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Problem with the mds-je320

Well, here it is. my deck makes a loud clicking noise whenever there is no minidisk inserted, but when i put a minidisk in, the clicking ceases. it is quite an annoying problem. anybody have a diagnosis or a solution?

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    my sony mds-j320 does the clicking gears when there isnt a disc in the unit and when i insert one it stops also all recording and editing functions u try to do the unit comes up with protected weather or not the disc is protected or not. what can i do? right now its a play only unit



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