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RCA Mp3 M4208GR-B is entirely unresponsive

I've had this player all of three months. it would freeze a lot, so i'd reset it and everything would be fine. except when it froze (as it turns out, for the final time), and i reset it, it shut off, and would not turn back on. it still won't now, nor will it connect to my computer, or do anything when on the wall charger. i can't reset it like normal (hold the menu down for 15 sec.) and there is no other reset button.

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  • ashkin2010 Mar 10, 2009

    I am very disappointed in this product. I got this for Christmas and yes it would also freeze and I would also hit the reset button. I am glad that I am not the only one with this problem. It disappointments that I wasted so much time and effort on a product that is supposed to work and play music. I don't know what to do. The charger won't work. Nothing does. It will turn on but it will just be the initializing page. I have looked this product up and it seems many consumers have had this problem.

  • kobco2000 Apr 15, 2009

    I got mine for Christmas as well and mine is DEAD. What can we do?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    my 53 year old mom got so mad at hers , she let a 11 year old boy beat it with a hammer , this seems to be the only soulution

  • KCL37 Apr 25, 2009

    RCA Mp3 M4208GR-B is entirely unresponsive. I had it for 3 months. it froze up then i had to reset the settings. then in died

  • theadrat Apr 29, 2009

    I really like the MP3 player and I want it to work again. I hope someone finds a way to help.



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This Mp3 player is ridiculous! My husband and I each have one (purchased Dec 08) and by Aug 09 his froze never to turn on again. I thought maybe he got a lemon because mine was still just fine. As of Dec 09 mine is unresponsive as well. Pretty junky piece of equipment if you ask me. Sure it was only $50 some odd bucks at Walmart, but I would expect it to last much longer than a year - especially because I had barely even used mine. Ridiculous. My best suggestion... buy a different brand. Junky ole RCA needs to retire.

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