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My RCA M4208GR-B 8gb mp3 player is stuck on initializing mode. I've tried everything i can think of. I was wondering how to get out of this mode and how it became stuck in this mode?

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Hey just turn off then back on if it still dont work plug it into the computer if still then call technical support have a great day

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How do i dowload music to my opal M4208GR


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http://www.voxxsupport.com/images/manuals/M4208GR/media/M4208GR_DOC_OM.pdf

This player has default setup MSC mode, seeing the player as a flash drive also called a removable disk.
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When seeing the player as a removable disk in Windows Explorer:
Drag and drop the song, with mp3 or wma format, into the Music folder on the player.
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Transfers to the player can also be done with software like Windows Media Player 11, RCA easyRip or other software from music stores.
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My opal stays in initializing mode.


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Go to this website to reload the firmware:
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Easy Rip Software


Plug your RCA M4208GR-B MP3 player into your computer with the USB cord. After the computer recognizes it.
STEP 1 click start
STEP 2 click MY COMPUTER
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To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click hereand download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runninplug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON(center) until a white screen with a small computerwith a line going to your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAYbutton. You can then click on start and the firmware update willcomplete,,, DO NOT DISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 timesto complete this but it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GBModels.....

I Tried the above...initially it didn't work, but then i tried it 2 or 3 times, and tried by connecting it while the "initializing", and then tried it after turning it off and then suddenly it came to life...just try some stuff it just might work...i.e after u download the firmware. Credit goes to the guy posted the original thing.

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RCA M4208GR total frozen


Unplug the RCA from the computer. Uninstall all RCA software and then reinstall it. Then replug the RCA into the computer.

If that fails, try using the volume + instead of the menu button.

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