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    JA555ES, JA333ES, JB980QS, MDS-PC3, JE520, MZ-RH1

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  1. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    I think I want be messing around with the encoder. I leave it as it is. In fact in all my mindiscs decks I hardly use ams knob.
  2. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    I think someone wanted nice looking Hi-MD disc. I am not big fun of hi-md so if someone wants that bizzar TDK PRO I could exchange for ordianary one TDK PRO or for loading tray to MDS-JA333ES.
  3. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    Inside one of TDK PRO case is Hi-MD plate , capacity 963.9MB so it is not 74 minutes as oridnary minidisc.
  4. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    As far as I know only Sony produced Hi-Md discs not TDK.
  5. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    Hi Today i received two TDK PRO MD-RXG. One as expected contain golden plate and second one is strange dark. Both were Hi-MD. Didn't work on JA555ES but worked on MZ-RH1. After formatting the golden one behave as a standard blank MD but the other one shows on display in MDS-JA555ES disc error. Both can be read in MZ-RH1. So i think someone had to swap original minidisc plate for Hi-Md unless it was originally produced. What do you think? MZ-RH1 displays 963.9 MB capacity so it for sure contains Hi-Md plate.
  6. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    If you get JB940 you can try to swap. Chip on Dig Board in JA333ES. is Mitsubishi M30805SGP http://html.alldatasheet.com/html-pdf/723/MITSUBISHI/M30805SGP/305/1/M30805SGP.html same chip is on AU Board in JB940 so maybe there is a chance.
  7. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Am afraid it is not the same as in JA333ES. You didn't tell what is wrong with Dig Board.
  8. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Anyway there is still chance. In 2017 I bought one champagne JA333ES in excellent condition for 100CHF (even with box, manual and remote) as not working and made it work again.
  9. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    It is hard to find JA333ES for parts at reasonable price, harder than JA555ES. What has happend?
  10. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Press AMS knob and stop and connect power plug. You need minidisc supporting self diagnosis
  11. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Maybe he has only loading tray . Another MDS could be too much, I already have 3 x JA555ES and 2 x JA333ES and besides couple other different types .
  12. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    but still I have no loading tray for JA333ES.
  13. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    I paid 200 Euros including shiping costs. Parts cost me 2 euros.
  14. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Hi I bought not working JA555ES as a parts donor for JA555ES and JA333ES. It even didn't power up. Broken shaft of AMS encoder. Inside I noiticed some flat wires unpluged. Missing loading belt and lever (lock) assy X-4949-790-1 (not available anymore). But I gave it a try. After pluging all wires it powers up and display shines as new one. I managed to create lever lock. First I wanted to print it 3D but with no luck so I did it manually and it works. Next I tried to repair broken encoder. I bought one encoder from Alps and second from Bourns but the old was from Panasonic ;-( . Anyway I put Bourns encoder because it has longer shaft and works smooth and can stand more cycles. The only drawback is that it rotates in different direction than original but does its job. Maybe anyone knows what Pansonic encoder should I get or have spare one. After assembling it turned out that this MDS-JA555ES has played only for 131 hours and recorded for 64 hours so seems pretty new one.