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11/21: Wild MZ-R700/R500 Hack

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Hi there!  

I've done this hack and everthing works fine  

i get those all new features, but i found a problem  

for my surprise when i've try to write a track name and all  

caracters look like chinese  

Greetings  

thats no problem!!!  

its an added feature.. you can now write in Japanese Kanji characters... if u just press Pause to change to Capital Letters and Simple Letters.. it will work

Is there anyway other than the above to turn this option back to the default English

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Guest Anonymous

Who know the detailed numeric settings in N1's sevice mode? I think collecting these original settings is really helpful for us to hack the machine.

I've hacked my 707 following these steps, but Personal Disk Memory doesn't work and setting play mode on remote seems to be something abnormal. I think it is relative to the altered value. Maybe we can improve these tricks by studying the settings.

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Who know the detailed numeric settings in N1's sevice mode? I think collecting these original settings is really helpful for us to hack the machine.

I've hacked my 707 following these steps, but Personal Disk Memory doesn't work and setting play mode on remote seems to be something abnormal. I think it is relative to the altered value. Maybe we can improve these tricks by studying the settings.

i think Mov1 knows. but he cannot do any more work on his project because of what happened to him at school...

see above for what happened...

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Guest Anonymous

Hi:

- I had a problem getting into service mode. Turned out that the headphones must be unplugged (even though there's no remote on the 500 's headphone jack!).

- Using another poster's function list (thanks Sam!) I set the first value at B0, which gives me "sound + beep" and not katakana titling. It disables the useless (on the 500) "Audio Out" selection. I'm not sure the Beep need to be kept, but it might be necessary for the alarm.

- The alarm does work on the 500, you just don't get a melody. Instead the music just stops, which works just as well for me. The only problem is the units digits for the timer doesn't display. What I do is back it up until I see a "9" then click one forward for each minute if it's less than 10. For times greater than ten minutes, just click forward until you get the tens of minutes correct, and count the clicks to set the units digit.

- The Personal Disk Memory works fine on my '500, but I expect it will get wiped out when the battery goes dead. I've got two MD's registered and it resets the Volume and Sound settings when it sees them. I expect you could add a capacitor across the battery to keep the memory alive if it's important.

- The timer track marking works great! This is very valuable to me when I record a long radio program. Saves adding the track marks later!

Great Hack!

Cheers,

Bob

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Guest Anonymous

Ok, If you look at 500's Service Manual, you'll see that Beep function is deactivated (and many other functions like charging battery..) by hardware. You can try connect a remote control in a flat connector which is located inside the battery's compartment. (it has 4 pins). I gave my mz-r500 to my girlfriend, so I can't say you more about it. I bought a Mz-n505 last week, I've read in a web that this unit has the same motherboard than mz-n707, I Hacked it, and the hack works fine too, I'm waiting now for more tricks and hacks hehe.

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Maybe the R500 don't need the remote to change the 8-step bass and treble like my N707.

When playing a song, or paused while playing, the option "set sound" appears in the menu, will will allow you to change the bass and treble of the current sound set(sound 1 or sound 2) selected. Maybe it is the same on the R500, so I suggest you give it a shot.

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YAY I AHCKED MY MZN707!! IT WORKS! but how do i get to the speedup/slowdown screen?

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biggrin.gif I did the hack for my MZ-R500, its so awesome. I did notice two interestings things about it. I titled some of my disc in katakana, then when I put the same disc in my home deck and edit the title, my deck will scroll through all of the katakana characters available even though katakana titling is not possible on my home deck. Also when I put the same disc in my old MZ-E40 it displays the titles in romanized form like this ^MIKADO^ instead of the katakana characters. Also I wish of a way to title with kanji, as Japanese uses a combination of them both. biggrin.gif

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Is titling limited to only Japanese and English? How about Korean?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Yes only Japanese and English, Korean and Chinese would be nice but I have not found a way to do it. laugh.gif

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this procedures works on mzr 501 (PC ver, but the unit is the same, only the package contains usb adaptor). it works as it works on mzr 501. great. Moment of fear (i have my new MD since yesterday - warranty not validated yet smile.gifbiggrin.gif

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OK, N707 hack'd, all appears OK, noticed thing on PGM, it appears to work (lowered the speed via RM-MC10L remote) and saved setting. Let the MD go to sleep, played and setting remained. BUT, when i remove disk and insert again to play, setting is lost. So looks like the capability to carry out the function is there, but the MD cant then remeber/recognise the settings of the disc...

oh, this is on ver. 1.400 if that helps

anyone got it working ????

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well after a few tests I can confirm that the AUDIO OUT setting makes a difference between headphones & line out. Line out producing a much cleaner, louder an crisp sound.

Cant say I can notice any difference on the MIC sens as yet, but then Im using a crappy Compaq PC mic from work. I'd like to know if anyone has tested this using a quality mic and how it compares on a n707 and to a n1

like the jap text option, def. adds to the funk !!

anyway, big up yourself to all that have contributed to the hack and other usefull info posted here. Its taken me time to get into MD, but hopefully I'll be able to pay some back in the near future...

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I found a service manual for the MZ-N707 and I was trying to use it to manually set the NV settings after a NV-Reset (Tip.. never do a NV-Reset)

However, the display doesn't quite match with the text in the manual. The manual says to do this according to the version number and the manual's version number is 1.0 while mine is 1.4

Does anybody no where to a service manual for ver 1.4. Or possibly someone with a working MZ-N707 could list the values (guessing only the ones that are listed in the Service Manual would be required)

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Riverden, just a point of etiquette, we don't say "jap" anymore, even though it might be a logical shortening. There are historical implications to this shortening that make it racist and distasteful.

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And it's worth its weight in GOLD!

Fixed level non-eq line output? I've lost count of the times I'ce screamed across the room to adjust volume - now I can just assume the vol. is correct on my amp. And the M-Timer will, I know, save a dinner or two from burning in the future.

Excellent Thx!

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umm has anyone done this with a 707 with version 1.4? I would be happy to try this as long as it does not change my button config and it will work on the 1.4 version.

anyone?

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