Question about Marantz PMD670 Desktop Digital Voice Recorder
How do I download a recording from the media card to my mac? Nothing registers on my computer when I connect to the recorder via usb...
When I connect my Marantz recorder to my PC with the USB cable, it allows me to transfer files to the PC. However, when I do the same thing with the Mac, nothing happens. My Mac doesn't recognize it at all.
I've just bought a PMD671, and am have a lot of trouble with USB connectivity. I've tried 3 different computers (HP XU800, Lenovo S10 and IBM T43), and 4 different OS and BIOS combinations (Win98SE, Vista64, and two different USB-BIOS-enabled DOS boots.
In all cases, I can read 5 different USB drives I have from Sandisk (3) and Kingston (2), as well as my Olympus E1 digital camera and my wife's Canon Ixus - but the Marantz PMD671 usually just causes my BIOS-equipped PCs to hang during boot up, unless and until I turn the recorder off or pull the plug.
In Win98SE, where I use generic USB drivers (from Kingston), the "new device" recognition phase simply hangs - again, until I turn the PMD off or pull the plug.
Once in a while - say one time in about 10-20 - when I turn on the USB, my Vista 64 machine sees it and pops up the "Autoplay" dialog; likewise, this same machine sometimes gets through a reboot with the BIOS recognising the PMD, which then gives me direct access from DOS.
But it's so hit and miss - is there anything I can do to make it work every time, rather then once out of a dozen or more attempts?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I need to know what model mac you have. This would help. Also what operating system you are using. Older macs may not be compatible unless you update the system. The latest macs with the intel chip work fine with this. Once quick solution is to update your software to the latest versions by going to your apple with your mouse in the upper left corner of your screen and then clicking it. Scroll down to the title software update. click that and then click update now. Check the boxes of all you want to update and then hit enter. *Note: you must be connected to the internet in order to make these updates. I would suggest being connected something faster than dial up.
After you have done your updates, try to reconnect the Marantz. Remeber to connect it first then turn it on.
Another solution is to format the card on your mac first by using a card reader and the program Disk Utilities located in your utilities folder. It is important to choose the Fat 32 format (You will see this in your pull down menu). Note: This will erase everything on your card.
If you have a card reader, you can always take the card out of the recorder and try to read it that way as there may be a communication issue with the mac and the recorder, but if it can be read on the PC and not the mac, I doubt that is the issue.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
Get the belts changed, and check a clutch inside the mech which drives the auto-stop mechanism.
It works in a way that it normally holds the auto-stop off if the spools are rotating, but when it wears, there is no srive through it to hold the auto-stop off, so the auto-stops stops, if you see what I mean.
Any good audio tech should be able to do this, if the machine otherwise works OK, it is worth doing because these are very nice and usually reliable machines.
For musical work though, the CP series are usually better, as they provide 3-heads and off-tape monitoring, with better quality and the facility to set tape bias to suit high-grade tapes.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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