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Memory Error I have an Olympus DS-4000 that is showing a memory error. I looked it up under troubleshooting, but it says the wrong memory card is inserted. However, we have not changed the memory card and it has been working up until now. There is quite a bit of dictation on it that I am trying to download and am afraid of losing it. What do I do?

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  • lpike952 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the exact same thing happening. It appears the only solution is to format the card, but i don't want to lose the 20 dictations on there!

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I would suggest the XD card is corrupt. You may be able to copy the recording off the machine by copy and paste in windows explorer. If not then they are lost. Data recovery will not work very as the files are recorded in dss format.

Only option is to format the card on the PC.

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Hi cazpell,

If you're encountering a memory error, it is often caused by the battery pack. Battery packs included with the DS-4000 are rechargeable battery packs. This problem is likely to happen on the DS-4000 when a NEW battery pack is being used. The battery pack out of the box does not hold enough charge to power up the recorder through its initial start-up procedure.

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I had several cases lke this with clients. One of the dictations is corrupted. It's the "one" here that matters. When you connect the DS-4000 to a PC, it appears in your "My Computer" as a Removable Drive. Browse this drive, and you will find the dictations in one of the folders (A, B, C etc...) or they might be scattered between folder depending on how your user records.
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