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freddyjollo last won the day on January 17 2017

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    JB930/940/980,MZ-RH1, Sharp MD-MT88
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    JB930/940/980,MZ-RH1, Sharp MD-MT88

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  1. if you must have the Beatjam cd I have a copy and can make an iso image you could burn to a cd. It is about 280mb so not a large download. here is a link to my google drive, flle name OMGBJ.ISO https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BGBMN9ykWGlvupeFYe0NdCVNunHcvZY-/view?usp=sharing It wont be there for long so download it asap ( let me know if a problem as I dont do this linking thing often)
  2. That should be written in large letters. How many people have made the mistake of not doing that and find they have lost all their files. This should be done as a matter of course periodically and never have encrypted files in Sonic Stage
  3. It seems that latest versions of W10 wont allow you to turn off driver signing? Any one else come up against this issue https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/sony-mz-rh1-windows-10-and-sonic-stage-4-3.181749/
  4. I mean the sort of things that led to bronzing cds and cdrs. presumably later cds and cdrs were made differently?
  5. it would be interesting to know if there were any developments in the material technology and design with minidisc or whether it remained the same from start to finish
  6. all but the note about removing the lube. what happens to the lube over time, every thing deteriorates over time?
  7. The point I was making is that material technology has improved since the early days of minidisc and cd not that they were similar technologys. Some of the early cd were terrible. I have some JVC CDRs where there seems to be no protective coating on the top and you can scratch it off or it flakes off if you bend the cd!!!!! These bronzed quite quickly
  8. not sure about it being lke teflon. I once took back a lot discs to Richer Sounds, those nice Ruby coloured one as I could see circular rings on the top silver side presumably the semi liquid lube, maybe a bit thicker than on other discs, as the head made contact - the magnetic record head writes on the top side not the bottom. The laser works on the dark underside? So the lube is some kind of silicon material? it might be quite stable but for how long? dont know about the dark underside the laser reads - remember in the olde days of rusting cds? minidiscs belong to those days? Coatings
  9. This is a very olde thread? But one thing not mentioned by anyone is that the top surface has a lubricant to cut down on record head wear and tear. Maybe a md will stil be ok to play in 50 years time but will it still be recordable, will the lube have dried up and damage the record head?
  10. having spares is not an addiction just sensible. I also have 3 olde core 2 windows 7 desktops only because I still use Windows Media Center that was built into Windows 7 and not available for Windows 10. I couldnt do without Media Center for organising my mini Netflix of 1000's of media files acquired over many years .There is that bath tub law of electrical item failure - they either fail within a few months of from new or after some years when they become O.A.Ps. Any minidisc item is now an O.A.P?
  11. I used to have have an addiction but these days rarely use them. Glad I did though as with any old technology the older they are the more likely they are to go wrong so worth having a few spares - I bought mine when they were reasonable prices eg Sony JB940 decks at £75 each now more like £200 and too much?
  12. Thanks for the input. I think I will just pack away the JB980 until I can maybe get a replacment head cheap. Which cheaper models of sony mini disc decks would be a good donor? Other wise just keep using the JB940 decks I have as they are really good enough. I just dont like having broken things. On another point how easy is it to swap the mother boards of the drives over. Any one ever done that?
  13. I would have thought that issues like that would be handled by the motherboard hardware rather than the optical drive unit plugged in
  14. To save me looking thru all the posts can any one confirm that an optical unit from a Sony JB940 can fit into a Sony JB980 and work properly. The record head of my JB980 has broken off it seems & I have a number of JB940s that could donate a drive unit. They certainly look the same physically. Buying decks for spare parts now costs too much to consider. I bought the spare units years ago for about £70 each.
  15. presumably not any cables other than connecting the mechanism? I would reseat them all.
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