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How Do I Turn Off The Power?

There is no power button on the recorder. It kills the Batteries every 3 days. I have beed tryin to turn it off for a year. Please help. thanks

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Re: How Do I Turn Off The Power? - Sony ICD-B100 Digital Voice Recorder Voice Recorders

Just slide the hold button

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Re: How Do I Turn Off The Power?

Here is the link for the user manual for your model; Best I can come up with is that you cannot turn the unit off without removing the batteries - obviously means you need to set the clock again each time. I would also try press and hold the display button, then try press and hold with all other buttons in turn, one of them may do it - the manual does not suggest this will work but it possibly could. If no luck with this then try contacting Sony; They may be helpful - we get mixed reports. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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If the POWER switch on the backside of this recorder is
turned OFF, it is not possible to use any of the functions.
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Standby Mode and Display Shut Off
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Standby (power-save) mode, and the display shuts off. To exit Standby mode and turn on
the display, press any button.
Locking a file keeps important data from being accidentally erased.
Locked files are not erased when you choose to erase all files from a folder.
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OFF: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased.

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