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Defective Lyra RD 2850A

When I plug my Lyra into my computer the CPU doesn't even recognize it. When I turn on the unit, it "freezes up" on the first page. It won't play, I can't get any menus to display. It is no longer under warranty. I can't find anyone to fix it in Tucson (where I live). I don't know how to fix it or where to send it. RCA was not helpful in finding a repair shop. Please help!

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I've had one for a couple of years now. I love it. If you hold the stop button in for 10 seconds the unit will reset. Windows 98 and Windows 2000 USB ports are screwy, you need to get USB drivers or upgrade to XP. XP recognizes the Lyra as a generic 20G USB hard drive with a FAT filesystem. I periodically defrag it when weird stuff starts happening.

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Dump the rca and buy a sansa

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Just get a new Hitachi Travelstar 1.8" Laptop Hard Drive on eBay. It's easy to replace.

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I am also an unfortunae owner of RCA Lyra 2850A model with the same exact problem. The customer service is non-existent. I have spent many hours on the net trying to find a solution. I come across many posts of similar problems. Seems like a fundamental defect but the manufacturer has deaf years. If the manufacturer has any regard for its brand....I hope they will contact me. I can be reached at

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Most shops dont wanna touch these small compact wounders as they take up alot of time to repair most of the time and some manufacturers dont repair them under warranty the exchange them.. You should look in the user manual you got with the unit and look up where to call or take it in case of falure. Good Luck 0

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