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RCA Opal (2GB) Problems

I bought an Opal from Wal-Mart March 30 of this year. It's been working perfectly fine, but recently, when I plug it into my computer, it displays the USB Connected message, switches to USB Transferring, then goes black. It's still charging in that state, but I can't get new music or videos on there, or do anything with it. Also, to start it up, i keep having to hit the reset button, is there any way to fix this? If I have to send it in to RCA, a way to contact them would be helpful, thanks!

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  • Yoshidaimu May 25, 2008

    Thank you, it works better than ever now!

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    The Jack on my RCA Opal appears to be broken. Music only comes through one earpiece, and the computer won't recognize it at all. It still charges though. Wal-Mart won't take it back because it's past it 90-day warrenty. Any help, please?

  • vmchick33567 Jul 11, 2008

    same problem... my computer wont recognize the mp3 player at all and the music menu is completly GONE!! ive tried the reset button and it doesnt work!!

  • poupintte022 Jul 11, 2008

    My RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player will only come on if it is plugged up into the computer.

  • Jewel5 Jul 11, 2008

    When I plug in my Opal into the computer it doesnt recognize it...and it no longer charges it just displays the "OPAL" sign.

  • kj_couch_55 Jul 14, 2008

    When I Plug in my Opal RCA into my computer my computer just says it doesn't recognise it and a screen will pop up that says insert disc if it came with one and i do and it still won't work my computer doesn't read it so i can't put any songs on it, but i can listen to whats on it but i would like to add more....?????

  • adrian19908a Jul 14, 2008

    when i put the usb thing in my computor sais it doesnt recognize it

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    doest'n pass the videos

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    how i can fix it

  • tiffann0360 Oct 04, 2008

    My RCA MP3 player repeatedly says:

    Please wait, building database. Please wait, this may take a few minutes, and it shuts off.


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Firmware upgrade -
RCA's website will have it

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