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My RP 5012B Voice Recorder spent the weekend in a suitcase where it was probably left on and therefore the battery died. But when I changed the battery, nothing comes up in the screen and nothing else work, or beeps. BUT the little red light on the top does come on. And idea how to reset this thing? Or is there any other way to make it work? Or is there a way to extract the recordings I do have on it?

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2010

    No. I tried that first. (I just tried it again.) Nothing - the screen still stays blank.. and the tiny red lights still stays on... until I take out the batteries.



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It is possible the unit is just "locked". Try holding the MENU button for at least 2 seconds to see if it "activates" the player.

Please try this and let me know, there is not really a way to get the recordings off the device so I hope we can get it back on for you.

Just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you.


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    Tim Grayson Nov 01, 2010

    Ok the last bastion of hope would be to attach an AC adapter to the recorder to try and get it jump started. You can get one at Radio Shack, they will help you find the appropriate one, any "universal" one will work it just needs to be 3V and 200mA which they will also know just by looking at the player, but bring the info just in case.

    If it doesn't work you can also just return the AC Adapter.




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