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My RCA Opal again...

My RCA Opal is also freezing on the "Initializing" screen...
BUT when I get to the Audiovox Opal Firmware, it doesn't recognize that the RCA is plugged in!

What do I do?! x-x

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  • douglassamuk Jan 17, 2009

    i have the same problem man

  • mefegan Jan 18, 2009

    It won't even turn on now. - Mefegan

  • VielSolution Jan 19, 2009

    I downloaded songs and it froze on the initializing screen help

  • puddin510 Jan 21, 2009

    I am having the same problem with the Initializing.... This is a mess! This is the second time this has happened

  • Rickgurl956 Jan 26, 2009

    My is doing the same thing and when i plug it in the computer doesnt even see it.

  • mcknshn4 Jan 27, 2009

    it still on the something it says Initializing thats it

  • Rotn2theCore Jan 31, 2009

    My RCA Opal got stuck on the initializing screen and will not be recognized by the computer and will not turn on at all past the initializing screen. if it turns on at all.



    A little help fixing this would be great...



    I tried redoing the audiovox firmware...but it will not recognize that it is plugged in...i followed teh hold the on button for 10 seconds and then the play button plug it in and then when it is initializing ket the play go...but still nothing.

    HELP!!



    I have the RCA M4208RD-B

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I had the same problem too. I was about to give up and throw this RCA player away but I it is only 5 weeks old, I got it for christmas and would feel terrible letting it go because of this stupid problem. I noticed soo many other people had this same problem, and since I spend over an hour and got it fixed, I had to share my solution and hopefully help others. I must have tried bwelliver's solution 10 to 20 times before I finally figured out the pattern to doing it. Unfortunately, i should have gone down and noticed what clklause has recommended, which was to ensure that the power is turned off before plugging in the RCA mp3 player.
All I did was download the firmware from the link that bwelliver linked to, unplugged and turned off my RCA M4208GR-8 player, then 1) I ran the firmware software 2) held down the Play(center button) on the RCA mp3 player that the power is still TURNED OFF, and 3) plugged in the player to the USB plug right after starting the firmware program. I watched the firmware program on the screen and noticed it would go from "searching" to "initializing" and I immediately released the Play(center button) on the RCA player and sure enough, the RCA player would begin initializing, and I was able to click Start on the Firmware program from the PC.

Hope this helps

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I had the same problem. I made sure that I had a black screen. Then I connected the mp3 player many times. Finally it showed that it was connected to the USB port. I finally found some software out on the RCA site that would format the player and reload all the software. It will delete any files that you have added. It worked for me and I am now back in business. The main problem is that the firmware is outdated and has a problem. If you can get the firmware updated you will be back in business.

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Go to "http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559"
To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click here and download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runnin plug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON (center) until a white screen with a small computer with a line going to your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAY button. You can then click on start and the firmware update will complete,,, DO NOT DISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 times to complete this but it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GB Models.....

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • bwelliver Jan 19, 2009

    After you have the download completed due the following:



    1. Start the download



    2. Hold the play button down on the player and connect the usb cable



    The player should recognize the firmware. When you see it is connected then let the hold button go and let the download complete install. It should work! Hope this helps!



    It might take more than one try but I have fixed two of them using this solution!

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