20 Most Recent Sony DDS SDT-5000 DAT Tape Drive Questions & Answers

supply an image (and would be great if you could supply image from old broken one and new one)

I'm a bit confused though: if you have an internal working sdt-5000 that you want to put into an external broken sdt-5000, it should be as simple as getting the enclosure open, then swapping the internal drives; i.e. external enclosures usually still use the same spec internal drive so it would just be an ide or scsi connector cable.

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Sony DDS... | Answered on Oct 14, 2016

I could help if I had more information about the problems your experiencing? You said that the tape drive is not working, but you didn't say what was wrong with it? What is it doing? Does it turn on, but it won't record a back up? Is it a problem with your system not recoginzing the drive? Have you checked to see if your system recognizes it? Did you download and install a driver before connecting the drive to your system? What is your operating system? Win Xp? Win 7? Vista? Does the light come on when you put a tape in the drive to signal that power is going to the drive? All of these questions are very relevant. There is not link for requesting a reply of confirmation on a paid question through Fixya. If you could go to your question on Fixya and use the reply or comment link to provide the above information I will help you solve this problem.

Sony DDS... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

1st leave the battery out,
then power only with AC power pack
push power for 10seconds and releases.

the batteries are bad, as more are, in the wild. most.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

all things can be repair,
only price to do so matters.
one mans garbage is others treasure.

can't speak for you ever.
but in my hands yes, garbage.
spend hard cash on newer more supported products.
2010 or newer is good rule.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Aug 31, 2019

Might be motor-boating. Used to be a fairly common fault with older less sophisticated circuitry. The cause could be anything from a fault in an interim power supply to stray feedback causing an oscillation with a low speed harmonic. Considering your description it could be the latter - impedance mismatch maybe, between the external mic and the amp input...

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019

Sounds like you accidentally pressed the power button while you were dusting and turned it off. You just need to turn the HT-S200F back on.
It's the 1st button on the left of the control panel, which is located on top of the soundbar, in it's center. .

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019

Have a look at VLC media player at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ It's free and plays pretty much any video format, including DVDs

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Aug 16, 2019

If you live in the rural area and you have a broadband connection/modem connected to the Netgear wireless router, then I suggest you look at my instruction on how to configure the wireless router with encryption (security) - click on this link for instructions. :-

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Aug 16, 2019


I hope these will work and help you ! :)

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Jul 25, 2019

wow now the PN emerges, sure.
so now we land on 2009 laptops
are you using XP or VISTA, if yes there is no support for that now,
its a dead product. this device. now
last model made Windows 7.
here is the option card that makes BT work per your spec.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology, wireless broadband (technology used varies by region, including WiMax, HSDPA and 3G), GPS (model-dependent) "means options !!!!!!" day 1 new......!!!!

if you do not have that card, there is no BT.
you then add one.
the card varies by COUNTRY , no country stated, at all.
no OS stated at all
no answers possible.
the maker sure does not support it but gee ask them first.?

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

hello Mr. chan, (CC)

is the BT in a US B port or inside the PC.
most PC made for sure old ,(no model stated so answers will be wrong )
the BT is an option on all PCs mostly old.
if missing INSIDE we add it outside on a USB port
a dirt cheap fix.
ebay this USB Bluetooth.

VAIO goes back to 1996, surely you can tell what model you have and what OS it runs. next. windows what?
2007 they started offering BT as an options with wifi card.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

YouTube video shows how to do this.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on Jun 05, 2019

NO DEVICE STated fits a SONY what,
we now know its 1982 wall wart but no DEVICE known
and was hacked, by others, wow./
my wild guess is SONY radio, 1982, year is correct
device not known, and matters.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on May 27, 2019

there are many keys for boot...but common key is F11.....also try F12 and F1

Sony Computers &... | Answered on May 21, 2019

Contact Sony directly to inquire.

Sony Computers &... | Answered on May 11, 2019

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