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  1. [FIND] Lever (Lock) Assy Sony MDS-JA333es

    It is not too complicated to do this part on your own as I did? But first try to use glue and add some reinforcements on sides. It helped on my JA333ES. After using glue give it some time to rest.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. TDK PRO Hi-MD

    As far as I know only Sony produced Hi-Md discs not TDK.
  8. 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.
  9. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

    Am afraid it is not the same as in JA333ES. You didn't tell what is wrong with Dig Board.
  10. 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.
  11. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

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

    Press AMS knob and stop and connect power plug. You need minidisc supporting self diagnosis
  13. 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 .
  14. Encoder rotary for JA555ES

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

    I paid 200 Euros including shiping costs. Parts cost me 2 euros.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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..