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Myra Julia Posted on Apr 07, 2007
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How do I Change from default language back to English?

The menu is in Japanese and i can not understand it, which resulted, in some instances, erased files. Example, ALL the recorded voice files were erased when i plugged the cable in the usb port of the desktop to download the recorded files! I can't understand the commands because it is all in Japanese! I definitely did not push or even TOUCH the erase button but those files were all gone...Now, i just wanted to change the default language back to English for better understanding and manipulation of the recorder. Thanks!

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  • terzO Feb 04, 2008

    Yes i have exactly the same problem!

  • Tomatinho Apr 22, 2008

    I have the exact same problem... My DM-20 keeps reverting back to Japanese, and I do not understand a word! It is causing problems, and the manual does not indicate how to change it back! Right now... I am seriously considering tossing it out the window, but will be patient and wait for a solution! Please help!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Exactly the same here, too!! Can't find a way to change language!

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    When I change battery after start i have new manu on Japanese language. I can't find way to return on English language. Can anyone help me ?

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    format ur dm-20.. use your manual to know where is the option.
    then u'll get ur menu back on englsih.

    good luck.



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To reset the settings back to English:

1. Set the DM-20 to Voice mode using the blue switch on the back voice recorder.
2. Remove the DM-20 from Hold using the gray switch on the back of the voice recorder.
3. Press and hold the DISPLAY/MENU button on the front of the DM-20 for at least 3 seconds. The menu list is displayed.
4. Click the REWIND button six times to highlight the Format menu item.
5. Click the PLAY button to select the Format menu item. A message will be displayed with Cancel and Start options.
6. Click the REWIND button once to highlight Start.
7. Click the PLAY to select Start. A message stating that the data will be cleared will display briefly. Then a message asking if you are sure will be displayed.
8. Click the REWIND button once to highlight the Start menu item to continue with the format.
9. Click the PLAY select the Start menu item and begin the format. The format progress bar will appear. When it is complete the menu items will be in the English language.

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Get the manual and format your dm-20.. i had the same problem.. and i formated it... how?.. with the manual.. tell you how to get the format option... good luck.

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Exactly the same here, too! No way to change the language!

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