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My RCA model M4208GR-B mp3/video player is stuck on a screen that reads, "initializing..." I've tried everything I can find on the web about it, without success

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My RCA M4208GR-B 8gb mp3 player is stuck on initializing mode. I've tried everything i can think of. I was wondering how to get out of this mode and how it became stuck in this mode?


hey just turn off then back on if it still dont work plug it into the computer if still then call technical support have a great day

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Unfreeze a RCA M4208GR-B! HELP PLEASE!


Try this:
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What i would recommend is for you to reset the device, after you reset the device if you are still having the same problem try to update the firmware...I hope that helps..

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Need to reinstall data on RCA Opal M4208GR-B


I did the same thing and reformatted mine too! If you go to www.rcaaudiovideo.com and put in your model number M4208GR and click on the update for the firmware update again then it will put everything back on the MP3 player. I know it sounds nuts but it worked for me and it wont do anymore harm then you have already done ;) Give it a try. Hope it works for you like it did me!

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Easy Rip Software


Plug your RCA M4208GR-B MP3 player into your computer with the USB cord. After the computer recognizes it.
STEP 1 click start
STEP 2 click MY COMPUTER
STEP 3 Right click the associated drive letter (i.e. OPAL) to show the option menu.
STEP 4 click "install RCA easy rip"

Jan 25, 2009 | RCA M4208 MP3 Player

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My RCA Opal again...


I had the same problem too. I was about to give up and throw this RCA player away but I it is only 5 weeks old, I got it for christmas and would feel terrible letting it go because of this stupid problem. I noticed soo many other people had this same problem, and since I spend over an hour and got it fixed, I had to share my solution and hopefully help others. I must have tried bwelliver's solution 10 to 20 times before I finally figured out the pattern to doing it. Unfortunately, i should have gone down and noticed what clklause has recommended, which was to ensure that the power is turned off before plugging in the RCA mp3 player.
All I did was download the firmware from the link that bwelliver linked to, unplugged and turned off my RCA M4208GR-8 player, then 1) I ran the firmware software 2) held down the Play(center button) on the RCA mp3 player that the power is still TURNED OFF, and 3) plugged in the player to the USB plug right after starting the firmware program. I watched the firmware program on the screen and noticed it would go from "searching" to "initializing" and I immediately released the Play(center button) on the RCA player and sure enough, the RCA player would begin initializing, and I was able to click Start on the Firmware program from the PC.

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My RCA model M4208GR-B mp3/video player is stuck on a screen that reads, "initializing..." I've tried everything I can find on the web about it, without success.


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 hereand download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runninplug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON(center) until a white screen with a small computerwith a line going to your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAYbutton. You can then click on start and the firmware update willcomplete,,, DO NOT DISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 timesto complete this but it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GBModels.....

I Tried the above...initially it didn't work, but then i tried it 2 or 3 times, and tried by connecting it while the "initializing", and then tried it after turning it off and then suddenly it came to life...just try some stuff it just might work...i.e after u download the firmware. Credit goes to the guy posted the original thing.

Jan 16, 2009 | RCA M4208 MP3 Player

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No words on any screen


This would be your firmware going bad.
Hook mp3 player to your usb device of your pc.
Go to the RCA website. download the firmware.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.aspx?product=408
Keep it plug into usb device of pc.
Install the newly downloaded firmware you just downloaded.

Jan 11, 2009 | RCA M4208 MP3 Player

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RCA M4208GR total frozen


Unplug the RCA from the computer. Uninstall all RCA software and then reinstall it. Then replug the RCA into the computer.

If that fails, try using the volume + instead of the menu button.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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