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Rca opal m4008 mp3 player shows boot error! please format unit. computor does not recognize device. what should i do?

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  • scrappy30 Apr 08, 2008

    Used the disk thatcame with unit .Still would not recognize device. On my rca opal m4008 mp3 player still says boot error! please format unit. Help!

  • scrappy30 Apr 12, 2008

    Device still not recognized!

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HI,

The first thing is unplugg the camera and then uninstall the camera drivers.Now again install the driver and make sure the camera is not pluged in.Once you finish installing the camera drivers you can then plug it in.See if this helps or else please proceed to next steps.


Try connecting your player to another USB port. Using one port all the time to connect and disconnect USB items a port can develop a range of files associated with configuring the USB connection. Some of these files might actually have been from your player connected before, or some of these configurations could be from other USB items you connect to this port. Changing ports can often lead to an immediate good connection simply because ther are no conflicting configuration files.

THIS IS A BIG ONE. This is the last thing to do. Before you try this process, please complete a full back up of your system. This is important as the next step can have side effects you did not entirely expect. AND Second, you might need your XP Install Disk (not in all cases). What this process is about is renewing all hardware/software configurations relating to USB connections.

Here is what you do:
1. Right click MY COMPUTER
2. Select PROPERTIES
3. Select HARDWARE
4. Select DEVICE MANAGER
5. Select UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS
6. Right click on each USB CONTROLLER and select Uninstall
7. Uninstall all entries
8. Reboot your computer
9. As your computer re-boots it will reinstall all USB connections it detects

THEN, when all other USB items have been configured and connected by the system, you then should try connecting your USB player



If these suggestions are implemented and you are still have connection difficulties with your computer, there are several other things to try. If you have another XP Computer you should try connecting your player to another computer to see if the problem is a player problem or not. If it still has this problem with the next computer, it maybe be a fault of the player.

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL the above mentioned and still have a problem, you should next contact the seller of this machine for further instructions of what to do next.

Goodluck,
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Did you try deleting any drivers that were on the computer and also taking out the battery on the player and reset the player if you can.

Also check to see what format you device is when plugged into the computer. It might say MSC or something like that, if you go into your menu, you should be able to change it to the other format which may let it work. Just search around in the menu to do this.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 14, 2008

    have you gotten this working yet, please let me know I am here to help

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 20, 2008

    were you able to fix this, did you try switching the encryption to MSC or whatever else you had?

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When you plug it into computer look under my computer and see if their is something like 16mb drive then get back to me ok

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

  • paul proctor Apr 12, 2008

    If its still not recognised on your computer then delete the software you installed for the player ie the cd that came with it delete this file and the drivers for mp3.
    After doing this when you plug it into comp it should then tell you new device found it might not tell you its mp3 but it will recognise it maybe a as mass storage device ok.
    Let me know when you have done this then ill tell you what you need to do next. if you responding to me then let me know then i know your following my instructions.
    Try other experts first but if still no joy then get back to me ok

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You need to re format the unit use the disk provided with the player

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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    Ginko Apr 07, 2008
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    Ginko Apr 07, 2008

    Check also this thread about your same problem

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    Ginko Apr 13, 2008

    If unit is recognized from PC reinstall software from pc with device attached.
    If you cannot communicate with your player using the computer you will need to contact a service in your area and have the software reinstalled using the software image from factory from them or having the motherboard changed.
    In this last case check your guaranty terms.

    Regards

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