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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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  • jmlee4777 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. First I was trying to upgrade my firmware (which never worked) then I tried to transfer, it got to 23% & froze. Then, the battery went dead & now won't turn on/charge when it's on the computer nor when plugged into the wall with the adapter. Help! My son is not so pleased with me being frugal at the moment...

    We have two of the M4208 one RD-B & one GR-B. The only difference is the color I believe.


  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    when i plug the mp3 player into the usb port it dont even come on what should i do about this problem

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RCA M4208

Make sure the lock switch on the back is in the unlocked position. For the player to say "Loading," especially the first time you plug it into the computer, is normal - your computer is communicating with the player, installing drivers, and trying to load the Easy Rip Software. If it stays on loading past 10 minutes, however, something is not right. If you have selected to open the device automatically using Windows Media Player, you are headed for trouble, especially if you have more music and other files on your computer than the mp3 player can handle. If you have accidentally done this, disable auto-sync in Windows Media Player.
If you have checked the above, and you are still having problems, disconnect the mp3 player from the computer. Hold in the power button for 10 seconds or more to reset the mp3 player. Try plugging the mp3 player into the computer again. If it stays on loading for more than 10 minutes, unplug the mp3 player, go into the settings menu and change the mode from MSC to MTP or vice versa. If it still misbehaves when you replug the mp3 player into the computer, download the latest Easy Rip software from RCA's website and update your player's firmware - take note of the section they have on Windows Vista if you have Windows Vista. Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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