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Rn 305 doesn't record nor play

My rn 305 doesn't record or play. When I push the record and or play button nothing happens. Fast forward and fast rewind works perfectly.

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I had a similar problem and found out the batteries are weak and changed to a new batteries. Now it works

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Tape is playing back in fast forward only


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The dictaphone wont rewind or fast forward and makes a bleeping noise

Does the tape move when you press rewind or fast forward.
If the tape moves for a few seconds then bleeps it sound like a sensor problem.
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Suddenly my Sony M-2000 Microcassette Transcriber will not PLAY. The tape will Rewind and Fast Forward fine, but when you push PLAY, it just beeps and won't move. Any ideas?

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Several problems:1. bout every 24 hours the machine starts beebing and wont turn off . I have to remove a battery. 2. when I push ff it automatically goes to volume so I can not fast forward 3. files play...

turn the alarm function off... it is the fourth icon down on left side.. press and hold the menu button down and go down to the dot in circle icon, right arrow and turn it off.

the ff button maybe malfunctioning... but you will need to press and hold the button down for fast forward, else it goes to the next file

may need to clear the machine, this will erase all your files but will reset the recorder... press and hold both the stop and erase button, clear will come on display, arrow over to yes then enter

you may need to send to olympus repair .

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Does not play. will rewind & fast forward

Its most likely the cam gear. Any sony dealer can replace the gear.

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Cannot operate svr-925 digital recorder, need manual

How to Record:
1. Make sure HOLD switch (on side of unit with pocket clip) is set to off position (slide to right is off - to left would be hold)
2. For best results set unit with mic(rophone) which is on top of unit toward sound source and press REC/STOP button (Top button on front of unit just below LCD display). Recording will begin and will be indicated on LCD display.
> Red Record LED will be on and the message number, recording time will be displayed on the LCD.
3. To stop recording, press REC/STOP button one time.
* If no other buttons are pressed within 1 minute at stop position, it will power off automatically.
4. Pause during recording by simply pressing MODE/PAUSE button- press button again to resume.

There is a Voice Operated System (VOS) Recording button on left side also. You can record with voice activation to conserve recording space but I have found that you lose a portion of the recorded sound as it activates and if there is no sound for a very few minutes the unit powers off and you will get nothing further recorded. I recomend just keeping VOS in off position.

5. To erase a recording: Select the message number you want to erase and while it is stopped (the message number will appear in LCD with the length of recording showing also)
Press and hold the ERASE button until the LCD begins blinking "ERASE" then, while it's blinking simply press the erase button again and the recording will be erased.

6. To play back a recorded message find your message by "toggling" the switch on the right side of the unit that says INDEX. That switch is the fast forward/reverse play etc. To Play simply push the switch in. This button/switch takes a little practice to use but the Play portion is straight forward. Use the front buttons to pause and stop during playback.

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