Question about Sony MDS-JE520 Mini Disc Player
The disc loads fine but gets stuck when ejecting
Posted by Anonymous on
This could be a worn out loader. I've had bad luck with push in to load decks since I push them in too hard and wear them out, I migrated to tray loaders for this reason (I have a JA50ES and a JA20ES) which like other high end MD decks have a try which opens up to accept the disc.
The mehanisms wear out and are not worth fixing. I paid a pro $350 to fix a JA3ES a few years back and it only worked for a short time. I'd simply try to find a replacement deck rather than spend too much time or trouble on it. The 510 and 520 are great decks but getting very long in the tooth like me...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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 www.minidisc.org forum for TOC cloning.
Good luck recovering your audio.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: stuck disc
The carriage assemblies for these units are known to break. Please DO NOT attempt to remove the disk. Bring this to an authorized Sony service center. They should be able to give you a fixed price repair quote. This is the only way to save the disc and prevent further damage to the assembly. The replacement assemblies are a bit better than the originals so you shoudn't have this problem again.
I have repaired a number of these with much success. Care must be taken so that the disc heads are not damaged.
Keep us posted.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
I had the same problem. Take the top off and wind the loading wheel until the mechanism engages and loads - but with no disc in place. Then unplug the power and look through the top. You will see the lens. Clean with rubbing alcohol and a q tipi and dry with a clean q tip. Try playing a disc
Posted on May 10, 2012
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