malfunctioning digital recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by apodos, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. apodos

    apodos Guest

    My Roland VS 840 EX digital recorder has erased my last 2 songs I've attempted to record. I get halfway through a song and all of a sudden when I go to perform a routine function on the recorder, the disk(zip) either no longer has the song data or the data has been jumbled into an incoherent mess. This has happened with plenty of memory remaining on the zip disk(however, I should note that the zip drive routinely malfunctions when memory is about 3/4 used up, as well)

    My suspicion is that I get near the 999 levels of undo limit possessed by the recorder(I'm very obsessive and I play each track in small pieces to get it how I want). Is this the likely reason for my troubles or is there some other likely possibility?
  2. BennisHahn

    BennisHahn Guest

    Have you tried it with a different disk? Maybe the one you are using it messed up somehow.
  3. apodos

    apodos Guest

    I've tried several new disks and the same thing happens repeatedly.
  4. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    New meaning brand new or new to the project? You maybe having problems with your ZIP drive. They can go bad.

    The ZIP disks can also get fragmented just like a computer hard drive and if you have been using these disks for a while they might be severly fragmented.

    Suggest getting a brand new factory fresh ZIP disk and trying it if you still have problems you may have to replace the ZIP drive.

    Best of luck.
  5. apodos

    apodos Guest

    Yeah, I've tried BRAND NEW disks and the same thing happens.

    I sold the ROLAND on Ebay for the price it cost me to buy Cakewalk and an Echo sound card so I'm saying good buy to hard disk recording.

    Didn't feel like paying a load to fix the stupid ROLAND.

    Thanks for the advice
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