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Dictaphone 2740 desktop.

Message appears on digital display 'cassette rec. protected'. It is also set as "Letter" which is not a function we usually use. How do I turn these functions off??

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  • yerff Oct 30, 2008

    I found the solution to this problem. It has to do with the dictaphone function to hold a dictation so that nothing else can be recorded on the tape. The way to fix it is to fast forward the tape to the end (or at least the end of the recording) and then hold the erase and rewind buttons at the same time until the entire cassette has been deleted.

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Try another cassette. There is a tab on each side of the back edge of a tape which when removed will prevent most machines from going into record. If the tab is there (and not bent in), then the switch at the back of the cassette compartment is dirty or out of adjustment. If you can find a manual for the 2740 (try at www.nuance.com, they bought Dictaphone), it will show how to change the Letter display back to a timeline. Good Luck.

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