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  1. LIP-4WM Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    So it's finally happened; both of my LIP-4WM gumstick batteries have died and will no longer hold charge. I see many of the LIP-4WM for sale on ebay and random places, but to my knowledge these are all original run Sony brand and are surely pretty old (bad news for lithium-ion batteries). Does anyone make replacements or equivalents for this battery? I dont care if its some tiny specialty place that charges $100 a pop, just would like to snag a couple of new ones
  2. Funky MD Units From Japan

    As many of you know already, MiniDisc was at its most popular in Japan, in fact music in that format (Pre-recorded MDs) have been released and sold there as recent as 2010 (!) So not surprisingly, Japan has PLENTY of nice units that play and record MDs. I've been a regular user of an auction deputy service that allows you to bid on Japanese auction sites (most commonly Yahoo!). Recently I have won a bookshelf MD Unit made by Aiwa in 2003 - and I am in LOVE with it! Take a look: Here are some of its awesome features: the display changes colors (511 according to its manual!) Its FM covers the world spectrum (76-108), though the AM tuning is in japanese steps (9 khz starting from 531 - I don't use AM) You can record in different ways - from Radio to MD,CD, or Cassette, from AUX to MD,CD, or cassette, From CD to MD or Cassette, From Cassette to MD or CD The bass on this (called i-bass) is UNBELIEVABLE and comes in two modes, iBass1 or iBass2. The Cassette deck is right on the top of the unit (that little slot at the top) This thing also has a mode where it will tell you what day it is when you turn it on - it notes important birthdays as well as Japanese holidays. On a humorous note, yesterday, it mentioned that it was Greenery Day, though that was actually changed to Showa Day in 2007 (this thing was made in 2003). More about Greenery Day in Japan (it's like our Earth Day): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenery_Day Minidisc.org has a little section on this unit here: http://www.minidisc.org/part_Aiwa_XR-MJ1.html So this is a pretty sweet unit, and the sound is just awesome. It was also cheaper than I thought. When I won it at an auction, it was about 6000 Yen (around 60 bucks or so), though the shipping (from Japan, remember)...yikes. So, have any of you thought about getting any MD units from Japan? Have there been a few you've been drooling over, like I did over this one? If you did manage to get one, please show it off here!
  3. Dear SonyInsiders, I stumbled across this forum as I searched for some details of my MZ-E10 Minidisc Portable Player. So I thought I'd post it here first and see any members are interested in purchasing it? I cannot remember when I bought it - I bought it in London. I had many Minidiscs back in the day - but stupidly threw them when we moved from London to Zurich back in 2009. I pretty much have photographed it from all angles. So I hope you can see the condition is top. The Ear Phones are the Originals - I never used it that much to be honest - I just kept hold of it. Please see the photos and if your are interested - send me a PM or so... Oh - if you wanna trust me (as I'm a newbie) I can send you a Web Link privately to my own Company based here in Swistzerland. So wishing you all a wicked weekend wherever you be. Regards Benoit Oops. The Plug to the Charger Cord is a 3 Pin UK (United Kingdom) Type.
  4. I have a MZ-RH1 unit , black, almost new, original box, in mint state, I used it for 12 hours in total. included are: 1GB HIMD MINIDISC AC charger 100-220V RM-MC38EL remote control with LCD and backlight USB CABLE SONY E0921 headset Rechargeable battery lip-4wm Manuals I could sell the unit at an interesting price and to somebody who takes good care of it. The MZ-RH1 is located in Spain, but could be sent to anywhere is needed. Nothing to hide. Here is a set of pictures taken yesterday, with different views of unit, package box, manuals, etc.
  5. Seeking for MDS-303 laser arm

    Dear members, My MDS-303 laser arm has broken and I'm seeking for a new one, is there someone that does have this component or someone that knows where can I buy this? Thanks in advance, Sascha PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'm from Belgium.
  6. I had to upgrade my computer to use a program for work. I don't want to retire my MiniDisc just yet! I saw the post about QHiMDTransfer, but didn't see where to download it, or whether it worked for Mavericks. Thanks in advance!!!
  7. I use a deputy service to buy stuff from overseas, usually Japan. A couple months ago I made a bid on an MZ-R37 through that service on a Japanese auction - and it turned out to be the only bid. It just happened to be the Purple version of the MZ-R37. I heard it here and there was rare, but there isn't much info about it. Is it really THAT rare? One guy said it was "the rarest one on the planet". Is that true? FYI, it came with a pair of headphones and a remote and works perfectly. It's in very good physical shape too - one thing about Japanese second-hand stuff from my experience, nine times out of ten it looks and acts like new (with a few minor marks here and there).
  8. firmware update

    A few years ago I updated the firmware of my minidisc HiMD MZ-NH10. It was during a update of Sonic Stage. During the update ther was a error. Result: the display of my MZ-NH10 always says "No disc". But there is no trouble with my discs. Now after a few years I fount back my minidisc MZ-NH10 and I want start using it again. Does anyone have firmware for my Sony MZ-NH10 ? Or another solution?
  9. My elderly father has an elderly Sony DHC-ZX50MD which he has been in love with - but is devastated that it keeps erasing some of his minidiscs. Can anyone recommend a repairer around Middlesex/Surrey/London where he can take it to be looked at? Or at this stage do you think there's no point as it's too old and I should try and get him another second hand but younger system. He's too stuck in his ways to learn how to use a new system really - and at his age. It's too big obviously to post many thanks in anticipation of a reply.
  10. Hi, I have the NZ 505 MD player and have stuff on minidisc recorded years ago that I would like to rip to a new computer and make mp3/wav copies. At the moment I can listen to the songs but Audacity software doesnt record the songs as the msuic plays through the MDs headphones and not the computer with Sonicstage. Is there a way round this? Thanks and apologies if this is answered somewhere on the forum, but I haven't found it if it is.
  11. New here, but not to Minidisc.

    So I'm not new to Minidisc (as the title says). It is a format I've been familiar with since ... 2003? 2004? I was at secondary (high) school at the time I had my first player. It was a Sharp MD MT80, although for some strange reason, I could have sworn the screen and buttons were the opposite way around. Funny how memory works. Back then it was recording music from a CD player track by track, which often helped kill boredom, but its not something I would have the patients for nowadays. Which is why, in my search to get back into the format, I aquired a NetMD device from eBay. It cost £30 and came with a charger, some discs, the software cd and all the cables. It is a Sony MZ-N510, which is fairly common I think, but its a damn good player/recorder. I had trouble initially with aquiring SonicStage 4.3 but I found it, and I also had to get 64bit drivers too. I am also going to get hold of a Minidisc seperate/deck/thing from a friend whose dad has two of them, a Sony MDS-JE440. It's going to cost me £10 (as opposed to £50 which is what he would ask elsewhere) as I'm a family friend, which is an awesome score. Looking forward to that. It was very important that the player I was looking for supports MDLP since I do my discs in LP2 mode. Many people on eBay do not state this and a lot of the photos I was looking at also don't reveal much. And are also considerably more expensive. For portability and being out and about, I find that LP2 is fine, and from what I've played through my Hi-Fi, it also sounds perfectly fine. I can average about 3 albums per disc. Whether it will sound the same or not through the MDS I will have to wait and see, but I can't imagine there will be much of a difference. I'm not entirely sure why I went back to Minidiscs ... I just remembered them one day and started missing them. Been using them ever since. I've also been looking at various discs with different designs but they often cost a bit more than my budget for such items would allow. I have bought some extra discs though, some rather nice Sony Premium discs that are gold coloured. I will likely keep this post up to date with my progress regarding the MDS-JE440 and whatever else comes to mind. Thanks for reading!
  12. Got the following items for sale: 1. Sony MDX - C7970 Minidisc car radio 2. Sony MDX - 66XLP 6 disc MDLP changer Used, in good condition, includes all cables and manuals. Please PM for further details.
  13. I've got two min-disc decks for sale and a Net MD walkman. Here are the details: 1) Used Sony CD and Mini-disc deck. Model # MXD-D40. Great condition. Remote and cables not included. $200, plus shipping. 2) Used Sony mini-disc deck for sale. Model # MDS-JE510. Great condition. Remote and cables not included. $150, plus shipping. 3) NEW Sony High Speed Net MD Walkman model MZ-NE410. Brand new in the original packaging. Comes with mini-disc, cables and headphones. $175, plus shipping. You can find product descriptions (better than what I could write up) here - http://www.minidisc....nt_browser.html I'm located in Austin, Texas and would be happy to ship these items to you. Please let me know if you have any questions! Cheers, Eva
  14. Hello, My father passed earlier this year. In his estate we have a number of different minidisc decks and recorders that he used while recording live concerts and mixing final cuts of tracks. I have been able to find new prices online for some of the items, and a few used. I was wondering if anyonewould know if these prices are correct, or how much these items could go for? Thank you in advance, Sony MDM-X4 Minidisc Multitrack Recorder - $139 BUYITNOW on EBay Onkyo MD-2321 Minidisc Recorder - $374 new price from www.minidisc.ch Sony MDS-JB920 Minidisc Player - $480 new price, $76 current on EBay Sony MDS-JB930 Minidisc Player - $480 new price Kenwood MD-203 Stereo Minidisc Recorder - $250 new price Sony Minidisc Walkman (one with carrying case and adapter, one in original box with adapter and manual) - $300 new price, $75 used on Amazon
  15. It's the end of an era. I'm ready to part with my much loved minidisc collection. I have a about 80 discs (5 albums per disc) of a variety of music. Mostly rock and folk (harper, liz phair, elliot smith, lenard cohen, nick drake, neil young, tom waits, sonvolt, cruel sea etc) with some other randoms (astor piazzola, wiate etc). Includes 3 case logic cases and lots of plastic covers AND a Sony MZ-505 Type- R. I'm hoping for a good home. Anyone interested?
  16. Help! Is my MZ-RH1 Dead?

    Hi, I am a long time lurker, and really appreciate all of the hacks the regulars here have provided over the years - it has been really difficult to realise the full potential of HiMD vs those meddling kids at Sony. I am not really very technical so would really appreciate any help with the below. Anyway, my beloved MZ-RH1 has been well used, then recently wouldn't power up. It wouldn't charge, or power up when plugged into the PC. If it was just the battery then wouldn't it still power up / show some sign of life when plugged into the PC. I would happily buy a new LIP-4WM if it was definitely the issue, but i understand my recorder is now 6 years old and this may just be the end. Otherwise the LIP-4WM is just an expensive waste. so is it dead beyond repair?
  17. Hi, I'm looking for a Sony MDS-JB980 in black finish. Must be in good condition with remote control. I'm in the UK just north of London and could pickup within a reasonable distance of the M25 or M3. Regards, Clive
  18. I am looking for a source for the replacement, don't care if it's OEM like this one http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_lip3wmb.htm Just need one for under the $38.40 + S&H that Sony Quoted me today by phone and email! Surely someone here has a source for them here in the united States? Thanks, Tom lifesystems@cox.net me
  19. 2012 may not be the best time to start collecting minidiscs (about a decade too late) but over the past year I've become hooked. Even though I bought my first MD recorder back in the late 90's I've had a long hiatus and never knew so many discs were made. Ebay has served me well over the last year but I'm getting to a stage where certain discs just aren't coming up. I've even contacted a couple of Japanese sellers who say discs are pretty scarce there too. I've seen still a few things of interest on Amazon.co.jp (although rare portable recorders/players are listed at extortionate prices), sellers here don't ship outside of Japan. So I thought I would post a topic here to see if anyone wants to sell me any of the discs listed below that they have extra of or no longer want. The discs do NOT have to be still in their original packaging but I would prefer them without any labels been stuck on the discs. So the list: AXIA: "Select Your Style" - Green one with 3 lampshades: https://picasaweb.go...153527558569602 IDEMITSU: Any - https://picasaweb.go...hannel/Idemitsu MEMOREX: "Memorex SG" - Any colour: https://picasaweb.go...987264293260146 SAEHAN: "Windplayer" - Any colour: https://picasaweb.go...566798349386482 TDK: "Bitclub" - Yellow/White stripes: https://picasaweb.go...654463864314642 "Bitclub" - Black Triangles: https://picasaweb.go...654468159281954 "Bitclub" - US Maps: https://picasaweb.go...654429504576226 "Bitclub" - Book: https://picasaweb.go...345865745722738 "Bitclub" - Circles: https://picasaweb.go...345865745722738 "Bitclub" - Bubbles: https://picasaweb.go...345892593812146 "Bitclub" - House: https://picasaweb.go...345989694446114 "Bitclub" - Runner: https://picasaweb.go...346016983116610 TOPVALU: https://picasaweb.go...nel/TopvaluAeon VICTOR: "Fruity Colors" - Any or 5pk: https://picasaweb.go...780324778361490 "AR 2004" - Any or 5/10pk: https://picasaweb.go...609478376851730 "X(Kai)" - 80m or 74m: https://picasaweb.go...305044035477570 "D-Cruise" - Red or Blue: https://picasaweb.go...304369725612066 "Luna Sea" - https://picasaweb.go...609602930903602 Lastly, I'm also after the Victor/JVC XM-C31 player (preferably in pink or blue). If you have any of these that you are willing to sell, please PM me. If I've used your website to reference these discs - thanks (and I'm jealous!) Many thanks, Z.
  20. Hi, something weird happened to me lately with a MDS-JA555ES: By some strange coincidence, not one, but two minty 555s showed up on German eBay two weeks ago, on two different ends of Germany, and one of it in my very hometown! I took this as an unbelievably happy coincidence, so I just had to get this thing. And so I did. When I went to that place to pick it up I noticed that that guy had no more than 5 (five!) self-recorded MDs (he had set his MDs, most of them still unwrapped, in another auction, which I hadn't noticed). So the tale of this machine only having 10 hours on it may well have been true. I insisted in having it plugged in and trying it, and so it was set up to record from a small portable CDP I had brought with me, connected to the analog input. Of course I had also brought the correct cables, but the stupid part in me had packed headphones with the wrong plug, so I couldn't listen. When I put in the blank CD (an obscure used one I had got from somewhere, sometime), a strange thing happened. The display showed that the deck recorded, but the display was stuck at 0:00. The drive buttons wouldn't respond to stop, eject or anything. The deck wouldn't even go into standby anymore. It wasn't until we pulled the wall plug and plugged it back in, that the deck would act normally again. It wasn't very helpful that the vendor couldn't remember (or pretended to) how to operate the deck at all. After that incident, I ejected the failed disk, inserted another one, erased it, and started all over again. This time, everything went fine. I had been ready to cancel the deal, but decided to go for the chance that this would have been a singular incident. After all, I had already had a disc that (while playing) got stuck on 0:00 before (although it hadn't taken the whole deck's operations down), on a deck that ever since has been working 100% reliably. And when would such a lucky chance (no parcel service to throw around the deck on transit) come along ever again? So I decided to carry through. Since I had lugged that thing home (it is heavy!), I haven't had any time to play with it yet. But today, I had this weird MD in my hands, when I wanted to make some test recordings in another place, and I decided to use it, and see whether it would fail again. Then I noticed that the "0:00" recording was completely intact. It seems that the deck's firmware had somehow crashed, but the deck had still recorded fine. (And when had the deck updated the TOC? I hadn't noticed that at all.) So WHAT ON EARTH WAS THAT? BTW: The seller told me that one bidder had sent him instructions on how to go into service mode an read out the hours played/recorded (he even showed me a printout of the instructions). And he'd gone there and done that. Maybe this has something to do with the phenomenon. Any way to reset the deck to factory state? Regards, Alex
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