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Why did my rca opal mp3 player went into initializing

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  • 3ayers88fans Dec 30, 2008

    Son got this for Early Christmas Present, Dec 19th,2008, Worked okay first week or two, and then it started to freeze at times and got stuck on the initializing screen and
    quit often. Now it will not turn on or anything. It will only show initializing screen no matter what I do.

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Initializing is normal - getting stuck on initializing for more than 5-10 minutes [this is after you have downloaded your first batch of 1 million songs (I'm using hyperbole)] is not normal. reset he player, try again. If it fails still go to RCA's support site, or repost new problem here.

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You need to plug it into a usb device to charge the battery. If you can read initialzing. That means there is power to the battery. Go to RCA website and download the latest updates. And update the firmware to your player.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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