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My mp3 player won't stop saying initaliazing

The screen is frozeen on initlazing and won't finish that step

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Mine did the same thing. Worked the next day, so I'm hoping it was an internet problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Mine is stuck on initalizing. I even tried to reset it and nothing,

  • nm0655 May 18, 2009

    turned player on, i barely noticed it said something about being to hot & it shutdown. I was at work , it wasn't hot. then when i turn it on, it gets stuck on initalizing.

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Reset the player first, but your database might be corrupt. The firmware upgrade will help you over come the issue one time only.
Here are other things to check:
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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