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Had a hard drive meltdown, formatted and reinstalled OS, attempted to reinstall opal system not recognizing player, it recharges and shuts down.

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What this indicate is that the MP3 player has been corrupted, it will need to be formatted to regain it memory ,you can carefully do this with your computer make use of your USB cord to connect both of them together then access to my computer at the right Conner on the screen click on it the device will open then you will see all the data install in it click on it one after the other or click on all then delete.
or
Make use of the method you in installing on it but it will only delete the data install.
What this means that the reformatting of the MP3 is the best to revive the memory note remove the power connected (battery) to it if any.

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Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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The procedure below is the full troubleshooting when the RCA Opal is completely irresponsive and not completing initialization.

Try first holding down the Power/Menu button for over ten seconds. This is called soft reset, and will reset the player to default factory settings. This reset will not delete personal files.

Depending on the model you may also have a reset button. In that case hold down the pinhole switch using a paper clip for more than ten seconds to perform an hard reset. It will take one or two minutest to restart the Opal after this reset, as files must be reinstalled.This reset will delete files and personal settings.

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