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Re: Sony Mic - problem?

Subject: Re: Sony Mic - problem?
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 10:20:24 -0700
>I just bought a Sony ECM-MS957 microphone, and looking at it tonight
>in the dark, I noticed that the red led (power indicator) seems to
>be on (very dim) all the time, even when the mic is switched to the
>"off" position. I tried another battery but nothing changed (it is
>still slightly bright all the time).
>When I turn it on, the led becomes bright for a while and then turns
>dim (according to the user's manual, it should blink bright and then
>go off, unless the battery is worn). When I switch it off, the light
>disappears completely for a short while (fraction of a second) but
>then becomes dim again.

Very interesting observation, Daniel. I immediately got out Sharon's
957 and took it into a dark storeroom. It behaves exactly as you
describe, so there's nothing wrong with yours.

I imagine the current drain is miniscule for such a dim light, but
it's always a good idea to take the battery out when storing a mic.
Run-down alkalines can leak.

-Dan Dugan


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