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Sony MDS-JE520 Moisture damage? by being left in a box in a cold garage, now carriage will not take in the minidisc

I left my minidisc, mixing desk and Echo unit all enclosed inside the flight case, in my garage, brought it from garage flight case catches/hinges were rusty, as was the outer metal cases of the units inside. everything lights up and appear to be working apart from the minidisc, It won't take a disc in, when you enter the disc into the carriage it would normally pull the disc in automatically, it just goes part way in, do you think this is an electrical or mechanical problem

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It's kinda hard to tell from here.
I suggest you take the cover off and see what the mechanism looks like when you try to insert an MD.
I don't think there is any part that can rust, but something may have bent as it got cold and then hot and then cold.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanks Eliezer, just to clarify, The rust is h]just corrosion in the outside of the underside of the minidisc unit, I've already taken the cover off exposing the internal circuit board etc, there is no damage whatsoever that can be seen on the inside, I can put the disc in and see the mechanism moving, but the disc does not automatically get pulled in, I can't force it in either, that's why I was asking the question is it an electrical control that takes the disc in all the way once it is physically put into the disc tray, or is it purely a mechanical problem, the disc player worked fine before being left in the garage, so I was thinking was it a dry joint(solder) or a mechanical problem that just needed some wd40 or similar. Hope that gives a better clue for anybody with better knowledge than myself. Regards to all TC "

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SOURCE: I have a Sony MDS JE520 mini disc deck. How do I

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SOURCE: Sony minidisc MDS-JE320 Clicking problem

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I had the very same problem with my MDS-JE510 and I found out that it has something to do with a sliding plate that comes forward and stops too far. It is a metal pin that could be bend (very, very little) to the frontside of the recorder. I put a paper between the pin and the stopplate and the problem was really gone. Now I bend the pin so it stops earlier and voila, everything works super fine. I can send a picture of the pin, I made. It's n the leftside of the disc-unit. The only thing you have to do is open the upper cover (5 screws). Tell me if you would like to send me the picture OK? Ronnie Janssen.

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SOURCE: MDS JE520 Disc stuck in unit

the C13 is a mechanism error. The TOC means Table of Contents which is the part of the disk that determines the beginning of each track. These units are somewhat delicate and not really DIY repair candidates. Parts are still available for these. Look for either an authorized Sony service center or at least a shop that has worked on these in the past for repair assistance. The loading mechanism may need to be repaired or replaced.

Dan

Posted on Feb 03, 2011

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SOURCE: Sony MDS-JE520 Mini Disc Machine no operation,

This is from my own experiance. I inadvertedly bent the cover of my deck and had the same error.
The minidisc is blocked in the loading mechanism. Too much weight on top of the deck can bend the cover and the metal support which is above the loading sledge. The slider is then blocked. When you connect the power you can hear a motor trying to move for as short instant.
Disconnect the deck from the power supply.
Take of the cover and check if the support is bent. carefully bend it upwards, if so. Reconnect power and check if the deck powers up..

That's my solution which worked for me.

BTW I second Obertellis advice to find a MDS-JE780 (or MDS-JB980) they are the most complete decks ever made by Sony

Posted on Oct 17, 2011

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