Intro: Handy MP3 Reset Tool
my friggin MP3 player keeps freezing periodically so I was at work trying to figure it out. it was like frozen up for 3 hours until i could find a paperclip this weekend while snowshoeing. it sucked...
so I came up with this
Step 1: The Right Size
make sure you find a piece of wire that actually fits in the reset hole. this time size does matter...
Step 2: Paperclip
use the bent end of the paper clip, this makes a nicer bend. it just makes it easier, trust me, if you use the flat section of the paperclip it just is more difficult.
Step 3: Bend the Clip
in my office i only had a pair of cutters so I had to bend the wire with that, a good pair of pliers would work better.
Step 4: Snip Off the Extra Wire
make it as small as possible, you dont want it snagging on somthing
Step 5: That's It
so when youve made the little reset tool, crimp it CAREFULLY around yopur headphone wire, seeing as I only had the wirecutters I was verry careful, I also bent the tool so it would lay flat against the wire
Hey, drills have chuck tools mounted on their cords, why dont MP3 players/ anything else that needs to be reset periodically come with this?