Question about Sharp Audio Players & Recorders

15 Answers

When I slot a mini-disk into my Sharp mini-disk player, it always comes up with a Toc error and switch itself off.

Posted by on

  • jhydeonline Jun 24, 2008

    I've tried a number of mini-disk and I still get the same error. Does that mean the player has come to the end of its life?

×

15 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 210 Answers

Hi,

If its doing it on all disc's it sound like the laser is dying or carriage mechanism is dying, if its either of these it will not be worth repairing it unless you can pick another MD player cheap and strip the parts out of it and replace them in yours, but thats if you feel comfortable doing the work yourself, if not its a replacement MD player i'm afraid.

Sorry.

Cheers

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,037 Answers

There are many people that have experienced this error, Sharp will do nothing for you and most likely you will end up throwing it away. I believe that the problem lies in your laser. You could try cleaning it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip otherwise you can also try redownloading or resetting the firmware on the player. Sharp should have the firmware on their website otherwise other websites will provide it free too. Let me know if you have any other questions with it.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,234 Answers

This type of player is not the type to be opened up by anyone without experience. There is also a magnetic head inside that is used to determine the correct track in cluding the TOC. This can be a simple repair or complex. If the optics are bad, the unit is not worth repair. Sometimes the optics just need an alignment. This requires test gear however and can not be done without it.
Keep us posted.
Dan

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Jun 24, 2008

    Forgot to add:



    1) This problem is not caused by a bad battery. There is no battery inside that could cause this.

    2) While it is possible that the lens itself is dirty, in my experience this is not the case either.



    Dan

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 38 Answers

Toc errors accor when recording from normal CD's to MD it refers to a problem to the disc click here for errors page

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 788 Answers

Read here: http://members.aol.com/BorusSylt/minidisc.html
and here: http://www.minidisc.org/repair_q2.html

Seams as though there are many reasons for this kind of error. The player is not getting a proper TOC from the disc and is failing. Could be motor failue, could be read head failue, could be electronics failure. Unfortunately this late in MiniDisc's life there is not much that is worth doing. You should be able to find some fairly inexpensive MiniDisc players on eBay.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 243 Answers

The unit has come to the end of its life as you put it and needs to be serviced. If you give me the exact make and model i will be able to tell you more info about your problem.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 848 Answers

First check the battery .......replace new battery and see whether it works properly ............ if the problem is not fixed .......then just try to replace the slot ( mini disk holder) in the player for inserting minidisk ........i think your player doesnot seem to be gone ......it will get fixed soon

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 44 Answers

I think service is needed...or go for the manial.. this may work.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,142 Answers

It it the read lens which has gone bad or it needs a cleaning,,, might be the dust accumalation which has covered the lens layer from reading the disk,,, try to open the unit and with a soft damp cloth try to clean the lene gently this will resolve your problem

Regards

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 359 Answers

Yes unfortunately its time to scrap it

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

Hi,

I am sorry to say this but you will have to get this repaired and this the only solution to fix the problem.The TOC error shows up when the unit can't read the Table Of Contents of the disc (and simply shuts down after trying).You can try cleaning the lens.

Please don't forget to or accept the solution.

Goodluck..

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,028 Answers

If you've tried several then the optical eye is shot. The error usually will only be for one disc, maybe two. I don't know what the repair will cost, may be a good excuse for an upgrade.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 260 Answers

Usually the problem your describing is the result of a bad battery or a battery that needs to be reset. You can reset a battery by running it all the way down and then charging it up again all the way and then repeating that again. It does not matter if you plug the device in. If the battery is bad it will still likely cause this problem.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones Jun 24, 2008

    If the device is switching itself off and you cannot replace the batteries then the answer to your question is yet, the device is nearing the end of its usefullness.

    Ken

  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones Jun 24, 2008

    are you asking about this model # MD-MT821

  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones Jun 24, 2008

    http://www.minidisc.org/manuals/sharp/sh...



    here is the manual for the mdmt821. page 39 addresses the TOC error. Page 40 address battery replacement. Please let me know if I can answer any specific questions.

    Ken

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 638 Answers

Servicing immediately required.if it does not solve only option is to replace it.
feel free 4 further assistance .rate the particular experts solution as fixya that helps u understand n solve ur problem

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sharp Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Try another mini-disc, if the disc is working fine, then there is a problem in the reader. You might have to replace it.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Ekse Jun 24, 2008

    you could attempt to clean it, other than that take it in for repair or buy a new one.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does utoc error mean on a Kenwood mini disc player


Well, what it means is

TOC errors often mean the recording head/optical block is cooked. A cleaner might work, but often it's the end of the MDR.

Are you sure the battery is correctly (fully) charged? Try removing the battery and running on (only) the charger.

try cleaning the lens with a minidisc lens cleaner.

open the unit and check the laser position - it should be all the way to the left. that's where it should start to read the disk.

TOC errors often mean the recording head/optical block is cooked. A cleaner might work, but often it's the end of the MDR.

Read these:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.audio.minidisc/63uCBegyG8A

http://www.minidisc.org/repair_q2.html
http://forums.sonyinsider.com/topic/21439-fun-with-the-sharp-702-utoc-error-fixed/

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?98358-TOC-Error-on-brand-new-disc!

http://www.borus.de/minidisc/303.htm

Jul 07, 2014 | Sharp MD-MS702 Personal MiniDisc Player

1 Answer

SHARP MD 722 MINI DISC,REED, TOC ERROR 3 ,and close, how to fix it -thank you


.Download your owner's manual here - http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sharp_MD-MS721+MS722.html

Nov 05, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

MDS JE520 Disc stuck in unit Toc light on. Previous to this state C13 error flashing.


the C13 is a mechanism error. The TOC means Table of Contents which is the part of the disk that determines the beginning of each track. These units are somewhat delicate and not really DIY repair candidates. Parts are still available for these. Look for either an authorized Sony service center or at least a shop that has worked on these in the past for repair assistance. The loading mechanism may need to be repaired or replaced.

Dan

Feb 03, 2011 | Sony MDS-JE520 Mini Disc Player

2 Answers

My MD-MS702 gave me very good service. Unfortunately it was not used for five to six years and now when i switch it on after full battery charging I get TOC error on all of my recorded discs. SOS, as I am...


Hi,

According to you You don't have use your disk play for a huge time, so that it may damaged or lens became dirty.

You can clear the lens with lens cleaner (clear the optical head).

check the battery was properly charged or working.

Check the disk moved properly.

To prevent the disk erase or damage slide the accidental erase prevention tab.

You can show it to the Technician.

Jan 06, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

When I input a disc and hit play I receive an error which says "TOC ERRORa".


Possible that the disc is not reading and so the the TOC- table of content error must be referred.
It can be due to a poor head tracking or the failure of the data being read or processed.
Clean the head and use a good disc to be checked once again. If so the optical head can be faulty as it might be getting weaker.

Nov 06, 2010 | Sharp MD-MS702 Personal MiniDisc Player

1 Answer

Ive just got a mini disk player and its comeing up toc error,can you help me please


Probably not. There are various reasons that TOC errors occur, some are fixable and others not, but Sharp MD units were really known to suffer from them for multiple reasons all at once. TOC means Table Of Contents; it's an index file on the disc which tells the host machine where everything on the disc is located and the TOC is modified whenever you edit a disc. Sometimes the file gets corrupted, but often the machine itself simply becomes unable to read the disc and as the TOC is the first thing it tries to read then you get a TOC error.

If you're lucky the TOC error is limited to a single minidisc; if this is the case then it's just one faulty disc and although there are ways to perform TOC cloning they usually involve hacking the host machine in various ways which may cause permanent damage. Unless the disc is important, just chuck it away and use a new one. If the fault is with the player then again, just chuck it into the nearest electronic waste recycling bin. Spares are not available, and as it's a Sharp, diagnosis will be difficult and the fault likely to return.

Many MD players are practically worthless these days so they're often available on FreeCycle and Freegle groups: Sony are the preferred choice by far, and are also the most commonly offered brand, but take whatever is on offer without complaint and worry about problems later; after all, they are free.

Mar 03, 2010 | Sharp Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

When i inserted my mini disc it said TOC Reading then said Toc Error and C14. What is the problem?


Sounds like you lost power when you were finishing recording a disc. On a home unit it got unplugged before you had the TOC written, or on a battery unit the battery died when it was writing the TOC (table of contents) for the disk.

Jan 01, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

TOC ERRORa


When you FINISH recording, the Minidisc recorder Writes the TOC (Table of Contents) - so you see it flashing TOC or Update when you finish recording - you need to Leave POWER ON and have the unit on for about 30 seconds for it to finish this. IF you don't, the unit doesn't know where to find the files since there is no TOC. Try a Sony home unit - you might get one more shot at it working with that.

Aug 19, 2009 | Sharp MD-MS702 Personal MiniDisc Player

1 Answer

MD MT80 Mini Disk Player/Recorder


I have a DVD player which does not turn on only the sound (click-click) comes out.but when i took ont the cable connection to the main board the sound stopped.

Jan 21, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Toc error problem


HEY,
t is not the topic, but I'm for al long time searching for the sharp md-mt20h and I see that you buy a new md player? Were can I buy him?? thanx

Sep 20, 2007 | Sharp MD-MT20 Personal MiniDisc Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sharp Audio Players & Recorders Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73073 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4940 Answers

John
John

Level 2 Expert

509 Answers

Are you a Sharp Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...