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Rca m4204-a it is stuck on initaliation can you help me I have the same problem. I had my mp3 for about a month. My screen froze on initializing for about 2 days until battery ran low. I tried to charge it on the computer, but the computer does not recognize the device. Now it's dead. lmb Bonney Lake, WA

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1 hold down power button for 15 sec plug it into usb for pc.
2 Get the latest firmware update at RCA website
3 reboot pc while RCA is still plugged into the usb device.
4 That fixed mine good luck.

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