The following table explains the various messages that appear in the display.
|Blank Disc||A new (blank) or erased MD has been inserted.|
|Cannot Copy||An attempt was made to make a second copy from a digitally dubbed MD (see page 37).|
|Cannot EDIT||An attempt was made to edit the MD during Program or Shuffle Play.|
|Disc Error||The MD is scratched or missing a TOC. Erase all tracks on a new recordable MD before use (see "Erasing all tracks on an MD" on page 27).|
|Disc Full||The MD is full (see "System Limitations" on this page).|
|Impossible||An attempt was made to combine tracks while playing back the first track. An attempt was made to specify point B before point A for the "A-B Erase". Point B can only be specified so that it comes after point A.|
|Name Full||The titling capacity of the MD has reached its limit (about 1,700 characters).|
|NO DISC||There is no MD in the deck.|
|No Track||The inserted MD has a disc title but no tracks.|
|Protected||The inserted MD is record-protected.|
|Retry||The first recording attempt failed due to a disturbance or scratch on the MD, and a second attempt is being made.|
|Retry Error||Due to vibrations to the deck or scratches on the MD, several recording attempts were made but with no success.|
|Sorry||An attempt was made to combine tracks that cannot be combined. An attempt was made to erase a portion of a track that cannot be erased.|
|The contents recorded by timer have disappeared over time and are not be available for saving to disc, or Program Play could not be activated since the program has disappeared over time.|
The recording system in your MiniDisc deck is radically different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is characterized by the limitations described below.Note, however, that these limitations are due to the inherent nature of the MD recording system itself and not to mechanical causes.
"Disc Full" lights up even before the MD has reached the maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, "Disc Full" lights up regardless of the total recorded time. More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on the MD. To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use another recordable MD.
"Disc Full" lights up before the maximum number of tracks is reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes interpreted as track intervals, incrementing the track count and causing "Disc Full" to light up.
The remaining recording time does not increase even after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording time.
Some tracks cannot be combined with others
Track combination may become impossible when tracks are edited.
The total recorded time and the remaining time on the MD may not total the maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each, no matter how short the material. The contents recorded may thus be shorter than the maximum recording capacity. Disc space may also be further reduced by scratches.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may result (1) when CD tracks are divided into several smaller tracks during digital recording, or (2) while recording certain CDs with the "LEVEL-SYNC" indication on (i.e., the automatic track marking function on).
'TOC Reading" appears for a long time
If the inserted recordable MD is brand new, "TOC Reading" appears in the display longer than for MDs that have been used.
Limitations when recording over an existing track
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the deck, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem.Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The deck does not operate or operates poorly.
|System||MiniDise digital audio system|
|Laser||Semiconductor laser 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
|Laser output||Less than 44.6 µW*
*This output is the value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up
Block with 7 mm aperture.
|Laser diode properties||Material: CaAlAs|
|Revolutions (CLV)||400 rpm to 900 rpm|
|Error correction||Advanced Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code (ACIRC)
|Sampling frequency||44.1 kHz|
|Coding||Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding
|Modulation system||EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)|
|Number of channels||2 stereo channels|
|Frequency response||5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.3 dB|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||Over 100 dB during playback|
|Wow and flutter||Below measurable limit|
|Jack type||Input impedance||Rated input||Minimum input|
|LINE (ANALOG) IN||Phone jacks||47 kilohms||500 mvrms||125 mvrms|
|DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1||Square optical connector jack||Optical wave length: 660 nm||-||-|
|DIGITAL OPTICAL IN2||Square optical connector jack||Optical wave length: 660 nm||-||-|
|DIGITAL COAXIAL IN||Phono jack||75 ohms||0.5 Vp-p, ±20%||-|
|Jack type||Rated output||Load impedance|
|PHONES||Stereo phone jack||10 mW||32 ohms|
|LINE (ANALOG) OUT||Phono jacks||2 Vrms (at 50 kilohms)||Over 10 kilohms|
|DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT||Square optical connector jack||-18 dBm||Optical wave length: 660 nm|
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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