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Cannot turn on

After adding a few new songs to my player i got the following message when i turn on my RCA RD2826. Failed to load files! Reset unit to resume operation. Update LyraHD system files if problem persists. I tried reseting the unit and i get the same error. and i can't update the system because my computer will not recognize the unit unless it is on. And i cannot keep it on, it displays that message and promply turns off. Anything you can do to help?

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Re: Cannot turn on

You can reset your Lyra player at any time by depressing and continually holding the power button for a minimum of 10 seconds. Upon releasing of the power button, the unit should reset. If it does not, we recommend that you try again by depressing and holding the power button for up to 20 seconds. Constant pressure is required to depress the button for this duration. Second, download the latest firmware for your player. As for the unit freezing I figured out that it has to do with WMA files. try to re-coded your WMA's to MP3. I think it just has to do with the firmware not liking WMA very much. Use MP3 format only and I think you will be fine.

Posted on Jan 15, 2006

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