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Where to buy a USB Cable for Opal

I need to purchase a USB cable for my RCA Opal M4002A. Cant seem to located one.. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you EJ

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Re: Where to buy a USB Cable for Opal

I just cannot understand why RCA uses such a cable instead of the more popular mini B type

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Re: Where to buy a USB Cable for Opal

You can now buy your replacment cable - after months of contacting RCA and AUDIOVOX - we have liftoff !!!

The USB cable for your M4008 is available and can be purchased directly from Audiovox. The cost is $10.00 plus $6.50 for domestic ground shipping and handling. You may pay for your order with a check, money order or any major credit card.
When ordering with a check or money order, make it payable to Audiovox. Please include M4008 USB cable, your name, telephone number and the ship to address. Send the check or money order to:
Audiovox Electronics
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Attn: Parts Department
When ordering with a credit card, please get back to me with the credit card number and expiration date, your telephone number, the name and address EXACTLY as it appears on your credit card statement and the name and complete ship to address. If it is a VISA, we also need the last three digits on the back of the card.
If you prefer to order by telephone, you can contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-645-4994 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Time.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Re: Where to buy a USB Cable for Opal

Try eBay... an acquaintance of mine needed one and patiently (!) waited for one to show up on eBay for 99 cents plus shipping. 
You have to understand that the USB cable for this particular model of MP3 player is uniquely wired and isn't in wide circulation as a replacement. 
I'm putting some tunes on it for him right now and it seems to work, even though I'm using a Mac to put the files on it. Seems simple enough, just drag and drop the MP3 or WAV files on it. It won't work with AAC formatted files, which is too bad, since you can get many more songs onto a device when using properly formatted AAC files and they still sound fine, well fine for an MP3 player anyway!

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Re: Where to buy a USB Cable for Opal

Go to any store and get the rca starter kit it will have a usb cable and also a charging unit to plug in.

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No luck in finding merchandiser that sells RCA Opal MP3 usb cord


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I would call Audiovox/RCA and find out the exact part number for the USB cable as well as their price. You can then order it from them directly or from a trusted retailer that offers a better price.

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Disable the auto-sync option in Windows Media Player, and then delete the songs again from Windows Media Player. If auto-sync is not disabled, then those songs will never go away.

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Hung in a transfer loop after being removed from PC

When I (USB) plug in my RCA Opal M4002A mp3 player into my "Office PC" it works fine, but when I plug it into my "Studio PC" the "Opal" screen shows "USB connected" and so does the "PC" with the "Device Connected Sound" but then the "Mouse Pointer" changes to the "Hour Glass" you hear the "System Notification Sound" then the "Mouse Pointer" changes back to the default "Arrow Pointer" and this back and forth action loops endlessly until I unplug it. I've tried everything. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Quaal
ALSO I HAVE THE "RCA Opal M4002A" (2GB) mp3 player.
*** After much trial and error this FIXED my problem. ***
1 - First right mouse click on "My Computer".
2 - Left click on "Properties"- Left click on "Hardware"- Left click on "Device Manager".
3 - Now with one end of the USB cable plugged into your mp3 player, plug the other into your USB port. (Now when I did this a new "Portable Device" icon with an "MTP" Driver (sub icon) showed up in the "Devices List". (The "MTP" icon had an "!" on it, telling my it wasn't working properly. I then did this.
4 - Right click on "MTP" driver icon, then ...
5 - Left click on "Update Driver". (I was then given two choices. The top one was the faulty "Portable Device" driver which I had done everything I could to fix, but nothing worked. So I then did this ...
6 - Left click on the "Mass Storage" Driver (the second choice below it in the list), I then clicked "OK". The "Updating Driver" screen showed for a moment. The "Portable Device / MTP Driver(!)" icon vanished from the "Device Manager" devices list, But the looping STOPPED!!! My Opal was working beautifully and showing in my "Root Directory" as Drive j: and in "Device Manager" under "Disk Drives" as "Thomson Opal USB Device".
P.S. For some reason the file transfers are noticeably faster now. Good Luck, Quaal

May 21, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Call RCA, and find out if you are still in warranty. Except in rare locations like Philadelphia, there is no Mp3 repair svc that will fix this problem.

May 11, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Hi, you can try to upgrade the player's firmware, you can download it from the RCA Website (moz-screenshot.jpgmoz-screenshot-1.jpg, the firmware it's the second app listed.
If your computer doesn't recognize the player, you'll have to turn it off and keep "PLAY" pressed for 10 seconds while connecting it to the USB port, then update the firmware.

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Lost usb to opal

Ah, this is the biggest fault with the RCA Opal: the dedicated USB cord. My suggestion: buy another one, take the USB cord out and return it to the store saying you opened it and you didn't get a USB....and that you'll buy another one at another store. i know it's sneaky, but that's the only way.

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