20 Most Recent Dictaphone 3740 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder Questions & Answers


The power jack sometimes comes loose on this model. With the power on, wiggle the jack. If it powers off, then it needs to be resoldered. Service can be done by dictationmall if needed.

Dictaphone 3740... | Answered on Oct 14, 2011


To record, you need the optional microphone. Item 862300

Dictaphone 3740... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011


If you press Play, Rew or FF and can hear something in the machine (even though the tape doesn't turn), then it's more than likely a broken capstan belt.

Dictaphone 3740... | Answered on Jun 18, 2010


If you press and hold the 'Conf' button, the machine will record using it's built-in mic (located on the right-hand side of the machine, closer to the front). It is probably recommended to get a microphone that plugs into the machine for better recording quality. Depending on what you're recording, you could get a handheld microphone or a telephone record adapter that plugs into your phone and the back of the 3750 (press and hold 'Tel Rec' to use that).

Dictaphone 3740... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009


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.
Cheers

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


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


Hello they have it
http://www.tvps.com/Products/Dictaphone-1253-Manual---Mini-Cassette-Portable-Dictation-Recorder__ECS-MANDI1253.aspx

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

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