Dictaphone 3750 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

The 3750 won't let you control the telephone record jack. The only way you can get a mic to work using the Tel Rec jack is by pressing and holding the 'Tel Rec' button for about 1 second. But this isn't compatible with the hands-free operation.

If you're looking to do hands-free recording, it uses the built-in conference mic. Press and hold the 'Conf Rec' button for about a second and it should start recording. This built-in mic is located on the right-hand side of the machine near the front by the headset jack.

If you want to control the machine via a foot control while in Conference Record mode, you'll have to change the 'Foot Control Dictate' setting in the menu. Here's how:

1) Press and hold the 'Erase' & 'Search' buttons for about 5 seconds until the menu appears.

2) Scroll through the options until you get to 'Foot Control Dictate' and set this to 'Yes'.

3) Press 'Stop' to exit the menu.

4) Press the 'Conf Rec' button to enter record mode.

Now you should be able to control the start/stop of the record function via the foot control.

Hope this helps...

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011 | 169 views

Hello this is a great solution
http://www.tvps.com/Products/Nuance-Dictaphone-0421-C-Phone-Hands-Free-Overhead-Headset-with-Boom-Microphone---New__ECS-CMH.aspx if your unit is already modified for hands free with the 3.5 extenal jack mic input if not you also can send your unit to modified Send an email to service@tvps.com or call (805) 644-9525

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Oct 11, 2011 | 64 views

Hello Your unit needs to be send for service to be fix you can try to Send an email to service@tvps.com or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem they will service your unit

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Jul 10, 2010 | 45 views

Hello you have your unit set up for Hands free recording Follow the next step
Press and Hold Search and Erase at the same time then you will be and the setup mode press play into you see hands free and press FF to say No then press Pay and press stop to exit.

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010 | 58 views

Does anything show up on the display? Like 'No Cassette' or 'End Tape'?

Are you using a foot control? Does the tape move when pressing the buttons on the machine itself? Is the foot control plugged into the side of the machine (and NOT the back)?

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Jun 07, 2010 | 192 views

It's possible that there's a broken wire in the cable that connects the foot control to the machine. This usually happens near the plug that plugs into the machine, or by the end that goes into the foot control.

You can usually duplicate it if you put the auto-backspace up a bit and then hold down the play pedal on the foot control. While holding down the play pedal, try moving the cable near the machine or near the foot control in a circular motion. If the machine stops, rewinds or fast forwards, then odds are that the problem is with the cable.

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Jul 10, 2010 | 340 views

If it does this with all tapes, there is a small "no-cassette" switch at the back of the cassette compartment. The switch may be broken, dirty or out of adjustment. When you open the cassette door you should be able to see the switch tab. Push it in just a bit to see if the No Tape indicator goes out.

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Oct 30, 2008 | 315 views

The door cannot be adjusted, but the head alignment can be. If you open the cassette door, you should be able to remove the door cover. Then install your tape and put into play. You will need a small phillips screwdriver (like you would use on eyeglasses). If you look down towards the front of the cassette compartment, there is a small cutout, and below that the adjustment screw. Turn it very little at a time, first clockwise. If it gets worse go the other way. If it gets better, keep turning slowly until the sound is the best quality. As far as not turning on, check where the power pack plugs into the back of the machine. I have seen where either the pin in the receptacle is broken, or if you remove the bottom cover, the solder points are broken loose and need to be resoldered. (I was a tech for them for 20 years).

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Oct 30, 2008 | 123 views

On the right-hand side of the unit, there are two buttons with on/off positions. Both the Speaker and VOX options should be in the off position. When VOX is turned on, it only records when it monitors a level of noise. I do not have it turned on ever.

Dictaphone 3750... | Answered on Jun 18, 2008 | 362 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

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