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Sony MiniDisc car stereo

I have just bought a Sony Minidisc car sterio, i soon discovered that it is not compatable playing LP recorded disc's, so i recorded a disc for my car in SP. On the display, the disc looks as though it's playing, as the counter is moving, the album name and track playing are all displayed, but no sound? I also have a personal minidisc player which played it with sound! What's wrong? Has it been wired incorrectly? There is sound coming from it when i change the mode to radio though. Would the connectoin for sound from the minidisc be connected different to the radio sound? Hope you can help. My car sterio minidisc model is MDX-C7970R.

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It sounds like you have a newer portable minidisc player, and an older deck. There were several upgrades over the years for ATRAC files, and some of the newer recording formats are not compatible with older players.

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