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RCA Sports Mp3 player is stuck in intializing mode

This is model S2202 and when I turn it on it is stuck on the screen that says Initializing.


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  • withersc Feb 03, 2009

    1. Unfortunately the unit does not have the small hole on the back to reset, I have tried resetting the way the manual describes.
    2. The firmware can not be updated since the unit does not start up to where the computer can recognize it.

    Sounds like it must be defective. Wonder how good RCA is about replacing defective units??

  • stargazerky Apr 15, 2009

    ditto having exact same problem

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There are two possible solutions for this problem:

  1. If the unit has a reset button (a small hole on the back or side of the unit into which you would insert a straight pin or sewing needle to reach the reset switch) press and hold for three seconds.
  2. Upgrade the firmware using firmware that you'd find on the manufacturer's website.
If the unit takes a normal battery (AA or AAA) you can reset the unit by removing the battery for 5 minutes. If reseting the unit doesn't work and there is no firmware available for download on the manufacturer's website, unfortunately the unit is defective and would need to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Stone Phoenix
    Stone Phoenix Feb 03, 2009

    Below I have pasted RCA's warranty. Basically, you have one year from the date of purchase. You have to have the receipt--this is the only way they can validate when you bought it. You have to ship the unit and everything that came with it to them and they will send you back a working player. I won't say "new" player because they also reserve the right to send you a refurbished player. If you don't have the receipt it is extremely unlikely that they will grant you warranty replacement.







    • If the
      product is within the manufacturer’s warranty period, please
      include all original components, a copy of the receipt, & a short
      note explaining the nature of the problem, your name, address and ship
      the product to our Repair Center by traceable means, such as UPS, FED
      EX Ground.


    • We will provide you with a new or, at our option, a refurbished unit.


    • If the unit is out of warranty, we will not be able to repair it.


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