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Can't get my mp3 player to charge, or turn on.

When I turn on my OPAL RCA mp3 player the screen stays on "initializing" and will not charge when I plug the usb cord in to the computer.......How can i fix this?

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  • chelle52670 Dec 27, 2008

    I bought this for my son, he loved it until about a week later it wouldnt charge. It just kept saying initializing on the screen. Any help would be appreciated!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I got mine 2 days ago and it worked fine last night. I turned it on this moring and this happened.

  • julia han Jan 03, 2009

    my mp3 player stays on initializing and won't charge. i don't know if the battery is dead but it won't turn on anymore. it also won't read the mp3 on my computer anymore. what should i do?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    My COBY Mp4 or Mp3 won't turn back on. what do i do?

  • cmoney461 Feb 02, 2009

    my mp3 want come on or, charge up

  • trae_sands Feb 14, 2009

    i have an opal mp3 and my computer will not charge it

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    my mp3 player froze and i turned it off and when i turn it back on it says intailizing and it wont charge now.

  • REGMAV Feb 16, 2009


  • krazy_bubble Feb 16, 2009

    my opal mp3 player has a boot problem

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    my mp3 player just wont turn on at all its just a black screen what should i do?

  • MizFlyGirl Apr 17, 2009

    I can't charge my MP3, or turn it on!!!!!!!!!! :S

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I turn on my Opal RCA mp3 and it will only show the Intializing screen. It won't do anything else! And it's not even on lock!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    My OPal MP3 player wstays on "initializing"screen and won't godo anything. else. HOw can I fix it?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    it quit playing and it says low battery power off and it won"t charge on the computer. Sony 2gb fm tuner walkman MP3

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009


  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    when i turn it on it says initializing and stays like that for along time(like its frozen) and it wont charge on my computer it says player is not connected its been like that for hours

  • alma158 Jun 03, 2009

    My MP3 was working just fine. I noticed the battery meter was indicating it was not fully charged I plugged it back into my truck and no solution. I connected it to my computer and nothing. I can see it's trying to turn on because I can see the words but kind of faded. Don't know what else to do.

  • javier sains Apr 04, 2013

    also mine mp3 didnt charge it worked fine unti i started charging it with the cord of my ps3 to charge the controlers please any help!



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You can also charge in your outlet with the plug thing that comes with most players when they can't turn on to be charged on the computer through you USB cord.

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Look on back or sides their might be a lock button on it and it might be locked soyou cant use it

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