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Subject: RE: Key Lock, Hold function
From: Nielsen Linus (ext) (
Date: 2002-10-01

> is there a possibility to implement a option of the key
> lock, with which the off key is totally locked, but not
> the volume control?

This is becoming a very frequent question. I therefore added Q56 to the FAQ:

Q56: I keep shutting off my player in my pocket. Can the OFF (Recorder) or
     STOP (Player) key be locked?
A56: No. Unfortunately, the ON/OFF mechanisms are handled entirely in
     hardware. The firmware can read the keys, but can't prevent them from
     shutting off the player.


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