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Olympus VN-3100PC Digital Voice Recorder "Err" Message

I bought a brand new Olympus VN-3100PC Digital Voice Recorder and have recorded 14 hours of very important interviews for a research project. Get back home and the recorder is giving me a "CHK" error and then a "ERR" message immediately after it. I need to get the data off of it. Can you tell me what I can do to make this happen?

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    Exactly the same problem - "Err' message after "CHK" message. Recorder simply dosen't do anything and have many hours of recorded music on it.Only had the recorder for 2 months. Reinstalling batteries only produces same Err message. 

  • machaake Jul 30, 2008

    chk err

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. It is not even being detected by the PC

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009


  • Sayegh Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem E RR afterr CHK

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    system call failed on olympus digital voice recorder

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I lost important voice data from my Olympus VN-3100PC Digital Voice Recorder

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I don't understand how a 3hours data was lost in my recorder vn-3100pc

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I am attempting to download a recording from my Olympus Digital Voice Recorder to my computer



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Download the digital wave player and install it. That will work for your VN-3100PC

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • jodiby Jan 29, 2011

    Hold down the disp/menu and stop button at the same time for a couple of seconds. It will go away and fdr will display. This will go away after a few seconds and your ready to go.


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That message comes from low power... try new batteries or send to repair

Posted on Aug 21, 2008


I have the same problem but simply installing the wave player (which was installed from original purschase anyway) dosent help as with this error the computer dosent recognise the VN-3100Pc as the recorder is simply not working!

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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