Question about Sony MDS-E10 Mini Disc Player

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My MDS-E10 Has Been Having Problems Lately. I Own Hundreds Of Mini Discs That I Have Recorded Music On Several Years Ago. Everything That I Have Recorded On These Mini Discs (Years Ago) Play Fine With No Problem. I Have Recently Been Transferring The Audio From These Mini Discs Onto CD-R's Using My Sony CDR-W33 To Back Up All My Pre-Recorded Audio So I Can Erase The Mini Discs To Record New Material On Them. So, The Last 8-10 MD's That I Have Erased, I Have Tried Recording New Audio On Them And The Recording Process Seems To Work Fine Until I Go To Play The Newly Recorded Audio Back. It Shows The Track Numbers And The Time Of Each Track And Total Track & Full Disc Time On The Display (TOC) But, It Will Not Play Anything Back. (Before I Erased The Disc It Played Fine All The Way Through Like Normal) But, With New Recordings It Won't Playback At All. I Try Going To The Next Track And Still Nothing. So, I Press Stop And Then Eject The Disc (The Unit Writes The New TOC Before Ejecting The Disc Like Normal) When I Insert The Mini Disc Back Into The Player It Reads Blank Disc. WTF? It Only Does That To New Recordings. I Have Tried Using A Mini Disc Head Cleaner Several Times But That Still Doesn't Fix The Problem. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!

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Hi there is nothing to do by yourself. you need to take your md player to the next authorized service. seems the optical device that reads the discs has worn out, compareable to turntables you need to change the `needle` ;)

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SOURCE: Spontaneous MD erasure

Well, depending how the content was recorded, there may be a slim chance to recover the audio. To me it looks like TOC was not written successfully, effectively deleting the TOC.
You can try TOC cloning with this 'blank' MD using another MD player, but your track markers will be lost during the cloning. If it works, at best you will end up with ONE long track. Then you can edit and reset your track markers.

It may be also be a good idea, to try the JE440 carefully with junk content to make sure it still works ok when writing TOC. You may have an intermittent problem too. I'd be very careful editing MD in this unit until it has been confirmed the TOC writing works ok. You may want to check the over-write head assembly and the cable that connects it. Sometimes these cables develop hairline cracks causing intermittend write action.

Check out forum for TOC cloning.

Good luck recovering your audio.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: jb 940 md player. Recording a full disc, always

When you get done recording, do you wait until the "TOC" light stops flashing? If you cut off power before the Table Of Contents is written, then it can't find all your music. Even if you eject, it should still flash a little red TOC or UPDATE before it spits the disc out. Check for that. okay?

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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