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  1. MDS-JA555ES strange problem

    Hi Recently I got MDS-JA555ES. Previous owner didn't care much about it so it visible on the front panel but also didn't use it. Total play time is about 220 hours and only 3 hours for recording. Today I noticed strange thing. Power is on, display is working, seems it is playing but every button is inactive. I can't even switch it off or eject minidisc. I had to remove plug from mains. I checked all easily accesible connections. Could it be temperature and humidity problem? It is so hot.
  2. MDS-JA555ES strange problem

    Thx for replies. Today it works fine. Could be another flat wire problem. I check it if I have more free time.
  3. Hi Today I received used JA333ES. It wasn't in original box. When I removed it from a box i heard flying parts inside the MD case. It must have been dropped although box wasn't damaged. MD disc tray didn't open. Somehow I managed to repair MD disc tray and now it plays. I don't what could be wrong with the display. I checked all connections but it seems all are firmly pluged. Leds on buttons are on. Any ideas? Chris
  4. Ja333es display problem

    I got second JA333ES. (not working) with intent as a parts donor for the first one unit. When I open a box it looked like new so I tried to repair. There were two problems first one easy power cord. Second seemed much more complicated. It was broken lever (part nr 217). I tried to connect broken parts using glue and after third attempt with the help my old credit card it worked. I am not sure for how long will it last so if anyone have such spare part and could sell it .would be nice. Same part is in JA20ES and JA555ES. sony_MDS-JA333ES_service_manual p77.pdf
  5. PC link compability chart

    I noticed PC link compability chart. http://minidisc.org/sony_pclk_compatability_chart.htm It states that it is possible to connect JA333ES to PC using PCLK-MN10. According to PCLK-MN10 manual I think it is impossible. Am I right?
  6. PC link compability chart

    On PC link compability chart I didn't notice MDS-S9. It has PC socket, what interface does it need? mabye PCLK-MN10.
  7. PC link compability chart

    M-crew needs PCLK-MN10 so it is impossible. In such situation it will be working as an separate application. If you have music files on your PC you can edit them using M-Crew but no connection to Net-MD equipment.
  8. PC link compability chart

    I didn't know that while using M-crew it is possible to paste all songs titles in one move. Maybe SS.4.3 has the same abilities I didn't check.
  9. PC link compability chart

    I have spare XP license so I will try Virtual Box. Driver for PCLK-MN10 was installed. without any problems. M-Crew works fine on Virtual box with Windows XP 32 bit..
  10. PC link compability chart

    At this moment (since yesterday ;-) ) for M-crew I use an old computer with Vista OS and it works fine, seems to me M-crew is much better than SS4.3. Maybe I will set up another system for my current PC it will be more comfortable. . .
  11. PC link compability chart

    The biggest issues are new OS 64 bit. Yesterday all evening I tried to start MDS-PC3 and M-crew on Windows 10 PRO 64 bit but with no luck.
  12. Track Transfer Error Suddenly Windows 10

    I mean compability mode only for SS4.3 not for Windows.
  13. PC link compability chart

    Japan version of JA333ES has connection to PCLK-MN10 kit while other version has A1 Control socket. Display is also different.
  14. minidisc stand

    Hi I am looking for another minidisc stand, same as in the photo. I could buy or exchange for another mindisc stand for 104 mds (behind in the photo)
  15. minidisc stand

    I have Onkyo amplituner TX-8150, Sony MDS-JA333ES, Sony MDS JB-980QS, and 5 cd changer Sony CDP-CE505. I use speakers Heco Music Style 900, Tonsil Altus 110 and recently bought subwofer Heco New Phalanx 302a. In few days I expect to get Sony MDS-PC3 and another JA333ES (for parts).
  16. Track Transfer Error Suddenly Windows 10

    Two days ago my SS4.3 stopped working without no reason ( maybe windows update). I use Windows 10 PRO 64 bit. I did new installation over existing. Than set compability mode to Windows 98/Windows Me and set administrator privileges and it helped.
  17. Ja333es display problem

    Funny thing to save that piece of electronic art all I needed was flat wire for about 3$ and your priceless help.
  18. Ja333es display problem

    Good news. It works, it does!!!. It wouldn't be possible without your help. Thank you very much!!!.
  19. Ja333es display problem

    I expect to get it tomorrow so it explain if it is display or wire problem.
  20. Ja333es display problem

    I've just found and ordered two pieces, just in case. Close area to me so I hope to get it next week. 275 mm wouldn't be too long? 125 mm is enough.
  21. Ja333es display problem

    I need 25 lines (or at least 24 lines ) pitch is 1 mm.
  22. Ja333es display problem

    I think left wire (topmost) is line number 25 and is NC (not connected?). Line 24 and line 25 on photo looks like damaged. I will look for new flat wire.
  23. Ja333es display problem

    I don't think that all lines in flat wire are broken because it also supplies LED on buttons and they are on. Maybe only one is broken just for the display. After some investigation i noticed that LED on REC button it is not working, so you are probably right flat wire could be the reason.
  24. Ja333es display problem

    Connector number is CN807. It goes to FL board. Wire number on the picture is 68 sony_MDS-JA333ES_service_manual p79.pdf
  25. Ja333es display problem

    The last thing I checked is this flat wire tape. Two left look suspiciously to me. I don't feel confident with such things so I will look for service. If I don't find any I will try it on my own.