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Reset of RCA opal m4204

How do you "reset" RCA OPAL M4204 ?

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  • ivette83 Aug 11, 2008

    how do i reset a rca opal m4204-a mp3. its stuck on initializing

  • whats up man Sep 05, 2008

    my mp3 player is stuck on initializing...

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    My Mp3 does the same thing, it gets stuck on initilizing and it wont do anything else

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    it says its inalizing and gos to a black screen but lights stay on wtf

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I also have the RCA m4204-a Opal Mp3 player. It is stuck on initializing and I cannot seem to get it out of that mode.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    Help us, someone... Please?

  • knightofold Nov 10, 2008

    I also have the RCA m4204-a Opal Mp3 player. It is stuck on initializing and I cannot seem to get it out of that mode.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    same here

  • bortonrj Dec 13, 2008

    Same problem here

  • c-note3 Jan 04, 2009

    froze up will not go pass the building database screen

  • mystique001 Jan 05, 2009

    i have the same problem, but now that mine has died, it won't turn on or charge or anything

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem, it was initializing for no reason and now it will not do anything. It a worthless piece of $h1t.

  • Mei_Lee Jan 16, 2009

    :/ same here.

  • astutula Jan 29, 2009

    wow, why do we even spend money on these piece of **** RCA's? HA HA Cause i take it to work and don't want to ruin a good one. I had the ELO first and this is my second RCA (different styles) and my ELO lasted almost three years. The first RCA lasted about 2 1/2 months and this one didn't even last two weeks before dying. Looks like maybe we should try a different manufacturor for these lovely little devices.



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I know this is an old post but here you go...

You can try one of two things.

1st try to reset the device by holding the power button for more than 10 sec.

2nd You can try to reinstall the firmware by following these steps:

To update the firmware on your M4200 or MC4200 series, you will need to:

1. Connect your device prior to installation.

2. Click on the download link.

3. Select "Save" and select the appropriate folder to save the installer.

4. Run the downloaded installer and follow the instructions to complete installation.

Click Here to download File

Hope this helps! If these options don't work I would call RCA support.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010


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