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MZ-RH1 Stuck door - does not release when button is pushed

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I got my old MZ-RH1 out to check and find that the door will not open to allow insertion or removal of a minidisc.  Of course it worked the last time I used it, about five years ago.  Any ideas other than gelignite?

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Likely locked for recording, with a minidisc inside it.

You MUST apply power before there's even a chance to open it. Force it and bye-bye RH1. Even if the battery is dead (or missing), these RH1s will allow operating power to reach them from the USB. It's not recommended, but needs must...

 

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On 5/9/2020 at 11:17 AM, sfbp said:

Likely locked for recording, with a minidisc inside it.

You MUST apply power before there's even a chance to open it. Force it and bye-bye RH1. Even if the battery is dead (or missing), these RH1s will allow operating power to reach them from the USB. It's not recommended, but needs must...

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  BC or WA, my love for Vancouver just increased.   

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