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Will not turn on

My rca th1101a will not turn on, I have put a couple of different batteries in it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    won't turn on

    usb is not recognized on various computers

  • hotrocks Jun 08, 2008

    i have put like 6 batteries into my player and it will not turn on i tried to redownload the songs but it wont recognize the player what can i do?

  • americus2003 Jun 10, 2008

    my mp3 player well not turn on i can get it to play the songs on my computer but wont turn on other wise.

  • jdj106 Nov 08, 2008

    it works when i connect it to the computer, but it won't turn on after.

  • Amadriedith Dec 27, 2008

    I just got it from a friend as a hand me down. I was able to add songs, but it won't turn on once removed from the usb port on my computer.



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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

If not, it is really broke.

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I put in several new batteries and my TH1101A mps (RCA) still wont turn on! Do u know how to fix it? Do u know whats wrong with it or if its broke?


Support site for the RCA TH1101, see:


Quick start guide:

Turning the player on
1. Check the polarity of the battery plus (+) and minus (-), matching the indication in the battery compartiment
2. Switching the player on viewing next image, moving switch 2 towards the USB connector until the display shows up.

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When the player doesn't respond, the firmware could be corrupted.
Run or Download first and run later, the Pearl firmware version 2.0 with next link from the support page or with the direct link:

When more help is needed, just post a comment.

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