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Mp3 on my mp3 it show booterror please format unit how do you format

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  • steve2267 Jan 26, 2008

    A friend's RCA Opal player has the same problem. When it is not plugged into my laptop, it shows up as a USB storage device just fine. I can transfer files to/from the Opal without any issues. I was able to use the included RCA software to convert a video file and save it as an MP4 video file on the Opal. I converted some WAV formatted songs to MP3 and saved them in the Music folder on the Opal.

    But when I detach the unit from my laptop, and try to turn it on, it gives the message:

    BootError!
    Please format unit

    No idea how to "format the unit" nor what the problem is...


  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    on my mp3 it show boot error please format unit and it wont show up on my computer so i cant format it???

  • manabakes23 Mar 12, 2008

    my RCA opal 4GB just says( boot error! please format unit) can you please help me=.(


  • iward001 Jul 23, 2008

    my rca mp3 player says bootError! please format unit

  • babynana Aug 05, 2008

    my mp3 is say boot error and i dont know how to fix it

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I downloaded the latest firmware from the RCA website and re-flashed the Opal. No effect. Well... it no longer gives the "please reformat" error. Now it says "Please wait... Building database". Then the screen clears and displays "Hold!" then the screen clears once more and says "Shutting Down" and it shuts itself off.

When I plug it into my laptop (Win XP Pro; SP2) via USB port, it is recognized as an 8GB USB hard drive and the mass storage function works fine. I left it plugged in for 3 hours to fully charge the internal batteries... but when I unplug it from USB... it still starts up when the Play button is pressed, says to wait, that it is building the database, then it says Hold, then it shuts down again. I think the unit is fubar'd.

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Formatting the device will not solve the boot error you are getting..thats a firmware problem..get the firmware update and that should solve the problem you are having..

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  • Jean Sintulaire Jan 27, 2008

    First off when you plug it in your computer does it even detect it? If so go to my compter right click it's icon and then select reformat. Also when you do that you'll have to redownload all of your music again. And go tohttp://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloa...


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