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Wont load past the "please wait" screen

I have the RCA TH1611 and it uses the pearl programs. all i keep getting is the please wait loading screen then it will freeze and not play, then the only way to turn it off is to take out teh battery. Please help

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Check to see if the player needs a firmware update or if there is a reset on it. Also try different USB ports on your PC to see if when you plug it in it recognizes the player and maybe needs firmware. If you have more trouble try the RCA website or call customer service. Good luck.


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