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  1. Thanks for your suggestions. As it happens I was on the spot yesterday to pick up an MZ-NH900 pretty cheaply which is lacking a battery but has a mains lead. It seems to be able to do all I need (I got a download of the manual), plus I can pick up the battery it needs cheaply (it also has the ability to use AAs but I can get by with mains, I'm not out in the field). Alas, I'm a Mac user so PC transfer on the MZ-RH1 is a no-go - I used to use it with the old Mac OS systems but Sony didn't provide any support for anything past OS-X Leopard, effectively, which was long ago. I suppose I could install Parallel Desktop or somesuch Windows enabler, but everything I read about SonicStage is off-putting. Which makes it such a shame that my beloved MZ-RH1 is reduced to so little functionality (playing, basically) now that I can't see the display. Why didn't Sony design the sidecar so that it displayed ALL the information?
  2. My trusty MZ-RH1 has lost the OLEDs on the RHS of the display, which is a bummer because that's where all the useful information is shown. The OLEDs just packed up one day. Luckily it still plays perfectly, and I have the sidecar so I can see Playback information, track numbers etc. But when it comes to recording and editing, though the machine will still do it, the sidecar doesn't show that information so I can only do things like Rec. format/Move/Erase by complete guesswork - not at all ideal. I have another MD player/recorder which is good for the old formats, but when it comes to recording and editing Hi-MD I'm stuck. Seems to me I have a few options: 1) Repair. There's a video of a guy replacing the OLEDs on his Mz-RH1 on YouTube - he's something of an expert and the process looks like hell, even if you can get a replacement part and are an expert. So, NO to that idea. 2) Buy another MZ-RH1. They go for serious money on eBay etc, and there's no guarantee that they're going to be problem-free. Mine is fine, I just can't SEE what's going on with recording and editing. So I'm reluctant. which leaves me with 3) Buy another Hi-MD machine for recording and editing, which will hopefully be cheaper. This is where I need some advice. I've looked at the specs, such as they are, for Sony MZ RH10, MZ RH910, MZ RH710, MZ NH1 and MZ NH700. What I want to know is which of these machines can : - Format and record a disc (any sort, not just the 1Gb Hi-MD ones) for recording in Hi-MD, (SP and LP) - Play both kinds of MDs, Hi-MD and old-style, LP2, LP4 etc. Not essential but it would be nice. - Edit recordings in Hi-MD format - Move/Erase tracks. This IS essential. Any tips welcome from anyone with experience of any of those machines (Sony MZ RH10, MZ RH910, MZ RH710, MZ NH1 and MZ NH700). My inclination is to go for an NH1.
  3. Yes,and I've fixed it,by trashing the Sony files and reinstalling them.Phew.
  4. I have a Sony MZ-RH1 which I've used succesfully up- and down-loading sound on my old G4 Mac (OSX 10.3.9). Recently I bought a new iMac,2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo,running OSX 10.4.10.When I connected the RH1 to it today,the HiMD Music Transfer box said 'Device not connected'.I tried rebooting,made sure I had HiMD configured on the MD in the machine,tried different MDs,different USB ports,different USB leads,disconnected/reconnected etc etc-nada,zilch,same message again and again.I checked System Profile and that could see my RH1 in the USB port,so it seems to be simply that HiMD Transfer can't 'see' my RH1 . Any suggestions? Is it an Intel Mac thing? a 10.4.10 thing? I could put all my files onto a separate HD,carry it over to the G4 and do it there,but I'd prefer it to work on the iMac.
  5. My Sony MZ R501 has lately developed some worrying problems.First up it stopped recording properly,seeming as if it WAS recording,but on PB there's nothing there and it grinds away on 0.00 without moving.Sometimes it will record one track,but on reinsertion won't record any further. However in the last day or two it's got even worse.One disc I was adding a track mark to,another where I erased a single track,have both been erased completely.Oddly enough they continued to work after I did the trackmark/erase,but after I took the discs out and reinserted them,they were blanked.A third disc I tried to record on now says ERROR when I insert it.I've tried these discs on another player and they have indeed been blanked/ERRORed. The unit still PLAYS MDs without any problem. Can anyone help? It's out of warranty.