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Mp3 will not turn on

When i turn on my mp3 player it stays on initializing and will not go any futher

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  • Thorax489 Apr 16, 2009

    my opal will turn on and stay on initializing too. i once had it "initialize" for a full 30 min. sometimes i wont turn on a all.

  • 1484maribel Apr 19, 2009

    i was use it and it turn off and wont turn on

  • vocho Apr 24, 2009

    it wont turn on

  • littleone246 May 20, 2009

    the blue controls (buttons) light up but the screen stays black and doesnt respond when i press the power button and my computer only recognizes it during the middle of a firmware update. when the update is complete the OPAL icon in MY COMPUTER disappears. these things are a piece of junk :/

  • crazylatina1 May 24, 2009

    it stays on istializong and wont go to my music and its be on for and hour already



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You need to plug it into a usb device to charge the battery. If you can read initialzing. That means there is power to the battery. Go to RCA website and download the latest updates. And update the firmware to your player.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • dashaungadsden Dec 28, 2012

    when i turn it on it say initializing



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