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Olympus VN-3100PC Voice Recorder Problem

Suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason at all. Only had it for 2 months. "ERR" message on screen. When batteries reinstalled 'CHK" appears before "ERR" message returns. Nothing works and recorder is not recognised when connected to computer via USB. Hours of recorded music would like to retrieve. Thanks

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  • deework Jul 10, 2008

    same problem here !!

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The ERR message can only be corrected by holding in the DISP/MENU and STOP buttons for two seconds, which results in all the material on the recorder being erased. It will say (FOR) for a few minutes while it is erasing everything, then will work again. Solution found at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-VN-2100-Digital-Recorder-microphone/dp/B000V3NTEU

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    ian_m_hoppin Oct 14, 2012

    This also works for the VN1000PC. Thanks.

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Hello.

From FixYa Support: The "ERR" message reportedly means a memory error.

Please NOTE: This solution will wipe out the memory.

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