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Olmpus DS-2 won't record

When I hit record it waits about a second then gives out a series of short fast beeps. It won't record. Current file #/count shows [00/00]. [REMAIN] shows 1h06m25s. I tried all folders A-E and all are the same.

I tried formatting but got strange character on Folder name.

Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    More info: I can't change the recording speed in Menu. It stays on LP.
    After formatting, not only do I get strange character in folder name, I also can't record because it says Folder Full full. After I change folders, the strange character goes away and I get the FOLDER # back again.

    I wonder if the electronics is fried on this.

  • fiddlewitch Jul 25, 2008

    My ds-2 got  a little wet. . . now it wont play or record, although all other functions seem fine, and it appears to have full memory of the pieces already recorded.  Also, I can't get it to download to my mac, although I never actually did that before it got wet. . . I thought I'd try to save what I have and probably buy a new one.  ANy hope?  No one seems to repair these things.


  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problems: I can't record, and I can't set the Rec Mode to anything but LP. The DS-2 had been working fine for months. Now, when I hit record, the unit beeps once, waits a second, and then fires off a series of 5 or 6 very rapid beeps -- recording never starts.

  • gcordes125 May 11, 2010

    My Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, model DS2 won't record, I had it plugged into my Mac and just pulled the power cord out to record another phone interview and when I pressed record it just gave me a few short fast beeps and says "READ ONLY". Can you please help?? I am a reporter for a small local newspaper and have a deadline. Also, I lost the prior story I was transcribing...any way to recover?? Help!!!

  • vld35 May 11, 2010

    i formatted my recorder through my PC and now it doesn't recored or play back. can any one help Pleasesss!

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Formatting should be done through the recorder not the computer

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Remote retrieval of recorded messages


Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds.
The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
Press one-zero to hear your messages.
Full details are in the "Remote Operation" section beginning on page 63 of the manual.

Oct 11, 2011 | Uniden TRU8885-3HS Digital Cordless Phone

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We don't know how to retrieve out messages from outside the house.


To play back messages remotely, first you'll need to have set up your two-digit security code (PIN). You can download a copy of the manual here which gives all the details. Once you've done that, here's how to use the system:

1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds. The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
3) Enter a command within 15 seconds. Each command thereafter must be entered within 2 seconds. These are the available commands:
  • 0 then 1 Repeat a Message*
  • 0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages
  • 0 then 3 Skipping a Message
  • 0 then 4 Deleting a Message
  • 0 then 5 Stop Operation
  • 0 then 6 Answering System On
  • 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
  • 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
  • 0 then 9 Answer System Off
  • 1 then 0 Help
* For the Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat the current message.

**For the Memo Record and Greeting Message Record function, the first time you enter the corresponding command, it starts the Recording function. If you want to stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8 or 5.

4) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this time from the chart above.
5) Hang up when you're done.

Jul 05, 2011 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Can I check my messages from a phone outside my home, is it possible to make a remote enquiry? And if so, how does it work?Thanks in advance for your answer. Regards, Joy


Remote Message Retrieval
You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touch-tone
telephone or the handset.
Remote access away from home
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message when
you are away from home. Additionally, you can turn On or Off your answering system
from a remote location.
Remote access:
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering
system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off),
press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a PIN Code" in your owners manual.
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored
in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press onezero".
You will hear a beep.

4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered
within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following chart:
For your convenience
a remote operation
card is provided for
you to use while
away from home, it can be found in the back of your owners manual.
Command Function
0 then 6 Answering System On
0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop **
0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop **
0 then 9 Answer System Off
1 then 0 Help Guidance
Command Function
0 then 1 Repeat a Message*
0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages
0 then 3 Skipping a Message
0 then 4 Deleting a Message
0 then 5 Stop Operation
* For Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to
repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat
the current message.
** For Memo Record and Greeting Message Record function, the first time you enter
the corresponding command, it starts the Recording function. If you want to stop
the recording, press 0 then 7 or 8.

5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this
time from the chart above.

6) When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering system
automatically returns to standby.
Your machine automatically has a PIN set of 80.
If you are trying to use remote access from a cellular phone and having trouble: Try changing your tone length on your cell phone to long.

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I have a code for my Uniden cordless to get voice mail while away from home. Not sure what else I need beside the code.


Remote Operation
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message from a
remote location (when you are away from home, or from another room using a
handset). Additionally, you can turn on or off your answering system remotely.
Remote access away from home
You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touchtone
telephone.
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering
system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is
off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a PIN Code"
on page 25).
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages
stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For
help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered
within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following chart:
* For the Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to
repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat
the current message.
**For the Memo Record and Greeting Message Record functions, the first time you
enter the corresponding command, the phone starts recording. If you want to
stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8 or 5.
5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this
time from the chart above.


Command Function Command Function
0 then 1 Repeat a Message* 0 then 6 Answering System On
0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
0 then 3 Skipping a Message 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
0 then 4 Deleting a Message 0 then 9 Answer System Off
0 then 5 Stop Operation 1 then 0 Help

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Device won't Record


I have had the chips become corrupt. It honestly has not happened much but It has happened. I have about 100 of these devices being used all day long, and I get about one per year. Try calling (800) 622-6372 for Olympus America. They have never helped me in this situation ( I feel I know more about the device than they do ) but it is worth a try.

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Problems with memory on Olympus DS-2


I've had the same issue. The surefire solution is to go into the Sub Menu and FORMAT. It wipes the entire internal memory clean -- so be sure you've offloaded everything you need. You'll also need to reset the recording quality, if you have a custom setting, because it defaults to the highest quality. But you'll have all your space back.
I believe when files are deleted via computer, the DS-2 doesn't update itself to recognize the space is freed up. That's why data is gone but memory is not freed.  Good luck.

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Checking voice mail remotely


This may be a little late, you are probably home already, but here it is anyhow:

Remote Operation
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message from a remote
location (when you are away from home, or from another room using a handset).
Additionally, you can turn On or Off your answering system remotely.
Remote access away from home
You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any
touch-tone telephone.
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is
off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off),
press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a PIN Code" on page 25
or 54).
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in
memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero".
You will hear a beep.
4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2
seconds. You may select a command from the following chart:
Command Function Command Function

0 then 1 Repeat a Message* 0 then 6 Answering System On
0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
0 then 3 Skipping a Message 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
0 then 4 Deleting a Message 0 then 9 Answer System Off
0 then 5 Stop Operation 1 then 0 Help Guidance
* For Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to repeat
the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat the
current message.
** For Memo Record and Greeting Message Record function, the first time you enter the
corresponding command, it starts the Recording function. If you want to stop the
recording, press 0 then 7 or 8.

5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system
is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this time from the
chart above.
6) When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering system automatically
returns to standby.

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Uniden answering machine model 900MHZ


Here is a link to the pdf format owners manual from Uniden for this phone:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/TRU8885om.pdf

Remote Operation
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message from a
remote location (when you are away from home, or from another room using a
handset). Additionally, you can turn on or off your answering system remotely.
Remote access away from home
You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touchtone
telephone.
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering
system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is
off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a PIN Code"
on page 25).
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages
stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For
help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered
within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following chart:
* For the Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to
repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat
the current message.
**For the Memo Record and Greeting Message Record functions, the first time you
enter the corresponding command, the phone starts recording. If you want to
stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8 or 5.
5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this
time from the chart above.
6) When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering system
automatically returns to standby.

Command Function Command Function
0 then 1 Repeat a Message* 0 then 6 Answering System On
0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
0 then 3 Skipping a Message 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
0 then 4 Deleting a Message 0 then 9 Answer System Off
0 then 5 Stop Operation 1 then 0 Help

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SW Bell FA-980 Answering Machine


Here is a link to a similar model: http://www.swbfreedomphone.com/ib/ibansw/fa970.pdf Here is what it says: TONE REMOTE OPERATION Remote Security Code To access answering functions from an outside line, you will need to enter the three digit security code located on the bottom of your unit. Write this number on the Remote Access Card, which you can keep in your wallet. Remote Turn On If you forget to turn on your unit: 1. Call your unit from a touch-tone phone. 2. Wait 12-14 rings until the machine answers. 3. The FA970 will automatically answer by playing your greeting. You may hang up the phone, and subsequent calls will be answered. Remote Message Playback 1. Call your unit from a touch-tone telephone. 2. After your FA970 answers, it plays the outgoing greeting and beeps once. Dial your three digit security code within 20 seconds after the beep, pressing and holding each digit for 1-2 seconds. Allow a 2 seconds interval between each digit. 3. Your FA970 will sound one beep to indicate the code was entered correctly. (If there are no beeps, enter your code again.) 4. You can press the following buttons on your keypad: Option Press Playback Mailbox 1 Messages (1) Playback Mailbox 2 Messages (2) Record Memo Message (3) Record New Greeting (8) Turn Off Answer Mode (9) If you press ?1? or ?2? (to playback messages), you have the follow options: Option Press Erase Current Message (0) Repeat Current Message (4) Repeat Previous Message (4) repeatedly Stop Message Playback (5) Skip to Next Message (6) To SAVE messages, hang up the telephone. Note: Your FA970 will sound a series of beeps if there are no messages. Remote Record New Greeting If you press 8 (to record new greeting): 1. When you hear a beep, begin recording your new greeting (up to 30 seconds). 2. When you have finished recording your new greeting, press (5). The unit will beep, and the new greeting will playback to you. 3. Hang up the telephone. Remote Record Memo If you press 3 (to record memo message): 1. Within three seconds of pressing ?3?, press ?1? or ?2? to select Mailbox 1 or Mailbox 2. Otherwise, the memo will be recorded in Mailbox 1. 2. When you hear a beep, begin recording your memo (up to 60 seconds). 3. When you have finished recording your memo message, press (5). 4. The corresponding Mailbox message count will be increased by one. To Retrieve Messages when Recording Memory is Full 1. When the message capacity is full, the unit will sound 3 beeps after answering the phone. 2. Within 20 seconds after the 3 beeps, dial your 3 digit security code. 3. Your FA970 will sound one beep to indicate the code was entered correctly.

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