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VN 480-PC recorder can't transfer files on Vista

I have windows Vista 64-bit and I have installed the VN 480-pc olympus digital voice recorder with the CD that was provided when I bought it a few years ago. When I plug in my recorder it says new hardware found and tries to install driver software. It tells me to insert the CD that came with the recorder and I do that. Then it says "Windows was unable to install your DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER. Windows could not find driver software for your device." It goes on to say I can visit the manufacturer's website. I visit this website: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/software_results.asp?id=1175&os=w
I've downloaded and installed the Digital Wave Player Update 2.1.4
I've restarted my computer and then replug my recorder into the usb and the same thing happens again from the beginning, that new hardware was found and I get the same problems.

I can not transfer the files from my recorder to the computer.

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SOURCE: reinstalling olympus wave player software onto laptop for VN-4100PC - but don't have cd...can i download it from internet? thanks trudy

Apparently this is the extent of the software downloads Olympus provides for your model: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/software_results.asp?id=1291

You can also try downloading the software from an earlier model off the UK-Ireland Site. It appears to have the full suite associated with it and may work with the later model (as these kind of things often do)

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/2590_software.cfm?category=0&productgroup=347&product=421&os=5&result=

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SOURCE: drivers for Olympus VN-4100PC Digital Voice Recorder.

If you checked their website and did not see the drivers for download then you will need to contact them to have them send the drivers to you. Their telephone number is 888-553-4448 option 5 and then option 2 for voice recorders.

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SOURCE: no olympus digital recorder vn2100pc vista 64 bit driver

This is because this device will never be compatible with a 64 bit VISTA OS. Olympus now has a VN-3200PC or VN-5200PC that are compatible with the 64 bit VISTA OS platform.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: drivers for Olympus VN-4100PC Digital Voice Recorder.

There are many steps in installing Digital Wave Player on VISTA, it is important to follow every step since installing Digital Wave Player on VISTA is dependent on this process.
Install a VN recorder on VISTA
*************************
1. Make sure the device has been uninstalled in device manager
2. Make sure the old version of digital wave player is uninstalled.
{Delete Temp files in Internet Explorer --Tools--Internet Options --Delete Files-- Delete offline content--OK}
3. Install digital wave player (The newest Version).
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/DigitalWavePlayer.zip
4. Install the 2.1.4 vista update
http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/software_results.asp?id=1291&os=w
5. Restart the computer.
6. Plug in the VN recorder to the USB port and turn the recorder on.
"Found new hardware" will appear,
7. install automatically.
This may fail, if you see VNUSB device, skip the final steps and proceed to Digital Wave Player to Download files from the Digital Voice Recorder.
If you will see "Other devices" listed in Device manager with "digital voice recorder" underneath it.
8. Right click on the "digital voice recorder"
9. Select update driver from the pop up menu.
10. Choose the browse computer Option
11. In the next window browse to the location that you downloaded the Digital Wave Player application to
12. Click Next
A security warning window will open,
13. Choose "install anyway" and the device will install.
When successfully installed you will see the "other devices" disappear and a VNUSB device with a "VN series device"
underneath it appear at the bottom of the device manager list. There will be a blue question mark next to the device. At this point you can close the device manager and the properties window and open Digital Wave Player. You will see the recorder listed underneath the recorder folder and be able to download and use the program normally now.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: device not detected by olympus digital wave player on win xp plat

What I did was follow the advise from this page -> https://www.fixya.com/secure/support/t1684682-file_transfer_vn_480pc_doesnt_work
Solution:
Go to Control Panel and press Add Hardware. Search for new hardware and allow windows to go on the net to search for the drivers. It will find and install drivers. After that functionality in the Digital Wave Player will become active and you can transfer your files onto pc.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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yes, it is possible. You will connect the earphone jack from your voice recorder to Mic of your laptop. Then you will be needing a wave software on your laptop, download the wave software from the internet, open the wave file, then press play on your voice recorder and the minutes will be recorded into your laptop as a wave files.

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1. Make sure the device has been uninstalled in device manager
2. Make sure the old version of digital wave player is uninstalled.
{Delete Temp files in Internet Explorer --Tools--Internet Options --Delete Files-- Delete offline content--OK}
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7. install automatically.
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1. Make sure the device has been uninstalled in device manager
2. Make sure the old version of digital wave player is uninstalled.
{Delete Temp files in Internet Explorer --Tools--Internet Options --Delete Files-- Delete offline content--OK}
3. Install digital wave player (The newest Version).
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7. install automatically.
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