Question about RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player
The problem is that yesterday I got the mp3 player and it worked but today it won't work everytime I plug it in, it don't do anything. The computer ain't even reading it. It's supposed to make this weird little sound when you plug it in so you know that it is connected but it's not. So if you can please, please, please, please, please, please, please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These things are **** ive had a 8 gig for about a week now nothing will come on not even the leds i have a newer one so there is no reset button so i have the best solution take a hammer and smash it and never buy any rca product ever again. ive had dollar store mp3 players that are better
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
Go to your nearest electronics store and buy a new, better Mp3 player. Seriously, this happened to me too, and the website nor the FAQ on the easyRIP program could help me at all. They kept telling me to update the firmware, but I can't do that if the computer won't read the player.
But I digress. To reiterate - buy a new player from a company that actually knows what they're doing. I did it, and it worked for me.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Write rca and complain. They need to recall the product.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
I have to disable Opel or do an uninstall from Device Manager then reconnect it to be able to get it to charge.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
Hello, I was having all kinds of problems with the rca pearl not working. It would not recognize it or download to it. I reformated the player and then with windows media player I went into rip then into options. I told the computer to save my ripped cds directly to the player. It worked like a charm. I now have all kinds of music on. I have not found any other way to get music on the player and I am a newer mp3 user. I have vista and it worked fine on my xp but not on vista except with this fix. Hope it helps.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Mine was one of the postings above. Ended up after multiple contacts with RCA/Audiovox that the Opal that I had was not compatible with Windows. So they sent me one that was compatible and it works very well. We haven't had any problems since. Thanks to Audiovox for making things right.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
I've actually had mine for a very long time. About 2 years. But a couple of months ago, it started giving me trouble when I wanted to link it to the computer. Sometimes it would turn on, but it would rarely ever connect. And I need it to now more than ever.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Why wont my mp3 player charge?
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
I have the same problem.
it seems that the windows media player is causing it to shut off.
if you disable the media player, the rca will stay on but you can transfers files.
so far i haven't found another media player that will work with the opal.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
its not your son's fault. Apparently this product sucks. I contacted RCA and they told me that if i had my receipt they'd send me a refurbished product or to send in $55 and they'd fix it. apparently MANY other people have problems with this product. My suggestion is if you have the packaging and receipt just choose another product. RCA knows this product sucks yet wont recall or help in fixing it.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
Some models have reset switches some do not.
Look on the back of your mp3 there should be a tiny hole there.
That is the reset switch for most opal. Other way to reset is hold power button down for 15 seconds.
If you cant find it you will have to go to the RCA website and download the latest firmware.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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