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Sony MDS-JE500 random retry error

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Rezső Gubik

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Dear forum members,


I've got to my hand a MDS-JE500 MD deck from a first owner in quite good condition. Unfortunately as more I am playing/recording with it there comes randomly an error message while recording: Retry - Retry error. It means, at retry error it skips the current recording to a new separate track. It is really annoying and random. Sometimes a disk is written with max. 2 errors but sometimes with 10+.

Following the repair manual I have made a recording test and the focus bias test, here the result was below the limitation: focus errors were below 20, namely 0-5 error/session.

The heads are clean and dust free. The symptoms are present with used and new disk either. Any proposals or tips?

Thank you!

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