If your MD recorder fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple
measures which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the
recorder's power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
The unit does not respond to operations.
The unit does not work normally.
Playback is not possible.
Recording is not possible.
The MD cannot be removed when
The remote control does not operate.
MD is dirty or damaged.
MD is damaged ("UTOC Err L0~4" appears in the
There is an influence of strong external noise
(lightning, excessive static electricity, etc.) or a
misoperation was performed while using this unit.
Moisture is on the laser pickup.
The power is OFF.
The disc has been loaded incorrectly.
An unrecorded (blank) MD was loaded ("Blank
Disc" appears in the display).
The disc is write protected ("Protected" appears in
A pre-mastered MD is loaded ("PlayBack MD"
appears in the display).
The source is not connected correctly.
The input setting is incorrect.
The recording level is too low.
The digital output level of the digital source is too
There is not enough blank space left on the MD.
If the power cord was unplugged or there was a
power outage during recording, that recording may
The carriage lock function has activated.
The unit is too close to the television or other
The batteries are exhausted.
The remote control transmitter is operated from an
incorrect distance or angle.
The remote control sensor is located in strong
Replace the current disc with a new one.
Turn the power off and disconnect the AC power
from the AC outlet. After about 30 seconds have
passed, connect the power and try again.
Leave the unit switched ON and wait 20 to 30
minutes for the moisture to evaporate before
trying to play a disc.
Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote
control) to turn the power on.
Reload the disc with the label side facing up, and
the arrow pointing toward the disc insertion slot.
Insert a recorded MD.
Slide the write-protect tab to the closed position.
Load a recordable MD.
Check all connections again.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the correct
Turn REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level.
Set the digital output level of the digital source to
Load a recordable MD with fewer recorded
tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks from the
If recording was interrupted, try recording again
starting from the beginning.
Insert the MD completely, then press
Place the unit farther away from the television or
Replace the batteries.
Operate the remote from less than 6 meters
(about 20 feet) and within 30° on either side of
Place the unit away from the strong light.