Question about Marantz PMD660 Digital Voice Recorder
I have a PMD660 as well and from time to time a memory card will become "corrupted". During a recording last evening the battery ran out "prematurely" and when replaced, the 660 had the unformat error. Fortunately the card was readable in my Hummingbird card reader.
Normally when I have had UNFORMAT problems in the past I would just FORMAT the card with the computer and the 660 would then be happy with it. Not this time! The 660 still stubbornly displayed UNFORMAT! This time I ended up having to use Partition Commander to wipe out the partition on the card and then DISK MANAGEMENT in the XP's Computer Management program to re-create the partition and format FAT32. Normally when you FORMAT all data is lost so this would end all hope of recovering data from the card.
In the case of hoping to recover lost recordings I would have tried QUICK FORMAT and then tried to "recover" the data with a program like Partition Magic or Partition Commander or some other program that could re-link the blocks and create directory entries.
Posted on May 30, 2009
We have a lot of these machines here at the university and on the two occassions we have had this error message it has meant that a student has put the card in the machine incorrectly and bent some of the pins inside the machine
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
This seems to be a firmware issue and Marantz have resolved it on this page ( http://www.d-mpro.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=3629&Tab=FAQ ).
Simply download the firmware file and drag it onto your cf card and click update. ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE WEBPAGE ABOVE.
Posted on Aug 31, 2011
I have the same problem, do you have any suggestions?
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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