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My rca opal mp3 player freezes on the screen where it says initializing when i turn it on?

I turn it on and it feezes on the initializing screen and wont load or budge?it tays stuckon the same screen?what do do?please help me?

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  • rcareallysuc Nov 08, 2008

    I don't know what to do to get the player working again. RCA was bought out by Audiovox and they are hard to reach and offer no solution to fix the problem. They told me to download firmware well if you try to do this from the link they provide it says the page can not be found... I called them about this and no one seems to know anything there. RCA has went down the tubes in my book. Anyone know how to fix this? I will never by RCA (Audiovox) Again!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    my mp3 player has been stuck on the initializing creen all night. noone buy them. if u want something good. buy an ipod. they cost more and have less memory but they accualy work.

  • georgeravens Dec 04, 2008

    the mp3 player got stuck on the "initializing" screen,it has been stuck there for approximately 6 and a half hours.i have no clue what to do about the situation.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem and the solution offered here does not help. My player won't even come on at all now.

  • ilovenaruto9 Dec 18, 2008

    omgggg my rca 8gb is stuck on the intailizing screen too.. it's annoying, i just got this too.i can turn it off and off but it just stays on that screen, i tihnk it started when it wouldn't play all of "single ladies", just 5 seconds. then it got stuck on the radio screen and you couldn't hear anything. and now the intializing screen, this sucks..

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    but mine will go black and wont show a thing

  • jacksoncr Dec 23, 2008

    mine is frozen on a song, i was trying to go to the next song and it wont do anything, i plugged it into the computer and it doesnt recognize it..i dont know how to fix it..i just got this yesterday

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    i the

  • jonrt Dec 26, 2008

    it freezes on teh initializing screen i cant do anything with it but turn it off and on. it also wont register with my computer.

  • annette barker
    annette barker Dec 26, 2008

    my mp3 player used to freeze, and now it doesn't even charge when i put it in the modem....



    i think i put to much music on it, but then i looked it up... and it holds 1500 songs... i have 6oo on it.



    i don't know what to do, i can't bring it back, because i don't have the origonal box. i just got it for christmas.



    what should i do?

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    it freeze up and says on screen please wait

  • fob_12_94 Dec 28, 2008

    My music player won't load at all and the battery is dead, when i plug it in it doesn't do anything, no charging, the menu that it came with says its not connected...... HELP!

  • biggboi14 Jan 01, 2009

    i hate this damn mp3 player

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    i bought my daughter the opal 4208 for christmas and it is doing the same thing. freezing during the initializing screen and wont go no further. what the hell?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    All its doing is initializing its pissing me off!!!

  • devil dog 03 Jan 07, 2009

    when I turn the power on it will stay on "initializing" until the flippin battery is drained. all I can do is turn it on and off, worked fine for 2 weeks. help!!

  • avril_fan Jan 16, 2009

    my RCA Opal mp3 player freezes up on the screen that says initalizing and it wont load anymore. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    it freezes at intalizing

  • jeanienenbil Feb 14, 2009

    The RCA mp3 player freezes on the wcreen where it says initializing when I turn it on.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    it's stuck on this please wait screen.

  • carlajcksnvl Feb 26, 2009

    i have the same problem with mine does any one have a solution?

  • lala686 Mar 11, 2009

    well i dont know if mine is freezed but the screen is black everytime i turn it on. do you know what is wrong?? can you help me please :)

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    it just turns on and say"s opal please wait

  • nickolace Mar 16, 2009

    when I turn it on it says initializing...how do I fix my problem.

  • oilfieldman2 Mar 18, 2009

    it stays on the screen initializing all day long how can i fix it

  • jgonzalez573 Mar 23, 2009

    it gets stuck on initialize. when i try to connect it to my computer it doesn't connect. it's like frozen!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    it keeps saying the same thing every time n then it goes to black screen what should i do???

  • FlyGemini Mar 31, 2009

    This MP3 player is a peice of SHYT!!! I had to take the first one back after having it a whopping total of 15 days. The second one worked for about 2 months fine (except for the occasional times when it would shut off for no reason and when you cut it back on it takes forever and when if finally comes on all of the settings have been restored to the default settings--volume, shuffle off, etc.). Anyway, today I was listening to it on my way to the train and it just shut off and won't come back on...it doesn't even light up when I press the power button. And check this!! I was just looking at it again while I was typing this and it's making some type of hissing noise! I put it on my back porch in case it explodes LOL

  • 5030 Apr 02, 2009

    same thing, i left it on 4 1 hole day and it was still froozen

  • rcareallysuc Apr 09, 2009

    My player was also stuck on the initializing screen but now it won't even turn on. My computer doesn't even recognize the player. I have tried to update the player but it just says plug in your player. Nothing works I am so mad. I have contacted RCA about 20 times through emails, ask a question site, and over the phone. Still NO help from the company talk about poor customer service!!!! Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    My RCA M4204 MP3 Player is stuck on initializing and it will not change. Can you help me?

  • corypwrs Apr 12, 2009

    I tried to update it and it wouldn't update so i used the company
    instructions by unplugging it, holding the power button for 10 seconds,
    holding the play button and plugging it back in, then letting go of the
    play button when a screen came on that had text and a computer came
    on. It then started to update but halfway through it said error "Drive
    has been disconnected" but it hadn't and now it wont work. The
    computer realizes it is there as "Removable Disk (E:)" but every time i
    click on it it says it needs to be formatted and if i allow it to be
    formatted then it just says it cant be and if i click no then nothing
    happens. Please Help.

  • rknell68 Apr 18, 2009

    it wont go off of the initializing no matter what we try.

  • gilberttali0 Apr 26, 2009

    WHEN I CUT IT ON IT SAYS INITIZLANG THEN JUST BLACK OUT





































































































































































































































  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i solved it the first time by rebooting the whole mp3

  • juliiamemv Apr 29, 2009

    I just bout it maybe about 2 days ago and its stuck OPAL initializing, I've already re-booted it and still stuck on that screen then if i turn it off, and then on there is only a black screen and the buttons are blue....what should i do to be able to fix it?

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    rca opal mp3 player freezes on the screen where it says initializing when i turn it on? Anyone know what to do?

  • ashley_star May 01, 2009

    my rca opal mp3 player freezes on the screen where it says initializing when i turn it on? any one know how to fix it without deleting everything on it?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I have an RCA opal mp3 and and i was uploading music and then i turn it off and then the next day i try to turn it back on and it just says initializing and then it just never stops saying that. ITS SOO GAYY!!

  • DELAIN May 07, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my mp3 it stays on the initializing screen and wont move my computer will not even recongnize it anymore. What can I do to fix it?

  • devil dog 03 May 11, 2010

    it worked!!!!!!!! Thank you

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Go to "http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559"
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!!!!


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WORKED GREAT FOR ME!!! THANKS!!!!

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When i turn on my RCA opal mp3 it freezes on the initializing screen HELP!!!!

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I try to do this but when i go on this website it says permission denied and its says no longer in service so dose this website work ???
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559

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I have a solution for this dilima Just take this back to the store hahahahaha........

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