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Why do i get protected up on minidisc even after i remove protectin tab?

Sometimes 9not always I also get a c13 code error.......reading fault

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Deck

Hello,
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.
Good luck!!!
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Posted on Jun 22, 2009

HW_Dude
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SOURCE: sony minidisc MDS-JE530 c13 rec error

This could be a solution for your problem, if you get a C13 error it's because of dust on the lens causing TOC read errors. Try blowing out dust using clean compressed air (the kind in the can used for computer maintenance).

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

Obertelli
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SOURCE: Won't record. Often get read error when inserting minidisc.

The head assembly has a read head and a record head (combined into one sub-assembly). Unless you're in a very dusty environment or are a heavy smoker then it's difficult to get dirty heads, it's much more likely that your unit is just suffering an age-related head failure which will progress further to affect disc playback as well. The first sign of a playback error will be the dreaded "TOC error". There is no fix: the units are long discontinued and the heads do not last forever. Spare ones are as rare as fresh **** **** and are not easy to fit. The unit has lasted far longer than it was designed to and is now on the slippery slope to total failure. While you still can, make analogue transfers of any music which you only have on minidisc and prepare to switch to a newer format in the near future. It's a real shame as the sound quality on a good MD unit still blows anything which has followed it (especially the iPlayer) out of the water.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

Obertelli
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SOURCE: Sony MDS-JE480...Inserting disc..C13 error READ

The c13 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 minidisc.org. 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.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

Obertelli
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SOURCE: disc error displaying on je500 and read error c13 on je330 model

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 minidisc.org. 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 there's probably no hope for your players, but I hope that my reply has given you a practical alternative means of solving your problem.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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