Every time I connect the recorder to the computer I either get an error stating the in is protected, or it says that there is an error and I should unplug it and replug it back in, but it never works. I have stuff on the recorder that I cannot get off, is there any other program, aside from Voice Editor, that works for these recorders?
This isn't a perfect solution, but I have the same problem, running Vista Home Premium SP 1 - instead of trying to convert over to something on your hard drive, plug in a thumbdrive or some other kind of peripheral memory (I'm doing it right now with an SD memory card). Then, you can copy over and convert to .WAV onto that external memory. Once it's onto that, you can leave Panasonic and their crummy software behind... ;)
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Seems like Polaroid's drivers are having problems with a lot of people. The fixya link below from 2011 recommends just using an audio cable and the Audacity program to transfer the sound from the device.
make sure that the device is not locked or write protected in any case and also that the files are not stored as read only....If deleting the files by cable computer connection make sure that the cable in properly attached to the device as well as the p.c as accessing the device can malfunction and cause such errors if not plugged in properly
the files on your voice recorder is actually corrupted just as the computer is indicating.
I don't know how important these files are to you but I'm afraid you might loose them because they are corrupt.
To fix this problem, you need to format the recorder and by so doing you will loose all your files but the recorder will be okay. You will have to put fresh files on the recorder.
Your computer may have been the one that corrupted the files on your recorder.
To format the recorder, while the recorder is connected to your computer, click start menu, go to computer. You will see a drive representing your recorder, right click on the drive, scroll to format and click it. This will format your drive and your recorder will be fixed.
Note, that you will loose all the files on your recorder in the process of formatting.
Does this unit connect to remote device (computer or ext. controller)? If so, it may be remotely manageable, and if on a Windows computer might get set to "write protect" (which will mean no erase, but doesn't explain why the dir is erased). Some units have a lock or data protect function or button, once again doesn't explain why the list of messages would be gone. Worst case is something's wrong with the firmware, meaning probably not worth fixing.
the manual states that the recorder may not work with the batteries in and ac adapter connected. if you connect to the usb do not have the ac adapter plugged in. you dont even need batteries in the recorder to connect to the computer
Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option. What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now) When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything. After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit. Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and turn the unit off. Now turn it on...... Bingo!
Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option. What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now) When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything. After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit. Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and tirn the unit off. Now turn it on...... Bingo!
Any time an electronic device lockup there is two main reasons. The first is a data error. A data error happens when incorrect digital information enter certain IC chips, and cause the chip to lock up. This is sometimes called system busy. Similar to when a computer freezes up due to corrupt software or a computer virus. To fix you remove all power to the IC chips. Removing the batteries is not enough, due to the fact that circuit boards have components on them that hold voltage. Additional batteries, coils, capacitors. You have to remove the covers and take the main digital board out. Check to make sure there is no other battery on the board. Some boards have an additional battery source for storing date and time and other info. remove that battery. Either short all capacitors and coils. or let them dissipate, sit for a day of two . Install board back in machine this should clear any system busy type problems. If the problem remains, the digital IC chip or chips are bad and have to be replaced. So boards may have a way of reset the circuits. A technical manual or a call to tech support is required.