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Marantz PMD201 I am using the factory 4.5v plug in for power. Im getting a low battery light. The unit is unable to record from the mic, line & cond. mic?? What could it be, i have check the board and it looks clean.

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Re: Marantz PMD201

If you are getting a low battery light (that may be the cause of you problem), you should check that the AC outlet settings are right. If the settings are correct, you should take out the AC adapter and try it with batteries (do not forget to disconect the AC from the power and from the recorder!!!). hope this will help. Daniel

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Check the outlet voltage and set the AC adaptorfor that voltage fter words, insert the AC adaptor's output plug into the 4.5 V DC jack in the recorder. see attache image

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