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Produt: Digital Audio Player Brand: RCA Model: M4202,M404, M4208, MC4202, MC4204, MV4208 When powering up it says it is initializing. It has been initializing since Saturday.

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  • Tammy1351 Sep 16, 2008

    Product: Digital Audio player
    Brand RCA
    Model M4204-A

    When powering up, it says it is initializing and that is all it says. It has been initializing since Saturday. I was given the advice to take out the battery for 15 minutes, but the battery is wired to the player and can not be removed.



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If so try to update the firmware of the player

that will be the only last option left by you to do yourself

else you will have to take this player to the company for the service only

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Try to turn off player. Remove battery for 15min. Then put battery back and turn ON. If you have extend memory card do the same with MC.
good luck

Posted on Sep 16, 2008


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in my opinion it would help if you upgraded the firmware of the player.
Here is a link where you can find advice how to do it:,-mc4204,-m4204p-mp3-player

I wish the best,
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When the player keeps saying "initializing" perform as next:

Step 1: Disconnect your Player

Step 2: Reset your Player
Press and hold the POWER button for 10 seconds

Step 3: Hold down the PLAY key on your Player and connect it to the PC via a USB cable.

Step 4: Release the PLAY key when a progress bar and text, "initializing" appears on the Players display. If you cannot see the "initializing" text, please disconnect your Player and try again.

Manual for RCA M4208:
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