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PC operation Cancel=off what does this mean
Hello this is when you used the On/Off button to connect to the PC, normally when your m5210 is on the off position than you plug the unit to the docking station or USB cable, press the ON/OFF button to see on the display PC operation, the unit will be connected to your PC, to download your audio files when you are using walkabout Transfer software program on your PC.
on May 08, 2014
Mikomi ET858 digital voice recorder suddenly
I recently bought this little headache of a dictation machine to help me with my Law revision. Had similar problems but have worked out the following:
The machine appears to have 2 modes of recording - LP and SP. When the machine is in LP mode, it appears to be a format for the machine itself to allow for longer record time. Because of this individual format it will not play back on computers. If, however, you change it to SP mode (from what I can ascertain from the VERY unhelpful user manual is 'high quality recording' i.e. standard WAV format) it saves the file in a .wav format which is playable on computers.
To switch it from LP to SP (this is on my dictation machine only - i take absolutely no responsibility for breakages etc):
Press 'M' to cycle to 'REC' mode
Use the Volume control to cycle between SP, SP VOR (no idea what VOR is i'm afriad), LP and LP VOR
Record as usual.
I've made test recordings on both SP and SP VOR and both save to WAV format and can be played back through a computer.
If anyone knows what VOR is then please shout back.
Hope this helps.
on Feb 10, 2012
Need user instructions for Mikomi ET-858
Unfortunately, units made in foreign countries don't have much of a user manual - ESPECIALLY in english.
There is no support website for Mikomi - and - unfortunately it will be up to you to "translate" the english to english :D.
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on May 06, 2009
I want to voice record text books in a format for my son to listen to - he has dislexia. What should I buy?
There are several Freeware Text-to-Speech and some very expensive Text-to-Speech available on the internet, but to the best of my knowledge there is nothing available at any price that will do a proper job --the easy way.
This is why all "books on tape" or CD or whatever else, are performed by real people. Check in your local library. :-)
If you really want to voice record text books for your son to listen to, you are the only one who can do it. It is a labor of love. Or you can hire a student radio announcer.
At your local second hand stores you'll be able to get yourself a decent cassette tape recorder/player and a decent plug-in external microphone, with an ON-OFF switch. That should be an investment of not more than $20.00 to $30.00
The 60 minute cassette tapes are the more durable ones, and can be had for about $1.00 each.
Much information is available on the Internet about how to record your voice on tape.
For converting your tapes to MP3, my choice is a freeware named Audacity.
The benefit of this software is that not only it has professional features, but it has excellent on-line manuals and step-by-step instructions.
After that, it is only a question of trial-and-error until you are happy with the final outcome.
It is time and effort well invested.
on Dec 22, 2014
A loud beep on a 2710 dictaphone
There is a couple reasons way your unit can beep.
#1 not tape on the unit
#2 if you trying to record maybe the cassette tab on the cassette is broken to protect a recording
#3 it can be at the end of the tape
#4 try to play and make sure tape moves if tape don't move possible broken belt or bad motor
If none above you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 644-9525. Please indicate model and detailed description of problem.
on May 08, 2014
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