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Connecting Usually when I plug in my OPAL to charge, a window with some options pops up or I can access the drive through "My Computer" but nowcan't get to the files through my computer. Help!

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Hi, you can try to upgrade the player's firmware, you can download it from the RCA Website (connecting - moz-screenshot.jpghttp://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads.aspx?product=187), the firmware it's the second app listed.
If your computer doesn't recognize the player, you'll have to turn it off and keep "PLAY" pressed for 10 seconds while connecting it to the USB port, then update the firmware.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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I had this problem.  Backing up data wasn't a concern though, as I hadn't anything on the OPAL yet.
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