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Opening to find UBS

I am ready to download files form my WS-100, and see in the manual that the case should slide open to reveal the USB connector.  I can not seem to get the case to open at all.  Is there some trick to this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Same problem. Pried apart with fingernail once at seam. After re-connecting, cannot open again. Manual says to press lightly on arrow. There is no arrow to press! So far it is an expensive and useless piece of junk!



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It should just pull apart to open. grasp recorder from both ends and pull apart

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Extern HDD doesnt do anything when plugged in. I would like to open the case and check whether its a problem with the hdd itself but i cant open the case. I pushed two pins on the bottom part of the case...


Start by checking if the power cable and power adapter work. Test the cable on another device. The adapter may have a unique or unusual connector that prevent it being testied with other devices but may also have a power light that confirms whether it works or not.

Factory Built Hard Drives are designed to be non user repair friendly. Often, this is achieved with hidden screws.

Check carefully if the end or side panels or strips on the side panels slide or peel away to reveal hidden screws.

I would expect there to be 4 lateral screws to hold the hard drive fast to minimize vibration during use. Check those coloured side strips carefully to see if the lift up, slide up up down or peel off to reveal hidden screws.

The cap end on the top may clip in and might need force (not too much) to unclip.

Look if any warranty or other labels underneath cover hidden screws.

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What arethe compatible components of this kind motherboard

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- Intel® 45nm CPU Ready
- FSB 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz
- Intel® G31/ICH7
- Dual channel DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667
- EZ Flash2 & CrashFree BIOS3
- 8 Channel High Definition Audio

Intel® Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
*Refer to for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel® G31 Intel ICH7
Front Side Bus 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed) Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Overclock speed
**Refer to or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
***When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, WindowsR 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended. Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16
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LAN Realtek RTL8102EL 100/10 LAN
Audio VIA VT1708B 8 -Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
Anti-Pop Function
Jack-detect & Multi-Streaming
Support S/PDIF Out connector USB 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel) Overclocking Features SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
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1 x IDE connector
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1 x internal speaker connector
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What type of power supply does this computer use?when i turn on my computer i have to play with plug to the power supply for it come on.

As stated the Acer Veriton 6800 desktop computer, uses the standard ATX form factor power supply, found in over 85 percent of personal computers out there.

[Form Factor:
For a PSU (Power Supply Unit), the form factor refers to the size, and shape of the PSU's case.

The ATX form factor is approximately 6 inches Wide, 6 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
(15.24cm Wide, 15.24cm Long, and 8.89cm Tall ]

Working on a table, computer unplugged from power, and all cables removed from the computer tower.
Observe Anti-Static Precautions BEFORE you reach inside your computer.

[Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Work on a table. It is more convenient for some to work on a carpet floor. This equals NO. A carpet floor is a Static nightmare.
Same with working on a bed.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return be SURE to touch the metal frame again.
A better method is to buy, and use an ESD wrist strap.
(Electro Static Discharge)

The ESD wrist strap has a plate of metal that contacts the skin of your wrist.
In turn, the metal plate is connected to a cable, with an alligator clip on the end.
The alligator clip is attached to the metal frame, of the open computer case.

This is an example of an ESD wrist strap, ]

How to open the computer case:

Left-click on - Veriton 5800/6800/7800 User's Guide (EN)
This is a PDF file. (The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files)

Give the file time to download. Takes a few seconds to see the first page, and additional time for the file to fully download.

Page 60 deals with removing the computer cover.

Facing the front of your computer, the left Side Panel removes.
Looking at the back of the computer, and towards that Side Panel, there are two Thumbscrews to loosen.

One towards the top, and one towards the bottom, on the edge of the Side Panel.
Turn the Thumbscrews to the Left to loosen.
Towards the bottom Thumbscrew, there is also a T-shaped slide release lever.

Use the formed 'Bump' at the end of the Side Panel for your fingers, and press the slide release lever down, while pulling back on the Side Panel.

The Side Panel will only slide back approximately 1 inch, (2.54cm), then the Side Cover's top is tilted to the outside, and the Side Cover is lifted up, and out.

Generally there are 4 screws to remove from the Power Supply, on the back side of the computer. There are 3 located in the corners of the Power Supply's case, and another one slightly offset.

I don't see that with this model, judging by the rear photo presented in the PDF file.
Probably has a plastic bracket on the inside of the computer, that holds the Power Supply in place.

Located at the top of the Power Supply's case, and towards the front of the computer.
Usually there is a plastic locking tab that is moved slightly, and allows part of the bracket to slide to the side, releasing the Power Supply case from the computer case.

Some just have a small metal bracket, that has a single screw holding the bracket in place.

All of the power cables generally are gently wiggled side to side, as they are pulled out, except for two power cables.
(ONLY wiggle, and pull on the connectors, and Not on the cables)

There are two power cables that have a locking tab on the side, that must be released first, before the power cable can be removed.

A) The 24-pin ATX main power cable,

(To the right side of the ram memory slots)

B) The 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

(To the top right of the Processor socket.
Page 62 shows the layout of the motherboard)

The plastic locking tab is hinged in the middle, and operates just like a seesaw on a playground.
The top of the lock is squeezed in to release the lock.

(Squeezing the top of the lock in towards the connector, pulls the bottom hooked end of the lock, out of a tab on the motherboard connector)

Example of a decent, reliable ATX PSU,

You don't have to spend too much to get an affordable, reliable PSU, but if you spend too little, you may wind up with the same problem in the near future.

If you have any further questions regarding this, or anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.

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I have an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-311 M and a new Macbook Pro. I cannot seem to download to my Mac

"DSS Player Version 7 (Vista Compatible) Item: #147467-410
DSS Player version 7.x provides computer support for Olympus DS-Series, WS-Series and VN-3200 and VN-5200 PC digital voice recorders using Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, XP Home, Vista, and Windows 7.
Functions include USB file download, file playback, editing files, conversion of DSS files to WAVE format, and archiving files. The installed application provides for the purchase of an optional Plus upgrade that enables splitting and joining files, and compatibility with voice-to-text transcription software.
The CD also contains DSS Player for Mac that provides computer support for Olympus DS-Series, WS-Series, and VN-3200 PC and VN-5200PC digital voice recorders on Macintosh platforms using Mac OS 10.3 and later, excludes: DS-3000, DS-2000, DS-660, DS-330, DS-320, DS-150, DS-10 and DM-1. Functions include USB file download, file playback, editing files, conversion of WMA and DSS format files to AIFF format, archiving files, and splitting and joining files. This MAC software version is not compatible with older foot switch RS-25, only the RS-27.
Item #147467
Opened software cannot be returned.
Price: $29.99

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I wrote this for the Olympus VN-3100PC although it may work with this device as well.

Try this:

This problem can typically be solved by unplugging the device from your computer's USB port and plugging it in to another USB port on the same computer.

Also be sure you have Olympus Digital Wave Player installed and open with your Transfer Options set to Auto Transfer. To do this, follow the steps below:

Open Digital Wave Player > select Transfer from the menu > select Transfer Options > under Auto Transfer, check the box which reads "Transfer all audio files after detecting Recorder."

Mar 04, 2009 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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Segate UBS hard drive with broken USB port


i) i would wisely suggest you not to open the compartment of harddisk, try taking it to nearest repair centre since these part are very delicate(like they have delicated soldering ...or components....)

  i would suggest not messup with the broken parts and loose your whole harddisk ..............

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Recording Time

I have one of these recorders, I actually have 4 or 5, since discontinued I believe, and one is stuck at 43 min remaining.

I think that problems start when you remove the battery while
the recorder is / was in the process of recording (or in play mode) I now press stop while recording before opening the battery case to switch a battery

Mar 04, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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