A few years ago my friend Dan developed a method of recovery for ToC
damage - record a full disc, even with silence, and save it so that the
ToC shows a complete disc. Then pull the power plug on your Sony player
(this was for home decks, not portables, and not HiMD), pull out the
mechanism and change discs, then reassemble it with the damaged disc in
- and when you restore the power it will think it has the full disc and
you can copy off the contents, or edit the new ToC...
This is just an example and I have no idea if it would work with HiMD
or portables... but it saved our biscuits a few times doing radio work!
Perhaps this will inspire some sort of discovery to recover your files?
Minidiscs usually keep the information even when the table of contents
has been damaged...
Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio
On Nov 5, 2006, at 9:55 AM, Rob Danielson wrote:
> At 10:30 AM -0800 11/4/06, Roy Beckham wrote:
>> I have a mini disc (Hi MD) that was brand new and used to make a
>> recording. Upon returning from my holiday the disc now reads as "No
> Hi Roy--
> Your's is the first "disappearance" report I've seen. As you listened
> to the recording, I'd consider trouble-shooting it as a disk reading
> problem (if magnetic erasure can be eliminated as a possibility).
> Make sure the disk is unlocked and try loading it several times. If
> still no luck, try it in other another HiMD deck if you can locate
> one nearby. Are you running SonicStage v3.4?
> There are no Hi-MD disc file recovery means that I'm aware of. You
> can mount it on the desktop of your computer as a FAT 32 volume and
> see what clues the directory can provide, but you can't get the
> recordings from it with without SonicStage. The Hi-MD forum is the
> place I go for nitty gritty on Hi-MD:
> http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?showforum=3D34 If you can't get
> it to transfer but you can play it in SS, search "total recorder" in
> the forum. Rob D.