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RCA Opal M4204-A

My computer does not recognize the player. Does not even show it's connected. Cannot install firmware update because of this, so player is useless, cannot turn on. Firmware update just says initializing and then says connect device which is connected. Is there anyway to fix this or did I just lose money?

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Try using windows media player. it should show up right when you plug it in. if this doesnt work, go to MY COMPUTER then go into the USB port you plugged the wp3 into and add music and stuff. or try right clicking the USB port and saying "open with..." and then "Windows Media Player"

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How do i fix my rca m4204 opal mp3 it freezes when i turn it on


Hello,
in my opinion you should try to update firmware of the player. How to do this you can find it via this link:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9202/~/firmware-update-for-rca-m4204%2C-mc4204%2C-m4204p-mp3-player

From this web site the firmware is downloadable also.
Bye, gylacz

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My rca opal m4204-a says initializing and thats it won't do anything else went to web site to check and can not fix it with thier instructions internal battery needs reset or something


As long as the computer enumerates the drive (you can see it in My Computer as a drive letter) then there is likely an issue with the firmware.

Download the firmware install from the RCA website: http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2558
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the install.
Be sure to back up any important media before performing this install.

If your computer does not recognize it, press and hold the play button while connecting the device for upwards of 30 seconds.

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My Opal RCA MP4 player will not play. it keeps


Assuming the lock key on the back of the player is in the unlocked position, it sounds like there is a corrupt firmware file. This should just need a firmware reinstall.

Download the firmware install from the RCA website: http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2558
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the install.
Be sure to back up any important media before performing this install.

If your computer does not recognize it, press and hold the play button while connecting the device for upwards of 30 seconds.

Nov 20, 2009 | RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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RCA M4204-A freezes at the OPAL initializing.... screen and is not recognized by the computer.


There are a few things you can do.
One plug device into your usb of your computer.
Use the add new hardware fuction.
Have the computer search for new hardware.
It should not be able to find the OPAL.
After it fails to find the OPAL have the new hardware wizard look for MPT device. It should find it after that.
If it still not found bye the pc.
Goto RCA website and download the newest firmware.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
Find your make and model and download the firmware.
After the new firmware is download make sure your OPAL is still connected to your usb device on my pc.
And install the new firmware. While the firmware installs windows should find the device.

Jan 10, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Mp3 player freezes at initializing screen


Plug it into the usb device.
Hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds.
Go to the RCA website download the latest firmware and install it.
That fixed mine and a few other people I know that have one.

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Did u get urs fixed my opal RCA mp3 keep saying initializing


Too fix this you need new firmware.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
Just do a search there for your make and model
download the firmware.
then plug your mp3 player into usb device of your computer.
Install the new firmware

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MY RCA Opal M4204 Mp3 player will not turn on or be recognized by my computer...when I finally DO get it turned on..it says low battery but I have no way to charge it...HELP!!!


One plug it to the usb device of your computer
Hold down power button for 10 seconds.
Go to the RCA website and download the latest firmware.
Install the firmware and windows will find the player.
Keep it into the usb till its fully charged.


Dec 28, 2008 | RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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Reset of RCA opal m4204


I know this is an old post but here you go...

You can try one of two things.

1st try to reset the device by holding the power button for more than 10 sec.

2nd You can try to reinstall the firmware by following these steps:

To update the firmware on your M4200 or MC4200 series, you will need to:

1. Connect your device prior to installation.

2. Click on the download link.

3. Select "Save" and select the appropriate folder to save the installer.

4. Run the downloaded installer and follow the instructions to complete installation.

Click Here to download File




Hope this helps! If these options don't work I would call RCA support.

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Mine didn't recognize either, so what I did is go into the device manager, find the opal in the listings, double-click, disabled the device, re-enabled it, at which time it shows that there's a firmware error. I then re-installed the driver from the cd, unplugged the opal, plugged it back in, and for whatever reason, the computer then recognized the opal as a mass storage device, instead of a portable music player. The computer now sees it everytime, and all I have to do is drag and drop any files I want into the opal. Works like a charm. Hopefully RCA will provide an updated firmware program in the near future, but this might work for you for now. Good luck!

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