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RCA Opal My opal will not turn on at all. I will plug it up to my computer and still it does nothing. What can I do?

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    it sucks!

  • heart_bre145 Oct 25, 2008

    i try to turn it on and it does not work... help!

  • robrem99 Oct 30, 2008

    My Opal won't turn on and the computer doesn't read it.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    It won't turn on no matter what I do, I reset it, updated the firmware, let it charge for two days, and the damn thing still won't turn on. and no the hold button is not turned on.I've only had it for like a week and this thing SUCKS!

  • Rosa Quintero Mello
    Rosa Quintero Mello Nov 09, 2008

    My opal is less than a month old and will not turn on either.  When I plug it in the computer will not even recognize it anymore?????  I have tried all the troubleshooting I can find online still nothing.

  • crazynormal4 Nov 12, 2008

    I keep getting a pop-up saying that Windows will not recognize the device because it has malfunctioned, and now the player won't even turn on.

  • ltfun98 Nov 16, 2008

    My son had his only for a few months and like other posters, it just wouldn't cut on even when connected to the computer.

  • ken1946 Apr 15, 2009

    I have had mine replaced. Bought it for my daughter in cxollege. thought she might have been careless. Got a replacement. Kept it for myself. got 2 weeks out of the new one. message initializing, then nothing. Seeems like dead battery. Looks good, but is junk.. Don't buy!!!!! If they sell them for $10.00 do not buy. You kids will hate you. If they must have. Make them save their own money. My daughter didn't have it when she went to Alaska and I'm going to New Orleans next week to rebuild a couple houses. Thought I would enjoy the music I downloaded. Not on this product.

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Press the Middle Button in the middle the one that looks like this >/|| Basically the play and pause buttonn

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