This machine will not power on. I bought it with a guarantee against defect, and it doesn't even power on. (Little green power light doesn't come on, and none of the buttons work obviously, if it's not turned on.) Yes, I have plugged it in the wall securely, and have looked all over the machine for a power switch or a lock button in thinking that I might have inadvertantly put it on pause or something. I can find no such switch. Please help, I spent quite a bit on this!
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when you press the power button is there a light indicator or the machine turn on even for a few seconds. if not maybe its the power supply or the power cord.
it could be internal problem
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I recently bought this little headache of a dictation machine to help me with my Law revision. Had similar problems but have worked out the following:
The machine appears to have 2 modes of recording - LP and SP. When the machine is in LP mode, it appears to be a format for the machine itself to allow for longer record time. Because of this individual format it will not play back on computers. If, however, you change it to SP mode (from what I can ascertain from the VERY unhelpful user manual is 'high quality recording' i.e. standard WAV format) it saves the file in a .wav format which is playable on computers.
To switch it from LP to SP (this is on my dictation machine only - i take absolutely no responsibility for breakages etc):
Press 'M' to cycle to 'REC' mode
Use the Volume control to cycle between SP, SP VOR (no idea what VOR is i'm afriad), LP and LP VOR
Record as usual.
I've made test recordings on both SP and SP VOR and both save to WAV format and can be played back through a computer.
If anyone knows what VOR is then please shout back.
The door cannot be adjusted, but the head alignment can be. If you open the cassette door, you should be able to remove the door cover. Then install your tape and put into play. You will need a small phillips screwdriver (like you would use on eyeglasses). If you look down towards the front of the cassette compartment, there is a small cutout, and below that the adjustment screw. Turn it very little at a time, first clockwise. If it gets worse go the other way. If it gets better, keep turning slowly until the sound is the best quality. As far as not turning on, check where the power pack plugs into the back of the machine. I have seen where either the pin in the receptacle is broken, or if you remove the bottom cover, the solder points are broken loose and need to be resoldered. (I was a tech for them for 20 years).
Get the belts changed, and check a clutch inside the mech which drives the auto-stop mechanism.
It works in a way that it normally holds the auto-stop off if the spools are rotating, but when it wears, there is no srive through it to hold the auto-stop off, so the auto-stops stops, if you see what I mean.
Any good audio tech should be able to do this, if the machine otherwise works OK, it is worth doing because these are very nice and usually reliable machines.
For musical work though, the CP series are usually better, as they provide 3-heads and off-tape monitoring, with better quality and the facility to set tape bias to suit high-grade tapes.
take out the pins that resemble watch pins! remove the stickey label with the
power switch,usb and 5 volt jack cut outs! If you have taken out the screws needed up to this point and you are a little bit technical this should get you into the unit.
If you don't have the skill, hire it out. Joe Taken