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RCA Opal M4008 8g MP3 Player

Ok, so i got this from a friend and i clicked the play button and it said low battery, so i then installed the disk on my pc. then pluged the Mp3 player into my computer and it wasnt reconized. i then took it off and clicked play again and nothing came up then. So i went to the RCA site and it said to reset it, So i did and sill wont come on, and my computer wont reconize it.
Ive tryed to connect it to 2 computers both didnt work.

And ive looked all over the internet and no one has a answer to help this.

I hope someone can help me!

BTW im running Windows XP.

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  • BoostedJDM Apr 04, 2008

    Ok so the headphone jack came undone i have it ghetto rigged. Now it says i have 2 reformat the mp3 player how do i reformat it?

  • mystique001 Jan 05, 2009

    my mp3 that i got a few days after christmas worked just fine for a few days. as soon as i put music on it and it started playing it froze. nothing would come on or go off. so i let the battery die and then hooked it up to the charger. when i did this if turned on for just a minute, and then cut off and won't come on or charge, or anything.

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Battery not

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

Maybe you have to install some kind of driver
or wait till your next outimatic update after their done plug it in and it should work

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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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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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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I lost the disk to my RCA Opal and I am wondering if I can still download music from i tunes. Is their free downloads that would help me with this problem?


You can only put non-DRM iTunes music on your Opal (.m4a I think is the extension unprotected music, so if your music has this extension you sould be ok)

There is no important disk that comes with the RCA Opal. You can run the easyRip installer and during the install it will prompt you whether you want to "import" media from iTunes to easyRip (all this process really does is map to it, not copy it) and any media that gets imported by easyRip can be transferred to your player using easyRip's Player Loader module.

You can download easyRip from the RCA site here:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2253

Nov 02, 2009 | RCA opal MP3 Player

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We bought a Red RCA OPAL 8 GB MP3 Video Player for our son for Christmas. It played a several hours and then would not stay on today. Its has a message battery low turning off. We have tried to charge the...


A few different things to try.

1 Is you can buy the starter kit for it.
It has a wall mount charger usb power adapter, armband and carrying case.

2. Download the latest firm ware from RCA website.
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.aspx?product=408
After you download the firmware.
Then plug mp3 player in usb device of your computer.
Then click on the newly downloaded firmware and install it.

Jan 01, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA OPAL MP3 Player not letting music get added


Do you have Limewire? If you do then click on the start button on your computer, click on music then plug in your mp3, then when you plug it in something will come up and say Auto Play click on that after that click on "OPEN FOLDER TO VIEW FILES" when you click that something will show up click on music then, click on the music you have on the computer which is saved then drag the music you want to put on it and that's it thta's how i do it?I hope i helped you!!!!!

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RCA M4018 8GB MP3 Player


Mine didn't recognize either, so what I did is go into the device manager, find the opal in the listings, double-click, disabled the device, re-enabled it, at which time it shows that there's a firmware error. I then re-installed the driver from the cd, unplugged the opal, plugged it back in, and for whatever reason, the computer then recognized the opal as a mass storage device, instead of a portable music player. The computer now sees it everytime, and all I have to do is drag and drop any files I want into the opal. Works like a charm. Hopefully RCA will provide an updated firmware program in the near future, but this might work for you for now. Good luck!

Feb 10, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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WWON'T POWER ON


For one, you don't need the CD to put music on the Opal. It's a plug and play device. Go to My Computer on your desktop and you will see under Audio Devices "OPAL". Click on that and you'll see a folder called "Media" and that's where you put your music.

For not turning on, click Pause/Play twice

For charging, You need to plug in the USB cord into the computer to charge it. Wait 3 hours. The Opal doesn't have a real long battery life, i'd say around 10-15 hours. So you'll be needing to charge it quite a bit.

Dec 23, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Opal will not turn on


did you try clicking the play button twice? or using an unfurled paperclip to get to the restart in the back?

Sep 18, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Rca opal screen wont turn on


OK click the play/pause button twice/ Or: the hold switch on the right side may be on.

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me i have find the trick but it's not that easy only things you need to do is download de update device open the program and it's going to tell you searching now when you plug your mp3 keep pressing the play button until you see ready then let go go see on my computer and you'll see opal

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