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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 likely to loose all my personal recordings on 500 mini discs Bharat (that too, 79 years old)

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Sir, I feel cheated.
    As a Technician myself, I had cleaned the lens myself by applying cleaner on the surface of a blank disc.
    Your other advises are for totally laymen.
    If I ask another expert, will I have to sell out more money?
    Please reply
    Bharat

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Thanx for your frank and prompt reply.
    Since right now I am in India for a long time and there are no Sharp service centers here.
    I do not know what to do
    How do I get some other expert's advise?
    Please let me know.
    -----Bharat

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    I tried cleaning the lens with lens cleaner by applying the solution on the surface of a disc.
    (I had open the sliding part of the disc to expose the window which faces the lens) (I am a 87 year old technician myself) The wheel on the display shows rotation, so hopefully the motor may be okay.I am going to be in India for quite a long time and there are no Sharp service centers here.
    When inserting a disc, the display reads 'TOC READ' The I get 'TOC ERRORa'
    The battery is fully charged and the player is not on 'HOLD'
    PLEASE help
    --------Bharat

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2011

    Thnx.
    I have almost 100 recorded MDs and the error appears on all that I tried to play. The Sharp India in Mumbai, told me that they do not service or repair MD players/ Recorders.
    Is there a possibility that the drive mechanism has developed the problem?
    As suggested by you, I am going to be brave and open the unit, to clean the lens, myself. (As mentioned earlier, I too am an electronic repairer by Hobey.) Are MD recorder/players are still available on internet? As I will have to get one to salvage my life collection of music of my choice.
    Wish me good luck, in my efforts to repair.
    ------------Bharat

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This was a known error in the whole 7xx line. Some had the error after a short while, some lastet a few good years. You can try opening the unit and cleaning the lense using some alchohol on a q-tip, very carafully, you got nothing to lose.

Do you get the TOC Error with all discs? It's probably not economical to repair and I'd say you were hosed.

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. The TOC errors were common with Sharp Minidisc recorders. Perfect discs were ruined. Check out minidisc.org. There are lots of technical postings on this error and how to recover the TOC.

Hope helps.

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    ZJ Limited Jan 09, 2011

    Good luck and keep us updated with your advance.

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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.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Dear Sir,
    First of all, your money is safe and protected. You can take help from any no of experts without paying extra. You have the option to disagree with one's solution and you will be given choice to ask another expert.
    After talking to experts(any number of), if you feel your problem is not resolved you can ask for a refund. So, your money is safe and protected. FixYa doesn't cheat anyone.

    Coming back to your problem. This was a known error in the whole 7xx line. Some had the error after a short while, some lastet a few good years. You have to take it to Sharp service center. You cannot do anything about it. I'm giving you the technical fact and apologize for not giving a solution that you like.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Here the sharp service centres in India.http://www.sharpindialimited.com/service...

    I don't know where are you located in india. Otherwise I could give you the closest one.

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