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MDS-E10 Problems loading and ejecting discs

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.

Hope you can help me.


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  • Dave Bliss Mar 03, 2009

    No this did not fix it. The mechanism is not loading correctly. I suspect a broken drive on a small motor actuator, or similar.

    Anybody else got any ideas or maybe Sony UK service telephone number?

    Best wishes.


  • Dave Bliss Mar 03, 2009

    Dear MDS E10 user,

    I had a look at taking the play back and record assembly apart, it looks like a nightmare for clumsy fingers like me.

    Just what sort of loot are you wanting for the parts?




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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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  • anthony542 Mar 03, 2009

    Well i have a MDS E10 if you want the mech out of it? The record head on it is shot but it plays back fine. Let me know..




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