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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.

i have a vista. downloaded the software and im being asked to plug the device into the cpu. ok. But now i can get the playstation nor the cpu to charge the mp3.the mp3 is low on battery and im stock with none working mp3. going to try to let it charge and will stay in touch.

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  • marumph Jan 31, 2008

    Dell Desktop running Windows XP Home Edition. My new Opal M4008 is not recognized. Reloaded software and spent hours on the website. When I move it from the front USB port to the rear USB port, the unit is recognized by conflicts with something and hangs the computer.

    Help really appreciated!


  • jtthomas5917 Mar 08, 2008

    Now when i plug my OPAL in it will not charge, the computer will not recongize it at all and it is basically dead. I moved it to the back and nothing happened, what should i do?

  • Moo2u2 Mar 10, 2008

    my computer says that it doesnt' recognize the usb, and hence my M4004 won't charge. I've only had it for 3 days now : (

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i just got mine 3 days ago but now whenever i turn it on it just says its initializing but never goes anywhere farther than that. it keeps freezing like a old mans **** out in a icestorm

  • mooah Dec 19, 2008

    My Opal used to charge, sync, and do everything right. But now, after I reset it, my computer won't read it at all. Ive tried multiple computers and no USB ports will work. I dont understand.



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I somehow managed to fix it since march... but the problem has returned.

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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

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