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Olympus DS4000 says Memory Error
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.
on May 17, 2017
How can i get the NEW button repaired on ds olympus dig.recorder?
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
on Apr 14, 2015
How to remove the write
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.
on May 01, 2013
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