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Memory Error I was dictating for about an hour of record time, set the recorder down for the night and when I went to use it the next day it showed a "MEMORY ERROR". I tried a new chip and it didn't help but it was 2 gigs and the recorder apparently doesn't support that large a chip. What should I do? I also tried changing the batteries.

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  • dziff Jan 04, 2009

    The suggestion that I got from dictationmal was probably a good one but before I could try it out I noticed another idea - formatting the memory card - and tried that and was successful in getting the OLympus DS - 4000 working again. Thanks for the help.



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You will need a new memory card, 1 gig or less, and not the new HS 1 gig cards. Look for a M type or get a 512 or smaller.

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Card indicates memory error what can be done to correct this problem and also save dictation already on there ?


Hi cazpell,

If you're encountering a memory error, it is often caused by the battery pack. Battery packs included with the DS-4000 are rechargeable battery packs. This problem is likely to happen on the DS-4000 when a NEW battery pack is being used. The battery pack out of the box does not hold enough charge to power up the recorder through its initial start-up procedure.

1. Please turn off the recorder.

2. Remove the battery pack and memory card for 20 seconds.

3. Install the memory card in the card slot.

4. Install new AAA batteries before you turn ON the DS-4000.

5. Your battery pack may also not be fully charged. All new battery packs must be fully charged from 2.5 to 3 hours before first time use.

6. For the first week to 10 days of use, it is recommended to recharge the battery pack as often as possible. This will exercise it and improve its charge-hold capacity.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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I changed the battery on my dictaphone walk about 5220 and got the following error message: memory access error 2003, 1001. Now I cant download the dictation onto my pc. What does that error message...


As per one of my other posts:

Press the 'OK' button, then it'll prompt you to 'Save All Data To PC'. If you have dictation on the portable that you want to save, connect it to the PC and hit 'OK'. It'll go into 'PC Operation Mode' and you can transfer your dictation like you normally would. Then when you disconnect and reboot the portable, you should get the error again.

To clear the error, press 'OK' again, but on the 'Save All Data To PC' screen, instead of pressing 'OK', press 'Esc' (I think that's the other option - this is from memory!) and it'll prompt you to delete the data. Press 'OK' and it'll format the memory and reboot - then you should be good to go.

The 2003,1001 error is caused by shutting off or cutting power to the portable while it's still in the Record mode. The portable is writing to the memory, and if you cut the power, it doesn't have a chance to finish saving the dictation - resulting in a corrupted file.

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I recorded a 4hour voice, and my battery ran out on the first hour. and when I erase the 4hour recorder. my recording capability went from 4hours to 1 and a half...what happened? how to get it's memory...


I turned my recorder on one day and only had 20 min of recording time and it was nothing on it took me awhile but i figured it out you have to put it on your pc and reformat it when i did that i got back my 26 hrs of recording time hope that helps

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Can not get it to unload all I have recorded


It could be corrupted file. Try downloading one file at a time through My Computer. After you have exhausted all possibilities, format the recorder through the recorder (not the computer) and your memory should be fine

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Olympus DS4000 says Memory Error


I had several cases lke this with clients. One of the dictations is corrupted. It's the "one" here that matters. When you connect the DS-4000 to a PC, it appears in your "My Computer" as a Removable Drive. Browse this drive, and you will find the dictations in one of the folders (A, B, C etc...) or they might be scattered between folder depending on how your user records.
Try to copy dictation manually from that drive to the matching folders on the PC (by default My Documents-->DSSPlayer-->Messages-->FolderA, FolderB..., although you might have changed that).

At some stage one of the dictation files will refuse to copy/paste: that's the corrupted one; however should should be able to save the others. Once you have salvaged all but one dictation, you can do a format of the card. In fact, I suggest you chage the card, as corruption is usually a sign of worst things to come...

Using this procedure, at least only one dictation will need re-dictated.

I hope this helps.

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Use the reformat option in the menu to completely erase the memory.

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Memory Error


I would suggest the XD card is corrupt. You may be able to copy the recording off the machine by copy and paste in windows explorer. If not then they are lost. Data recovery will not work very as the files are recorded in dss format.

Only option is to format the card on the PC.

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