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How do i turn on the english for the screen?

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You have a choice:

If you know the language being displayed but don't know what the screen options are saying then type the options into the translation service at:

http://www.freetranslation.com/

If you can't work out the language then you can use the instruction manual to find out how to do a hard reset on the device. Usually involves poking the end of unfolded paperclip into the reset hole or something similar. The first thing it will normally ask you is to set the language.
HTH
Peter

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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