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The words on my RCA M4208RD mp3 player won't show up.

When I turn on my RCA M4208RD mp3 all the colors are there and the boxes that the word go in show up and all the music plays, but none of the words telling me which song is playing show up. The mp3 has been recently charged and was taken off the charger as soon as it was done charging. The mp3 was bought around Thanksgiving of 2008 and is still in good condition. Does anyone know why it doesn't work?

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  • beckah2009 Jan 13, 2009

    Does anyone know how many times I have to hit the buttons? I can't see the words to tell.

  • beckah2009 Jan 14, 2009

    Thank you so much! It worked great!

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Reset it either on the back or hold down the menu button for like 15 sec!

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Go to the main setting of your player.Turn power saver off. Also set sceensaver to 1 min.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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    Bill Miller Jan 14, 2009

    Try this got to the RCA website.
    Download the latest firmware.
    After its downloaded install the firmware.
    http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.asp...
    This is the link for your Mp3 player.
    Letme know if that works.


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