20 Most Recent Olympus DS-4000 Digital Voice Recorder Questions & Answers


I'm afraid that the only solution I can think of would be to put in a new set of batteries. If your quick about it, your might not lose the information.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Mar 16, 2018


I had several cases lke this with clients. One of the dictations is corrupted. It's the "one" here that matters. When you connect the DS-4000 to a PC, it appears in your "My Computer" as a Removable Drive. Browse this drive, and you will find the dictations in one of the folders (A, B, C etc...) or they might be scattered between folder depending on how your user records.
Try to copy dictation manually from that drive to the matching folders on the PC (by default My Documents-->DSSPlayer-->Messages-->FolderA, FolderB..., although you might have changed that).

At some stage one of the dictation files will refuse to copy/paste: that's the corrupted one; however should should be able to save the others. Once you have salvaged all but one dictation, you can do a format of the card. In fact, I suggest you chage the card, as corruption is usually a sign of worst things to come...

Using this procedure, at least only one dictation will need re-dictated.

I hope this helps.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on May 17, 2017


Check whether your foot pedal is a RS-26 or RS-28, and the DSS Player version. For some strange reason the DSS v5 is not backward compatible with the RS-26 foot pedals, and so you would need to purchase a RS-28.
I hope this hepls!

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Jan 06, 2017


If you press the new button and it doesn't start a new file it is possible that the little microswitch is broken from the circuit board. I have repaired about 10 of these on ds-4000's If you have patience and can use a soldering iron it is possible for you to repair it yourself. You have to take the back cover off first and then the front cover. Then you can take the function knob off. All of these come off with removing little screws,from each assembly. This will get you to the switch and you can look at it to see if it is broken from the circuit board. If it is broken from the board(usually 1 leg of the switch ) you can resolder it to the circuit path. All you need is a small needle point soldering iron and some thin solder. You may find these at a Radio Shack near you. Or
You can also sedt it to Smoltz business products they repair these models. I do not know what they charge but they are very good at repairing these units

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015


Have you found your answer yet? In my case, it was the upgrade to latest version ie. Was using 9. ie 11 stole bits of code.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015


I know you will need the serial # to install, if you don't have one you can get this software version it say that it is for the Olympus DS-5000 digital recorder but also it is compatible with the previous version Olympus DS-4000 digital recorder at http://www.tvps.com/Products/Olympus-AS-5001-DSS-Player-Pro-Dictation-Version-5---New__OL-AS-5001.aspx

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on May 08, 2014


do you have programs files (86) in your PC "C" drive menu menu? If yes that;s where yiou should install the software. That's because it;'s a 32 bit on a 64 bit.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013


The DS4000 has a lock option available from the menu. press the menu and scroll untill you find lock. If you did not prposely lock the file, most likely the files on the memory card are corrupt. You will need to reformat the memory. The format option is in the menu as well.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on May 01, 2013


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Jan 08, 2013


The Phillips LFH-9600 is a popular unit in the professional category.
Everyone will have their preferences....also check on Warranty and service for your geographical area, as these are issues to consider before purchase.

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Apr 25, 2012


You must have the RS27 foot control to work with Windows 7

Olympus DS-4000... | Answered on Jan 13, 2012

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