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TH1602-A Device manager says device won't start after attempting to load driver. When turned on Pearl Icon shows and device freezes.

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Doesn't freeze on icon, but turns self off after icon shows. And, yes, I've changed the battery.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    when i turn it on it only goes to the blueish-white pearl insignia the it normally had a yellow sparkling orb the rovolves around it but it dosent show up i have let it set before and it stiil wont load up WHAT SHOULD I DO!

  • fixferID Dec 08, 2008

    I was listening to the device, the mp3 ended and the device shut itself down as it was at the end of the album as it does according to the power saving setting. The battery was getting low at this point. I picked it up this morning along with a battery. I attempted to start it and just got the Pearl startup without the yellow sparkles then it shut down. I replaced the battery and still it is doing the same thing. I plugged it into the PC and Windows is not seeing the drive either. The unit is approximately a month old.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    it shows the pearl logo and goes no further

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    It worked fine for a little while then it just freezes.The blue pearl logo will show but it wont do anything.

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I had decided to reload the firmware. Initially this did not work as the device could not be found. I then found a mention that if you reset the device and then as you plug it into the USB port hold the Play button in... you should see it find new hardware (ROM initialzing). After this I had to reboot. It still wouldn't start but now I was able to load the firmware and it came up fine after this. This method does format the drive so everything is lost (not even the initial software was on it).
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Take the battery out!

Before attaching to USB port:
1. Press "Power" for 10 seconds
2. Press and hold "Play" while attaching to USB port

After attaching to USB port:
1. Release "Play", should try to install drivers for the mp3 player, HOWEVER, it is not guarantee that it will install the drivers.

Case of not installing, go to the following page for the firmware:

http://download.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/digital_audio/digital_audio_firmware/PEARL_066F_855C_0_1250_A.exe

Download the firmware, install it on the MP3 player, it will fix the problem.

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