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B60-3319-00 JA ( K, T, M ) AP 98/97/8 7



Before applying power

Units are designed for operation as follows.
Caution : Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation.
U.S.A. and Canada..... AC 120 V only Europe and U.K..... AC 230 V only Taiwan...... AC 110 V only For the United Kingdom Factory fitted moulded mains plug
1. The mains plug contains a fuse. For replacement, use only a 13- Amp ASTA-approved (BS1362) fuse. 2. The fuse cover must be refitted when replacing the fuse in the moulded plug. 3. Do not cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appro priate safety approved extension lead or adapter, or consult your dealer.If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off, remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
IMPORTANT : The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code : Blue : Neutral Brown : Live Do not connect those leads to the earth terminal of a three - pin plug.

Safety precautions



The marking of products using lasers (Except for some areas)


Batteries are supplied with this product. When they empty, you should not throw away. Instead, hand them in as small chemical waste.
The marking is located on the rear panel and says that the component uses laser beams that have been classified as Class 1. It means that the unit is utilizing laser beams that are of a weaker class. There is no danger of hazardous radiation outside the unit.


Caution : Read the pages marked
carefully to ensure safe operation.
Introduction..... 2 Before applying power.... 2 Safety precautions.... 2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS.... 4 Before operation.... 6 Accessories.... 6 Special feature.... 7 Safety Precautions.... 8 Maintenance.... 9 MD system..... 10 System connections.... 12 System operation features.... 13 Names and functions of parts... 14 Display/Main unit.... 14 Remote control unit.... 15 Operation of remote control unit... 16 Playback of Mini Disc.... 17 Playing tracks in order from track No. 1... 17 Playback from desired track... 18 Listening in random order (RANDOM playback).. 18 Searching a desired track by its title (TITLE SEARCH)... 20 Programming..... 21 Programming tracks in a desired order... 21 Repeated playback.... 23 Recording (analog input).... 24 Analog recording.... 24 Recording (digital input).... 26 Digital recording.... 26 Digital recording and SCMS... 28 Simplified CD recording.... 29 Recording a single CD track (O.T.E.)... 29 Recording all tracks on a CD (O.T.E.)... 29 Synchro recording with CD player... 29 Changing the displayed contents... 30 TIME DISPLAY key.... 30 TEXT DISPLAY key.... 30 Editing..... 31 Selecting the editing function type.... 31 Changing tracks during playback (TRACK MOVE).. 32 Moving several tracks at a time (QUICK MOVE)... 34 Dividing a track during playback (TRACK DIVIDE).. 36 Combining tracks during playback (TRACK COMBINE)... 38 Erasing several tracks at a time (QUICK ERASE)... 40 Erasing a single track during playback (TRACK ERASE)... 42 Erasing a part of a track.... 43 How to edit titles.... 44 Changing or deleting a title.... 46 CD Text Editing.... 48 In case of difficulty.... 49 Specifications..... 52

4. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the appliance and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. To maintain good ventilation, do not put records or a table-cloth on the appliance. Place the appliance at least 10 cm away from the walls. Do not use the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings. This appliance should not be placed in a builtin installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturers instructions have been adhered to.
12.Accessories Do not place this appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the appliance. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturers instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn. 13.Lightning For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges. 14.Abnormal smell If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected, immediately turn the power OFF and unplug the appliance from the wall outlet. Contact your dealer or nearest service center. 15.Damage requiring service The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when: A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged. B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance. C. The appliance has been exposed to rain or water. D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally by following the instruction manual. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the instruction manual as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to its normal operation. E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged. F. The appliance exhibits a marked change in performance.
16.Servicing The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the instruction manual. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel. 17.Power lines An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal. 18.AC outlets Do not connect other audio equipment with a power consumption larger than that specified to the AC outlet on the rear panel. Never connect other electrical appliances, such as an iron or toaster, to it to prevent fire or electric shock. 19.Overloading Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. 20.Attachment Do not use attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer as they may cause hazards. 21.Replacement parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. 22.Safety check Upon completion of any service or repairs to this appliance, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the appliance is in proper operating condition.

Sound does not affect the sensitivity of ears

Sensitivity of ears

Lowest and highest frequencies are not audible unless the sound has a certain level of volume. Lowest frequencies Highest frequencies
Small sound near large sound A small sound is not audible to human ears if it is produced at the same time as a large sound. (Masking effect)
Sound-skip prevention memory
During playback, this unit always stores signals in memory temporarily to prevent sound from being skipped in case of vibration. As a result, even when the data from the optical pickup is interrupted due to vibration, etc., the music will not be interrupted because the memory holds the data for several seconds.

During normal playback

Mini Disc Several sec. of data

In case of vibration

The sound data for several seconds is always stored during playback.
When the readout from disc is interrupted momentarily due to vibration or shock, the reproduced sound from the memory will not be interrupted. Reproduced sound
Digital memory Reproduced sound

System connections

Make connection as shown below. When connecting the related system components, refer also to the instruction manuals of the related components. Caution: Do not plug in the power lead until all connections are completed.
Malfunction of microprocessor
If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microprocessor refero ring to In case of difficulty.


R-SE7 (optional)

System control cord


DP-SE7 (optional)

Optical fiber cable Audio cords




Remove the protective cap before using the DIGITAL IN jack. Remove cap.


For CD recording, the CD-TEXT function, and for positive system operation, connect the CD player (DP-SE7) to DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1. Commercial digital equipment (BS tuner, DAT, etc.) can be connected to OPTICAL 2.
1. Connect all cords firmly. If connections are loose, there could be loss of sound or noise produced. 2. When plugging and unplugging connection cords, be sure to first remove the power cord from the AC outlet. Plugging/unplugging connection cords without removal of the power cord can cause malfunctions or damage to the unit.

Note on connection of optical-fiber cable
The optical-fiber cable is designed for use in the connection of the CD player (DP-SE7 or DP-SE9). The digital signal transmission makes it possible to record the high-quality sound of CDs without degradation.
Insert the optical-fiber cable straight into the connector until it clicks. Be sure to attach the protection cap when the connector is not used. Never bend or bundle the optical-fiber cable.
Connection of system control cord
Plugging the connector. Unplugging the connector
Insert the connector straight until it clicks.
While pushing the two sides of the connector, pull it straight out.
System operation features

Easy operation function

When this unit is connected with the amplifier-tuner (RSE7) via a system control cord, the basic operations of this unit can be controlled from the remote control unit provided with the R-SE7. This connection also makes possible the easy operation function which activates operations according to the input selection made on the R-SE7 (two-way operations). For details, refer to the Instruction Manual of the R-SE7.

Timer recording/playback

When this unit is connected with the amplifier-tuner (RSE7) via a system control cord, timer playback of a disc and timer recording of radio broadcasting are possible. For details, read this instruction manual as well as the Instruction Manual of the R-SE7. Operations on this unit: Steps 1 to 4 in Analog recording.
Names and functions of parts

Display/Main unit

TOTAL indicator CD-TEXT indicator REMAIN indicator SINGLE indicator DIGITAL input indicator TITLE indicator REPEAT indicator O.T.E. indicator SEARCH PGM indicator indicator REC indicator MANUAL indicator
Pause indicator Play indicator
Character information display

MONITOR indicator

Peak level indicator


minidisc recorder

disc loading mechanism



rec level


POWER (For U.S.A. and Canada) ^ & ( ( & ( ) key & 8 Record () key
1 Remote control sensor 2 Mini Disc insertion slot

Insert a minidisc.

The key control signals from the remote control unit enter the main unit from here.
Press when starting recording.
9 One-Touch Edit (O.T.E.) key

3 Pause (8) key

Press to temporary stop the disc operation.
Use this key to record the track being from a CD immediately.

4 Eject (0) key

Press to unload the Mini Disc.
0 Fast forward and fast backward (1, ) / rec level keys (
During playback, this key is used to move the played position forward or backward. During recording, this key is used to adjust the record ing level. At the time of editing, the cursor movement and the selected title can be confirmed.

To listen from an intermediate position of a track :
Listening from the middle of track 7 (7.5) : Press 7,),5 in this order. Listening from an intermediate position of the title being played (.3) : Press ),3 in this order. Example : Specification is possible in the range from 1 to 9.
Listening in random order (RANDOM playback)
As the title each time will be selected at random, you can listen for a long time without getting bored.
To select a different title during listening :

Press the key.

Disc recorded in monaural mode
This unit is capable of playing a disc recorded in the monaural mode. As the amount of data required to record information in the monaural mode is half the amount required in the stereo mode, the play (record) time of a disc recorded in the monaural mode is twice (max. 148 minutes) as that of a disc recorded in the stereo mode.

Skipping tracks

To skip backward

To skip forward

The track in the direction of the pressed button is skipped, and the selected track will be played from the beginning. When the 4 key is pressed once during playback, the track being played will be played from the beginning. (If it is pressed within 2 seconds from the start of a track, the previous track to the current track will be played from the beginning.)

Searching in a track

Reverse search

Forward search

Playback restarts from the position with which the key is released. If forward or reverse search is started during play-pause, the disc can be searched at a high speed but sound is not output. When the reverse search is started during the program mode and the beginning of the current track is attained, it will be played from the beginning.

To pause playback

To stop playback
Each press pauses and plays the MD alternately.

Ejecting the disc

Mini Disc has been ejected.


Let the PGM indicator go off.
Searching a desired track by its title (TITLE SEARCH)
1 Press the TITLE SEARCH key.


To abort operation, press the TITLE SEARCH key again.
Characters flow toward the left. With a track to which no title has been assigned, the track number and are displayed.
2 Select the desired title.

Track played

To smaller track No. To larger track No.


Characters flow toward the left.


Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks)
Load a disc. Enter stop mode.
Programming tracks in a desired order
1 Let the PGM indicator light.

PGM lights up

2 Select track numbers in the order you want to play them.
1 Select the track number to be played.

1 ABC 2 DEF 3

Press numeric keys in the following order. To select track No. 12: Press in order of 0, 2 then the P.MODE/CHARACTER key. Selected track

Programmed order

2 Set the input track number.
Up to 32 tracks can be programmed. More than 32 tracks cannot be selected. If you made a mistake, press the CLEAR/DELETE key and enter the track No. again. An extremely short track cannot be programmed. V V : V V is displayed when the total programmed period has attained 256 minutes or more.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 above.
The input operation is aborted if the P.MODE/CHARACTER key is not pressed while the track number indicator is blinking.
When the 4 or key is pressed during playback, tracks will be skipped in the direction of the pressed key.
To add a track to the program
When a track No. is selected, the track will be added to the end of the existing program. The input operation is aborted if the P.MODE/CHARACTER key is not pressed while the indicator is blinking.
Checking the order of tracks

PGM blinks

Each press displays the next track in the program.
To clear tracks from the program (Operate in stopped condition.)
Clearing tracks from the end
(Example when P-14 has been cleared)

Clearing all tracks

The entire program is cleared.
Remote control unit Main unit

Enter stop mode.

Repeated playback
To repeat only the programmed tracks
1 Program the tracks to be repeated. 1 Let the PGM indicator light.
2 Select the desired track.
All of the programmed tracks will be repeated. In case only one track is programmed, only that track will be repeated.

2 Repeat step 2 above. 3 Let the REPEAT indicator light.


REPEAT lights up

4 Start playback.

To stop repeated playback
Press the REPEAT key again.
To repeat the entire disc
2 Let the REPEAT indicator light.

Recording (analog input)

The input jacks connected with audio cords accept analog signals. This unit records the analog signal from the REC IN jacks by converting it into digital signal. (This recording is simply referred to as analog recording.)
Open the write protect tab of the Mini Disc to make it recordable.
Load the Mini Disc. Check the remaining recording time.

Analog recording

1 Set the amplifiers input selector to the source to be recorded. Each press switches the mode. 2 Select ANALOG or MONO. 1 ANALOG : Analog stereo mode.
2 DIGITAL 1 : 3 DIGITAL 2 : 4 MONO : Analog mono long-time mode. Goes off when MONO is selected. goes off


3 Select AUTO or MANUAL.
When MONO is selected, the sound of the input source is recorded with mixing of left and right channel. Recording is possible for about twice the time of a stereo recording. Each press switches the mode. 1 goes off (AUTO) : Track numbers are added au tomatically. 2 MANUAL : Track numbers are added manually. Extinguished in AUTO mode, lit in MANUAL mode.


4 Adjust the recording level.
1 Play the source to be recorded. 2 Press the key. 3 Adjust the recording level.

To decrease level

When the key is pressed, the recording automatically is paused.

To increase level


Level value

Adjust so that the 0 dB segments of the level meter light occasionally. Decrease the level if the red segments of the peak level meter light. The recording level can be adjusted with the 1 and keys of the remote control unit.

5 Start recording.

Pressing the pause (8) key also allows to cancel record-pause mode and start recording.
Recording is not possible if the following characters are displayed. DISC FULL : Disc is full \Erase undesired tracks. PROTECTED : The accidental erasure protect tab is open. 9 \ Close it. PLAY ONLY : A playback-only Mini Disc is loaded. \ Load a recordable Mini Disc. 0

During CD recording, the track number is sometimes incremented by 1 when the CD starts to be played. This is caused by a signal contained in the digital signal components recorded on the CD. Unnecessary track numbers can be deleted by referring to Erasing several tracks at a time (QUICK ERASE) or Erasing a single track during playback (TRACK ERASE). w
Digital recording and SCMS
Digital recording on a Mini disc is not possible under the following conditions. 1 In case the source contains the copy prohibit code (SCMS Serial Copy Management System). SCMS ON is displayed and the unit enters the record-pause mode. 2 Locking to the reference clock is not possible. UNLOCK is displayed and Pause status is engaged.
Sampling frequency Three types of digital signals are usually used according to the sampling frequencies. The sampling frequencies vary depending on the types of digital equipment as shown below. 32 kHz : Standard and long-hour modes of DAT, A mode broadcasting of BS tuner, etc. 44.1 kHz : Standard mode of DAT, CD, MD, etc. 48 kHz : Standard mode of DAT, B mode broadcasting of BS tuner, etc. (DAT : Digital Audio Tape deck) In general, high-quality recording based on digital signal transmission is not possible unless the source and recorder components use the same sampling frequency. As this unit has a built-in sampling rate converter, digital signals with 32 kHz and 48 kHz can be recorded by conversion to the MD sampling frequency (44.1 kHz).
SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) Designed for copyright protection, the SCMS is a prescription that copying of digital signals as they are in the digital form between digital audio equipment is allowable only for one generation.

Copy using digital input

Digital copy cannot be repeated.

Copy using analog input

Simplified CD recording
When a KENWOOD CD player equipped with a system control jack (DP-SE7 or DP-SE9) is connected to this unit via a system control cord, it is possible to select and record desired CD tracks from this unit. This function is referred to as O.T.E. (One Touch Edit). The synchronized recording with CD also possible in this configuration.
Connect the CD player to OPTICAL 1. Select the CD input on the amplifier. Open the write protect tab of the Mini Disc to make it recordable. Load the Mini Disc.
Recording a single CD track (O.T.E.)
1 Play a CD. 2 Start one-touch edit recording.
When the O.T.E. key is pressed during CD playback, the track being played will be replayed from the beginning and only this track will be recorded. After the track has been recorded, the MD recorder stops and the CD player enters pause mode.

Press the 7 key to stop recording in the middle.
Recording all tracks on a CD (O.T.E.)
1 Stop CD playback. 2 Start one-touch edit recording.
When the O.T.E. key is pressed while the CD player is in stop mode, all of the tracks of the CD will be recorded. After all of the CD tracks have been recorded, both the MD recorder and CD player stop.
Synchro recording with CD player
By connecting a KENWOOD CD player equipped with a system control jack (DP-SE7 or DP-SE9) to this unit via a system control cord and starting recording with the following procedure, the recording (MD) and playback (CD) can be started simultaneously so that there is no sound interruption.
1 Select the CD input on the amplifier. 2 Put the CD player in pause mode. 3 Select the desired CD track with the 4 or key. 4 Put the MD recorder in record-pause mode. 5 Start playback of the CD player.
Changing the displayed contents
This key allows to switch the mode of time display.
Each press switches the time display modes. 1 SINGLE(+) : Elapsed time of a track. 2 SINGLE() : Remaining play time of a track. 3 TOTAL(+) : Total elapsed time of the MD. 4 TOTAL() : Total remaining time of the MD. 5 REMAIN : Remaining recording time of disc. 6 TITLE : Disc title indication (at the time of stop)/ Track title indication (at the time of playback). In record mode 1 SINGLE(+) : Elapsed recording time of the track being recorded. 2 TOTAL(+) : Total elapsed time at the time of recording. 3 REMAIN : Remaining recording time of disc.

One will light.



Indication of the remaining time
BLANK DISC is displayed if the disc does not contain any recording. (NO TRACKS is displayed if the disc has a title.)
When a disc corresponding to CD-TEXT is inserted into a system-connected CD player (DP-SE7 or DP-SE9), the recorded text information (data) at the same time can be read in and displayed on the side of this unit.

Lights up

1 Select the CD input on the amplifier. 2 Stop the CD and the MD. 3 Select DIGITAL 1 with the REC INPUT key.

Destination track No. To increase track No.

To decrease track No.

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Track to be moved


2 Set it.

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3 Execute the track reordering operation.
Display after execution EDIT NOW ! : Editing COMPLETE ! : When editing is completed successfully CAN'T EDIT : When editing is impossible When this operation has been performed unintentionally, return to the status before editing can be made by EDIT CANCEL operation.
4 Eject the Mini Disc. (Main unit only)


To delete the edited contents (EDIT CANCEL)
When the following key operation is performed before the minidisc is removed, return is possible to the same condition as when the disc was inserted. After cancellation, again perform the individual editing operations.
Operate in stopped condition. 1

Image of track moving

Selected destination
Track to be moved during playback Selected destination


When moved to a position after current position When moved to a position before current position


Inserted immediately after destination track
Inserted immediately before destination track
Use the following procedure to change the current order of tracks by selecting a desired order and moving the tracks together. (up to 255 tracks)

Enter the stop mode.

Moving several tracks at a time (QUICK MOVE)

1 Select the Q.MOVE.

2 Select the Q.MOVE.
Each press of the 4 keys switches the operation. 1 Q.MOVE 2 Q.ERASE Editing is aborted if no operation has been performed for 8 seconds.


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2 Select the track you want to move.

1 Select a track number.

Track No. to be moved To increase track No.

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Selected track No.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 above. 4 End the selection of the group to be moved.
Pressing the 1 key allows to check the current order of tracks. Pressing the CLEAR/DELETE key allows to cancel the last selected track only. (To erase previously selected tracks, press the EDIT key and restart from the beginning.)


1 Select the move destination.
Example for moving between tracks No. 4 and No. 5


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2 Set it

3 Execute the move.

= 0 05->006?
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 above. 4 End the selection.
Pressing the 1 keys allow to check the current order of tracks. When the CLEAR/DELETE key is pressed, the title being displayed will be removed from the group of titles to be erased.
3 Execute the track erasure operation.
Display after execution EDIT NOW ! : Editing. COMPLETE ! : When editing is completed successfully. CAN'T EDIT : When editing is impossible When this operation has been performed unintentionally, return to the status before editing can be made by EDIT CANCEL operation.
Image of erasing all tracks on a disc (ALL ERASE)
Image of erasing several tracks at a time (QUICK ERASE)


Use the following procedure to erase all of the MD tracks while the player is in stop mode. Be very careful in using this operation because the erased tracks cannot be recovered once the entire Mini Disc has been erased.
Play the title to be erased.
Erasing a single track during playback (TRACK ERASE)

1 Select ERASE.

Each press of the 4 keys switches the operation.

2 Select ERASE



2 Execute the track erasure operation.
1 Confirmation of erasing

Track No. to be erased

= E RA-> 003?
3 Eject the Mini Disc. (Main unit only)
The track being played is erased (together with its track title).

Image of track erasure

A B 3 C D

Track to be erased

Track Nos. are adjusted.
The TRACK DIVIDE function can be used to turn the part you want to erase into a track, and that track can be erased with the TRACK ERASE function. Be careful in using this operation because a track cannot be recovered once it has been erased.
Erasing a part of a track
1 Turn the part to be erased into one track.
Use the TRACK DIVIDE function and edit the track so that only the part you want to erase becomes a track.
2 Erase the part to be erased.
Use the TRACK ERASE function to erase the track (part you want to erase) that you made in step 1. w


Should be approx. 2 sec. or longer. Should be approx. 2 sec. or longer.

Part to be erased

Execute TRACK DIVIDE twice.
Execute TRACK ERASE once.

1 Select the CD input on the amplifier. 2 Switch off the CD PGM mode. 3 Stop the CD and the MD. 4 Use the REC INPUT key of the MD to select the input mode DIGITAL 1.

To copy the CD text

1 Load the CD text into the MD.

2 Select TEXT LOAD.

Each press of the 4 keys switches the operation. 5 DISC 001 PRE1 Pops ALL ERASE? TEXT LOAD?


Display after execution COMPLETE! : Loading completed. CAN'T LOAD : Loading not possible.
2 Record the track while copying the text.
1 Set the MD to recording pause.


Display after execution CAN'T COPY!: Copying is not possible.

2 Play the CD.

3 Eject the Mini Disc. (Main unit only).
What appears to be a malfunction may not always be serious. If your unit should not perform as expected, consult the table below to see if the problem can be corrected before seeking help from your dealer or service representative.

Operation to reset

The microprocessor may fall into malfunction (impossibility to operate erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while power is ON or due to an external factor. In this case, execute the following procedure to reset the microprocessor and return it to normal condition.
Unplug the power cord from the power outlet then, while holding the eject (0) key depressed, plug the power cord again.
Please note that resetting the microprocessor clears the contents stored in, it returns the microprocessor to the condition when it left the factory.
Symptoms related to MD standard
Symptom Cause DISC FULL is displayed while the disc still has a More than 255 tracks (track No. 256 or more) cannot be recorded. (There may be also cases in which recording is remaining recordable time.
impossible while the track number is less than 256.) In such a case, the REMAIN time display shows 0:00.
The recordable time does not increase after a short The remaining time display becomes 0:00 when the actual total remaining time of the Mini Disc is less than 12 track has been erased.
seconds. The recordable time display changes when the total time of the erased track exceeds 12 seconds. When a Mini Disc has been subjected to repeated editing, the remaining time may not increase even after a short track has been erased.

Tracks cannot be combined.
A track created as a result of an editing operation may sometimes be impossible to be combined with another track.
The total of the recorded time and recordable time As recording is performed on a minimum recording basis of 2 seconds, the displayed time may not coincide with does not coincide with the total recording time of the consumed disc capacity. the MD (60 or 74 min.). Sound is interrupted when a track created by edit- Sound interruption may occur due to a combination of various factors, and it is not a malfunction. ing is subjected to fast forward or fast backward operation. Tracks are not numbered correctly.
A short track may be created depending on the contents of the recorded source (CD, for example).
The period in which READING is displayed is READING is displayed for a longer period than usual when a brand-new recordable Mini Disc (a virgin disc) is abnormally long.


The displayed time is incorrect when a monaurally- This is because the monaural recording and stereo recording use different formats, and not a malfunction. recorded Mini Disc is played. The total number of characters used in the titles is As the title recording areas are used on a per-7-character basis, the total number of input characters may be less less than 1792 characters.

than 1792.

Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them

Displayed Message



An attempt is made to record digital signal from a source using other sampling frequency than 38kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz. The optical fiber cable is unplugged or loose. (The connector is not connected.) An attempt is made to record digital signal from a source while its digital copy has been prohibited by SCMS. There is no recordable area on the disc. An attempt is made to record a 256th track. An attempt is made to assign a title with more characters than usable. The disc does not contain any recordings. The disc does not contain any tracks but has a disc title. The TOC*1 data of the disc is being read. The data related to editing or recording is being written in the disc. The contents of UTOC*2 are abnormal. An attempt is made to perform editing beyond the restrictions, for example to erase a track which is too short. This is a message for confirming if editing can really be executed. The Mini Disc is in the WRITE PROTECT condition. A playback-only Mini Disc is loaded. A CD corresponding to CD-TEXT has not been inserted into the CD player. The CD player is not connected via an optical fiber cable. Title copying may not be possible, depending on the disc.



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