Question about RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player
I had this same problem on another RCA player.. with no instructions manual it was hard to figure out what keys locked meant. Then I noticed a little slider on the side of the player, it has a little icon of a pad lock on it. Once I slid this back, the keys lock problem went away and I was able to listen to my music once again.
My best guess of what keys locked means.. you don't want you mp3 player to turn on when you put it in your pocket with your keys, so you change the slider to be locked, when your sit down and your keys are pressing against your on button, the mp3 player will shut off... as we all have experienced in frustration.. saving your battery.
Perhaps RCA should make this slider bright orange so it pops out and does not blend in so much, or they should put it right next to the on button.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
F'N same thing keeps happening to me too!!! it keeps saying "keys locked" and shuts down!
i like seriously want to contact the manufactures or something!!! ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
My mp3 player says keys locked after "loading" screen and shuts down! FU**ing piece of SH**
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
My Mp3 (Opal 4) all of a sudden says key locked and i can not turn on or play my mp3 player. I did not even touch anything. Please help me fix this
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
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
"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
SOURCE: key lock shut down
On the back of the player there is a button to the right. Above the button it says Off and below it there is a picture of a key. Switch the button upwards to turn the lock thing off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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