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When i turn my mp3 player on, it freezes at the "initializing" screen. when i used the RCA software to update the firmware, it installed, but there was an error saying RCA must close.

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There are several ways in which you can unfreeze your MP3 player When you player freezes, it will only start up and not play the songs or even the buttons won't respond to your pressing them, it is more like your computer hanging and never coming back to working fine unless you restart it. The first thing you should try to do is read the instruction manual and check where the reset button in your MP3 player is. Take a small pin and push the reset button. This will make you player go off for and then you can put it on again and it will work fine. However, there is a possibility of data loss when you reset. Most of your stored stuff will be gone after reset. Another thing that you can do to retrieve your player is doing a firmware update. Do a refresh of your firmware and see if it works, in most cases, it does.

You can also take it apart, remove the battery, press and hold power button for 5 full long seconds, reinsert and turn it on again.

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