YouTube - MiniDisc Repair - Sony MZ-E10 - Another Attempt at this Fragile Flagship MiniDisc Player

The Sony MZ-E10 is a beautiful, but fragile flagship MiniDisc player from late 2002. Sony sacrificed everything for the pursuit of "thinness" including the 3.5mm headphone jack!

I had a dead one previously that never powered on, but at least it came with a working remote.

I received this one because it was showing "READ ERR" and making some pretty horrible "screeching" sounds as the sled motor (my guess) was trying to move the laser sled around.

I confirmed the error and then took it apart to do some troubleshooting.

Check out the video for more info!

Chapter markers

00:00 - beginning 

1:21 - initial testing

1:37 - READ ERR

2:17 - disassembly - top lid

3:30 - cleaning - lots of hair (cat?)

8:12 - disassembly - one screw then inner tray

8:44 - disassembly - flex cables

10:14 - the sled tray

12:49 - a closer look at the gears

13:51 - reassembly - flat gear then c-clip

18:28 - reassembly - flex cables

22:04 - reassembly - arm and keyhole for top lid

23:11 - testing