Olympus WS-110 digital voice recorder is unresponsive
I have an Olympus WS-110 digital voice recorder, and after recording some important audio files it appears to have stopped working--no response to pressing buttons or plugging into USB port. Battery is new. Tried different battery with no success.
I plan to send in for repair, but was told that the company doesn't do data recovery.
Is it possible to recover audio files from the device? If so, can you suggest sources for help? Thank you.
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You may want to call Olympus Customer Service and see if it is part that is available to be sold to consumers. Their parts department may be able to sell it to you directly. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3
well, i resolved this myself by going to the sub-menu, and formatting
the recorder to its original state. thankfully, i backed up the files
on my computer first, so i didn't lose any data, although i did have to
go in and re-set all my preferences on the recorder.
lesson: don't MOVE files from recorder to computer. copy them instead,
and do the actual erasing from the physical recorder itself. i don't know if this was the most elegant solution, but at least it did get my recorder up and running again. i'd love to hear if there is a better resolution out there.
you can rewind a tad and listen, but you can't overrecord, because a digital recorder writes audio information into a data file and saves it. you just can play it back again and record a new file. if you want to cut off a part of your recording, you have to edit the file in an audio editor. - as the olympus stores wma-files, you'll have to convert them into wav format first to edit them. i tried the 'switch' software successfully.