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The lock function turned on for all files on my WS-100 and I can't get it turned off - therefore I can't record any new files or erase any old files. I've followed the directions in the manual but when I to the "lock" function on the menu I get a flashing "01" rather than the flashing "ON" or "OFF" that the manual says should appear. When I press "play" to activate the turn off or turn on feature for the lock, I just get a double beep and it won't allow me to change that setting. The menu seems to work fine for all of the other features. I've heard that other folks also seem to be having problems with this one feature. Seems pretty serious since it renders the recorder useless.

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Try to reformat your device( do not use a PC.) instructions are in your operators manual...it will mean you will lose all recorded information but at the moment you cant use the machine anyway.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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Can't erase on my olympus WS-100


Do you plug into your computer? If so, you can erase from there.
Does your recorder have a "format" setting? That will erase entire contents.

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Hello Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder
Press and hold ERASE button for 3 seconds or longer.
The ERASE indicator will flashes
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TURN OFF LOCK. I AM IN MENU MODE, BUT WHERE IS THE ON/OFF BUTTON LOCATED?


Power on…Turn the POWER switch ON.
If the POWER switch on the backside of this recorder is
turned OFF, it is not possible to use any of the functions.
Turn the POWER switch ON before operation.
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Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT)
If you format the recorder, all function settings will return to their defaults.
All files stored in the recorder will be deleted.
If you have important files that you want to save, connect the recorder to a computer and
transfer those files from the recorder to the computer before formatting the device.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the FF or REW button to choose “FORMAT”.
3 When the PLAY button is pressed, “nO” is displayed.
4 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
After “ARE yOU SURE” is displayed, “nO” will be displayed.
5 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
“DONE” displays when formatting ends.
s It may take up to several tens of seconds to finish the initialization. Do not remove the battery or detach
the battery compartment from the recorder during that time. Otherwise data may be damaged.
s Never format the recorder from a PC.
s When the recorder is formatted, all the stored data, including locked files, are erased.

Nov 08, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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format the recorder through the menu and this will erase all the files

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I get a "full" message but it is not full


Try this:
4 Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT)
If you format the recorder, all function settings will return to their defaults.
All files stored in the recorder will be deleted.
If you have important files that you want to save, connect the recorder to a computer and
transfer those files from the recorder to the computer before formatting the device.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the FF or REW button to choose “FORMAT”.
3 When the PLAY button is pressed, “nO” is displayed.
4 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
After “ARE yOU SURE” is displayed, “nO” will be displayed.
5 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
“DONE” displays when formatting ends.
s It may take up to several tens of seconds to finish the initialization. Do not remove the battery or detach
the battery compartment from the recorder during that time. Otherwise data may be damaged.
s Never format the recorder from a PC.
s When the recorder is formatted, all the stored data, including locked files, are erased.

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Editing? Can dictation be paused, then go back part way and....


you can not do this with the Olympus ws-100, you need a dictation machine that has the editing function which allows you to easily insert, overwrite, partially erase files and continue on the same file, most of the digital dictation units have NEW FILE BUTTON , you will stay recording on the same file till you press new.
Look at Olympus DS-2300. Olympus DS-33300 or ds-4000.

Apr 23, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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Is it possible to stop recording without opening a new file?


you can not do this with the Olympus ws-100, you need a dictation machine that has the editing function which allows you to easily insert, overwrite, partially erase files and continue on the same file, most of the digital dictation units have NEW FILE BUTTON , you will stay recording on the same file till you press new.
Look at Olympus DS-2300. Olympus DS-33300 or ds-4000.

Apr 23, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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Erasing Files


when you copy the files to your computer the files are still in the ws-100, you have to erase them in the ws-100 buttons after that.

Feb 29, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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