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It keeps telling me i only have 40 min of record time, where are the 27 hrs?

I have erased all the files and it still tells me 40 min remain when i want to record. i have not been able to record some key speeches. what should i do?

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  • royozanne Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, but it tells me that I only have 39 seconds of time remaining. I reformatted the recorder, but still the same problem persists.

    I submitted this 10 days ago and paid 9.95 for premium assistance, but I have heard nothing.

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Hold down the 'Menu/Folder' button until it flashes "menu". Then press fast-forward until you get to "FORMAT". Press play, then it will say 'no'. Press FF to get to 'yes' and press play again. You'll have to do that twice, because it will ask you if you are sure.
It worked for me...

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Sounds as if you need to format the memory of the device. If you go to the menu and to the format option this will clear all data from the device and bring it back to factory defaulted settings and ready to record again.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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