. I truly think the unit needs to be taken to authorized service center for evaluation or minor maintenance. My suggestion is to verify the DVD's will work with unit. Try to use better quality ones like TDK or Maxell. Thanks for responding to my problem. If I have others, I will contact you.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
The fix is really easy and costs nothing, just 10 minutes of your time!
*I fixed mine (twice) this way*
Turn the cam over.
remove all the screws holding the dark plastic bottom on the camcorder, remove it carefully.
Now you will see the ribbon cables, VERY GENTLY, wiggle them from left to right (about 1mm each way), then push them in.
Test by putting your battery back on and see if it holds a tape, or plays without blinking and switching off - you will be happy.
The fault is simply that one cable (I can't tell you which one) becomes loose over time, so it just needs to be pushed back in and the condensation error and/or the door closing problem go away!
A lot of folks are buying cams off eBay like this as it's such a simple repair!
Good luck - please help others - post back if it works!
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
SOURCE: DVD recording problems
I have the same unit with the same exact problem. I ended up taking it in for repair and it's now working perfectly. I paid $100 for the repair. I dropped the unit off and picked it up myself. I think $30 additional is charged for shipping and handling in US.
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Posted on Jun 28, 2008
good day 2 you,, ,, i have some little advice on you,,
just open the top cover of your player and check the RIBBON WIRE of the LENS/EYE part then clean theGOLD FINGER/LINES
and get some clean cotton buds and a lighter fluid 2 clean the lens,,,,,ok,,
PS. dont use cd cleaner fluids,,, that wont clean, , , , , ,just lighter fluid ok!!!
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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