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My minidisk deck will not load the cartridge into the mechanism to play

Only sometimes it will play but now most of the time the disk is stacked inside and a eject sound is going continuously. Of course this wonderful machine is faced out for obvious reason and so far no on can fix the problem. Is there anyone who experienced similar problems in the past and could help me ( and my technician) with some good hinds?

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  • Fred Stumpf Oct 28, 2012

    Ok I will add a few more details to the problem. When the power switch is off it start to switch it on and of with messages like STANDBY or WELCOME etc. When I try to put a disk into the loading tray it want go in because the mechanism is not grabbing it while the motor is still running inside. If I push it a little more than it gets stuck and I have to dismantle the top cover to remove it. Don't know what to do, I have had a few Technicians to have a check up but they always come up with no answers or that there are no spare parts to come by.Its a shame then I like this system better than any other CD player



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. This webpage will (eventually) show you how to shim the microswitch: .

The 510 is from 1998 and is a bit long in the tooth. Later models sound better. Buy a used one from ebay or craigslist. It's easier and cheaper than trying to fix and old one.

And see the MiniDisc Equipment Browser --

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Only just seen your question whilst trawling for old unanswered questions.

My answer will be way too late for you, but may be of benefit to others searching the site.

You didn't state the make and model of MiniDisc player, but the symptoms are classic indicators of a failed playback head.

Sadly, it's irreparable. It's definitely not a DIY job, the parts will almost certainly be impossible to find, and even if you can, will cost more than obtaining a replacement model.

I'd suggest that you search or post a request on your local FreeCycle/Freegle group (first postings must always be to offer something, but you can reply to existing offers straight after joining). Failing that, you can pick a unit up very cheaply on auction and classified sales websites.

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Hi there, it seems that one of the sensors is bad. Please contact me at LIVE session. Arpi

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SOURCE: Hi have an mds-je500 minidisk

The small limit switch for the disc in position typically goes bad on about 40% of all Sony Minidisc recorders. It is a $5 part, but will probably cost you $35 to get it installed.

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