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Its actually an rca opal M4008

I tried so many things to fix it.
every time i try to turn it on,
all the screen reads is
"Boot Error! Please format unit."
i dont know what this means or what to do.
ive even pushed the reset button.
it was my last resource.
nothing happened. it just turns off.
when i turn it back on, it reads the same thing.
also, my computer wont even read the device.
even if its connected.
i need some help. if all is not lost,
please answer as soon as possible

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  • Roc-Bama Jun 05, 2008

    My Problem is Similar. It was displaying boot failure. Now it constantly says building database..... this may take a few minutes. I am at a loss. I've had this thing less than 1 week. Any advice will be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    tried to restart the thing but all it says boot error please format unit. I open it up to see if any dust was in it but no. I re-connected and tells me the same thing

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Myspacepepe this just worked for me. Try downloading the firmware here:


http://www.fixya.com/support/t322643-rca_opal_m4008a


Then read this solution another user posted. Hopefully this helps you. I had the same issue.




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.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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You need to re format the unit use the disk provided with the player

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SOURCE: i don't know what to do

plug in your mp3 player, go to "my computer" then click on the opal icon thingy, after that there will be an icon that will say internal storage right click on that and click format. it should format!

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SOURCE: RCA MP3 player, Opal, M4008. I just formatted it

Support site of RCA:
http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/

Go to this support site for Opal, your model: M4008

The firmware is on voxxsupport file named FWUtility_1.2.4.exe download location: Opal firmware

For video converting use next link:
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