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Screen displays CHK and then ERR when I change batteries, even with new batteries

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    Great. Thank you sir.

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The "ERR" message means a memory error. solution, is to reformat the memory. Try to press the STOP and DISP/MENU buttons at the same time for about 2 seconds, and then the display should show "FOR". It will erase the whole memory making the device usable again.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2010

  • souzi Feb 02, 2011

    thank you very much.

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My unit keeps chirping every 30 seconds even after replacing the batteries. The unit is over 5 years old.


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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.

Press the STOP and DISP/MENU buttons at the same time for about 2 seconds, and then the display should show "FOR". It will supposedly erase the whole memory, but will at least make the device usable again.

Hope this helps.

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It sound like it's not powerfull enough. The ERR error is normally related to low batteries.

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Screen shows ERR. I changed batteries and tried


You're right..This happens often when one changes the battery.Here's what to do :
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

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"chk" error on screen olympus vn-4100 pc


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I fought with this machine for more than 9 months. And after playing with it today FINALLY got it working.

This is what I did:

Unscrew the faceplate. (Three screws. One is under the batteries).

Put the batteries back on.

Have the HOLD button on the normal position (down)

Press and hold the MENU/FOLDER button together with the STOP button

Press and hold the MENU/FOLDER button together with the DISPLAY button

You will see a GREEN light, then a RED light then a "FOR" message will appear

Press the DISPLAY button and after a few moments it will reset and ask you to enter the time.

GOOD LUCK. Let me know if it works for you.

HAVE A NICE DAY.


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Olympus VN-3100PC Voice Recorder Problem


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

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Olympus VN-2100PC Error Message 'chk' and then 'Err'


Hello evrybody,
I had the same problem but i fix it.
This is the solution :
1- When the "ERR" message is shown, press Disp/Menu Buton for Two seconds and at the same time "Stop" Buton.
2- The "FOR" Message is shown
3- wait for some minutes
That's all
PS : All the recrded messages will be deleted

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