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I'm still having problems with my RCA M4208RD-B MP3 player

My RCA M4208RD-B still not detected by the PC even though I downloaded the firmware v1.7.20 for RCA M4204 MP3 player. Now I cannot turn it on because the battery is dead and I don't know how to recharge it. Would you please provide me the right firmware for this M4208RD-B player or other solution. Thanks

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  • beecharmer67 Dec 31, 2008

    I am having the same issue. I use the cord that come with it but it will not charge. When it tries to come on, it says low battery, shutting down or initializing and never goes any further. I have tried holding the play button when I plug it in as suggested on the RCA website and that didn't help either. I bought two of these and one is doing fine. This one is definitely messed up. I tried to find the reset that you use a pin on but that hasn't helped. Anyone with any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    hi my rca easy grip tool bar doesn't highlight the option:music from the computer to the mp3 player and doesn't show existing files on the mp3 player I have an rca M4208 i cant get to rip from the computer to the mp3 player please help

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    trying download free music not sure where to start

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You can get a starter kit which has a charger that you plug in that solves the power issue. Once you get it charged try checking to see if your computer is set to automatically detect new hardware. Also did you get a chance to install easy rip or did that not work either. another thing you can try is to open Windows Media Player when the player is pluged in and see if WMP picks it up, if it does then you can add songs that way.

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