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  1. When I try to fix it in Service Mode, don't I need the tech gears suggested by service manual?
  2. I recently got 2nd hand Black MZ-RH1 (North America market model) and found its EL display too dark to read. I have Silver MZ-RH1 (Japanese domestic model), it doesn't have any brightness problem. The ex-owner said it was too dim when he bought. Is there a way to control the brightness of EL display? Or I have to stop by SONY service to replace the EL unit? From the picture, top one is Black MZ-RH1 (USA model) and the bottom is Silver MZ-RH1 (Japanese model).
  3. I own a Silver RH1. Hopefully I want to buy Black RH1 soon.
  4. Thank you marcnet. What a great job you did!! Korean and Japanese characters are shown OK under HIMDRenderer. I attached the screen shots: Korean, Japanese, and list file. If you want to update HIMDRenderer later, I hope I can save track lists as an Excel file.
  5. Sorry, marcnet. I cound't find your email address. I write here and attach a zip file that includes all the files you asked. HiMDRenderer_01.jpg, HiMDRenderer_02.jpg: HiMDRenderer listing All Japanese and Korean characters are displayed as unreadable code. SonicStage_screenshot_01.jpg, SonicStage_screenshot_02.jpg: SonicStage 4.3 Asia Version (Korean) Every character looks ok, but Kanji (Japanese simplified Chinese characters) displays as ?. This is normal since my system works on Korean Windows XP SP2. Kanji is a little bit different from simplified Chinese. In Korea, traditional Chinese characters are used, mainly Korean used though. ***.HMA: from HMDHIFI folder except one big chunk, ****.ATDATA. screen_shots.zip
  6. Thank you marcnet. I tested HiMDRenderer 0.54. It doesn't support Korean track information.
  7. I tested HiMD Lister 0.0.4 and HiMD idx on my Windows XP system with MZ-RH1. - Windows XP SP2 Korean - Sony MZ-RH1 - HiMD media: There are 106 tracks, first 8 tracks in the first group, next 14 tracks in the 2nd group, the rest tracks in the ROOT. - SonicStage 4.3 Asian version: I used SS 4.3 Asian version to transfer the songs. [RESULTS] 1. HiMD Lister 0.0.4 It catches all groups and tracks, but it shows only English texts. It doesn't support Korean language, then all Korean letters are replaced by ? or garbage. One interesting thing is HiMD Lister can access the all data of the HiMD media; it lists all tracks including the erased ones. I erased 2 tracks on the disc and HiMD Lister lists 108 tracks while SonicStage displays 106 tracks. 2. HiMD IDX It has simple gui, and it supports .rtf and .cvs formats, HiMD Lister does only .txt. I had an error message while running it. There are recorded data on the Hi-MD, some errors will be occur! [Abort] [ignore] I pressed Ignore several times until the window was closed. Finally HiMD IDX stoped. Run button changed to Halt and time progrssing bar displayed pass#3. The list file only has English named tracks.
  8. I bought silver one (Japanese dometic). It sounds great. I wanted to buy a black, but it was limited edition in Japan; it sould be pre-ordered with higher price. I also have NH1 Silver. Both are nice players, NH1 has better body though.
  9. Temporarily I moved out of the United States, then I can't redeem connect.com coupon code-even I can't access to Connect.com. Here's the code and how to use: Coupon Code: OVOA1XQ2ZKD86
  10. The part # of the USB cable for MZ-NH1 is 1-828-071-11. You should call SONY DAPC 1-800-488-7669 to order it. Or go to AudioCubes.com http://www.audiocubes.com/category/Accesso..._USB_Cable.html
  11. Check the newest online price with several price search engine like http://www.pricegrabber.com http://www.shopping.com/ The price of MZ-NH600 is less than $100 now. W/ shipping is just little over $100. $67 is much cheaper though. BestBuy and other local stores still sell it as $199.99.
  12. Is there any magic combo for MZ-NH1? I tried the combo on my NH1, I couldn't get into the service mode-only HOLD sign blinking.
  13. Have you tried Open-MG patch from Microsoft? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887811
  14. http://www.wagarassoc.com/MDStorage.htm What about these?
  15. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887811 See the link. You may solve the problem. The patch worked for me.
  16. I have Sony and Canon digital cameras and they don't use the same USB cable as MZ-NH1's. MZ-NH1 USB cable has regular flat connector for PC side and other side has unique connector. I never seen it before, it looks like iPod connector. The part # of the USB cable for MZ-NH1 is 1-828-071-11. It comes with Ferrite cores. I don't know how much it is.
  17. http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?showtopic=7466 This was my story regarding SonicStage 2.3 problem. Now no single error I have. It works OK.
  18. [MY PROBLEM] I met big trouble after updating my Windows XP SP1 system. I updated DirectX 9.0c, IE 6 SP1 security issue KBKB889293, installed new nVidia driver 66.93 and turned on Hyper-threading of dual CPU. Oh, my goodness! SonicStage 2.3 was no longer starting. It showed starting logo image and then automatically closed. MD Simple Burner was working OK though. I had no idea where the problem came from. I did many things done at the moment. I re-did multiple re-installations followed by NetMD Software FAQ, http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?showtopic=4171 . Right after installation, everything worked. I could open SonicStage and worked. However the problem came with re-launching. Only the first execution was working. If I wanted to use it, I had to re-install whenever I need it. I searched all problem solutions related with SonicStage 2.3 and found many people have solved by removing Windows Security Update KB840987. I didn't have any single problem after I applied KB840987 since I patched the update KB887811. If you have updated with KB840987 and your SonicStage has troubles, you SHOULD check this page, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887811. Finally, I removed KB840987, but there was no better change. The worse thing was that I lost all connection to my application on my system. No longer the apps working. I doubted DirectX 9.0c, but there was no point to uninstall DirectX or going back to older version. I heard there's one utility for that purpose, I didn't try though. I decided to re-buildl my whole system since many unnecessary files and registries have accumulated. [MY SOLUTION] I re-installed Windows XP SP1. Updated security issue, KB840987 and Open-MG patch KB887811, and KBKB889293. I installed DirectX 9.0 NOT 9.0c. Original DirectX of Windows XP SP1 is veriosn 8.1. You can check your DirectX version, START > RUN > type dxdiag and enter. I install (really fresh installation) SonicStage 2.1 from original CD came with my MZ-NH1. I updated it to 2.3 at www.connect.com. Everything works without any problem so far. [NOTE] SonicStage 2.3 updater is available at www.connect.com, but it is not full version app. It is a small update utility that downloads necessary zipped files from sonypictures.com, extract them to temp folder and launch the update procedures. The update procedure un-installs SonicStage 2.1 first and then install 2.3. After the installation done, the necessary 2.3 update files are removed from your system. If you want to capture the SonicStage 2.3 files, go to your temp folder after download finished before installation starts. If your Windows drive is C:\, the SonicStage 2.3 files are temporarily stored in C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Local Setting\Temp\SSWebUpg There are four zipped files: 33.7MB Launcher-CONNECT.zip OpenMGSetup.zip SS-ADD-English-CDDB-EMD-XPCD.zip SS-English.zip These files are extracted to the folder named Extract, C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Local Setting\Temp\SSWebUpg\Extract [sUGGESTION] My assumption, ONLY MINE not proved, is the problem coming with DirectX 9.0c since SonicStage uses DirectX 9.0b. I saw SonicStage installation updated my DirectX 9.0 to 9.0b. It's the latest DirectX has good chemistry with SonicStage 2.1 and 2.3. Windows XP SP2 may install DirectX 9.0c-I don't update yet I'm not sure. If you plan to update XP SP2 or DirectX 9.0c, you may set System Restore option. SATRT > MY COMPUTER > PROPERTIES > System Resotre How to set? START > PROGRAMS > ACCESSOIES > SYSTEM TOOLS > System Restore GOOD LUCK!
  19. You MUST have the same voltage, 6V DC. You MUST have the same current or higher, 800mA or higher than 800mA. If you use 700mA, the power adapter may get broken if MZ-NH1 unit draws more than 700mA.
  20. I have only one that came with US MZ-NH1. The case of HiMD is half transparent slide-in style-same as old MD cases. What about German's bundle HiMD case?
  21. atrain, I want a copy of full version 2.3 and install it later when I re-build my system without connecting to the SONY website. Do you knwo how I can get the full copy of 2.3?
  22. Happy Hopping, I have US MZ-NH1. 1) INPUT: AC 120V 60Hz 7W OUTPUT: DC 6V 800mA 2) MODEL NUMBER: AC-ES608K All AC power adapter for MZ-NH1 have the same model #, AC-ES608K, but different part #. The part # starts with 1-478. 1-478-393-11 (US/TW=maybe Taiwan? I can see 393-11 printed on US adapter) 1-478-394-11 (AEP/E18-middle east and 100-240V area in Europe) 1-478-395-11 (UK and Hong Kong) 1-478-396-11 (Korea 220V only) 1-478-397-11 (JE: Japanese Tourist Model 100-240V with US style prong) I don't know Japanese domestic model. What number printed on yours? You can buy 1-478-397-11 at SONY Direct Accessories http://servicesales.sel.sony.com/web/index.jsp or call 1-800-488-7669 It is $55.95 + shipping + tax. Or you can buy 100-240V inpur 1000mA SONY adapter, AC-E60A, less than $20. I don't know the plug working to MZ-NH1. When you buy alternative adapter, make sure the same DC voltage and same mA or higher mA.
  23. I have some spectral view images comparing several different recording options. http://www.evl.uic.edu/xevious/misc/md/diff.html
  24. Planetminidisc.com has Hi-MD blanks in stock now. http://www.planetminidisc.com/himd-media.html Shipping is cheaper than minidisco.com.
  25. I just updated SonicStage 2.1 to 2.3. By the way how can I download full version of 2.3?
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