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Creates a file but no playback, nothing on vue meter

I use the simplest recording for interviews...I've always just pushed record and I get beautiful mp3 files. Today I didn't check the meter, just pushed record, saw the red light and let people talk. When I tried to play the files back, no sound, nothing on the meter. The file menu says I have files and that they have a "size" and length. Is something there? Now I try to record myself, same thing. Nothing on vue meter, no playback. Help. This is a relatively new and important tool!

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Re: creates a file but no playback, nothing on vue meter

Go to the music store where you bought this thing, or go to any music store that sells this product, and ask the young boy (I guess it'll be a young boy) to help you out with this. Difficult to now what's the problem without messing up with the buttons.

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