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Resettingmy mp3 My Rca opal M4204-A mp3 can start up, past the initializing screen, but then says"Profiling requires 20 MB free shutting down." i have tried to free up space but my computer cant do anything about it, it just keeps asking me to put a CD into my mp3.I would like to know how to reset, hard reset or force format my mp3.Can ony one help!!!

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  • Im a mess Nov 30, 2008

    my mp3 turns on, gets past the initializing and then it turns black and i get the message:Profiling requires 20MB free space shuting down......PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    My Rca opal M4204-A mp3 can start up, past the initializing screen, but then says"Profiling requires 20 MB free shutting down." i have tried to free up space but my computer cant do anything about it, it just keeps asking me to put a CD into my mp3.I would like to know how to reset, hard reset or force format my mp3.Can ony one help!!!

  • alesiaj Jan 16, 2009

    Whaen put some song on there. That when it started turning on, gets past the initalizing and then it turns black and it get the message:Profling requires 20MB free space.Shuting down.

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I had the same EXACT problem as this and I fixed it but in order to fix it you lose all your songs :( Any way heres how)...Go into 'My Computer' and right click on device (my device showed up as a removable disk) select 'format' and follow steps... it took a few seconds. Then when you turn on your Opal it should work but wont have any songs on it.

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Sounds like you've exceeded your device's storage limits.

If you can hook it up to a computer, go into the device's storage (via a file explorer), delete 5 or 6 MP3 files from the player. They usually average 4 to 5 MB's each. That should give the unit enough free space to start up correctly.

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My rca m4304-A mp3 player says profiling requires 20mb free space shutting down and then when i try to hook it up to the computer it will not show that it is hooked to the computer and goes off


Restoring RCA M4304A Recorder Firmware

Symtom: recorder shows OPAL splash screen, then shows "profiling requires20mb of free space, shutting down" and then shuts down. Recorder cannot be accessed by windows or the RCA easyrip software.

Solution: Use the firmware update found here: http://www.voxxsupport.com/images/downloads/OPAL_066F_85A4_85A5_0_1140_SIG.EXE

This update needs to be ran on an xp computer running 32 bitOS. It was tested in a Win 7 64bitmachine and proven to not work.


Necessary steps taken to get the firmware to properlyrestore were as follows:

1. Hold in the power (menu) button for 10 seconds(the splash screen will show and it will give the error message, ignore it)

2. While still holding the power button, press theplay/pause button and hold down.

3. Release the power button while still holdingdown the play/pause button and wait 5 seconds.

4. While still holding the play/pause button plugin the usb cable to the recorder. Continue to hold the play/pause button foranother 5 seconds after plugging the cable in.

5. Release the play pause button then launch theEXE for the firmware update. Minimize the instruction screen so you can see thefull update screen.

6. Leave the format checkbox checked (check it ifit isn't checked) formatting is crucial to this working.

7. Once the status in the update window changesfrom initializing to ready click start to update the recorder. It will go through formatting, then updating.

8. Once the status shows complete disconnect therecorder and with any luck the recorder is usable again. The media files will obviously have to bereloaded, but the recording is functional at least.

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I just bought a RCA m4304 and when plugging it into the computer for the first time it shows opal initializing and won't turn on at all or go past the screen. Never got music on it or was able to use it.


When I turn on my M4304 OPAL it says Initalizing..... profiling requires 20MB free space. Shutting down. Then shuts off. If I plug it into my computer to try and delete files. My computer does not recongize it. It shows that is have a full battery. I have tried all the re-set methods given. I have tried downloading an upgrade. Nothing works. Can you help?

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1. Disconnect the player.

2. Download the new driver from http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/

3. Install the software on your computer, then run it.

4. Reset your player by either pressing the reset button or removing the AA-battery from the player.

5. While holding down the "Play" key on your player, connect it to the PC via the USB cable. Release the "Play" key when you see the progress bar moving and "initializing" text. If you cannot see the "initializing" text, please disconnect your player and try again.

6. Click the "Start" button to upgrade your player

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Straiten the end of a paperclip and push it into the reset hole on the back. When you turn it on, it should operate as normal without any data loss.

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