Top 20 Dictaphone 2740 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder Questions & Answers

Hello the Dictaphone 2740 does not have the option for telephone record or conference recording you need the Model that is really similar to the 2740 the model is 2750 this model has telephone record option and conference record capable.

Note: for telephone record you need to buy a separate adaptor like this ECS-DPRC

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Hello Just press an hold Erase and Rew Keys.

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It's possible the play capstan belt is broken - or the main capstan motor is stalled.

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Hello I recommend this place is close to San Fernando
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Usually when this happens it is either the "Pinch Rollers" or the "Drive" motor, has failed. You need to get it looked at.

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Hello Just Press and Hold the erase button located on the bottom rigth then press rewind. All the rewind part will be erase.

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Hello this transcriber is only a 4.8 Speed transcriber and the slide speed control is on the front of the unit if the cassette that you are trying is a Normal 4.8 speed and is not responding you need to send your unit for service you can try this place Send an email to [email protected] or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem

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I tried searching for a free manual to download, but I could not find one. I can give you a link, but the manual is for sale. Please check the link below:

I do apologize. I wanted to provide you a free manual, but this is what I've found.

Good luck and have a great day!

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your unit has a broken cam gear you need to sen it to repair here are a place
Send an email to [email protected] or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem

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Is this a standard-size cassette unit? Is the model number a 2740 or 2750? When you first plug the power in, does the machine make two clicking noises? Does the display show 'CAS' or 'No Cassette'?

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The problem is with the capstan motor. More than likely it has developed a 'flat spot' and won't spin up. The clicking noise you hear is the solenoids trying to pull the heads into place, but because the motor isn't turning, it can't pull the heads into place.

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Try another cassette. There is a tab on each side of the back edge of a tape which when removed will prevent most machines from going into record. If the tab is there (and not bent in), then the switch at the back of the cassette compartment is dirty or out of adjustment. If you can find a manual for the 2740 (try at, they bought Dictaphone), it will show how to change the Letter display back to a timeline. Good Luck.

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More than likely then the drive belt is broken or the motor is bad.
If you press the reset button the 88.8 flashing should go to 00.0.
If you are sure the tape is good, there is also a switch at the rear of the cassette compartment to detect if the record prevention tab is missing from the cassette itself. If the tab is in the cassette, the switch could be dirty or out of adjustment.

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There is a small switch mounted ion the tape deck. You may be able to take it apart and slightly bend the switch upwards so the switch will be activated.

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Catherine, did you ever get an answer for your problem with MicWiz? I am a transcriptionist that works from home and they are having problems getting it to recognize my foot pedal (as well as another MT) with the new software. It is recognized by Express Scribe and ever other system we use, but not Merge.
Thank you, Cindy

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