Question about Sony ICD-P210 Digital Voice Recorder

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Err access I have a sony ICD-P210 recorder, and i've had it for about a year now. All was working fine, and then one time i pressed the play button, and thats when a yellow light came on, and as this light was on, all the buttons basically stopped fuctioning. then a few seconds later, the display went blank, and then the message -err access- came on, and now it flashes when you press any button. When i hook it to the usb, i get a message saying check the connection, but i have a feeling its telling me i have a lifeless piece... I came across an adobe manual for a slightly earlier model, and it said that when you get -err access- remove the batteries, and put them back in. unfortunately err access wont clear from the screen, can anyone tell me what i can do to fix my problem?

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    I have the same error message " ERR ACCESS". This error cannot be resolved by simply removing and reouting the battery. Any solution?

  • heraklit666 Feb 13, 2008

    yes, i have the same problem. any solutions right now?

  • marsco Apr 07, 2008

    Same issue. My ICD-P210 was working fine a week ago, I removed my rechargeable AAAs and stuck them in the charger so the device was without power for ~48 hours. When I replaced the batteries, the first and only message is a flashing ERR ACCESS on the screen. No joy on buttons, USB connection, etc.

  • freelance08 Apr 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, on my ICD-P28. I just went to use it one time and it has the "ERR ACCESS" message, no matter what I do. It has worked more or less fine for years, though recently it seemed as though it was getting flaky in remembering the date/time. If anyone knows what causes this or how to fix it, I'd love to be able to retreive my messages.

  • Vanpm May 09, 2008

    It's just the same problem today. Help!!!

    And they just give this solution: If the issue is still unresolved, service may be requiredIf the issue is still unresolved, service may be required.

    And so, we have to pay for their bug.

  • Nineveh6 Sep 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Sony ICD-P520.

  • csicilia Dec 09, 2008

    I have an ICD-ST10. Same s**t. I removed the batteries, as I normally do, and I got the eternal "ERR ACCESS" message. Now I guess I have to take it to Sony with no guarantees of fixing it OF COURSE.

  • blacknwhite2 Jan 25, 2009

    Same problem. SophieBasil is the only person I've been able to find on the net who has ever been able to recover the recordings from this problem.

    Since the stuff I have on there is "crucial" (business), I'm trying the "on/off" (remove/reinstall batteries). I did it about 20 times in a row with no luck. Now I'm doing it at increasing time intervals of the unit being "powered down"... 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8, 15, 30, an hour, 4 hours, a day... then by the time I get to weekly "tries"...

    in the mean time, trying to re-obtain the crucial info that was on there... my fault for not having transcribed it immediately. Its common sense that digital recorders (as opposed to my older cassette recorder) can "die" & take all your info with them at any moment, since they make no removable "permanent record" like a tape... live and learn

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I have this issue more or less whenever i change the batteries, i use rechargeables and i think that may be part of the issue. anyway... as silly as it sounds i just keep taking the batteries in and out and messing around swapping them with AAAs from other gadgets that i have and eventually the device works again and all my recordings are still there.

it just happened again this evening, when i put 2 newly charged batteries back into it after them being out for about 24hours.
i messed around with combinations of flat rechargeable and alkaline and charged batteries and eventually it worked again, when i used a charged and an almost flat rechargable combo. i mustve put the batteries in and out about a hundred times but it does the trick in the end.

oh, i have a ICD P520 by the way, but i think theyre all the same. and i have to agree with that other pointless post, what a load of ****. you shouldnt pay this much money for something that doesnt work properly.
goodluck.

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SOURCE: Sony ICD-P210, ERR ACCESS message

Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option.
What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now)
When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors
Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything.
After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit.
Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and turn the unit off.
Now turn it on...... Bingo!

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Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option.
What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now)
When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors
Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything.
After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit.
Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and turn the unit off.
Now turn it on...... Bingo!

Apr 01, 2008 | Sony ICD-P210 Digital Voice Recorder

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Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option.
What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now)
When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors
Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything.
After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit.
Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and tirn the unit off.
Now turn it on...... Bingo!

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