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Sony ICD-UX70 Voice Recorder freezes when load bar gets near end.

I have a Sony ICD-UX70. It's a cool little voice recorder, except now when I turn it on, the load bar stops like a pixel before it's done, and the thing never proceeds to being "on" so I can use it. It still functions as a USB-accessible hard drive, and all my previously saved audio recordings are there. But otherwise, I can't use it. And I can't seem to figure out how to reset it.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem, on the ICD UX70, any ideas?
    i did delete and rename a few of the folders in there before it happened, but I still have voice.pst files in each folder...
    thanks

  • btsseeker Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with my ICD UX80.

  • SSaNNy Mar 23, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I still have my recorded files on there buit it doiesnt start anymore. i dont mind if all recrodings get deleted when resetting as i have copied them on my harddrive anyway but i reall need to record again. so if someonw knows the solution please let me know

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    No solution, but I've experienced the same problem, and I believe it's caused by renaming files on the recorder itself. So once it gets fixed, make sure to only rename files after they're copied to local storage, and leave the names alone on the recorder, since it will confuse the poor thing.

  • Garzdg Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. I can no longer use the thing.  I just emailed sony, but I don't have a lot of faith in them coming through...

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The same problem happened on mine twice. I just had to change the batteries, turn DPC off, and play with the buttons, press STOP, PLAY and STOP until the freezing has stopped. Then it will prompt you to set the time and date. Hope that helps :)

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