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Technics SJ-HD501 Minidisc Player Will not accept Disc

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I have a Technics Minidisc player, as described above. This is quite an old system, and I have not used it for a few years. Today I have tried to use it, but when I insert an MD (I have tried several), The display flashes "TOC Reading", but then ejects the MD, and displays "No1 F15".

Can anyone decipher this error?



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  • hans897 Aug 25, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    Also No1 F15
    When thereb is a solution let me know via email.

    From Holland

  • bigteam Sep 10, 2008

    I have the same problem "no1 F15" , but i have SJ-MD100 minidisc Technics. Please send me solution if you have to my email.


  • sonyair Oct 14, 2008

    Did you find any solution for error of Technics MD SJ-HD501?

    If you have solution, please email to me address to

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. Bought SJ-HD501 at the bay for low money in "very good condition & fully operational".

    Today try to test it but every MD I insert occurs the same:

    Display shows : No1 F15 and disc will ejected immediatly.

    Plz Help !!!

  • DENNY RICH May 09, 2013




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There's a simple way to make it work again: open the chassis and tilt it 90 degrees. blow dry air (..) across the reader part of the drive (just over the lens and a little bit to the back of the bay. use no liquid and no cleaning tips. The error is clearly related to dust....worked fine for me on two drives. don't forget to mount the cover afterwards ;-))

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  • sonyair Oct 07, 2008

    I also tried yesterday to use it since it was used a few years ago, but it has same problem. First time, it displayed "No1 F15", but, I tried about ten times to insert MD. Then it works in reading MD with irregular noise of spinning. Finally, it fails to read MD and displayed " disc error". I tried many times, but it still doesn't work.

    Have you found any solution to read MD?. Please let me know if you found. Thanks.




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