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Firmware for my rca opal m4208rd

My mp3 player won't turn and that is after the screen was stuck on initualizing. I can't figure out how to fix it. Please help?!!!!

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  • bryant1260 Feb 08, 2009

    My mp3 wont turn on because it gets stuck on the initializing screen? Please help on what I should do about this!

  • greenmonkey8 Feb 14, 2009

    The computer doesn't recognize that the player is plugged in because it is stuck on the initializing screen so now what do I need to do?

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This is a very common problem with the RCA Opal.
You need to goto the RCA website and download the latest firmware.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.aspx?product=408
Download the firmware from there. Plug in your mp3 player. (don't worry if it cant be found bye the PC it will when the firmware installs)
After the mp3 player is plugged into the usb device of your pc install the newly downloaded firmware. And it should work fine.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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plug mp3 player in usb device of your computer.
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You need to go to RCA website download the latest firmware.
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plug in mp3 player to your usb device of pc.
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after its download get the firmware you just download and install that one. Make sure mp3 player is hooked to your pc.
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I have the same make and brand.
Here is a link to the website.
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