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Wont power up or charge

It came on and said initializing for a several minutes then "died" RCA M4202-a its about five months old.

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  • slave277 Feb 03, 2009

    the screen on the player wont come on and there seems to be no power ( yes I did charge it ), and when I connect to the computer it does not regester. Its only about 8 months old. thank you.

  • justinsuiter Feb 04, 2009

    had for two months and will not get off of initializing screen, and also will not recognize the computer when plugged into usb.

  • knharper Feb 05, 2009

    Have had my RCA M4204 for 2 months. i started it up. It started to initilize then went blank, now I have nothing. I still get nothing when plugged int the USB. No power. It was a great little player until today, Now I a disapointed in RCA.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I'm having the same problem, It has worked well for about six months. I tried starting it up and it said it was initializing and stayed on that screen until powering down because of low battery. I've tried to recharge the player and nothing.


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Why dont my rca come on and say initializing can you hlep

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