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    Aiwa AM-F70, Technics SJ-MD150 and Sony MZ-N710

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  1. On second thoughts, I could use a 9v battery for the MD units (with a resistor of course). Would it give longer recording times using a 9v battery, and what is the optimum resistor value if it is viable, please? Many thanks, Tygerbrightly
  2. Thank you so much for your reply, and the excellent information within. It is probable my MD units' chewing gum batteries are a bit useless, then, as I suspected, and I should perhaps use the extra battery pack certainly when recording. It is a relief to hear that the mics do not drain the battery QUOTE Incidentally, the extra power packs I have made are a 2.5mm power jack soldered to an open lead 9v battery clip and then attached to twin AA or twin D cell battery boxes which have the 9v connections on top. I used a white tippex pen to write "3v only" on top of the battery snap clip, so a
  3. A couple of questions, if I may please? When using binaurals on my MD, I find that the batteries drain rather quickly (I know they use power from the mic input). My chewing gum batteries may as well be made from chewing gum, they have faded, somewhat so I tend to use them with the AA battery buddy pack. If I use the home built battery box as designed by GM, the power is supplied, so the MD unit lasts longer but, the sound is somewhat different. There is a nice brightness when the mics are used on their own, but it tends to change with the BB added (still connected to the mic input). I w
  4. Hi! Thanks first of all to Greenmachine for the info and instructions on building the mics and battery boxes. I have built a number of mics, including the binaural set and an element in a 3.5mm jack, which is ideal for turning the MD into a dictaphone, but can be used plugged into the BB and you have a holder like a pistol grip by the 9v battery, with sufficient lead to not pick up the MD sound! I built the BB box directly onto a broken top of the 9v battery (without circuit board) and even after covering it with hot melt glue, it is really quite small. As a further touch, I connected it to
  5. Another option is the stuff used to clean caravan window scratches (comes in a tube) and if you know someone with a caravan, (or even a light aircraft!) chances are they have some or know a mate who does. A tiny amount is all that's needed and I used it on my vintage caravan's windows and also my terribly scratched watch. It is a polish too, so ends up gleaming
  6. Hi, AS luck has it, I bought an MZR900 from eBay which I got yesterday, and the guy made great praise of the add on AA battery holder, as "the other was useless". When I got the unit home (I drove to pick it up) I realised after some time it did not charge (same symptoms as yours). I actually got it for the remote, as my M710 remote is shot, so tried it with the battery from the 710, which was fully charged. No joy. This morning I looked in the "door" that you open for the gumstick insertion, and noticed there is a little tab (very tiny) which I thought maybe if I carefully popped it up a bi
  7. Hi, I bought a Sony MZ-710 off eBay, and as I was bidding on various MDs (Won this one!) got confused as to the model I have, and hacked it :-( My eyesight is not too brilliant, and I honestly thought it was a 707. I got into service mode fine, and did the deeds, but now I have only two menus, USEFUL and OPTION with only four total things I can do. PlayInfo, SpeedCrtl, EarGrd and PowerMode. The unit plays ok etc, but I would like to get it back, problem is, it won't let me back in service mode. I don't have a remote control, as it had water in it sometime (prolly got caught in the rain) an
  8. Setting One (0 61) number is 20 (can change to 70 for the hack) Setting two (0 62) number is 64 (can change to 75 for the hack) I cannot get back in to my unit, as I did the values for the 707 and I have a 710 Cannot get into the service menu. I wonder if the above poster's friend may have the same problem? I tried using both vol- and later the group button as shift to put the sequence in, but it is not getting into the service menu. TygerBrightly
  9. Thank you. My eyes are bleeding from trying to find the answer to this :-) At least I have the original codes for 0 61 and 0 62 which are 20 and 64 respectively, found whilst going through 710 threads. I just cannot get back into the service menu. Someone even had the luck to get in by using the remote, but my remote has non-standard button actions and was not in proper working condition when I got it (tried cleaning contacts, so it's not that)... I have tried using group button as shift and also the vol- button, which worked initially. The machine still plays, and play FF RW and stop/pau
  10. Oh my god :-( I bought my MD from the internet, and thought I'd try this hack. Got into service mode and did all the bits, then found that there were only two menus available USEFUL containing PlayInfo and SpeedCtrl and OPTION containing Earguard and PowerMode. Tried to get back into service mode, and then it dropped..... I've got a MZ-N710.... It showed the version 1.5 I think when it first worked and it still plays, but I can not get sound menu or anything else. I memorised the numbers A0 for example, but when panic set in, I forgot them :-( It won't get me back into the service menu,
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