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Need a recording head for Sony MDS-JE510 minidisc deck

I just broke it from it's support. has anyone a solution? where can i find one? thanks

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  • udrea_gabrie Dec 15, 2008

    no, it is the magnetic head on the other side of the disc.

  • udrea_gabrie Dec 15, 2008

    it's HR901 (item no.269) in your drawing

  • udrea_gabrie Dec 15, 2008

    sorry it's just HR901, 269 is just a screw

  • udrea_gabrie Dec 15, 2008

    that's the part i need

  • udrea_gabrie Dec 15, 2008


  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Are you asking about Optical lens ?
    It is Mini Disc Deck.



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Please confirm the "Over Write Head" marked in below picture, if this is the case then its part number is as follows...

1-500-396-11 HEAD, OVER WRITE

and available in Part Store on approx $38

need a recording head for Sony MDS-JE510 minidisc  - e53ffd4.jpg

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 15, 2008

    I gave you correct part number for the same, what you posted an image here.



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