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Rca opal m4008a

When i turn on says building files and then shuts off I have tried to reset but does not help????

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  • supergrov550 Jul 18, 2008

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I am so grateful that this was posted. I had the same problem and was online trying to figure out what process I needed to go through to send it to RCA for repair and I found this web site and this posting. I flipped the hold switch and the crazy thing works now. I am so HAPPY!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    Mines is a M4008A. I've done everything from downloading firmware to auto updating my the drivers on my computer to see if the device was requiring a software that enables compability. I even went to the RCA vendor website no help at all. I could not even pinpoint any particular feed back on the model I mentioned above. I am at a lost... anyone knowledgable about this situation????? My media player is not recognized by my computer even though the player itself reads usb connected no drive shows on my computer, nor does it stays on, only mentions that the unit should be formatted and that it needs 50 MB.



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My daughter's was doing this. We found out that there is a button on the side of the player that says hold. She had turned it on hold, by accident. As soon as we turned it off, it worked fine. This "hold" button is for when pocketing it, so the battery doesn't run down.

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