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  1. Sony ( atrac) Hard disc deck players

    NAC-HD1 There's a guy on here who was adding more powerful disks to the original 250G, too.
  2. Help Needed: Music Recorded to Minidisc (Will Pay)

    Sorry you're not making sense. This is beginning to look like some sort of phishing expedition, pardon my French. MD units are cheap.
  3. MZ-N910 Connection Issues

    The problem is that the SS install includes all the 32-bit drivers by default. Never mind that you don't need ANY of them (sigh - I wish I knew enough to update Avrin's careful work with the SS install to do that). Simple things come to mind. Have you been doing with power adapter for 910? If not, maybe it's flaky connected if the battery ain't good. The "original" NetMDs could not draw power from the USB connector, so you need to have a stable source of power. As far as erasing disks, you should be able to do a FORMAT (Initialize) even of a NetMD disk. If this fails there are two known ways to blank a disk: a. A portable unit whose OWH is dead and will blank ANY disk the moment you try to write (even a single trackmark) b. A pre-NetMD deck (anything with no USB connectivity should do it) will ignore the TrProtect flag when formatting disks.
  4. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    The main reason I suggested down one click is that sometimes that's all it takes. Admittedly, one click up is more likely but also one click closer to overheating. You're probably done, I would guess
  5. MZ-N910 Connection Issues

    But I bet you didn't START with the 64-bit driver. (which unfortunately you have to override Microsoft Windows' dislike of unsigned driver files - the driver itself is unchanged). The one thing that changed about most people's setup is that the OS is (usually) no longer 32-bits. PS no need to uninstall SS. However you may want to get rid of all the 32 bit drivers (follow the instructions here)
  6. MZ-N910 Connection Issues

    You need to install Sonic Stage and the NetMD driver.
  7. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    Look good to me. Just make sure they have a calibration chart for converting 780 to whatever the "reference" wavelength power is, ie a multiplier (fractional). I see it even has a 780 button, you should be good to go
  8. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    Yes one tenth! My understanding is that IOP is measured by the person with a voltmeter and a LPM and simply recorded. So that you can see if it changed the next time around. They also write the original value on the pickup usually in blue biro. I don't think any non-human agent actually uses the stored IOP. I never touched IOP - merely used (my) LPM to check and adjust values of the actual laser output power.
  9. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    Isn't the IOP just the "saved" copy after you (someone) measured it? I'm trying to recall. I think you have to look closely at what the SM says when telling you to adjust. Yeah, Page 26. The one you want to change is the 0.9mW setting (LDPWR) not the 7mW one which is the write power. Another thought. Did you check that this unit always plays CDs perfectly? (prerecorded MD which use a different technology). If the CD did the same I would be very tempted to think that the whole thing is mechanical or at least related to the loading motor. Maybe the loader switches off and relies on some capacitor discharging? I'm getting out of my depth as this is beyond anything I've ever tried to fix.
  10. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    Hahaha! The belt cannot wear out if there isn't one. I guess the 440/640/940 were the first "consumer" ones (MDM7) to use a belt. I wonder about something else in the drive train then. Sounds a bit like a missing tooth, doesn't it? 3D printer is the way to go on that one. But C13 is usually the read power. Note that it's best to work with disks that were made on a perfectly adjusted unit, otherwise you're pushing the servo over its happiness (happyness - Will Smith) limit. It's fairly typical to see vibration of the head from side to side and when it vibrates too much you get C13, I think. Sounds like you've done all the right things. All you need is the LPM. With the stable of machines you describe maybe it's time to try and find one.
  11. MDS-JE530 C13 intermittent

    This may sound absolutely nuts but try decreasing the laser read power by exactly one notch. The adjustment on Laser power is much more critical for read than for write (having said that, if you turn up the WRITE power you'll get to retire the laser much faster!). Are you sure the insertion mechanism belt's not dead? That would account for it not registering sometimes but once it works, it stays working.
  12. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    It's possible someone opened up the disk and swapped it.. but why? Also the actual case is encoded so that the sensors can recognise it's a 1GB disk. The actual plastic would need different holes in to make the RH1 believe it's a high capacity disk. This makes no sense unless someone tried to pull a publicity stunt (for fun).
  13. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    The ONLY hiMD (1GB) disks are the Sony, either the blue ones or there is a grey kind. Those TDK disks clearly say "74". I'm sure you know that the 74 and 80 can be formatted to HiMD specifications. But you only get a small fraction of the 1GB capacity.
  14. hello sfbp,is it that difficult to change a belt in the F2 series walkman or

    should a fellow get a manual for it?

    By the way the best province to be born in is BC of course


  15. MZ-E2 doesn’t sounds

    I haven't seen the service manual but most of them are the same. The order is a. align with CD (prerecorded optical MD) b. align with MO (recordable magnetic MD)