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Dear Sirs, I have an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-765

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Dear Sirs, I have an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-765 (separate MIC and EAR jack at the top end). Front display has STOP / REC / Erase / Mode / Display and OK writing.
Power on / off to the left hand side and 2 x AAA).
I erased a recording and need to retrieve it. As you will see if you look up the manual it has built-in flash memory (4 GB).
Please let me know if there is a way to retrieve an erased message?
Please only reply if there is a way possible as I have been told by many people it is NOT possible and I will ask justanswer for a refund if no positive replies are returned.
1st time using the site - fingers crossed !!!
Many thanks,
Craig
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Hi Craig
It is possible but not guaranteed. If the data on the memory has not been overwritten and can be accessed then it can be recovered else it is not possible.
I am only going to tell you the facts here.
To check if it is possible. connect the recorder to your computer
Then download and run recuva here
http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva
Click on download latest version in the top right
If the file can be recovered, this will recover it.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

This model has no computer connection unless you can suggest anything?

If there is no way of connecting it - is it possible to dismantle the unit and get at the memory that way? (at my own risk).

Thanks,

Craig

Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
If your model does not have a connection port then no it will not be possible Craig. The memory is soldered onto the mainboard of the recorder and you have no way to dismantle and remove it and access the memory. It has not been manufactured to allow this.
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