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Cradle/USB malfunction? My Olympus DS-2, bought second hand, has been working great to record things with.  I am, however, suddenly having trouble getting it connected to my Mac computer.  I imported to computer twice before with no problems.  Now, using the same cradle and USB cord, the recorder doesn't recognize the connection and the computer doesn't show a connection to the device.  The device fits OK onto the cradle, but I noticed when I tried to connect it up directly to the USB cord that the male end of the cord's plug didn't fit as well into the device's female plug as it used to.  I've been carrying the device to school in a school bag with some other objects, so that COULD be it, but how can I tell?  And, if so, is there any way to fix it?  I have a professor who insists we memorize tiny details from his lectures, so any help would be very appreciated!!!  Thank you.

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It is not obvious that the cable should be used one way and if someone plugged the cable in wrong even once(this really doesn't take much pressure), it can damage the Female end of the connection. Make sure the arrows align on the recorder and cable and if it doesn't work it is most likely physical damage.

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