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Foot pedal My footpedal does not work. I can hear it click in the headset and speaker, just cannot control stopping, starting, etc. Help!!

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Re: Foot pedal

If you cannot play, rewind or fast forward, but you hear a light "click" coming from the cassette compartment, then more than likely you have a broken drive belt, or the circuit controlling the play and/or rewind/ff mechanisms are out. In either case it sounds like you need to send it in or take it somewhere for repair.

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I have the Olympus DSS 5000 transcriber how do I set the footpedal to automatically rewind a small amount when I take my foot off the pedal


Go to tools, then options. Click on thr User Settings tab. Click on Playback control. You will now see auto backspace at the top right of that page.

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Nov 02, 2011 | Voice Recorders

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I have a ICD-PX 312 Handheld Digital Voice Recorder, can I get a footpedal to use with it?

"I have a ICD-PX 312 Handheld Digital Voice Recorder"

Aside from the fact that it is a Handheld Recorder, is there a provision for plugging any remote controls to it?
Any mention of it in the User Manual?
I mean, there is a place to plug in a microphone, and there is a place to plug in an earphone.

Even if you could not buy it, a foot pedal is the easiest thing to make. The problem is, where are you going to plug it in?

May 31, 2011 | Sony ICD-P28 Digital Voice Recorder

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Foot pedal operation

Hello no really you probably have a bad pedal you can buy a replacement pedal the model is RS12 at

Dec 26, 2009 | Olympus Pearlcorder T2020 Desktop Cassette...

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I have a 720. Sometimes when I press play it will rewind.

Hello I can read your full problem but when it hapen unplug your foot pedal to see if the pedal is causing the problem here is a link for a original foot control replacement or just send your unit for service at Send an email to or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem

Jun 15, 2009 | Philips Desktop 720-T Desktop Cassette...

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Infinity Series Foot Control pedal stopped working after 6 mths.

I would try using compressed air to blow it out. (Just go around the edges of of the moving parts. I just did that to mine after the rewind on the pedal stopped working, and now it's fine. I did see some stuff come out of the pedal.

Don't forget, it's on the floor, and it only takes a small piece of dirt to make the micro switches stop working.

Apr 24, 2009 | Voice Recorders

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Foot pedal won't work with hands free microphone

The 3750 won't let you control the telephone record jack. The only way you can get a mic to work using the Tel Rec jack is by pressing and holding the 'Tel Rec' button for about 1 second. But this isn't compatible with the hands-free operation.

If you're looking to do hands-free recording, it uses the built-in conference mic. Press and hold the 'Conf Rec' button for about a second and it should start recording. This built-in mic is located on the right-hand side of the machine near the front by the headset jack.

If you want to control the machine via a foot control while in Conference Record mode, you'll have to change the 'Foot Control Dictate' setting in the menu. Here's how:

1) Press and hold the 'Erase' & 'Search' buttons for about 5 seconds until the menu appears.

2) Scroll through the options until you get to 'Foot Control Dictate' and set this to 'Yes'.

3) Press 'Stop' to exit the menu.

4) Press the 'Conf Rec' button to enter record mode.

Now you should be able to control the start/stop of the record function via the foot control.

Hope this helps...

Apr 13, 2009 | Dictaphone 3750 Desktop Cassette...

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I have installed Oympus DSS player for transcription purposes.

Check whether your foot pedal is a RS-26 or RS-28, and the DSS Player version. For some strange reason the DSS v5 is not backward compatible with the RS-26 foot pedals, and so you would need to purchase a RS-28.
I hope this hepls!

Apr 05, 2009 | Olympus DS-4000 Digital Voice Recorder

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Tape completely rewinds when I let off the foot pedal

Make sure the button for back space is not at max is the second button from the right side if problem don’t get fix unplug the pedal from unit and try to play and stop if unit work Ok the problem is your pedal. Needs to be replaced.

Apr 02, 2009 | Panasonic RR-930 Desktop Cassette...

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Foot pedal FF or Rewinds when pressing Play

It's possible that there's a broken wire in the cable that connects the foot control to the machine. This usually happens near the plug that plugs into the machine, or by the end that goes into the foot control.

You can usually duplicate it if you put the auto-backspace up a bit and then hold down the play pedal on the foot control. While holding down the play pedal, try moving the cable near the machine or near the foot control in a circular motion. If the machine stops, rewinds or fast forwards, then odds are that the problem is with the cable.

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