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Recorder Locked My recorder is locked and will not record. When I go to the menu under "lock" it reads "Read Only Memory." How can I turn the lock off?

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  • buddy54 Apr 15, 2008

    Thanks, Marigringota!! I appreciate your help!!

  • mkgingold Aug 26, 2008

    Suddenly, one day to the next, I received the sae message!!

  • edouglasww Apr 20, 2009

    My recorder was hooked up to my computer for a few days and all of a sudden, all of my recording are gone and then I get the same issue when I detach it from the computer "Read ONly" and there's a lock. I use a Mac.

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The same problem "Read memory only". The best solution is : submenu/format/start

Good Luck

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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Hi there,

I had the same problem and found a solution on this site, under a different problem. If you go into the submenu and go to "Format" it will erase and reformat your memory. Mine is all fixed now. Just make sure your files are all saved because they'll all be erased. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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The solution above worked. Thanks, Folks

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Same problem and same solution. I suspect that when I delete the files off the mounted ds-2 disk when I connect to my computer, the memory read gets locked. But this format solution works.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

Formatting corrected the problem. But why did it occur? I had recently erased all the files on my DS-2, after transferring them to my Mac. Anyone else experience this sequence?

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I have been trying to find a solution to this problem and had all but given up. Thank you Marigringota. Yahooo.

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