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SD memory problems

I just bought extra memory for my rca lyra 1080b and upon putting it in my computer seems tok not recognize the additional memory. I don't know how or what I can do to rectify this situation. I just want more songs! HELP PLEASE

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Re: SD memory problems

Try inserting the memory card first, then plug the player into the computer.  Worked for me.

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First off, let's talk about the bad news: there are a lot of people who complain about just how picky the Lyra is about which SD cards it can work with. Indeed, the later model Lyra devices on the RCA site itself say "now supports more SD cards" as a feature. Ouch.
Go to a popular memory card vendor like 4AllMemory and you'll find that a search for Lyra-compatible SD cards shows barely a half-dozen matches Lyra-compatible SD Cards
Another issue: Firmware Update 615 you might need to update your firmware to gain better compatibility with various SD cards:targets this specific problem.
While we're listing all the potential problems, it's also worth reporting that there are some reports of Lexar memory cards that require a higher voltage than regular SD cards, meaning that the Lyra either wont start at all, or its battery drains faster than usual.
Comment from the web on this: "Some Lexar memory cards require at least 2.7v to operate. Some Lyra models only use a single AA battery (1.5v). This MAY mean the mp3 player doesn't have enough power to run the card (depends on if RCA used the right parts to temporarily boost the internal voltage to 3v through a booster circuit or capacitors). This may vary between models and even between different releases of the same model. This also may explain why you can hook the device up via usband send/receive files to the card fine but then have problems after you disconnect (a USB wire can provide some amount of power. My previous nexxtech player would actually turn on without a battery when I plugged the usb wire in). "
Generally, you should be hooking your Lyra up to your PC, then running the standard PC disk formatting utility. But even then, here's what RCA warns:
"We have recently discovered an incompatibility with the RD1080/RD1090, windows XP(Service Pack One) and some newer SD cards. We are presently working with microsoftto identify the best approach to correct the issue. Until a solution is implemented, we suggest that you use MMC cards instead of SD. "
To format an external device in Windows XP, just find the device in your "My Computer" window, then right-click on it and choose Format.... You'll see something like this:
windows-format-disk-options.png (since I don't have a Lyra, this shows the default for my second hard drive. Your settings would be similar, but probably a bit smaller!)
RCA offers zero assistance on the best way to format an SD Card for use with the Lyra, as far as I can tell, so I'll say that my expectation is that NTFS will work, you should use a short, letters-only volume label, and you should not choose either "Quick Format" or to "Enable Compression".
When you're ready, click on Start and it should only take a few seconds for the SD card to be ready to roll with your Lyra.
If it works.

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the card is to larg for the mp3 player use up to 1gb only and do not delete the files that came with the mp3 player or your player will not work use 64k not 32 works better use windows midea player to put music on it mp3 and wma only

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I have a RCA Lyra RD1072 A where can I get a memory card, it appears someone took my out my MP3 player..

You want an SD card. Bought the same size and shape as a postage stamp with one corner cut off. Get this though; they make an SD-HC card now the exact size and shape. You can't use it. Must say "SD" only. You should be able to get 2GB for about $8 -$10.

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Memory Card

a Standard SD card will work

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it does not do that but you can program up to i think 20 songs for your faverit it does not view by folder and all that just what is playing that is why I bought my black jack phone and my new ipod

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Hi, try to update the software of the player downloading the app from the RCA Website.

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I bought a 2gigabyte sd card and put music to it and got the same problem turned out the my lyra only can go up to 1gig sd card my rca kazoo only would go to 512 and get the same problem so check to see what your player can go up to

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i just added alot music on my mp3 player and it doesn't want to turn on

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Try updating the firmware, you can download it from the RCA Website (
If your computer doesn't recognize the player, you'll have to turn it off, remove the battery and keep "PLAY" pressed for 10 seconds while connecting it to the USB port, then update the firmware.

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