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System dead sony mini hi-fi music system model sony rv 60 is dead. mains supply relay doesn't on

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Bypass the power from the main point after the capacitor via a 20ohms may work.

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Hoi I have a Sony mini disc recorder model MDS 102 and everything works but when I want to play a mini disc then I have no music but a loud noise. Mayby you can tell me wich problem it is. Thank you.


What happens when you play a different disc?

That's a really really old MD player and, frankly, doesn't sound too good on a good day. Buy a nice 470 or 480 on eBay for $50.

Nov 10, 2014 | MiniDisc Players

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Sony mini hi fi component system

its possible that the lens of the laser has collected dust over time but its quiet old so i guess the optical pick up is worn out, replacing would help

Aug 25, 2013 | MiniDisc Players

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Je 440 stops between tracks. I use MD players as my main music supply in a mobile disco so they do get a fairly tough life.I have had the same problem with three different model Sony JE players. They have...

Have you checked your setup option for auto pause on / off? This may well be old hat for you but it's amazing how many folk don't know about it and it's none too prominent in the manual. I don't know the page off-hand and it probably varies with different models, but it's under edit / setup / auto-pause. Hope this is helpful.

Oct 25, 2010 | Sony MDS-JE440 Mini Disc Player

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I have Sony md player/recorder,model is MDS-E10. it play correctly but the problem is at recording,once yuo put the recordable empty md and you comand it to record it do not record any thing why the source...

Minidisk systems encode music diffferently than CD's do. The instruction manual for your model can be found at you will need to reference page 18 for instructions and trouble shooting.

May 06, 2010 | Sony MDS-E10 Mini Disc Player

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HI, got tons of MDs with music I want to transfer to PC/CD/DVD. What's the best/cheapest/easiest - preferably not real-time transfer, like cassette, tedious. MD is digital, so why is it proving so damn...

Your problem is that MiniDisc is only a one-way street. Music can be copied from another device or (with a Net MiniDisc) digitally transferred from a host pc onto the MD unit, but not the other way around. Confusion arises because in older versions of Sony SonicStage, music could be checked in and out of the device. When checking out, a copy was made onto MD along with a digital rights licence. The original stayed on the host pc and could only be checked out on three additional devices at any one time. When checking music back in, the device simply erased the digital copy on the MD and transferred the licence data back into the host pc, so that one of the four possible copies was restored and made available for further check-outs. Later SonicStage software abandoned this clumsy "check-in, check-out" process but tracks downloaded onto an MD under the old process could not even be erased from an MD until checked back in again.

There is no hack or modification for this; the hardware and firmware simply is not provided in the MiniDisc system design to allow it.

A later and brief-lived development of the system was the Hi MiniDisc (Hi-MD). This does allow the user to upload material recorded onto the device to a host pc, but still does not allow you to upload material from pre-recorded sources or from your old collection. This is because uploads are possible only when using a dedicated 1GB Hi-MD, when the system uses older legacy MD's it uses different processing circuitry with all the old limitations.

Your only option is analogue transfer in real time. You can improve the quality if you are able to use the optical transfer provided on some models, you'll also find that some models allow you to bypass the output volume circuitry on the headphone jack by setting it to line output. But there is no way to speed up the transfers, sorry.

I hope that you have found my posting to be of use, you may also wish to search my other MiniDisc answers for additional information which you might find to be of further assistance to you. All that I ask in return is that you take a moment to rate my answer.

Feb 01, 2010 | Sony MDS-NT1 Mini Disc Player

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I have an old Sharp CD-C811W mini hi fi system which I took apart to try to clean the lazer head. Since putting it back together the CD's keep skipping - what did I do wrong - help please

You've probably done nothing wrong: presumably there were symptoms which initially prompted you to open the unit up to attend to the head. It's possible that you've left a smear on the laser lens or some grot on the head guide rails, but CD/DVD lasers do not last forever and as your unit is an old (and cheaply built) unit the laser head unit has probably worn out.

If you can find out the exact CD drive assembly fitted to your mini hi-fi then if you're lucky you may find a replacement head assembly (Earth yourself, unclip the guide rails, lift/slide the ribbon cable clamps and remove the assembly, reassemble in reverse with an imperceptible smear of HMP grease on the guide rails).

Unfortunately you're highly unlikely to find an original or even a compatible laser head assembly simply due to the extremely short production cycles of these items due to constant improvements in design. Good, used, CD mini hi-fi's are ten a penny so if you can't get the part for less than £15 then bin it and replace the entire CD system.

If you need it a service manual for your model is at the address below. Please return the favour by rating my answer; I only regret that I could not give you a more positive outcome.

Sep 21, 2009 | MiniDisc Players

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Hi I have a sony music system which flashes push protect how do i solve th e problem

One of two things, the little super tiny sliding door on the front edge of the minidisc (like on a cassette tape) is slid open, to prevent recording (so slide door closed), or two, you are trying to digitally record from a 2nd generation digital source, which the Minidisc will not let you do.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sony MDS-JB940 Mini Disc Player

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On standby only

On almost every appliance which I've ever encountered with this problem, the fault is due to to failed or sticking irelay on one of the internal circuit boards.

The part itself usually costs no more than around £2-£5 if replaced alone, or can cost twenty times more if the entire circuit board need replacement.

The second method will be completely uneconomical and I'd be surprised if you can still get the board. The first method is cheap and easy if you can solder and are capable of locating the faulty relay inside the machine, but unless you (or a friend) can do it then the labour charges of a professional repair will also be more than the machine is worth.

Given that you can easily get perfectly good working Hi-fi component MD players by Sony, Yamaha and other manufacturers for free on FreeCycle I'd strongly suggest replacing the machine with another if a DIY/skilled friend repair is unavailable. Also, many portable MD player/recorders are available on a similar basis and can do almost everything a component player is capable of when plugged into an existing hi-fi system (although none that I'm aware of can act as an alternative and superior D/A converter for many early CD players). Most of what's inside a typical component MD player recorder is empty space!

If your remote control is still in good working order you can typically get up to £20 for it on eBay if it does not work on the replacement machine.

Aug 06, 2009 | Sony MDS-JB940 Mini Disc Player

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Can i transfer music from MP3 player to minidisc?????

USing the sonicstage software you should ba able to do it. If you can get the software working

Feb 24, 2009 | Sony MDS-JE480 Mini Disc Player

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Defective sony vcd Model MHC-VX33

If it havent been use for a long time try dusting it and cleaning it first, sometimes dirt gets stuck on vital places which makes it go crazy. Hope this works. Please dont forget your rating for me as well...We take time in answering problems. Thanks

Jan 25, 2008 | MiniDisc Players

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