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SONY MDS-JE480 "C71 - DIN Unlock" persistent problem

I've had this MDS-JE480 deck for a little over a year, and suddenly it refuses to do an optical/digital sync record. It has worked flawlessly for dozens and dozens of MDs until now.

I get the alternating messages "C71" and "DIN Unlock." I changed optical cables, cleaned everything with compressed air, and tested the output device (DVD player) with an old portable. Even got a replacement optical input module and put it in, to no avail.

This is the 2nd of these to die on me; with the first the carriage mechanism self-destructed. Any fresh ideas?

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I get the DIN UNLOCK with you try to make a copy of a digital copy.

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1) The manual is available for free from Sony.

2) It means you are trying to record a digital file ... and the SCMS Copy System will not allow you to make a digital copy of a digital original. It has to do with copyright law.

Just record it via the analog input. You can, in fact, make a digital copy of an analog file, if you wish.

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This means that you are trying to record from the Digital Input, if you want to record from an analogue input do the following:

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