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  1. the 980 was 100 quid years ago, the other jb's were 35 to 60 quid all bar one spares or repair, well it was but in the end nowt wrong with it, a 940 owes me 100 quid as thats the one that was first and i learned what not to do with that, and the other shall i say more basic models were 15 to 35 quid again spares or repair including a 520 and s50 that i broke for spares as both were knackered on the outside. and around 250 quid for the 930 that i bought new 20 odd years ago which was sold to buy the 980 in around 2009.
  2. nice but another mortgage required or for the seriously rich https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144229389976?hash=item2194bdd698:g:LuUAAOSwnFBhWI6f
  3. another bank loan item https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203630204674?hash=item2f694e5702:g:6yIAAOSwdxFhUvOB
  4. 909 is a good quality portable. brushed aliminium and all that, got mine when they were cheap about 15 years ago, came with all the bits and some discs and i dont think it was much more than 20 quid for the lot. as for 940's kevin a guy bought a remote for one on ebay recently for 50 quid, gives you an idea where they are at, but quality machine non the less. ive bought 440/470's for 30 quid spares or repair, mostly its just the belt, a 980 for that is a total steal and still cheap even if you bought one of those (4), i mean 980 drives that are popping up, as 980's can go for lots of cash
  5. nope seems ok just now
  6. having said all that i missed a total bargain here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294421039472?hash=item448cdc8970:g:BowAAOSwSNFhUG5t
  7. and 470's also not far behind, the only cheap ones now are dare i say it the old not much cop ones, kevin has been quiet, wonder if he has been to the bank to take a mortgage out on that 555es, and use all of his other kit as collateral, you could buy a half decent car for that
  8. and the the previously said about one with the guy selling drives for 980's for a ton a pop, as we all know he wont be scrapping 980's to do that
  9. Its done on a lot of forums where there is a section about items on ebay and comments are made, for example there is a 440 on there just now for 49 quid with c13 and it aint worth that, might strike up a bit more interest, yea or nae
  10. he's got a couple of mz r900's and 909's there aswell, now they are good portables
  11. ok will get back to you when ive tested these, i know the 940 will be spot on, the 440 so so and another 440 that got the 940's original drive that had/has an owh problem
  12. could it be that ive got them all !!!! will have a look at that thread, got that 440 and the previous 940 just sitting there, work's been busy, so havent done full tests on them. i am off this week so will finally get a chance, did put some info in that 940 thread a while back.
  13. no probs, had nowt since that 440 a bit back, looks a bit dried up out there just now, maybe we've got them all, i can side line to fixing hornby trains aswell from time to time, so the mind is occupied on these boring covid style evenings, as one thing i believe on that is stay away from as many people as possible. oh look i am a lance corporal now, rookie
  14. getting to be a serious collection you've got there kevin, getting as bad as all those repaired 470's ive got lying around here
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    strangely i have a marantz cd63se and use a mds jb930 as an external dac, the 930 does its own thing aswell, it makes the marantz sound better no end, i was always led to believe that the dac's in sony md decks are exellent to start with, probably one of the reasons why their compressed format sounds better than you think it should.
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    the last spares or repair 940 went for 65 quid, probably needed a belt and had no feet, there is a couple of 640's on there just now, they usually go in the £60 area and over a ton fully working, sometimes a 930 can be a bit of a sleeper as no mdlp, a fine machine and in my book the best quality one of the jb series, 980's are a horrendous price for what is essentially a 780 in drag, and well over a ton for a broken one, a 440/470 for 20 to 30 quid needing a belt is a good buy when they crop up, can fetch 60 to 70 fully working especially if the remote is present then possibly more, ahh remotes, thats another crazy price area, then there is the guy selling drives for 980's at over a ton a pop, wow, out of 480's me thinks.
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    just keep your eyes open kevin, they do crop up on a well known auction site, the jb's not so much, in that ones case i think the pics of the dodgy owh put a lot off, i see there is a silver 480 on there just now, at that price i wouldent touch it with a ten foot barge pole, its rough and no ams knob, so thats the other end of the scale, its worth about 20 quid !! I see we are being given badges just now, do you think anybody will get a blue peter badge. lol
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    it should be titled what have you all been playing with since the spring, for about 2/3 months i diddent bother, then a 940 came up that i couldent resist, it had a very dodgy owh going by the pics, bit broken off it and looked a bit twisted, its been attacked by a numpty for some reason, and ive had a battle with an owh before, and lost !! but for 40 quid inc post i am not complaining, when i got it it was as discribed so i went and got a rough'ish on the outside 440 and put its drive in the 940 and after that the 940 worked spot on, the 440 became the test bed, it was a black bit that was broken down the side, ive strightned up the owh and glued on the broken bit and is now stable in that regard, fortunetly the contacts dont seem to be broken, its a bit unreliable, further testing is on going, the rest of that drive unit is fine, plays no problem. next was 2 mds s50's, spares or repair for not a lot, one had a smashed front, the other ok but missing the ams knob, so the idea there is to resurrect one and break the other for spares, s50's etc are not the type i go for, these are ex bbc, however they have a little secret for those who dont know and the main reason why i bought them, they use mdm7a drive units, very handy and they are both working, main boards and psu's are also ok on both. finally i bought a 440 cheap in good nick with a remote which can sell for as much as what i paid for the whole thing, stuck in standby and a buzzing noise was the discription, belt knackered and hopefully a disc stuck inside, well, no disc as it was half ejected so as somebody was able to get the disc out, this one was a little trickier, first thing was to push eject out manually to see if i could switch it on, not this time, put a new belt on next and see what it does, nope, the buzzing stopped and it went into a constant attempt to switch on loop, next was at the front on the drive there is a micro switch, i put switch cleaner on that and exersised the two little pins that stick up a few times also i dab of grease on the slides on the drive for eject as it was very dry and that seems to have cured that, wonder what the next one will be.
  19. tried to change password, cant remember what it is, looking at the amount of dots its not one i use nowadays anyway, as to change it requires old one, oh well
  20. i think i know what it is and i'm not telling !!!!
  21. Sony MDS-JB920 s/n 5507107, some similarities to the 930 inside here
  22. ok,thats good, now you know what to do in future, know nowt about dat apart from that they are problematic and complicated.
  23. push from the very back of the drive the first one just above where it says 12 then the other next to it
  24. yes, take cover off then look at pic of the drive unit you will see two white block bits, the inner to the right broader one first, give it a wee push towards the front, only about quarter to half an inch or so, just till it stops, that lifts the disc out of its sort of play position and lines it up for eject, then the other to the immediate left, it has what looks like teeth and a spring on, you should now be able to push that one all the way till it stops and then you can take the disc out of the front of the deck in the usual manner,the deck should now switch on, after that you are back to replacing the belt, plenty of links within posts on this site where to get "good ones" from of course dont force anything.
  25. usually means there is a disc stuck inside, make sure thats not the case before we go any further, otherwise known hereabouts as stuck in stand by and your belt change might not have gone aswell as you thought,if thats the case, dont worry its easy to get out.
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