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OPAL won't charge.

My OPAL was working fine, and it has been having these moments where it just turns off, and I have to wait for the battery to die before I can charge it. Only this time, the OPAL won't charge! I've tried resetting it, checking the hold button, turning it off, and it just won't work! Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    My OPAL was working fine, and it has been having these moments where it just turns off, and I have to wait for the battery to die before I can charge it.

  • tnene Jun 13, 2008

    it want charge or turn on

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Get the firmware upgrade for the player. If the pc will not recognize, force recognition:

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.


If this does not work, I suggest that you reformat the player by using the WindowsTM format command on the unit. To reformat the memory

1. Right click on the device within the Explorer or My Computer window
2. Select the format command (full format) to reformat the internal memory of the device.
3. Reinstall the firmware from http://download.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/opal_fwutility_v2.3.0.exe

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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