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TOC eror my player is getting this TOC error 95 pecent of the time when i try to change discs. what is it & what can I do?

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The TOC error is the same error seen on computer disks, TOC is the table of content, this has to be read before the the unit will know the details of tracks etc......

If every disk inserted (not just burned discs) has this error, the laser is faulty or out of alignment. Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

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Just clean the lazer iv done hundreds not with a disk use alcohol and qtip

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Put the CD in e 05. Appear won't play it's a 528

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I am getting a TOC error on the left drive with new laser.


Table of Contents errors can be the result of bad compact disk, bad laser or the head cannot get into position to read the TOC, Make sure that the new laser is aligned correctly and that the head has no obstructions at either end of the rails. Last but not least you may want to make sure the laser is working and you can check that by using a camera like the one on your cell phone, With the cover off, insert a cd in the drive and have your camera pointed at the area of the laser. You should see the laser light on your camera.

Feb 20, 2016 | Harman Kardon CDR2 2-Disc CD Recorder

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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

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Toc error 14


On questions like this it would help if we knew the manual was or was not consulted.

And if it was NOT, why.

C14 / TOC Error The unit did not read the TOC information. Insert other discs.

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq02.html#S2-19

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"If you write data to a disc and leave the session open, the TOC -- which tells the CD player or CD-ROM drive where the tracks are -- is written into a separate area called the Program Memory Area, or PMA. CD recorders are the only devices that know to look at the PMA, which is why you can't see data in an open session on a standard playback device. CD players won't find any audio tracks, and CD-ROM drives won't see a data track. When the session is finalized, the TOC is written in the lead-in area, enabling other devices to recognize the disc.
(Something to try: write an audio track to a blank CD, and leave the session open. Put the disc in a CD player. Some players will deny the existence of the disc, some will spin the disc up to an incredible speed and won't even brake the spindle when you eject the disc, others will perform equally random acts. The TOC is important!)"

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony RCD-W500C 5-Disc CD Recorder

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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

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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

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Kenwood KDC-MP528 CD TOC ERR


Every one of those Kenwoods that I have fixed with that error needed the laser pick up replaced. so there is no easy fix for it.

If you have tried several disc's and they all have a TOC err, and you know the disc's are in decent condition, then you will need the pick up replaced.

First try cleaning the disc you are using. I use windex and a soft cloth like a bath towel, it works great at getting fingerprints and other stuff off the disc without scratching the disc. A bad fingerprint or a bad scratch right at the innermost part of the disc (where the TOC is located) will cause any CD player to not read the TOC, producing a TOC ERROR. you never know, you might get lucky.

Jun 17, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP528 CD Player

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Sharp minidisc MD-MT20 H - TOC ERROR a


Hi,

I am sorry to say but your unit needs to be sent for repair. The TOC error shows up when the unit can't read the Table Of Contents of the disc (and simply shuts down after trying)....and in your case, you said it can't read any disc. This indicates that the lens unit has malfunctioned and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Mar 17, 2008 | Sharp MD-MT20 Personal MiniDisc Player

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E-99 and other times time TOC ERROR shows up.


hi TOC error sounds like its the laser is faulty. you could try a cd cleaning disc. this may cure the problem..


Regards

Mark
www.blueice-electronics.co.uk

Feb 25, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP205 CD Player

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Toc error


toc error means "table of contents" error... means the player is unable to read the disc at all. May have a dirty focal lense to laser. clean gently with some windex on a cotton wool bud. It may be a faulty spindle motor that spins the disc. the bearings get worn or uneven and do not allow for disc reading to be successful. a check for this is a drop of oil to the bearing. It may then start to read discs, but will still require the motor to be replaced. . Check for the above... but if there is more required, take it to a Kenwood 'Agent... it may need a laser change

Dec 04, 2007 | Kenwood KDC-MP228 CD Player

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Toc error problem


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

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