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"chk" error on screen olympus vn-4100 pc

I got a "chk" error code blinking on the screen. what should i do to be able to use the recorder again ? txs

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  • dolfinen Aug 12, 2008

    Just bought this Olympus Recorder VN 4100 2 days ago, used it for immensely important interview. Now all I get is Chk message and no response other than that. Have tried installing the software to PC, it makes no difference.I have no clue if the data i stored, but I checked just after the interview and it was there. What a lousy product.

  • caroline435 Sep 07, 2008

    Just bought this Olympus Recorder VN 4100 2 days ago, used it for
    immensely important interview. Now all I get is Chk message and no
    response other than that. Have tried installing the software to PC, it
    makes no difference.I have no clue if the data i stored, but I checked
    just after the interview and it was there. What a lousy product.

  • lucky_009_ Sep 22, 2008

    chk button will not go away or allow me to do anything.... a bit annoying

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    sames issue chk fllashes, then err

  • tijgertje Mar 26, 2009

    ERR on screen, does not do anything any more

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I had a similar sounding problem my Olympus VN-5000. I would turn it on, it would show "CHK" for a few seconds, and then "ERR." This persisted despite fresh batteries. The "ERR" message reportedly means a memory error. I found a solution, which appears 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 supposedly erase the whole memory, but will at least make the device usable again! I hope this solution works for your model...

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Something to add to the above solution: 
6: When I tried this, I had to leave the recorder plugged in for several minutes before it reverted from CHK to PC, but it did eventually fix itself. 

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This is a tricky problem but I finally took care of it.

1. Ditch your old batteries.
2. Get new batteries. Do not replace the batteries yet.
3. Connect your recorder to your PC with Wave Recorder installed. The message should change from "CHK" to "PC".
4. Put new batteries in the device.
5. Hurray, you're done !

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Make sure recorder is off hold

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

Please NOTE: This solution will wipe out the memory.

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