The system plays and records fine, but the system does not load or eject the discs without prodding or tapping the case to release, what seems to be a stuck moving part inside that, raises and lowers the disc into playing position. Is this a repairable part? If So which part needs replacing, and approx how much?
This was a an expensive pro quality device I cannot junk it.
Hi, its probably way too late to give this solution but there is a ribbon cable that runs from the main board onto the display board that causes this problem. Its very accessable from the top and all you have to do is pull it out clean the contacts and re-seat it. This will resolve all sorts of communications issues with the display and buttons.
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I listed a similar answer for a similar qestion. If you have a push in to load mechanism, it is probably worn out. I had similar problems and found they were impossible to correct - think of it is an out of allignment or mechanical problem.
The few places which can fix this problem were charging $60 an hour plus shipping to and from, and may not have the parts to fix it. the cheapest way to go is to eBay for another MD.
If you are buying a used deck check it out like this - Load and record a good disc. Eject it and then replay it. If the reloaded disc plays you have a good MD if not you have a bad MD recorder of some sort.
Bad decks act like they are recording but MDs are not CD recorders they use a laser and a magnetic riding skate on the other side to of the MD write to the disc. If the skate is damaged they will appear to write but when you put the disc in another recorder or reload it to your recorder they will not have anything recorded on them.
I get bothered when I see clueless ads for used MD recorders saying it plays but does not record but it is a simple fix - It is not and the unit although it will probably play well it is not cost effective to fix the record problem I mentioned.
If you recorded a disc and then the deck saved it; then you cannot play it is probably a bad mechanism. When I buy old decks I check them by inserting and recording a disc then ejecting it. If it will then not play when reloaded the deck is bad. Often the decks say they are saving but are damaged and cannot so this is the only way to know for certain.
hi there is nothing to do by yourself. you need to take your md player to the next authorized service. seems the optical device that reads the discs has worn out, compareable to turntables you need to change the `needle` ;)
The lower end mechanism were full of problems after about a year of use. The unit needs to go to an appropriate Technician- NOT Sony as they will just replace the mechanism if they even work on it and it will be the same cost of a new unit. The mechanism you have needs lubrication and a limiting resistor placed in line with motor to not break plastic parts.
I had the same problem. Take the top off and wind the loading wheel until the mechanism engages and loads - but with no disc in place. Then unplug the power and look through the top. You will see the lens. Clean with rubbing alcohol and a q tipi and dry with a clean q tip. Try playing a disc
I think your recording head failed, you should stop using the deck and get a similar used one which works, repairs are usualy not cost effective. Prodigital in Philadelphia does repairs, I paid about $250 for a replacement loader unit installed + shipping.