Question about RCA M4004 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.
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
I just delet them in windows player and there gone...
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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_v188.8.131.52.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.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
My computer won't recognize my mp player
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: RCA M4018 8GB MP3 Player
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!
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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