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Won't turn on

I have not used my Olympus WS-110 in a few months. I only used it 5-6 times before that. I cannot get it to turn on. I have changed the battery, read the directions, and made sure "hold" was in the correct position.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    It was working O.K. on Saturday. Yesterday I noticed that the display indicated "HOLD," which was unusual. I set the HOLD switch to the "on" position, but nothing changed. Over the last day I have seen the display go completely blank, display "OLYMPUS WS-110," and to run through the check routine. At one point I tried turning it on and it displayed the number of files, etc. in Folder A, so I quickly connected it to one of my laptop's USB ports. The Autoplay window popped up, so I made a futile attempt to access the contents of the recorder. Currently the display is blank, as it has been for several hours. BTW, changing the batteries made no difference.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    After I connected my voice recorded to my PC, the red light came on as it was connecting to the computer, but all of a suddent it stopped flashing and the screen was blank. I tried doing the same on another computer, but it did nothing- blank screen. I connected it to the battery again, and took it off the hold position, and once again- NOTHING. I've changed the battery too, but it didn't help. I've had this recorder for over a year, and I've never had any problems until now. If anyone has suggestions, I would greatly apprecite it.

  • mryan81 Mar 04, 2009

    Same here. I used this player probably ten times over 3 months. One day I went to use it and got nothing but a blank screen. I've replaced the batteries and nothing works, it's just dead.

    I can still connect it to my PC via USB and have access to the files on there, but I can't actually record anything which makes it a useless hunk of plastic.

    I'm a journalist (a badly paid one who can't afford to buy a new recorder)so this is very f****ing frustrating for me. Does ANYONE have a solution?



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It seems to be working now....I am keeping my fingers crossed. Being that my technology skills leave something to be desired, I fixed it the old fashioned way. Took the batteries out, blew hard into the battery space, put the battery back in and said a little prayer. It turned right on....

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