Frozen screen RCA M4208RD-B (OPAL logo +word "Intializing")
My RCA M4208RD-B MP3 player has been working just fine for several months now. Yesterday when I turned it on the screen froze with the OPAL logo and the word "Initializing" at the bottom. I tried turning it off, then on again, and the same thing happens. I tried pluggin it in to recharge and norhing happens (the screen stays off). I turned it back on and the same thing happens (OPAL logo with the word "Initializing". I left it on in that condition thinking maybe it's just taking a very long time to initialize. But, it stayed that way unitl the battery ran out. Can you tell me what's wrong with it? Will I be able to have the battery replaced if it needs a battery? Please help me!
Re: Frozen screen RCA M4208RD-B (OPAL logo +word...
FASTEST & EASIEST FIX:
1) connect player to computer
2) backup any media you don't want to lose
3) delete ALL files on player
4) disconnect player from computer
5) turn on player - os will recreate all core files
This is the only hard reset option there is, but it works faster than trying to update the firmware.
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This is a very common problem with the RCA Opal. You need to goto the RCA website and download the latest firmware. http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/product.aspx?product=408 Download the firmware from there. Plug in your mp3 player. (don't worry if it cant be found bye the PC it will when the firmware installs) After the mp3 player is plugged into the usb device of your pc install the newly downloaded firmware. And it should work fine.
I had this problem. I had to really try several different things to get the software to recognize the mp3 player. RCA does have download software that will format your MP3 player and put the firmware on the player. It would be better to get the firmware on without formatting if you have files already on it. Just be sure that you get the screen that shows it is connected to USB.
Download the firmware again. after its download get the firmware you just download and install that one. Make sure mp3 player is hooked to your pc. Go to add hardware. Have windows look for MTP device. while the firmware is installing. after its installed leave it hooked to pc for about 1 hour to give it a little charge. You should see a new folder Opal. Let me know if that helped
The player reports that it is full.
You have filled the capacity of the internal
memory of the player.
You have exceeded the maximum number of
items that this player supports. Your player can
only support up to 2000 media files within eight
hierarchy of folder in maximum RCA M4208RD User Manual Tips And Troubleshooting
Your firmware went bad. Just got to the RCA website. http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/ search your make and model download the firmware. Then hook you mp3 player to usb device of your computer. After mp3 is hooked to computer Install the newly downloaded firmware.
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