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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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