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My digital voice recorder got wet. How can I retrieve the information I have already recorded?

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  • mthrope Apr 29, 2010



    I am trying what you suggested. In the meantime, I would like to have your opinion as to whether

    or not I will be able to eventually retrieve, in one way or another, very important information I have recorded on this machine, or will this material be lost? The specific model I have is Olympus

    VN-6000. Again, the material I have recorded is of extreme importance and I would hope that at

    some point I could retrieve it on the recorder's memory or in some other way, or has my getting the

    recorder wet wiped out these recordings? Thank you very much.

  • mthrope Apr 30, 2010

    Yes - Please tell both experts who replied to me that the advise they gave me WORKED. I did what both of them said, and this morning the recorder
    came BACK to life!! I am copying the important recordings off the old recorder onto a new one, and then will have them redone for computer use, which is where I eventually need the recordings.
    Thank you very much!!

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OK - I hear you and I tell you - don't panic. I have had a lot of this type of electronics come back.
PLEASE - remove the battery - shake the unit for any extra water coming out - set the unit with battery opening facing down - to let any water drain - let it set for 24 hours. If you replace the battery and it works end of problem - but I would remove the battery anyway after you get your information off and let it set an additional 24 hours.
I promise you - I have done this many times and once it took 4 -5 days - BUT the unit CAME BACK - THIS WORKS

Best of it
Gary

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Just drop in dry place like towels. Then after 2 days its work

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First of all DON'T TRY TO POWER IT ON. Eject the battery and leave any cover that is possible open in order to dry. Leave it this way some hours and from time to time turn it the other side. Don't put it in direct sun or heat, just a wet and warm area. After some hours you can try to power it up the usual way. I can't tell you for sure that it will be in working state, but at least you have tried with the right way.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.

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    Stelios Apr 30, 2010

    There is no way to tell you if it will work or not again. It depends on the liguid and the other things that were in the liguid. For example if the liguid is clean water and after the spilling you didn't try to power up the devise, it will work. If the water includes milk the things are worst. The complexity of the device is still a factor to mention.

    In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.

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    Stelios Apr 30, 2010

    I'm glad that your device is back to work and you recovered your recordings.

    In case of a problem again, don't hesitate to post me a reply.
    If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "flags".

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    Sylondia Johnson Sep 16, 2017

    I had my recording in the wash machine important information. I place the voice recorder in rice. Do u think it will work later?

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