Question about Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder
Well it sounds as if the flash memory on the unit has gone bad. But lets see if it we cant fix it first.
3. If you want to do a thorough check, select ‘Full pattern set’. The tool then conducts 18 test runs for every single bit to check its functioning but this takes quite some time. To start the same, click ‘Start’ and wait for the analysis to complete.
Now after check flash has ran it will either tell you if there were errors or if the device checked out and is perfectly fine. If it is fine then you can try to reformat the device.
Before attempting a reformat you need to make sure there are no system files that will be deleted to do that you need to enable show hidden files or folders. to do that follow the steps in this video once you are able to see hidden folders open the voice recorder and make sure there is not a hidden folder with a pmp_usb.ini file or anything like that they generally have a faded icon to let you know if its a hidden folder. There is also a trash folder on the device generally make sure that the trash folder is not filled all the way, as this could cause the problems. you can attempt to format the device. Make sure before you format the voice recorder click on properties again and see if the device is fat32 or ntfs. below are the steps to format the device But first check that garbage/trash folder on the device. to format steps are below.
Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
now if it you have done all this and you formatted the device giving it a fresh start and check flash verified that there is no damage to the flash memory. You can try the device to see if it will record. If you need any explanation on the steps above or require further assistance please let me know and i can assist you further. Thanks-Midwest-tek
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
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