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MP3 player RCA4008

My mp3 player says boot error please format unit, but does not reset and my computer is not picking up the device.

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M4008 Opal mp3 player error message

i dont now either if u find out will you let me now thanks jodiestar1@live .ca

Jun 03, 2009 | RCA M4008 MP3 Player

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The Opal has a reset hole on the back of the unit in which a toothpick (non metallic) can be inserted to reboot the player. If this does not work, I suggest that you reformat the player by using the Windows format command on the unit. To reformat the memory:
Right click on the device within the Explorer or My Computer window
Select the format command (full format) to reformat the internal memory of the device.
Reinstall the firmware from

Dec 11, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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My rca mp3 player started saying boot error please format unit what do i do

I had the same probleme, go into your COMPUTER files, then into you mp3 file mine is calle M51series, right clic, format.

Oct 17, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Rca mp3 opal

your boot file is corrupt so it wont boot u will need to use a computer to format it. plug the mp3 player into ur computer go to my computer right click the mp3 player and select format. Format will wipe everything off ur mp3 player

Jul 15, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Boot Error please format unit

my rca mp3 player started saying boot error please format unit how do i fix this so i can hear my music again

Mar 19, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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System error

There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
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Feb 11, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Won't turn on saying boot error format

what if the reset button didn't work, because mine still says "boot error please format unit"

Feb 10, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Since you are getting a boot error formatting the device will not solve the will need to get the firmware upgrade...

Jan 27, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Boot error! please format unit

It might be cause by a corrupt firmware. You need to have a utility that restore the mp3 player to its original setting. i had exactly the same problem with my ipod shuffle 1st generation 2 years ago. Good thing Apple has that utility for me to download and until no it is still working. Try to visit and upgrade the firmware using this link for you mp3 player

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Jan 14, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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