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Olympus DW90 Digital Voice Recorder - Display Shows CHK and beeps

I have had this in the box and it has only been tested/used once a few years ago. I need to use a recorder again and I've opened it, put new batteries in and it just keeps beeping and the displays shows  C Hk which looks like I should "Check" something, but what and how?  There are no notes of this in the instruction leaflet and there is nothing showing on the Olympus website.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Olympus DW90 Digital Voice Recorder - Display Shows CHK and beeps

  • sduke Mar 07, 2009

    I use my recorder all the time. It is now dead. I changed the batteries and it beeps continously and also displays Chk. Hold is off. I have tried putting the batteries in with Hold on and with Hold off. It still beeps. Can you help?

  • vjdatt Mar 19, 2009

    I have not used the recorder for a long time. Now when I pout batteries in the recorder, the display shows CHK and beeps.

  • istsoo Mar 23, 2009

    I have also the same problem: DW-90 not in use for a long time (no batteries inside) > I put fresh batteries in > CHK displays, no reaction, reset not possible.

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Make sure the recorder is out of the HOLD position. The HOLD switch is like the on/off button to the device. If you move it out of HOLD the device should come on and you should be able to start recording on it.

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Hi. this is a solution to a question I didn't ask yet. I've got the recorder, no manual, and just put fresh batteries in it. I couldn't find an "on/off" button, but you just gave me the answer. :)

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From FixYa Support: The "ERR" message reportedly means a memory error.

Please NOTE: This solution will wipe out the memory.

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Put the batteries back on.

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Press the DISPLAY button and after a few moments it will reset and ask you to enter the time.

GOOD LUCK. Let me know if it works for you.

HAVE A NICE DAY.


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