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  1. Back in 2011 (i checked my emails !) I bought two 480 decks for £10 the pair. Both were battered badly, how I’ll never know, and I wasn’t going to ask as the guy at the time as he was the most disagreeable character I’ve ever come across on eBay, I’ve just checked his feedback again and he apparently hasn’t changed ! I knew one had to be in the loft somewhere and was surprised how internally it was in such good shape.

  2. So far so good with the transfer ! I was rummaging around in the loft and found another, rather battered, 480 deck, so I’ve substituted the drive out of this into my back up deck.

    A couple more things to mention, whilst scrutinising the various drives, with my untrained eye, for differences I noticed the one 480 had what appears to be a ‘plastic’ component on the circuit board whilst the 480 and the 980 had a metal equivalent ! (See photos). Also, is there any reason, other than ease of manufacture, for the original belts to be square cross section whilst the replacements are round ?

    Thanks for all the help !0549D8BE-FB2D-484C-A4AC-8F820E3C5248.thumb.jpeg.3825760ee5ccf6866766092056a5e0da.jpeg9F9FB1D0-8F1D-4403-B0DD-BDB118190936.thumb.jpeg.32493b3588a2b74cfde1a4e7d622ba15.jpeg

  3. Thanks Kevin, I’ve swapped the drives over and the 480 drive works in the 980 whereas the 980 drive displays the same faults in the 480. So the problem is definitely in the 980 drive somewhere. I’m happy to leave the 480 drive in the 980 if there’s no difference to the performance, but why is there 2 little red (earth cables ?) on the 980 drive whilst only 1 on the 480 ?

    What I should I be looking at next regarding the fault in the 980 drive ? Cheers.

  4. Thanks Azureal for the reply. It's a blue Hi-MD disc, I tried it on the MZ-NH600 no joy, played ok in the MZ-RH910 ! Strange that neither MZ-NH 600 unit would play it, it's only got a dozen tracks on it. Just wondered if there were any subtle differences between the early/later HI-MD units ?

  5. Very strange Indeed.

    In response to "a", when connecting the "faulty" player to the computer (without a disc), there's a triple tone through the speakers and a dual tone on disconnecting, and it isn't recognised in sonic stage, whereas the other "good" player emits a dual tone when being connected and disconnected !

    The Disc mode doesn't seem to make a difference.

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