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The disk will not eject without fiddling it out i:e a scewdriver

Can we still buy spares for this machine i:e a new disk drive??

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Http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400466051703

These decks suffer from this fault. Both the 440 and the 480 are the same deck with the 480 having more input and output choices.
I have various models of Sony MD and only these exhibit this fault. A friend has four 440/480 decks and all have this problem. The loading belt needs to be changed, This is responsible for pulling in and pushing out the loading & ejecting mechanism. You can get them from this link on Ebay as of Jan 2015.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400466051703

(I am not related to or have any connection to the vendor).

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What John said. Or simply buy another deck on eBay and toss the old one.

Does this problem happen consistently?

Did you force a disc into the mechanism? If so, perhaps you bent it.

The other possibility is that the paper label is coming off and getting in the way.

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Yes, but if you look on eBay, the optical drives are very expensive relative to buying an old machine and using it for parts.

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