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RCA Opal Initializing Problem

Whenever i boot up the opal it says initializing and freezes on the screen and when i plug it into my computer the screen on the opal stays black but the buttons are lit up. my computer reads the opal for a second but then goes away and i looked into it and it says that it cant add the hardware cause my opal wont turn on. what do i do?

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  • hlong2306 Nov 11, 2008

    same problem. Stuck on initializing. Can't reset by holding menu button down because it goes dead after about 5 secodns and,according to the manual, the reset takes at least 10 seconds.

  • amoncarsz Dec 01, 2008

    same issue

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    mines is just on initializing

  • dthenry Dec 04, 2008

    same problem, it turns on and freezes on the initializing screen, can't reset by holding the menu button cause it turns off after about 5 secs

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    my mp3 locked up. I was loading new music on my player and it froze up.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    When I turn on my MP3 player, it says initializing, then it goes to turn on then the screen stays black. But the buttons are blue! I can't turn it on. I tried putting music on and tried taking some off, but neither worked! I wonder what I can do to make it work????

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Our firmware went bad.
Just got to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search your make and model
download the firmware.
Then hook you mp3 player to usb device of your computer.
After mp3 is hooked to computer
Install the newly downloaded firmware.

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Consulting the RCA site gives next steps for initializing screen:
Step 1: Disconnect your Player
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