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RCA Opal M4204-A is stuck initalizing.

It will turn on but will not go any where from initalizing. What can I do to fix this? If you need mor info please email me.

Thanks for all your help, I hope!

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  • Lamura40 Aug 17, 2008

    RCA Opal M4204 My MP3 Opal is stuck on initializing. How can I fix it or is it just defective.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    Mine is about 3 weeks old, stuck in initalizing mode, and is very frustrating.

    notify me at

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    my opal will not go past building database then it just shuts off

  • centex_ed Sep 05, 2008

    My player is only 3 weeks old. I turned it on a couple of days ago and all it would do is say its initializing. Then is just died and wont come on at all. Unfortunatly I did not keep the receipt so unless there is a fix, looks like Im screwed..

  • clklause Jan 24, 2009

    Got this for Christmas and just started using it the last week. Now it just says it is initalizing. Anyone know how to fix this problem. Take it back to store tomorrow.

  • karla_tink14 Jan 24, 2009

    stuck in intializing how do i fix it

  • lmiles88 Jan 29, 2009

    mine is just stuck on initializing... my comouter doesnt recognize it and its just bull. my bf got it for me for x mas so that means ive only had it for a month and didnt use it that much... guess i gotta take it back!!!

  • 1jimbo Feb 01, 2009

    I have a Boot error, and that's the end of the story. Reset is no help. What can I do? Please help, or this thing is garbage.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Mine won't do a thing. Stuck on initializing. I am going to try letting the battery run out and see if computer will help. I will let you know

  • ford11 Feb 06, 2009

    Whem I turn my mp3. The intializing problem it wont show my music screen it still stay that screen.

  • tmayajade1 Feb 10, 2009

    Mine just says USB Connected and it wont do anything else. It's not even charging, it just stays on that screen

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I got a new computer so, my MP3 player memory is in the old one. Now, I used the new computer to charge the RCA OPAL but, now it wont get passed initializing.

  • brynhilde Mar 08, 2009

    rca opal will turn on but is stuck in initalizing. that is all it does, initalizing.

  • brynhilde Mar 08, 2009

    opal M4204 will only initalizing. NOTHING ELSE

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    stuck initalizing.

  • jesusownsme Mar 10, 2009

    When I turn my product (Mp3 opal M4204-A) it won't go pass initalizing or sometimes it won't even turn on. It defiantly is charged, it just doesn't work.

  • litlejay10 Mar 12, 2009

    turns on but does not get past the initializing screen



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Hey all you opal owners..had mine since x-mas and believe it or not even with the glitches it has i love it plus i have the 8 gb one ..anyway had the same problem wouldnt get past initalizing screen..could not re set it either so what i did was...left it on until the battery went down once battery died i turned it back on you will get that low battery screen shutting down and not the intializing screen so right before it did actually shut down i plug in the usb chord and what do you know it recognozes it and then i just upgraded firm ware thats where the problem is you have to upgrade ever since i have done that its been fine..also when playing songs dont skip song to song so fast or it will lock it up

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Get a better player. I had one of their old players and it worked fine until I shorted out the head phone jack from too much use. it was called a lyra. it was ugly, tiny, and very simple, but I had none of the problems I had with an opal. I think all opals break without cause.

I recommend a sandisk or a sony. they're far more resilient.

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