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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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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I just bought the DS 2300 transcription system. I can't get the computer to recognize the foot pedal even though the icon for the foot pedal shows upon the list of hardware. I had the IS person look at it and she couldn't figure it out either. Does this system only work with a brand new computer? My computer system is about 3 years old and I plugged the foot pedal into the USB port with the adapter that was included with the unit. If it won't recognize the foot pedal the system won't be very useful. I'm not sure what else to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I just switched from microcassettes to the DS 2300 system. The foot pedal in the transcription kit is not recognized by my computer even though the foot pedal icon shows up on the hardware list. I connected it via the USB adapter included with the kit. My computer is 3 years old. Do I need a newer computer to use the foot pedal for this kit? I had the IS person look at it and they offered no other solution. Any idea how I can get the foot pedal to work--it's an RS 27.

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    I work at a large law firm and the foot pedal works fine on two computers but is not recognized on two other computers.

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    We have the same problem also - it was working fine but now has stopped working overnight and the computer won't recognise it. I have uninstalled and re-installed the software to no avail. It still works on other computer's in the office but this is no good to me!



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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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