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Opal m4008a boot error. firmware not detected after downloading v.1.2.8

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  • lenalb May 18, 2008

    I get the boot error when I turn on my mp3 player. I have not been able to apply the fix because the updater does not detect a firmware on the device. My daughter is having a fit. Please help

  • lenalb May 23, 2008

    Dear ThaMp3Doctor



    I tried the suggested solution and I get the windows dialog box stating that it is Installing Device Driver Software. MTP Device....searching preconfigured device folders...this will eventually timeout with the error stating that driver could not be installed. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    WON'T LET ME BOOT IT SAYS ERROR!! NEEDS TO BE FORMATTED. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO FORMAT

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off 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.

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Need driver for rca opal m4008a


go to that website
http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/select.aspx?u=downloads
choose your mp3 player it doesn't matter if the a is not after the m4008
download the software auto updater
hope it works

Jun 17, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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I need to buy software for my RCAA Opal 8 gig modle#M4008A...


usb cable is everywhere in the whole stores.

for the CD check out this link.

Dec 19, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Won't do... anything...


The hold switch is on

Fatal error on RCA Opal:
What do I do if I experience a Fatal Error? How Do I reset my Opal?
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 Windows 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.
Reinstall the firmware from http://download.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/opal_fwutility_v2.3.0.exe

RCA Opal - Stuck on "Initializing"

Go to this website to reload the firmware:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1415&p_created=1202430585&p_sid=CwOaz8ej&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTIsMTImcF9wcm9kcz0wJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1pbml0aWFsaXppbmc*&p_li=&p_topview=1

Note: websites are subject to change - if you go to http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com and go to the page for the RCA Opal m series, you can also find the firmware reload on that page.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 21, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Rca opal m4008a


The solution is to reset your firmware.
You can get this directly from the RCA website at

http://download.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/OPAL_4GB_8GB_FWUtility_v1.2.8.0.exe

Or you can try to fix your problem using someone else's files for your player.
You need to set your computer to view hidden files for this--the firmware on your player uses hidden files like this. I don't have those files handy--you may try searching online forums for onther m4008a users.

Good Luck!

--Bitscience

Aug 06, 2008 | RCA M4008 MP3 Player

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Rca opal m4008a:


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Jul 07, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA OPAL M4008 MP3


Mine has the same problem too, it says boot error, I format the unit, nothing happens. Dang!

May 29, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Boot Error please format unit


my rca mp3 player started saying boot error please format unit how do i fix this so i can hear my music again

Mar 19, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Rca opal M4008A mp3 player


Hi, you can try to upgrade the player's firmware, you can download it from the RCA Website (http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads.aspx?product=187), the firmware it's the second app listed.
If your computer doesn't recognize the player, you'll have to turn it off and keep "PLAY" pressed for 10 seconds while connecting it to the USB port, then update the firmware.

Feb 08, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Format


Since you are getting a boot error formatting the device will not solve the problem..you will need to get the firmware upgrade...

Jan 27, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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RCA Opal M4008A


I had this problem.  Backing up data wasn't a concern though, as I hadn't anything on the OPAL yet.
First I let the OPAL charge up for 3 hours.  Then I made sure it was powered off.  I had previously downloaded onto a PC the firmware update for the M4004 which also works on the M4008 and other OPAL's.  I plugged the OPAL into the PC, and booted up the PC. After installing the firmware package in the PC, you get an install screen for the new firmware with a format option for the OPAL.  I selected that option, but the "start" button was greyed out as the PC still couldn;t see the OPAL.  I pressed the reset (paperclip in the back of the OPAL) for about 15 seconds, than held down the "Play" button and waited.  Eventually the software recognized the OPAL, and started to format it.
If you get a dialogue to restart the PC, press NO!  You have to read the instructions that come with the install. Eventually I reformatted the drive, and installed new firmware. 
BTW, there was no picture folder after I did this, so I just created a new folder named picture and it worked fine for the thumbnail pics I threw in there.  Also when I use a MAC with the OPAL, I power the MAC up with the OPAL off but attached.  After drag and dropping files into the OPAL, I power down the MAC.  After power down the OPAL will after a pause give the "building databases please wait" messages, then when done go to the start menu.  It is difficult on a MAC to eject the OPAL, it just reappears on the desktop so shutting down is the only safe way to administer the device.  But to update firmware, which is easily corrupted BTW if you unplug the thing at the wrong time,  you HAVE to do it on a PC operating system. Might work on an Intel MAC with a PC OS though.
Hope this helps.

Dec 29, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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