The menu will come up but there is no text with anything, so you can't tell what is what, and you can't find the songs your looking for. It still comes on and play however. I hooked it back up to my computer and it found the device and all the songs on it, but when I unpluged it and turned it on again there's still no text.
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Re: No text on any menu screens
Update the firmware.
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
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Try doing this: Toggle the hold switch and put it back in the off position. Then press and hold the center button and the menu button simultaneously for ten seconds and the apple symbol should come up on the screen. Then it should work like normal. Hope this helps!
Sony's are especially sensitive to certain characters - it is possible that there is a character in the band/song name that is causing the defect - this is unlikely, since you say that it's occurring on all songs. Try resetting the language back to English in the Sony menu just to be sure. Another possibility is that the ID3 tag is in a version that is not supported by the player. Unfortunately, I went through all of the product documentation, and it doesn't say which ID3 tag versions it is compatible with. This is time-consuming, but you could downgrade your ID3 tag editor, delete all songs off your player, and then reload them to be sure. Good luck! -Tha Mp3 Doctor
heh, I got exactly the same thing. Mine is saying the player is "almost full" - it has the two songs it came with - and they work - but it wont let me copy anything from the computer. The computer knows the mp3 player is there, i used the disc that comes with it, and it still wont do anything
If you installed the firmware update, you might have forgotten to change the device to MSC mode.. try going to settings>USB mode>MSC
This should probably work..
to stop a song while its playing, click the |<< button while you have the screen with the current song. (you can pause a song on this same screen with the >|| button) If you have gone back to any of the menu screens, wait for a couple seconds and the player will automatically go back tot he song display screen so you can stop the song.