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Olympus AS-2300 I bought my system 3-4 months ago. The foot pedal has given no end of grief. It was working intermittently, but now, after talking to Mike and Jeremy on the help line, it is not working at all. Customer service says to send it away to be repaired, that's the kind of service they are offering on this new product. I'm not happy about that. If I had time to fiddle with it, and then send it away, I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. My other one worked for ten years or more. Maybe this company just doesn't stand behind its products.

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If you installed the DSS Player Pro software that came with your DS-5000 voice recorder, then you installed the Dictation Module, not the Transcription Module. The footswitch will not work with the Dictation Module.
Check your program to make sure you have the Transcription Module. Release 5, with the latest upgrades to 5.0.4, will work with both the RS-25 and RS-27 footswitches.

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