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Jimma last won the day on February 16 2016

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About Jimma

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    Winchester, England
  • Interests
    VW Campers, original (Non-BMW) Minis, pinball, MiniDisc, video games, DJing (with vinyl and MiniDiscs).

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  • ATRAC Devices
    Sony CDX-DAB6650, PlayStation 3.
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    Sennheiser HD 480-13II/600 R, Sony MDR-ZX300L, Sony MDR-G72, Sony MDR-V50, Philips SBC HC8415, Vivanco Aircoustic TV 480 HD.
  • Minidisc units
    4x Sony MZ-R55, Sony MZ-NH1, Sony MDS-JE510, Sony MDS-JE530, Sony MZ-E900, Kenwood KMD-671R, Sony MZ-RH10, Sony MDS-NT1, Sony CHC-CL5MD, Sony MZ-R91, Aiwa AM-NX9, Goodmans GMD-16RB, Sony MDX-F5800, Sony MZ-E44, Sony MZ-R900, Sony MZ-E60, Sony MZ-N1, Sony MZ-N710, 2x Sony MZ-R700, Sony MZ-E300, Sony MZ-NH600, Venturer MDP-2, Aiwa AM-F65, Sony MZ-E501, Sony MDX-C5790R, HHB MDP500, JVC XM-PX50, Panasonic SC-PM37MD, 2x Sony MDS-DRE1 DJ Decks.
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    2x AV-JEFE TCM110, AIWA HS-J170 stereo lapel.

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  1. The Return to MD

    You may know this already but unfortunately SonicStage doesn't recognise FLAC files. You will have to use something like FLAC Frontend to change them back to WAVs before importing them into SonicStage for transfer to your NH1 once you get your USB cable. The MZ-NH1 is a fantastic bit of kit and I'm sure you'll be very happy with it. I love mine:)
  2. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14753045.Cameron_has___1m_memoirs_backed_up____on_MiniDisc/ The first time I've heard of someone using MD due to it being "unhackable".
  3. It looks like you're going to have to keep it in one piece and just welcome a new member to your MD family:)
  4. Google has shut down Picasa so all the photo albums that were there have been transferred to Google Photos but unfortunately that means the pictures are inaccessible to anyone but the owner unless they set up new public albums, which is very annoying. The same thing has happened to the MD Channel galleries.
  5. MZ-RH10 HiMD repair?

    Hi mimerskol. I really hope you are able to get your MZ-RH10 up and running, but if this proves impossible I would be very interested in buying it from you if the display works as my RH10 has the common oled display fail issue. If you have no luck repairing it and are interested in selling, please let me know:)
  6. Blank Disc Catalog

    Those sites don't include every disc ever made, but I've not seen any more comprehensive sets of pictures.
  7. SonyMZ-R30 issues

    From past experience, game consoles and Blu-Ray or DVD players don't transfer the track marks for some reason. I am at a loss as to why they would not transfer from the Arcam CD player though. I have never had any issues transfering track marks via optical to any MD deck or portable from any dedicated CD player with any CD. The only difference is that I don't use Syncro Rec. I just rec/pause the recorder, play/pause the player and then start them at the same time. That might be worth a try but I can't really see why it would make any difference.
  8. Sonic Stage Folder view?

    The problem I have is that if you import an album such as, for the sake of argument "Now That's What I Call Music! 93" in MP3 format and each track has the album title and artist metadata then SonicStage splits it up into 44 seperate albums called Now 93, one by each of the 44 artists. Unless I'm missing something then the only way to transfer the album onto MiniDiscs with the tracks ordered correctly is to read through the tracklisting and painstakingly select each track individually before transfer. To change the album to a the same artist or no artist at all would in this example require changing the artist on all 44 "albums" individually. I have played around with this a lot and have found no way around it apart from erasing the artist data from the MP3s before importing, which is also a pain. Maybe I'm just being clueless Stephen.
  9. Sonic Stage Folder view?

    Nemo, I would really like a copy of your app if you'd be willing to let me have it. It drives me mad when you import a compilation album into SonicStage and it splits the album up according to the artist metadata.
  10. Hi Steve. A NiMH battery should charge just fine using the charging stand and it will likely give better performance and none of the memory effects of the original NiCd.
  11. The new blank disc from Sony. Is it the last?

    I got them from a Japanese seller on eBay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=u-japan&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xminidisc.TRS0&_nkw=minidisc&_sacat=0 This new model was released in November as far as I can tell. The five packs even come in an old school cardboard box with five individually wrapped discs inside which is a nice touch. Sony still manufacture the Neige discs as well unbelievably. I picked up a few of those in their new 2015 individual packaging a couple of months ago.
  12. I've just received some of the brand new Sony blank MiniDiscs through the post and the packaging bears a striking resemblence to the very first blanks from back in 1992. This makes me wonder if they are finishing in the same fashion as they started and that this is the last new blank we will see from Sony. I certainly hope not but I have included a few photos of the 1992 and 2015 discs together for comparison. http://www.sony.jp/rec-media/products/MDW80T/
  13. Boombox/Ghetto Blaster Project

    I've always fancied a portable boombox with MiniDisc but here in the UK they are quite hard to come by and rather expensive. They are even rarer if you want one that runs on batteries which is vital if you want to be totally portable. Having seen the listings on eBay for supposed warehouse find brand new 1980s boomboxes I thought I'd grab one and see if it was suitable for modding. The seller I bought from has a listing for stereos with one faulty tape deck for £29 including delivery so I ordered one and once it arrived, set about finding out how hard it would be to change the faulty tape deck for MiniDisc. The results can be seen in the attached pictures and I am very pleased with the way it has turned out. It is a big old beast though and will be expensive to buy batteries for as it takes 10 D size and 1 AA for the clock/MiniDisc. If anyone wants me to explain what I had to do to achieve this, please ask and I'll be happy to go into more detail, although stupidly I didn't photograph the whole process.
  14. LIP-4WM Battery Rebuild.

    Mine also only charged for a very short time to begin with. It got up to the full charge time after I discharged it once or twice. As far as the tight fit goes, it is cozy to say the least but I don't think it's tight enough to cause any problems. Interestingly the battery listing on eBay suggests that they can manufacture batteries to the buyers size specification so I may ask the seller about this. It may be that it would be prohibitively costly to do and I reckon there is a good chance that they would not be able to thin the battery down to less than the current 4mm anyway. They could possibly add some extra capacity by lengthening the battery though.
  15. LIP-4WM Battery Rebuild.

    I'm pretty sure there is no need for both protection circuits but I see no reason to suspect that having two lots of protection will have much of an effect on battery performance. I left both of them in situ as the one on the new battery would be a pain to remove and the other is pretty well integrated with the output terminals of the old battery which we need to use. I also thought that I was more likely to get an accurate battery level reading from the MiniDisc unit using the original protection circuit. If you can somehow bypass the original protection circuit and wire the new battery straight to the output terminals I don't foresee you having any problems, although I can't say for sure as I have not tried. This could be a solution if you think the original circuit is fried for some reason. Good to hear that you're being sent the correct batteries Stephen.