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My opal stays in initializing mode.

My opal mp3 player is stuck in initializing mode and will not change over.

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FASTEST & EASIEST FIX:
1) connect player to computer
2) backup any media you don't want to lose
3) delete ALL files on player
4) disconnect player from computer
5) turn on player - os will recreate all core files

This is the only hard reset option there is, but it works faster than trying to update the firmware.

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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.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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(Update - the website changed once again to www.rcaopal.com)
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