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