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My mp3 is locked!

I cannot unlocked my mp3...maybe i accidentally press one button or something then its been locked... i then turn it off but when i turn it on it's already locked. i cannot open it anymore...pls give me a solution for this problem as soon as posible... thank you very much.

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Re: my mp3 is locked!

I think its not a button, its a switch, look around player and you might see it. look for the symbol that signifies lock and unlock.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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on the side of the mp3 player above the lock switch is a very small reset button. it can be pressed using a paper clip, a safety pin, the post of an earring, mechanical pencil led, or something else of similar width and length. press and hold this button until the screen goes blank. it may turn back on itself, or you may need to manually turn it on. it should be fine now.

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My mp3 player has locked up and the "HOLD on" Message is on the screen nonstop. No matter what button I press it won't go away.

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Turn it off by sliding the switch. .

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My mp3 is locked


If a "Locked" message appears on the screen and the unit turns off, release the lock by sliding the "Hold" button on the left side of the player up into the unlocked position. Press the "Power" button again to turn the player on.

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My ipod was put under a pile of books and now it's frozen! Help!

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We may be in luck - I actually found an owner's manual for this one. Did you run the installation CD first? If you don't, Windows will load it's own, possibly wrong, drivers.

Make sure you didn't accidentally press the player's lock button:
The keys on the Dell DJ Ditty have been locked.
Unlock the keys by pressing in on and holding the
Volume/Scroll/Select dial until the lock icon disappears.

Reset method - Insert the end of a thin object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the reset button (near the headphone jack).

Also make sure your operating system is Windows XP - it won't work on anything before or after.

The Musicmatch service that this player was tied to was discontinued in October 2007, so your going to have problems even if we get it working again. Use Windows Media Player 10 instead (downgrade if you have the current version 11 installed).

Let me know how everything turns out.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Make sure you didn't accidentally hit the lock button.
Unlock the keys by pressing in on and holding the
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The Proline manual (comes on a CD with the player) says:

6.3.7 Key lock
This function sets a time delay from when key lock function is started or the player is switched on, after which the player will automatically stop responding to the control buttons. Pressing any button will then display the message ‘Locked’. Key lock is useful, for example if you put the player in your pocket and don’t want any buttons to be pressed accidentally. The time delay is to let you start playing the music and so on. You can choose a delay of ten or thirty seconds, one, three or ten minutes, or you can disable key lock completely. •
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