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My RCA M4204 MP3 Player will not turn on - RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Was listening to a song, and the thing just turned off and will not turn back on.

  • imqotw Oct 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was listening to a song, hit the menu button to change it and it never worked again, won't take a charge either.

  • cbabygril Oct 27, 2008

    i was down loading music and it would not come back on, it said my e drive was missing

  • jazmine917 Nov 19, 2008

    Man!!! DURN!! mine aint turnin on either!!! aint nobody kno how ta fix it!!! it will not turn on and its pissin me off!!!

    da instructions said to hold down da power button for more than 10 seconds to reset it but dat shyt ain workin either!!!!

    RCA need ta fix deyy damn products cuz i pay $90 fa dis shyt!!!

    ima gett mii money's worth!!

  • Miriah 4 Dec 09, 2008

    I download songs and videos, but when I try to send it to opal it doesnt let me

  • ballaz Dec 12, 2008

    my RCA m4202 MP3 Player is not turning on.i was upgrading it to the new firmware and it erase the firmware that was on the mp3 and the upgrade firmware is not installing on my RCA m4202 MP3 Player wat should i do get this fix

  • jtexmex Dec 16, 2008

    Yea mine just randomly shut off and won't turn on or even charge. The only buttons on my 4gb are the menu,play,the small ring, the lock/unlock slide.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    how i can restar my mp3

  • Neko~Lily Jan 21, 2009

    RCA needs to fix their product or take it off the shelves! ill ever buyin from RCA again!

  • marty123456 Jan 23, 2009

    my mp3 wouldn't turn on so i thought i can just recharge the battery. after that, i think it froze & had to wait till all the battery comes out. i kept repeating this & my mp3 still didn't turn on. tell me the solution!

  • peclegg Jan 25, 2009

    at first it had initalizing on tthe screen , and now it will not even power up.
    just trying to get a return adress to send the damn thing back.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    no turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    when plugged in the mp3 player has stopped being recognized by the computer and will not charge/ turn on.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    not turning on

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    da light on da PAD WORK BUT NOTHING ELS

  • jlauren1987 Mar 10, 2009

    when i turn on the device, it says: "requires 20MG of space shutting down" & then it turns off

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    rcas are **** and im never EVER getting one again!!!! mine (all 3 in the past year so far) have done the same thing, shut down and wont come back on. and yeah, sometimes you just cant get them to work again, so **** rca.

  • denavarro Apr 06, 2009

    Mi rca no enciende y cuando lo conecto a la computadora lo unico que se enciende son las luces azules y no lo recpce la maquina tampoco.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    my mp3 wont just not turn on it is completely Dead it wont even turn on when its connected to the usb cable i have done everything the website says and even called the help desk nothing is working

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    it wont turn on i though the battery dead but the computer wont pick it up ether

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    mp3 won't turn on even after I have held the menu button for 10secs

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    my mp3 player battery died and i've had it charging all day dut it won't turn back on now

  • ladyeagle201 May 01, 2009

    The mp3 will not turn on. Even when the mp3 is connected to the usb cord, it still wont turn on. I've held the power button down and it still wont turn on. I need help with this please!!

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    frozen on initializing



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I was in the same boat of dispair UNTIL!!!!!!
I held the Play button WHILE inserting the USB cable that was already connected to the computer. After a bit, it revived!!
That little heart attack scared me. I'm like, " I treated you like royalty, and THIS is how you repay me?"
lol. there literally is like no scratches on it cuz i leave it in the little sleeve thing it came in all the time.

Hope this helps!

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To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click here and download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runnin plug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON (center) until a white screen with a small computer with a line going to your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAY button. You can then click on start and the firmware update will complete,,, DO NOT DISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 times to complete this but it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GB Models.....

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Try to hold down the power button for more than 10 seconds to reset it. it didnt work for mine tho

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I had the same problem. After working on it for about 8 hrs, I read the manual. There is a small slide switch on the right side. Make sure that is pointed down. That solved the problem for me. Could it bat easy!!!!!

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