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It keeps telling me i only have 40 min of record time, where are the 27 hrs?

I have erased all the files and it still tells me 40 min remain when i want to record. i have not been able to record some key speeches. what should i do?My ws-100 tells me that there are only 40 seconds left, then stops and says full after those 40 seconds. I have reformated the recorder, still same problem. This happened after I down loaded some files onto my mac, as I have often done, then, I forgot to hit eject and just pulled the recorder from the mac usb port. I have done this numerous times without a problem, so I do not think that is it.

I did erase the files from the mac and it seems that the ws-100 doesn't know they were ereased and I cannot find a way to fix this.

Any ideas would be helpful.

The recorder works fine, so wish not to replace it. If I must get another one, any suggestion as to what recorder to get?

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  • royozanne Jan 13, 2009

    Olympus tells me to send in the recorder and they will see if they can fix it. This I will do since you have no other idea.

    I am dissatisfied with your service in that I first posted in December and paid for 24 hour service. I got no reply until I reposted and complained, then you ask me to check with customer service at Olympus. That is ok, but not what I would call a tech solution. Please refund my $9.95.

    Thank you.

    ps, I am glad to know that you exist and I will probably look in again someday if I have another problem.

    Roy

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Hello and Welcome to FixYa!,

It sounds like there is Corrupted Data on the HDD of the CamCorder.
Take it in to Olympus For a Repair!

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/WS100200Sman.pdf - Is The User Manual

Hope this helps --P3NGYJ03

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Format by connecting to pc
and again forman in ur device after unplugging wit pc
tat must work if it doesnt reinstall the software

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If you look at your instruction manual at http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/WS100200Sman.pdf you can see the following - "1 Before you detach the recorder, turn the
POWER switch OFF and make sure that the display is turned off.
If you detach the recorder before the display is turned off, data may be damaged."

This is likely what happened and can only be fixed by reinstalling the software. But Olympus does not offer procedures for doing that. :( At any rate, most mp3 players today also allow voice recording and have ten or more times the memory that your recorder currently has. Sandisk e260 is a reasonably priced mp3 player that I use. Good luck to you.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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Did you try looking in the troubleshooting guide to help with deleting these items. You can alse try Olympus' customer support.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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