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Freezing up on initializing; wont charge; computer not reconizing it

Have an rca opal 8g mp3, is freezing up on initializing. downloaded firmware update and still nothing. Computer not even reconizing it anymore.

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Wont do nothing but initializing


Hi.

The procedure below is the full troubleshooting when the RCA Opal is completely irresponsive and not completing initialization.

Try first holding down the Power/Menu button for over ten seconds. This is called soft reset, and will reset the player to default factory settings. This reset will not delete personal files.

Depending on the model you may also have a reset button. In that case hold down the pinhole switch using a paper clip for more than ten seconds to perform an hard reset. It will take one or two minutest to restart the Opal after this reset, as files must be reinstalled.This reset will delete files and personal settings.

If that does not work, it means that system files are damaged. In that case you will need to reinstall the Opal firmware. Firmware for some model may be available online, but better calling or contacting RCA and asking them to provide you with an updated firmware for your unit. If the wrong firmware is installed the Opal may result damaged.
RCA can be contacted at the number listed on Opal documentation. Number in US should be: 1-800-878-5779 (RCA Audio Products Repair Centers and Warranty Info).

You can also get the firmware asking a question online. Use the following link: Create an Incident or ask a question.

See also: Information on RCA Opal M4001 MP3 Player.

To update firmware follow procedure below:

Download the firmware upgrade file.
Hold down the play/pause button for about twenty seconds .
Hold down menu button for more than 10 seconds
Keep holding play/pause button and attach Opal USB cable to computer at the same time.
The firmware upgrade will start
If you get an error saying that Windows cannot write to the Opal drive, that means that the Opal internal drive must be re-formatted. In that case go to Computer, click the right button of mouse on the Opal, and choose Format from the dropdown menu.
After formatting, restart both units, and restart firmware upgrade procedure.

Regards.

Mar 31, 2010 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA Opal 8 gb mp3 player stuck in initializing mode


I had this problem. I had to really try several different things to get the software to recognize the mp3 player. RCA does have download software that will format your MP3 player and put the firmware on the player. It would be better to get the firmware on without formatting if you have files already on it. Just be sure that you get the screen that shows it is connected to USB.

Jan 21, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Turn on, won't go past initializing


IF the mp3 is stuck on initializing your firmware went bad.
You need to go to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search your make and model.
download the firmware for it.
After the firmware is download
plug mp3 player in usb device of your computer.
Then install the firmware.

Jan 16, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA M4204-A freezes at the OPAL initializing.... screen and is not recognized by the computer.


There are a few things you can do.
One plug device into your usb of your computer.
Use the add new hardware fuction.
Have the computer search for new hardware.
It should not be able to find the OPAL.
After it fails to find the OPAL have the new hardware wizard look for MPT device. It should find it after that.
If it still not found bye the pc.
Goto RCA website and download the newest firmware.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
Find your make and model and download the firmware.
After the new firmware is download make sure your OPAL is still connected to your usb device on my pc.
And install the new firmware. While the firmware installs windows should find the device.

Jan 10, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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My mp3 player i s stuck on the begging


If its stuck on initializing
your firmware for it went bad.
You need to go to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search for your make and model.
download the firmware for it.
After you download the firmware
Connect your mp3 player to usb device of your computer. Then click and install the newly downloaded firmware.

Dec 30, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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My rca opal mp3 player freezes on the screen where it says initializing when i turn it on?


Go to "http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559"
To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click here and download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runnin plug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON (center) until a white screen with a small computer with a line going to your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAY button. You can then click on start and the firmware update will complete,,, DO NOT DISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 times to complete this but it will work.... YEA!!!!


CARL

Nov 07, 2008 | RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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RCA Opal Initializing Problem


our firmware went bad.
Just got to the RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/
search your make and model
download the firmware.
Then hook you mp3 player to usb device of your computer.
After mp3 is hooked to computer
Install the newly downloaded firmware.

Oct 24, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA Opal M4008 8g MP3 Player


maybe you have to install some kind of driver
or wait till your next outimatic update after their done plug it in and it should work

Apr 04, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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