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Memory stick error message

We use the Sony ICD-BM1 VTP digital voice recorder to record notes, save them to a memory stick (Sony Magic Gate 128MB,and use Dragon voice recognition software to transcribe. One note would not open and the error message read "The message is no longer usable because an irregular operation may be performed". The message could be heard when played back in the recorder itself. Any idea what caused it and how we can prevent this.

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Replace the memory stick.

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As part of the test. Try to copy files (pictures) to the device and see if the device were able to save the file. If not then try to format the device. Please take note that formatting the device will delete everything. see procedure below:
1. press menu 2. using the jog lever, select format 3. press enter 4. use jog lever and select yes 5. press enter -> Ok? -> press enter 6. formatting will be displayed on the screen. press menu after formatting the device and test the issue.
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