Charging RCA Opal M4001 player/downloading songs causes computer to crash
I was trying to charge the mpo3 unit using the usb line and subminiture plug and within five minutes, my computer froze up. When I restarted the unit, my screen went blank. I took it to MicroCenter where I purchased it, and I was told that the I/O controller was fried. It there an alternative to charging the mp3 unit without plugging it into the computer's usb ports.
Hi you try 1st switch off you m4 then connect your pc to charge usb port . if your pc auto show new hardware then your mp4 charge. or best to change your I\O controller ......ask in your near vender when you change it.......
I would suggest to ask the store if they have any other power adapter to be used with this device.
Check this link for a charger that does not need to be connected to the PC.
I'm sure you can find some of these chargers at any computer store.
There are many stand alone usb chargers on the market. Something like this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5750794 would probably work. Now probably is the key word here as sometimes players need to connect and communicate with the driver software on the computer to change they don't simply source the voltage of the USB port for power, if that is the case then this method won't work. but it's worth a try. I couldn't find any evidence that this kind of stand alone USB charger wouldn't work so it is worth a try.
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If when you plug into usb cable dose it show that a device was pluged in ? If it dosen't turn on then youre charging cable is bad. If cable isn't bad remove software from youre computer using remove programs, unplug opal from usb then reboot youre software for youre rca opal cd.
wal-mart has a set of two usb adapters one is for your car the other is a wall...all you do is plug your usb cable into the end and the other into the mp3 player. it will work to charge any mp3 player, i think it is about 20 bucks but lots cheaper than a rca or apple brand one.
i had the same problem. and the answer made me so mad. turns out, you have to have yahoo unlimited TO GO in order to transfer the songs. i found this out after not only suscribing to y! unlimited but also downloading 400 songs! ugh. i still haven't found any service that works with it, and i've been searching all day.
The Opal has a reset hole on the back of the unit in which a toothpick (non metallic) can be inserted to reboot the player. If this does not work, I suggest that you reformat the player by using the WindowsTM format command on the unit. To reformat the memory
Right click on the device within the Explorer or My Computer window
Select the format command (full format) to reformat the internal memory of the device.
The same thing happened to me.(I have a different model but I'm sure you can solve it the same) Go to the website and download the frimware thing and it will completly clean your MP3 of data you added. At least it did for me.