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I have the 43-127 recorder. I install the software, updated the driver but cannot read the device. It does not appears in if I see MY COMPUTER. The software Radioshack software also is not regonizing it. Regards, Maria

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I have the same problem maria and I'm extremely upset. It doesn't work on my XP or my Win 7 machine and Radio Shack has NO support for the problem. I wish you luck.

Posted on Dec 13, 2010

  • m_sanz_esbri Dec 13, 2010

    Dear GizRoc,

    I did a big drama because of this to Radio Shack but I solved it ! You know, I remember now, that I only really followed the written instructions carefully and step from step that comes from RadioShack. At the end it was my fault because I wasn´t doing a step. Try againreading carefully each step and doing it. It seems that it was an option. Please try and I will try to find my notes to hel you more specifically but as this was at the bening of October, I have a blank now! Let me check my mail...

    Wooo yes! When you open the application you have to press the key F11, that´s all the difference! This way the application will recognize your recorder! Look at the instructions and you will notice that they mention an F11 key to be pressed. When you do this ther recorder must be over it base and it has to be connected to your computer through your USB. As almost any application works this way we did not read this important part. Try it, I think this is going to be a solution to you too. Let me know what happens ok? Regards from Mexico City friend of sufferings! María

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