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RCA Opal MP3 player stuck on "keys locked"

Hey Ginko, I've got an RCA Opal 2GB Mp3 player, with a "keys locked" problem. Apparently this is common with this MP3 player, as it has been mentioned a lot in other reviews. I put some songs into it, and now it just says this message and then quickly shuts down. I've already reset it a bunch of times with no avail. Can you help me?

-Don

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Thank you .... I feel like an idiot because it was so easy... just put the hold button back...

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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Push down the key lock switch, I think on your model it is on the side of the unit.

If it does not work, try performing the reset procedure below, From
ThaMp3Doctor
I quote
"Opal has a reset hole on the back of the unit in which atoothpick (non metallic) can be inserted to reboot the player. If thisdoes not work, I suggest that you reformat the player by using theWindows format command on the unit. To reformat the memory:
Right click on the device within the Explorer or My Computer window
Select the format command (full format) to reformat the internal memory of the device. "

If it still does not work, then the lock switch is probably faulty or stuck inside, in this case you need to take apart the unit, to fix it.

Try playing with the lock switch, or resetting the unit, that should unlocck your MP3.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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