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My opal rca m4208 get

My opal rca m4208 mp3 player get stuck on the start screen and wont do anything else

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  • iixtreme
    iixtreme Dec 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem, and I just got this thing on the 9th. My birthday present sux!!! If I get this thing to work, I will definitely share!

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    It was working fine, then stopped in the middle of a song. Appeared to have turned off as the buttons did nothing. Tried turning it back on and it shows the OPAL logo and "Initializing..." Been displaying this for about 30 minutes. Tried plugging it back into the USB post, computer doesn't even see the device.

  • plindsey Dec 26, 2008

    I only used it for about a total of 5 hrs in a two week period and it stopped working. I can barely see the opal screen b/c it's so black and it will not do anything. There used to be a time that RCA had the best products on the market. I tried to take it back to Wal-Mart b/c it had been only 18 days but they informed me that on electronics you only have 15 days to return merchandise, so I would have to send it off to RCA and have fix. I would not recommend anyone buying this mp3 player

  • marrijr Dec 28, 2008

    I'm still stuck on the Opal " Initializing" page. ITS SOOO FRUSTRATING!!!!

  • zero_32j Dec 28, 2008

    i had this for about a week and it is stuck on the initializing screen

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I have a RCA m4208GR and if I turn it on it stays on initializing. I was going to try and upgrade the firmware but it won't find the mp3 player. I tried all the things that were suggested. I tried resetting the mp3 by holding the menu button but that didn't work either. I also tried to put a pin in the hole by the MIC but it didn't seem to work. Please help!! thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    the same problem was listing to it and just shut off .I tryto stared again and only say please wait.

  • frankc3650 Apr 09, 2009

    My opal M4208 MP 3 Player won't come on. If I plug it into the wall charger, blue lights come on around the directional circle. ONCE I unplug it the lights go off and nothing. I think the battery might be dead. Any help?

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Same thing hapended to me . I pluged it in to pc to see if that would help or give a sulution and after a few i took it of and it stoped

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