Question about MP3 & Digital Media Players

3 Answers

Hey i have a Problem

My Brother got this mp3 player for his birthday.The Mp3 player was a RCA pearl TH1602. My dad is about ready to take it back. My brother opened the package and was synchronizing music to it last night. After he was done synchronizing the mp3 player shut off. He then turned it back on and now all it says is pearl when he turns it on. What must i do to get it working again?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • sandman123 Jun 03, 2008

    my mp3 pearl th1602 only show pearl when i turn it on what should i do to get it working again, if anything.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem - I reset it, changed out the battery yet when i turn it on it just says "pearl" and none of the buttons work. I was looking for the site to down load the firmware but can"t seem to find any...any help?



  • ws6transam Jul 11, 2008

    We have the same exact problem. Now it comes up on the hardware wizard as a "mass storage device", but it is flagged as not being able to start.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    i change the battery, and turn it back on but doesnt want to turn on

×

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers

Make sure the lock by the headphone jack is not engaged first.
If it is not locked, then reset the player by removing and reinserting the battery.
Make sure the player is fully charged before transferring songs - transferring large amounts of songs in one sitting can sometimes drain the player's resources faster than it can recharge.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 24, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

My solution to a Pearl TH1602-A stuck on the pearl screen:

Download the firmware upgrade from Lucy5829's solution, run it.
RCA PEARL FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD window should open.
Remove battery from Pearl, keep out.
Press PLAY and hold while plugging into USB port,
when "initializing" progress bar moves, let go off play button.

On my windows, it installed some software and asked me to reboot. After the reboot I re-ran the Pearl firmware file and about 30 seconds later the start button was now available.

Click it. However, You will loose your music on the internal storage.


Posted on Oct 23, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You can find the firmware upgrade by going to this link: http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.aspx?product=396
click on "downloads" towards the bottom right, and then click on Answer #1. The link for the upgrade is there. I had a similar problem with my player just saying Pearl, and not booting up, but I was patient, changed the battery, and eventually it came back up. I haven't had any problems since. Good luck :)

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My RCA pearl mp3 player will not go from the first setting and i cant listen to the music.


my RCA pearl mp3 player will not go from the first setting and i cant listen to the music.

Aug 23, 2011 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

Tip

How to Fix Your RCA Pearl TH1602 MP3 Player from Freezing at Startup


423a6d4.jpg
Does your RCA Pearl TH1062 MP3 player freeze on startup at the Pearl logo?

Whenever your player acts up, the best solution is to reflash/upgrade the firmware.

Download the firmware upgrade from http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2243/related/1, and follow all the troubleshooting instructions that popup when you start the program:

  1. start the program,
  2. remove the battery,
  3. hold the play button while plugging the RCA player into your computer's usb port,
  4. release the play button when the term "initalizing" replaces "searching",
  5. check the box that says "format data" (you can try it first without this checked, it may work and will save your music),
  6. click the start button to replace the firmware.

This solution will fix your player.
I hope that helps.

on Jan 17, 2010 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

1 Answer

RCA pearl th1602-a with new battery will not power on. Old battery will power on, but freeze at pearl logo. Player dosn't power on when plugged into USB of computer


Try a firmware recover. Download the firmware update from the RCA website and install the app. Start the updater and connect the player holding the PLAY button until it gets detected.
This is a similar player with the recovery procedure explained:

Oct 28, 2009 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

1 Answer

RCA pearl th1602-a with new battery will not power on. Old battery will power on, but freeze at pearl logo. Player powers on when plugged into USB of computer. It is already at the latest firmware.


When was the last time you flashed the firmware? Even if it already has the latest firmware, it sounds like it is still corrupted and need to be reflashed. It appears you already know where to find the latest firmware update based on your comments, but just in case you can download it here:
http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2557

Oct 22, 2009 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

1 Answer

My mp3 rca th1602


You can d/l the drivers for you Pearl here http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2243/related/1. Follow all the troubleshooting instructions that popup when you start the program:

start the program,
remove the battery,
hold the play button while plugging into usb,
release the play button when the the term "initializing" replaces "searching",
click the start button to replace the firmware.

You might want to leave the "format data" box unchecked to see it that works. After I did this, my pearl started normally, and my computer recognized it again.

Jul 06, 2009 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

1 Answer

RCA Pearl TH1602 MP3 Player i can not get my songs on it


It depends sometimes some songs may be copyrighted and cannot be played on the Mp3............ But as u say ur able to play 67 songs............ Just format your Mp3 player...... Formatting the Mp3 Player: Connect the Mp3 player to the Computer.......... Go to My Computer> Right click on the Removable Disk and click on Format and click on Start..... Know reload all the songs back to the Mp3 player..... Good Luck............

Jan 19, 2009 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

3 Answers

Hey i have a Problem


You can try taking the battery out and then putting it back in...that is how you "reset" the player.

Jan 06, 2009 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

3 Answers

RCA TH1602 MP3 Player in locked


You should be able to force the Pearl into recovery mode by removing the battery, then hold down the "Play" button while inserting into USB port, after a few seconds, Windows should detect "USB Human Interface Device" (see Device Manager). Now you should be able run the firmware update. Worked for mine after it froze up one day and would not be detected as a USB device by Windows.

Nov 14, 2008 | RCA TH1602 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
MP3 & Digital Media Players Logo

Related Topics:

417 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96333 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Gyula Lacz

Level 3 Expert

482 Answers

Are you a MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...