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Digital voice recorder completely 'locked-up'

Sony ICD-P210 digital voice recorder is completely 'locked-up;' display shows ERR on second line from bottom of screen, and ACCESS on the bottom line - nothing else on display, & absolutely no response whatsoever for any attempted command; won't even go into 'hold' mode. Has brand new fully-charged batteries (checked with multi-tester. Recorded material was rec- ently downloaded onto computer disc in normal fashion as has been done twice before with no resulting problem, and has twice been used okay since last download. This problem came right 'out of the blue.' Sony's "support staff"(phone) suggest I purchase a new one, as mine's past 90-day warranty period. I guess they know these things are garbage, judging by that.

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  • Brett Lewry May 18, 2007

    Tnanks very much for getting back to me. The problem as described persists; I've been unable to use the machine since this began. I posted it under the heading that I did simply because that was as close to my machine as I could find on the site, but I must stress that mine is Not the model that you've noted in your response, but RATHER the ICD-P210, and as mentioned, I've tried the first procedure that I've always heard of from everyone, on numerous occasions, namely removal of the batteries, waiting a short period then reinstalling them. Nothing that I have tried has 'un-locked' this thing, and I sure do appreciate any help that you or anyone out there can offer. Thanks again.

    dibble

  • trexxtoo Jun 10, 2008

    My Sony ICD-B600 IC Recorder has locked up with ERR ACCESS on the screen. Nothing works. I also tried removing/replacing batteries.

  • evydeb57 Sep 28, 2008

    just bought used, but never used...when I put batteries in...I get that same ERR msg.

  • trexxtoo May 11, 2010

    This particular unit does not direct connect to PC. I use the headphone output to capture the audio with Windows MovieMaker, or Soundforge.



    But thanks for the tip.

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I have a sony IC recorder B600 and it has frozen up with err access. I have 4 hours of info that I need on this unit can I get it back and how

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Your problem may have been caused when you removed the unit from the PC without using the "safely remove hardware" option.
What you need to do is download the latest version of Digital Voice Editor (I think we are up to 3.1 now)
When you connect the ICD unit it will probably give you a number of access errors
Ignore them and go to the IC Recorder Menu. Select WHOLE and DELETE. Delete everything.
After a minute or so the unit will come to life and you'll see the Directories that are standard in your unit.
Remove the hardware from the computer (safely! by closing the program first) and tirn the unit off.
Now turn it on...... Bingo!

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Please note that the Sony ICD B models DO NOT have PC cabling facilities. This means that the above mentioned solution (connecting to Digital Voice Editor software) will not work on these models.
    The solution mentioned above works on all Sony ICD units that have PC connectivity


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Any time an electronic device lockup there is two main reasons. The first is a data error. A data error happens when incorrect digital information enter certain IC chips, and cause the chip to lock up. This is sometimes called system busy. Similar to when a computer freezes up due to corrupt software or a computer virus. To fix you remove all power to the IC chips. Removing the batteries is not enough, due to the fact that circuit boards have components on them that hold voltage. Additional batteries, coils, capacitors. You have to remove the covers and take the main digital board out. Check to make sure there is no other battery on the board. Some boards have an additional battery source for storing date and time and other info. remove that battery. Either short all capacitors and coils. or let them dissipate, sit for a day of two . Install board back in machine this should clear any system busy type problems. If the problem remains, the digital IC chip or chips are bad and have to be replaced. So boards may have a way of reset the circuits. A technical manual or a call to tech support is required.

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