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There should be a very, very, very tiny pinhole reset button on the device. Or remove the battery after VERY carefully opening the device. You may need a torqx set of tools.

But a reset on the pin hole with a paper clip should work...unless your little ones deleted it!

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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