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MY SONY ICD-ST10 RECORDER IS STUCK WITH AN "ERR ACCESS" MESSAGE

I change the batteries (which should solve he problem according to te manual) and NOTHING! THe screen's "ERR ACCESS" mesaage is stuck there forever

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  • gmarkie Dec 26, 2008

    err access, can't do anything; changing batteries doesn't fix problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    the memory needs to be reformatted, but according to the manual there's no way for a user to do this. so it looks like we're screwed unless someone knows a way....

  • shuddermouth Feb 05, 2009

    has anyone contacted sony about this ?

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I try this solution but it didn't work! I can select WHOLE but I can't select DELETE from the menu.
How can I do for restore the data storage or for delete all and formate the IC recorder?

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I have stupidly deleted all files off my Sony Ic recorder (everything).. now it is showing err format.. help
How do i restore original files?

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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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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I have sony icd-px820 voice recorder and i'll format it through PC and now its show a err call "err format" what can i do plz help me.?


You have to format it as FAT, not FAT32.
Then safely eject it from your system and unplug it. It will say ACCESS for a while and then be back in function.
Good luck.

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Access error, new batteries don't help


From Sony Help... Error: ACCESS

Solution:
The battery indicator will flash and/or the IC recorder will display the error ACCESS when the batteries are low. Install new, fully-charged batteries to resolve this issue.

NOTE: Be sure to install the type of batteries specified in the user manual. Manuals are available online through the Manuals/Specs/Warranty link on this page.

The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required.

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Dec 11, 2010 | Sony ICD-P210 Digital Voice Recorder

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For an ICd-st25 I get UART instead of folder


Thank you for your response. I did finally solve the issue. I basically rebooted the device (removed the batteries). I had to reset the date and time though. The recordings remained intact. Thanks again

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I lost the software to my sony icd sx46 recorder. what can i do?


No Problem!
Click Sony Support, select Operating System running in your Computer (Windows XP or Vista etc) and download software for ICD-SX46
Please rate solution accordingly. Thanks.

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Sony IC Recorder icd-p210 how do you turn it off?


The hold button on the right hand side . Just slide it forward and it will go off. forward means if you are holding it, in your hand facing your slide it up ..

Sep 09, 2008 | Sony ICD-P210 Digital Voice Recorder

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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!

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

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My IC recorder P210 says ERR ACCESS


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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Digital voice recorder completely 'locked-up'


Any time an electronic device lockup there is two main reasons. The first is a data error. A data error happens when incorrect digital information enter certain IC chips, and cause the chip to lock up. This is sometimes called system busy. Similar to when a computer freezes up due to corrupt software or a computer virus. To fix you remove all power to the IC chips. Removing the batteries is not enough, due to the fact that circuit boards have components on them that hold voltage. Additional batteries, coils, capacitors. You have to remove the covers and take the main digital board out. Check to make sure there is no other battery on the board. Some boards have an additional battery source for storing date and time and other info. remove that battery. Either short all capacitors and coils. or let them dissipate, sit for a day of two . Install board back in machine this should clear any system busy type problems. If the problem remains, the digital IC chip or chips are bad and have to be replaced. So boards may have a way of reset the circuits. A technical manual or a call to tech support is required.

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Err access


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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