TASCAM SD-20M 37
9 – Messages
The following is a list of the pop-up messages.
These might appear on the SD-20M under certain conditions.
Refer to this list if one of these pop-up messages appears and
you want to check the meaning or determine a proper response.
Message Meaning and response
Write Error
REC continues
Writing to the media timed out. Noise has
occurred in the audio. A BOF mark has
been added at the location of the noise.
Can't Divide
The selected division point is not suitable.
(Located at the beginning or end of a file.)
Card Error
The card could not be recognized
properly.
Change the card.
Card Full
The card has no remaining space.
Erase unnecessary files or move them to a
computer to make open space.
CARD SLOW
Check BOF Mark
This appears when recording has
stopped after a
Write Error REC
continues
message.
Since the writing performance of the SD
card has decreased, use the Erase Format
function on it or change to a different SD
card. Please check the file’s audio around
the time of the BOF mark for the presence
of any noise. (See “Moving to a mark
position” on page 24.)
Current File
MP3
MP3 files cannot be divided.
Dup File Name
The DIVIDE function would cause the file
name to be the same as that of an existing
file in the same folder.
The DIVIDE function adds “a” or “b” to the
end of the file name. Before choosing
the DIVIDE function, use a computer to
change the file name.
File Full
The total number of folders and files
exceeds 5000.
Erase unnecessary folders and files or
move them to a computer.
File Name ERR
The DIVIDE function would cause the file
name to exceed 200 characters.
The DIVIDE function adds “a” or “b” to the
end of the file name. Before choosing the
DIVIDE function, use a computer and edit
the file name to less than 198 characters.
File Not Found
A file added to the playlist cannot be
found or could be damaged.
Please check that file.
File Not Found
PLAYLIST
A file in the Playlist cannot be found.
Please confirm that the file is still in the
SOUND folder.
File Protected
The file is read only and cannot be erased.
Format Error
Format CARD
The card is not formatted properly or the
card is broken. This message also appears
if you FAT formatted the card using a
computer and if an unformatted card is
inserted in the unit.
Always use the SD-20M to format cards to
be used with it. Change the card or press
the MULTI JOG dial while this message is
being shown to FAT format the card.
CAUTION: Execution of FAT formatting
erases all data currently on the card.
Invalid Card
Change Card
Something might be wrong with the card.
Change the card.
Message Meaning and response
Invalid
SysFile
Make Sys File
The system file required to operate this
unit is invalid.
When this message appears, press the
MULTI JOG dial to automatically create a
new system file.
Max File Size
The file is probably larger than the desig-
nated size.
The recording time might also exceed 24
hours.
MBR Error Init
CARD
The card is not formatted properly or the
card is broken. Change the card or press
the MULTI JOG dial while this message is
being shown to FAT format the card.
No Card
No SD card is loaded in the unit.
Insert a recordable SD card.
No SOUND File
There is no playback file, so DIVIDE cannot
be executed.
No PB File
There is no file that can be played back.
The file might be damaged.
No PLAYLIST
No files have been added to the Playlist.
Add a file to the Playlist or change
the play mode to something besides
PLAYLIST.
Non-Supported
The audio file is not a supported format.
Please see “6 – Playback” on page 30 for
file formats that this unit can use.
PLAYLIST Full
The playlist is full. You cannot add more
than 99 files to the Playlist.
Write Timeout
Writing to the card timed out.
Backup files on the card to a computer,
and format the card.
Can't Save
Data
If any of these errors occurs, turn the unit
off and restart it.
If the power cannot be turned off, remove
the batteries and disconnect the included
AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P1220E).
If the error message continues to appear
frequently, please contact a TEAC Repair
Center.
Device Error
File Error
Not Continued
Player Error
Remote Cmd
Remote Rx
Writing Failed
Sys Rom Err
System Err 50
System Error 1
System Error 2
System Error 3
System Error 4
System Error 5
System Error 6
System Error 7
System Error 8
System Error 9
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