Dictaphone Walkabout 5210 Digital Voice Recorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hello this is when you used the On/Off button to connect to the PC, normally when your m5210 is on the off position than you plug the unit to the docking station or USB cable, press the ON/OFF button to see on the display PC operation, the unit will be connected to your PC, to download your audio files when you are using walkabout Transfer software program on your PC.

Dictaphone... | Answered on May 08, 2014 | 53 views

Make sure your unit is on off position when you connect the unit to pc

Dictaphone... | Answered on Oct 19, 2011 | 209 views

Hello yes it is. Walkabout Transfer Software, version 1.5.2, is required for the WA5220 portable. Backwards-compatible with WA5210/5215(DS) portables. Windows 7 compatible. For Dictaphone Digital portables and Trancription kits you can go to http://www.tvps.com/Departments/Digital-Dictation/Digital-Portable-Recorders/Dictaphone.aspx?sortorder=4&page=1

Dictaphone... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011 | 484 views

Hello just push the Hold slide switch down.

Dictaphone... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011 | 134 views

If you press 'M' then a-b and hold it will del 1 or key + or - to delete all.

Dictaphone... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011 | 451 views

Hello connect your unit to the PC
Press the On/Off button.

Dictaphone... | Answered on Jul 11, 2010 | 83 views

Hi all,

I recently bought this little headache of a dictation machine to help me with my Law revision. Had similar problems but have worked out the following:

The machine appears to have 2 modes of recording - LP and SP. When the machine is in LP mode, it appears to be a format for the machine itself to allow for longer record time. Because of this individual format it will not play back on computers. If, however, you change it to SP mode (from what I can ascertain from the VERY unhelpful user manual is 'high quality recording' i.e. standard WAV format) it saves the file in a .wav format which is playable on computers.

To switch it from LP to SP (this is on my dictation machine only - i take absolutely no responsibility for breakages etc):

Turn on
Press 'M' to cycle to 'REC' mode
Use the Volume control to cycle between SP, SP VOR (no idea what VOR is i'm afriad), LP and LP VOR
Record as usual.

I've made test recordings on both SP and SP VOR and both save to WAV format and can be played back through a computer.

If anyone knows what VOR is then please shout back.

Hope this helps.


Dictaphone... | Answered on Feb 10, 2012 | 1,999 views

Unfortunately, units made in foreign countries don't have much of a user manual - ESPECIALLY in english.
There is no support website for Mikomi - and - unfortunately it will be up to you to "translate" the english to english :D.

Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated!!

Dictaphone... | Answered on May 06, 2009 | 2,557 views

There are several Freeware Text-to-Speech and some very expensive Text-to-Speech available on the internet, but to the best of my knowledge there is nothing available at any price that will do a proper job --the easy way.
This is why all "books on tape" or CD or whatever else, are performed by real people. Check in your local library. :-)
If you really want to voice record text books for your son to listen to, you are the only one who can do it. It is a labor of love. Or you can hire a student radio announcer.
At your local second hand stores you'll be able to get yourself a decent cassette tape recorder/player and a decent plug-in external microphone, with an ON-OFF switch. That should be an investment of not more than $20.00 to $30.00
The 60 minute cassette tapes are the more durable ones, and can be had for about $1.00 each.
Much information is available on the Internet about how to record your voice on tape.
For converting your tapes to MP3, my choice is a freeware named Audacity.
The benefit of this software is that not only it has professional features, but it has excellent on-line manuals and step-by-step instructions.
After that, it is only a question of trial-and-error until you are happy with the final outcome.
It is time and effort well invested.

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Dec 22, 2014 | 84 views

There is a couple reasons way your unit can beep.
#1 not tape on the unit
#2 if you trying to record maybe the cassette tab on the cassette is broken to protect a recording
#3 it can be at the end of the tape
#4 try to play and make sure tape moves if tape don't move possible broken belt or bad motor
If none above you can send an email to service@tvps.com or call (805) 644-9525. Please indicate model and detailed description of problem.

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on May 08, 2014 | 85 views

Hello they have it

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on May 08, 2014 | 377 views

I agree wiht chris,that's a great solution.

What about tape to pc?

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Aug 01, 2012 | 95 views

The 2720 has an internal fuse that may have blown as well.

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Mar 21, 2012 | 107 views

It would be easier/cheaper to buy another foot pedal.
The older style had "leaf" switches in them and they are adjustable from below the foot control. There are 2 screws underneath each switch. Loosen up the one closer to the front of the pedal (just a little) and tighten the one in the back the same amount. This will raise the angle of the switch to make it more sensitive (lighter pressure to activate).

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011 | 340 views

Hello there,
At times companies that produce devices like this tend not to put the manual online and efforts to try to get it through some other users upload might be difficult as well. The solution is for you to simply just disassemble the device and try to locate the fried regulator.
That way, you will be able to solve the problem, The moment you disassemble the device, you will be able to detect where the problem is from and know how to solve the problem from there.
Most times, the service manual just do not give prescription and direction on how to repair problems like this as the kind of solution the proffer there are basically common problem that requires just pressing just one button or the other on the device.
Try to disassemble it, that way you will be able to diagnose, detect and fix the problem as the case may apply. But if you do not want to disassemble it, you can get it to a repairman to have it checked and fixed for you in order to save you the expense of a guess work.
Hope this information was helpful to you. Goodluck. Elect_Comp

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011 | 171 views

Is there any way to turn volume higher on model #0421? Old model and I think the volume button is not working...

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011 | 108 views

There is a switch on the right-hand side of the machine labelled 'VOX'. Set this switch to the 'OFF' position and you should be good to go.

'VOX' is voice-activated recording. It's designed to record only when someone is talking, and to pause when nothing is being said. In theory it's a great feature, but it never really works as good as you'd like. It'll usually miss the first few words you say, or it'll cut in & out while you're talking.

You can also set the 'VOX' sensitivity by adjusting the 'Tone/VOX' slider on the front of the machine.

Hope this helps...

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Aug 14, 2009 | 136 views

When in RECORD, pressing the 'Cue' button will put a tone on the tape. This is used on the transcriber's machine to identify different jobs and such.

When in PLAY, pressing the 'F Play' button will change the playback speed to 1.5.

If you hold the 'ERASE' button and hold the portable in REWIND, it'll erase the tape while it's rewinding.

Hope this helps...

Dictaphone Audio... | Answered on Jul 15, 2009 | 156 views

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