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RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

Could you be more specific about "mirroring the drive" ? I am not a very computer-inclined person and my RCA Opal is not getting detected by my desktop computer. I really need to know how to format it the way the message reads on the player.

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    i have rca m4008a that can not be loaded on my computer

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SImple, if you got the bill, send it back. Nothing you try will work, belve me, I did. I e-mailed RCA and told them what a piece of **** it was, tried the solutions they recommended, none worked. They told me to return it with a copy of the receipt via Purolator .A month and a half later, they sent me a new one, and belive it or not, a newer model, nicer than the old one and runs great.

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Right click on the "My Computer" icon and then select properties.. the select the "Hardware" tab the select "Device Manager".. u will see there an icon which is named "OPAL" or better yet select the "Scan for Hardware Changes" icon (A Monitor with a magnifying glass) then you will be prompted to install teh driver for the new device found,, then select the "Install from a list or Specific Location",, the select the option "Don't search,, i will choose the driver to install".. the click next.. and next until it will be finished.. the USB driver then will be installed and ur PC can now detect ur player,,

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My computer is not detecting my rca opal m4304-a ipod, how to solv the problem?


SEARCH ON INTERNET FOR YOUR MP3 TO SHOW HOW TO CONNECT TO COMPUTER. OR YOUR MP3 NEED A DRIVER IN YOUR COMPUTER TO GET CONNECTED.

Aug 19, 2010 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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My Opal does not start. How do I reset my Opal?


Hi.

The procedure below is the full troubleshooting when the RCA Opal is completely irresponsive and does not complete initialization.

Try first holding down the Power/Menu button for over ten seconds. This is called soft reset, and will reset the player to default factory settings. This reset will not delete personal files.

Depending on the model you may also have a reset button. In that case hold down the pinhole switch using a paper clip for more than ten seconds to perform an hard reset. It will take one or two minutest to restart the Opal after this reset, as files must be reinstalled.This reset will delete files and personal settings.

If that does not work, it means that system files are damaged. In that case you will need to reinstall the Opal firmware. Firmware for some model may be available online, but better calling or contacting RCA and asking them to provide you with an updated firmware for your unit. If the wrong firmware is installed the Opal may result damaged.
RCA can be contacted at the number listed on Opal documentation. Number in US should be: 1-800-878-5779 (RCA Audio Products Repair Centers and Warranty Info).

You can also get the firmware asking a question online. Use the following link: Create an Incident or ask a question.

See also: Information on RCA Opal M4001 MP3 Player.

To update firmware follow procedure below:

Download the firmware upgrade file.
Hold down the play/pause button for about twenty seconds .
Hold down menu button for more than 10 seconds
Keep holding play/pause button and attach Opal USB cable to computer at the same time.
The firmware upgrade will start
If you get an error saying that Windows cannot write to the Opal drive, that means that the Opal internal drive must be re-formatted. In that case go to Computer, click the right button of mouse on the Opal, and choose Format from the dropdown menu.
After formatting, restart both units, and restart firmware upgrade procedure.

Note: The procedure above must be used when the Opal is not starting at all. When instead the opal is starting, but it is not recognised by the computer, procedure will be different. In that case test the player on a different computer. Test different USB cable.Restart computer and Opal. Reset computer by disconnecting power cord, and eventually removing battery for five minutes. Try using System Restore to restore the computer to a date before having the problem. Reinstall Windows Media Player. Check System and USB hardware settings and driver on computer..

on Mar 31, 2010 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Wont do nothing but initializing


Hi.

The procedure below is the full troubleshooting when the RCA Opal is completely irresponsive and not completing initialization.

Try first holding down the Power/Menu button for over ten seconds. This is called soft reset, and will reset the player to default factory settings. This reset will not delete personal files.

Depending on the model you may also have a reset button. In that case hold down the pinhole switch using a paper clip for more than ten seconds to perform an hard reset. It will take one or two minutest to restart the Opal after this reset, as files must be reinstalled.This reset will delete files and personal settings.

If that does not work, it means that system files are damaged. In that case you will need to reinstall the Opal firmware. Firmware for some model may be available online, but better calling or contacting RCA and asking them to provide you with an updated firmware for your unit. If the wrong firmware is installed the Opal may result damaged.
RCA can be contacted at the number listed on Opal documentation. Number in US should be: 1-800-878-5779 (RCA Audio Products Repair Centers and Warranty Info).

You can also get the firmware asking a question online. Use the following link: Create an Incident or ask a question.

See also: Information on RCA Opal M4001 MP3 Player.

To update firmware follow procedure below:

Download the firmware upgrade file.
Hold down the play/pause button for about twenty seconds .
Hold down menu button for more than 10 seconds
Keep holding play/pause button and attach Opal USB cable to computer at the same time.
The firmware upgrade will start
If you get an error saying that Windows cannot write to the Opal drive, that means that the Opal internal drive must be re-formatted. In that case go to Computer, click the right button of mouse on the Opal, and choose Format from the dropdown menu.
After formatting, restart both units, and restart firmware upgrade procedure.

Regards.

Mar 31, 2010 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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How do i put videos on my opal mp3


Log onto the RCA website and download the RCA SMV Video Converter. The Opal only plays videos that are in one specific format. This converter will put your videos into that exact format (see Resources below).
  • Install the RCA SMV Video Converter once you have downloaded the software.
  • Open the RCA SMV Video Converter software to begin putting videos onto your RCA Opal.
  • Connect the RCA Opal to your computer using the USB chord that came with the device.
  • Wait until the RCA SMV Video Converter software reads that the device has been connected. You will know this when the bottom of the software screen reads “Player Detected: Opal 1GB 2GB.”
  • Select the “Browse” option to find any videos that are on your computer which you wish to add to the RCA Opal.
  • Click the box next to “Transfer output files to OPAL 1GB 2GB after conversion is complete” after you have selected all of the videos which you wish to convert. This will automatically add the videos to your RCA Opal after they have been converted.
  • Click the “Convert” box after you have selected all of the videos. The videos will automatically begin to convert to the correct format. Once they have been converted, your videos will automatically upload to your RCA Opal.
  • Oct 04, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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    How to i play videos on a RCA M4204


    Log onto the RCA website and download the RCA SMV Video Converter. The Opal only plays videos that are in one specific format. This converter will put your videos into that exact format (see Resources below).
    Install the RCA SMV Video Converter once you have downloaded the software.
    Open the RCA SMV Video Converter software to begin putting videos onto your RCA Opal.
    Connect the RCA Opal to your computer using the USB chord that came with the device.
    Wait until the RCA SMV Video Converter software reads that the device has been connected. You will know this when the bottom of the software screen reads “Player Detected: Opal 1GB 2GB.”
    Select the “Browse” option to find any videos that are on your computer which you wish to add to the RCA Opal.
    Click the box next to “Transfer output files to OPAL 1GB 2GB after conversion is complete” after you have selected all of the videos which you wish to convert. This will automatically add the videos to your RCA Opal after they have been converted.
    Click the “Convert” box after you have selected all of the videos. The videos will automatically begin to convert to the correct format. Once they have been converted, your videos will automatically upload to your RCA Opal.

    Oct 03, 2009 | RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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    Dont know if M43 series falls under M4308 or M4304 type model


    Log onto the RCA website and download the RCA SMV Video Converter. The Opal only plays videos that are in one specific format. This converter will put your videos into that exact format (see Resources below).
    Install the RCA SMV Video Converter once you have downloaded the software.
    Open the RCA SMV Video Converter software to begin putting videos onto your RCA Opal.
    Connect the RCA Opal to your computer using the USB chord that came with the device.
    Wait until the RCA SMV Video Converter software reads that the device has been connected. You will know this when the bottom of the software screen reads “Player Detected: Opal 1GB 2GB.”
    Select the “Browse” option to find any videos that are on your computer which you wish to add to the RCA Opal.
    Click the box next to “Transfer output files to OPAL 1GB 2GB after conversion is complete” after you have selected all of the videos which you wish to convert. This will automatically add the videos to your RCA Opal after they have been converted.
    Click the “Convert” box after you have selected all of the videos. The videos will automatically begin to convert to the correct format. Once they have been converted, your videos will automatically upload to your RCA Opal.

    Oct 03, 2009 | RCA M4304 Digital Media Player

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    RCA OPAL 4008 CAN'T SYNC SELECTED


    Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

    Apr 11, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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    "My Computer" won't detect Opal


    1. you should have your opal plugged in when your doin something with your opal on your computer. i got a question have you ever dropped your opal? you might need to take it to a mechcanic so it can get fixed or exchange it for a new one.

    Mar 25, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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    RCA OPal M4002 MP3 Player Problem


    after pluggin it on to ur computer,go to device manager and scaan for new hardware changes..this should detect your player

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    SOLUTION. go to the main site www.rca.com and loo for your device (devices for the rest of you) There should be and update for them just download the update and reformat the rca mp3 player Then try to put some music on then it should work

    Nov 08, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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