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Error message on Olympus

My olympus digital voice recorder is practically new but when I put in new batteries, I got an "Err" message on the screen and it won't respond at all to any button pushing. What gives?

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  • rosinbow11 Mar 19, 2008

    I also have the same frustrating problem, but with the VN-4100 PC. I bought the VN-4100PC recorder only two weeks ago, and I am too receiving the "ERR" message. The workaround provided in previous comments is unacceptable. Is there any possible alternative solution to retrieve the files? How can this situation be prevented from happening again? Is there any real solution to this problem from the vendor?

  • Lidosh May 06, 2008

    THANK YOU, thank you so much. I trashed my recorder 3 days ago because I couldn't find a solutions and then your answer came in my email today and I had to dig my recorder out of the trash can. I did what you said and now it's working again. You saved me money since I was going to buy another one. Thank you so much for posting your solution to this problem. Anyone know how to fix an ipod nano that won't respond to any button pushing?

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    I have the same issue. Battery was low so I replaced them. Now I have a blinking CHK on screen and nothing works. I do not have an ERR on screen. I tried this solution but it doesn't work. Any other suggestions?

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Hello evrybody,
I had the same problem but i fix it.
This is the solution :
1- When the "ERR" message is shown, press Disp/Menu Buton for Two seconds and at the same time "Stop" Buton.
2- The "FOR" Message is shown
3- wait for some minutes
That's all
PS : All the recrded messages will be deleted

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I once had this problem and fixed it after visiting this site. Now a friend has a similar problem and I suspect it has something to do with exposure to cell phones.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

It´s super, thank you very much..

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I don't have any of my lectures but thank you so much.
I'm still wondering how this might have happened.
I'll come here for all of my technical problems
again, thank you

Posted on May 02, 2008

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Hello.

From FixYa Support: The "ERR" message reportedly means a memory error.

Please NOTE: This solution will wipe out the memory.

Press the STOP and DISP/MENU buttons at the same time for about 2 seconds, and then the display should show "FOR". It will supposedly erase the whole memory, but will at least make the device usable again.

Hope this helps.

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You're right..This happens often when one changes the battery.Here's what to do :
The ERR message can only be corrected by holding in the DISP/MENU and STOP buttons for two seconds, which results in ALL the material on the recorder being erased. It will say (FOR) for a few minutes while it is erasing everything, then will work again.
Solution found at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-VN-2100-Digital-Recorder-microphone/dp/B000V3NTEU

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Hello evrybody,
I had the same problem but i fix it.
This is the solution :
1- When the "ERR" message is shown, press Disp/Menu Buton for Two seconds and at the same time "Stop" Buton.
2- The "FOR" Message is shown
3- wait for some minutes
That's all
PS : All the recrded messages will be deleted

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