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RCA Opal 8 gb mp3 player stuck in initializing mode

Worked fine for 2 weeks. Now won't initialize. I have tried several of the trouble shooting suggestions and none have worked. I have downloaded the opal firmware update file and then plugged the mp3 player in while holding the play button but the firmware initialization won't allow me to click on start. Thanks.

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  • gbwmor2 Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem - it said it was initializing and now my screen is blank what did krisrene1975 do to fix here RCA 8gb mp3 - is it a common problem - i wish i would have known it before buying it for my daughter for christmas - Ann

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    it keeps getting stuck on intializing mode i turn it off then turn it back on and it still does the same thing

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Just gotta reformat it in your my computer menu. Just right click devise then set default to Fat 32 and select reformat and your good to go. However this will erase your data but you will be able to use the player again

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I had this problem. I had to really try several different things to get the software to recognize the mp3 player. RCA does have download software that will format your MP3 player and put the firmware on the player. It would be better to get the firmware on without formatting if you have files already on it. Just be sure that you get the screen that shows it is connected to USB.

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My opal stays in initializing mode.


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Go to this website to reload the firmware:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1415&p_created=1202430585&p_sid=CwOaz8ej&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTIsMTImcF9wcm9kcz0wJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1pbml0aWFsaXppbmc*&p_li=&p_topview=1

Note: websites are subject to change - if you go to http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com and go to the page for the RCA Opal m series, you can also find the firmware reload on that page.

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My RCA Opal again...


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.

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IF the mp3 is stuck on initializing your firmware went bad.
You need to go to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search your make and model.
download the firmware for it.
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plug mp3 player in usb device of your computer.
Then install the firmware.

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My mp3 player i s stuck on the begging


If its stuck on initializing
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You need to go to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search for your make and model.
download the firmware for it.
After you download the firmware
Connect your mp3 player to usb device of your computer. Then click and install the newly downloaded firmware.

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I have an RCA Opal and I just finished trying to load music from WMP on my pc to the device. Now the device will not power on and is just showing the "initializing...." screen. Is there a master reset or...


RCA Opal - Stuck on "Initializing"

Go to this website to reload the firmware:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1415&p_created=1202430585&p_sid=CwOaz8ej&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTIsMTImcF9wcm9kcz0wJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1pbml0aWFsaXppbmc*&p_li=&p_topview=1

Note: websites are subject to change - if you go to http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com and go to the page for the RCA Opal m series, you can also find the firmware reload on that page.

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