Olympus DS-5000 Battery Issues?

26 May, 2017

Do you own an Olympus DS-5000 digital Dictaphone? Are you starting to experience some issues with its battery, for example it no longer holds charge for a full day or discharges quickly?

If you are having issues with your Olympus DS-5000 battery then it is no surprise. These recorders were discontinued some four years ago yet are still widely used because they are strong and robust. The recorder itself may be in fantastic working condition but the rechargeable battery inside the recorder, with its constant charge and discharge, over time will degrade.

The simple way to fix battery issues is to just replace the rechargeable battery in the unit. The battery part number is Olympus BR-403 and they can be purchased from our store and cost $45 incl. GST with free delivery.

In the interim, while you're waiting for delivery, you can use standard alkaline AAA batteries in your Olympus DS-5000 digital dictaphone. If you open the battery compartment and remove the rechargeable BR-403 battery you will see indicated in the compartment how to insert standard 2x AAA alkaline batteries. This is detailed in the Olympus the DS-5000 manual, see below:

Olympus DS-5000 dictaphone voice recorder replacement battery BR-403 rechargeable

Want to try the Olympus Dictation App for Smartphones?

Olympus Dictation App ODDS Subscription Licence Free TrialYou may also be interested to know that since the release of the DS-5000 recorder (11 years ago now, released October 2008) Olympus now have a Dictation app for iPhone and Android. The app lets you dictate on your phone and email your audio, anytime from anywhere. The audio files created are exactly the same as the audio created on your DS-5000, i.e. .ds2 files, with the same Author ID and Workflow and the ability to encrypt each individual audio file. This is the only app which can do this.

The app can be used with a digital dictaphone or as a replacement. We offer a 60-day free trial if you would like to try the app and see what you think.

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