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Everything posted by freddyjollo

  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.
  16. presumably you had to disconnect cables? maybe it was a bad contact some where producing some resistance or capacitance? I find this can be a problem with my old ( c2006) desk top computers esp in hot weather due to expansion and contraction. esp the hard drives which can play up
  17. well maybe mabe not. The only way I am able to run HiMD and NetMD without removing the refs in the device manage and refinding is to use different devices - the NH600 for NetMD and the MZ-RH1 for HiMD
  18. problem with the NH600? Well I have one and have no problems with my ancient Core Quad system; if its hardware then its your (modern) pc or you have a faulty NH600 or try a different usb cable or a different usb port? I have number of identical smartphones that use these tiny ports and one drops connections with one usb port on my PC but ok on another where as an identical phone has no such problems. strange.
  19. you should also try removing any appropriate usb devises from device manager. I find I have to do that if I switch between hi-md and netmd. And it may help to stick to a single usb port on your pc, I have no problems under windows 8.1 64 bit by the way. I havent tried the Zadiq thing and dont intend to as Sonic Stage works fine
  20. The B-10, are people referring to the Sony MZ-B10? if so then set to 1 track mode. when it stops then cue then play will move to next track and then play it. so 2 key presses? Thats not too hard? Is that whats people here are wanting?
  21. internal battery? surly there aint one? I hope not
  22. Thats why I have got another for my Mz-B10. If you turn it around so the sockets are outer most, then with a strap you can use it while walking with headphones? You could if you wanted drill a hole in the flap so a remote control could be inserted with the flap closed?
  23. well I bet I am not the only one here to have spare hifi boxed away some where
  24. SNAP. I have one of those from new oh 10+ years ago. But I use mine for a small Kodak camera. very useful little cases especially now Maplin has gone where other wise you might get some thing like this? Probably got it from there. They are quite sturdy and last well and dont seem to get dirty. They are soft cases though dont have a hard shell. If you need a case for some thing small then these are great. recomended from some one who has had one for a very very long time. Mine has 2 smaller pockets one with a zip useful for carrying spare batterys
  25. unlike the Sony decks not a single tiny rubber eject belt insight to stretch and refuse to eject? if you are happy with the sound then thats one extra reason to keep the other deck as a spare?
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