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MDS-JE320 Hello,     I have the same problem with my MDS-JE320 that was brought up by that other guy. It makes a loud clicking noise when no disc is inserted and it also reads every disc as PROTECTED even if it isn't protected. Is there a quick fix for this or should I just trash the unit, after all it is old technology.

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The loading mechanism needs to be repaired or replaced. This is a common fault. Unfortunately, this is not a really cheap fix. Usually the loading carriage needs to be replaced at a cost of about $40 or so/


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  • osfsf Nov 10, 2010

    Dan, I wonder where could I find someone to repair the Sony MD Deck Player in Singapore.

  • ABRsvcs Nov 10, 2010

    I am located in the US and can't really help much. You need to locate an authorized Sony servicer. They will have access to the service information required to repair this. Parts are still available for these units (at least in the US).




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