• Combo decks (e.g. MXD-D4) use laser KMS-262 (rather than KMS-260) to support heating the disc faster (9mW vs 7mW) in high-speed dubbing modes. With correct adjustment using an LPM, KMS-262 can probably be used where KMS-260 was originally (but not KMS-260 where KMS-262 is needed).

Laser Power Meters

Mods - would be great to have a specific page for this sort of stuff for the 'hardcore' folk :-)

Sony MD chipsets (CXD):

Sanyo Chipsets:

Panasonic Chipsets:

'Integrated DSP' = Servo Signal Processor, EFM/ACIRC Encoder/Decoder, Shock Proof Memory Controller, ATRAC Encoder/Decoder. See

Sony MD chipsets (CXA):


Other Sony MD chips:


Other chips used in MD machines:

Other parts used in MD machines:

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