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RCA M4018 8GB MP3 Player

My computer won't recognize my MP3 player. I've downloaded the software, visited the website and downloaded the utilities. I'm using a Dell computer operating on Windows XP. Please help.

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  • MSCEE1971 Jan 26, 2008

    I TRIED DOWNLOADING THE SOFTWARE BUT WHEN IT SAYS CONNECT DEVICE IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING

  • Moo2u2 Mar 10, 2008

    I tried the posted solution and it STILL won't recognize my player. I plugged it in like 8 times, holding play and everything. : (

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    I have window xp and can not operate to loas music in M4018, when to rca web to load updates, refresh, I dont know what else to do

  • jackson9773 Jul 05, 2008

    sports mpplayer s2001, reset button does not work will not light up and play

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    My opal 4018A worked for about 6 months. then one day it froze up and hasnt worked since. I reset it, and it turned on just long enough to say i have a dead battery. When i plug it in to charge it starts charging, but quits and the screen turns black after about 2 minutes. Now it will no longer turn on at all! My computer also does not show it when I go to My Computer. help!

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    When i connect it to the USB cord it says Battery Full and when i try to turn it on it says: Boot Error! Please Format Unit....how do i format the unit....or fix this problem?

  • destininoel9 Apr 16, 2009

    i trie to play a song and it says (Need AAC upgrade firmware at www. rcaaudio.vidoe com

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Mine worked then it said the battery was low but i charge it over night then it dose not turn on any more reset button does not work plug it into the computer "vista" finds it i can put stuff on it and take stuff off it tried to to get the update it just says unable to lock drivers
time to find a new MP3 player any one but Ipods

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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I just delet them in windows player and there gone...

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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I need to delete the "Pre recorded" songs that was on the MP3 player, as I do not like them.

How do I do this?

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

Here is what I did to get it to work (on a Vista pc):
1. download the latest firmware update: http://download.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/OPAL_4GB_8GB_FWUtility_v1.2.8.0.exe
2. uninstall any other RCA software
3. run the firmware update. it will eventually say to connect the device.
4. while pressing the 'play' button, plug the device into the computer.
5. KEEP THE PLAY BUTTON PRESSED - windows discovered the device (m4018)
6. press start on the firmware upgrade
I had to do this process twice, as the first time windows gave me an error (access denied). After the second time, I was able to complete the upgrade and access the device normally.

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Ok, I think these just have a mind of their own. I had all the same issues everyone else did. I tried downloading the new firmware, but it always said "connect device" and wouldn't find the Opal. Then I tried it one last time before hucking it out the window, and magically....there it was! it loaded the new firmware and am currently charging the battery. we'll see what happens.

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Mine didn't recognize either, so what I did is go into the device manager, find the opal in the listings, double-click, disabled the device, re-enabled it, at which time it shows that there's a firmware error. I then re-installed the driver from the cd, unplugged the opal, plugged it back in, and for whatever reason, the computer then recognized the opal as a mass storage device, instead of a portable music player. The computer now sees it everytime, and all I have to do is drag and drop any files I want into the opal. Works like a charm. Hopefully RCA will provide an updated firmware program in the near future, but this might work for you for now. Good luck!

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