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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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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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You can get this directly from the RCA website at

Or you can try to fix your problem using someone else's files for your player.
You need to set your computer to view hidden files for this--the firmware on your player uses hidden files like this. I don't have those files handy--you may try searching online forums for onther m4008a users.

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Mine has the same problem too, it says boot error, I format the unit, nothing happens. Dang!

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Make sure the hold button on the right side of the player is pulled down away from the arrow.
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