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Sony mdmx4 Hi I have a problem with a Sony mdmx4, I load any minidisc it says toc reading for about 5 sec then it says uploading, the minidisc is ejected and that s it.....please help...thank you xavier.

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The recorder cannot read the table of contents on the disc.

You may have a bad disc but I think the disc might have been recorded on another MD deck which may have a different extended format recorded on the disc. Sony over time offered a lof of different recording options and some of their decks can read some of them while others cannot.

I'd check your player with another disc to see if this is the one disc you mention or all discs. if it is all discs the recorder has a problem due to a dirty laser or damaged head so it cannot read the table of contents.

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SOURCE: MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Deck

The problem with the TOC reading and then appearing C13 is a problem with bad electrical contacts.
Remove the connection to the mains outlet, remove the top cover (5screws) and the remove the 2 paper flatcables that connect the main PCB and the disk unit on both sides. Plug them back in and possible your problem is solved.
A better solution is, of coarse, to replace both cables by new ones, as the quality is rather bad, and once disconnected, they should be replaced.
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SOURCE: sony mdm-x4 when I load a disc it shows me blank

You cannot remove power from a minidisc player after you are done recording as it updates the TOC when you power down. If you had switch set to timer "REC" and power up the unit it should update the TOC, otherwise all is lost.

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SOURCE: Hi every time I load a minidisc into my MDS-JE480

The error means that the player is unable to read the table of contents (TOC) on discs any more.If it's an occasional error then you can try switching to TDK blanks as they seem to be easier for flaky players to read, but if it's happening regularly to all discs then your machine is unrepairable due to a total lack of spare parts.

On the plus side, there are millions of MD units now lying unused as folks have moved on from them and as they're mostly worthless people don't generally bother with trying to sell them. Almost every piece of MD gear I own has come free of charge via my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups. Whatever you do, don't buy a used player from anyone: they're all getting on now and the TOC error is an age-related fault which may occur at any time.

If you wish to see exactly what features other machines have then visit the superb equipment browser at The site is hosted but n longer maintained though so some information is out of date, but it's still the most comprehensive source of free information about MD available.

Sorry here's probably no hope for your MDS-JE480, but I hope that my reply has given you a practical alternative means of solving your problem.

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