|click the image to go to YouTube - Sony LAM-Z05|
The Sony LAM-Z05 (late 2004) is a slick, compact NetMD system. It didn't have any analog or digital inputs, just a USB port for NetMD, a headphone out, and a proprietary speaker jack.
The LAM-series always had cool opening mechanisms and this one uses a sliding top to reveal either the MD side or the CD side.
I bought this one cheap without speakers (since they're expensive to ship anyway), planning on it being a dedicated NetMD writer and using the headphone jack to listen to things.
Unfortunately, it wouldn't record. Neither CD to MD dubbing, nor NetMD was working. I was hoping that the write head got misaligned in transit which wouldn't be too bad of a fix (and it's happened to another deck I own). Getting into and out of the LAM-Z05 would be the real challenge since I didn't see anything documented online and there was no Service Manual available.
Please check out the video for a walkthrough on opening it up, checking out and adjusting the write head, and then reassembling it.
The main points are below:
Flip it upside down and remove the three screws holding the silver "foot" to the body.
After I adjusted it, I just tested with CD to MD dubbing and then reassembled it. After reassembly, I tested NetMD which worked great, too. Now I have my dedicated NetMD writer tethered to my PC!
Please check out the video for a more detailed explanation!