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RCA RD2820 When I turn the unit it on, the display reads, "Failed to load files! Reset unit to resume normal operation. Update LyraHD system files if problem persists" Then it shuts itself off. Reset has no effect on the problem. Plugged the USB into my laptop, still no effect. ???

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Re: RCA RD2820

You are going to need the Drivers for it I had the same problem then I got the Drivers and it works great just go to and download the two drivers and you should not have any problems

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