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Marantz PMD201 I am using the factory 4.5v plug in for power. Im getting a low battery light. The unit is unable to record from the mic, line & cond. mic?? What could it be, i have check the board and it looks clean.

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If you are getting a low battery light (that may be the cause of you problem), you should check that the AC outlet settings are right. If the settings are correct, you should take out the AC adapter and try it with batteries (do not forget to disconect the AC from the power and from the recorder!!!). hope this will help. Daniel

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