I had to exchange my first rca mp3 player because the firmware update made it froze so i never updated my new one. a month and a half later accidently hit ok on the update and now my mp3 player freezes on "initializing..." when i turn it on. please help. how do i redo the firmware on it
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You will be able to restore the functionality of you Lyra after you reinstall the firmware you can download from the manufacturers website. This is a very common problem for mp3 players.
Here are the instructions once you have downloaded the file.
FIRMWARE UPGRADE STEPS
We highly recommend you do not connect your player to the computer until Step 3.
Locate the downloaded RD2010/11/12/15 upgrade file and double click it.
Following the onscreen instructions, allow the program to
completely install all USB drivers (Windows 98SE and Windows ME) as
well as the upgrade program and firmware. You may be required to reboot
once the install is complete.
Connect your RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015 to the PC using the USB cable.
From the “Start” menu, select “Programs” > “Lyra™ Personal Audio
Player” > “RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015” > “Update Device.”
After the program is finished searching for the device, drivers and
new hardware may be detected and installed. Then the “Update Lyra™
(RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015) Device” box will pop up with current
version and new version (1.51) of firmware shown.
Press “Start” to update the firmware of your Lyra™ RD2010, RD2011,
RD2012, RD2015. Depending on your existing firmware version, the
Upgrader might show an option for formatting the device. Click “Yes” to
When the update is complete, click “Close.” If present, use the
Windows system tray icon to safely disconnect the Lyra™ RD2010, RD2011,
RD2012, RD2015 and unplug it from the USB cable.
Your update is now complete.
Reset the player by pressing and holding MENU button for like 8 to 10 seconds.
You can also do a firmware update of your player. Connect your MP3 to your computer and download this LINK. Select "Save" to save the copy on your computer. After downloading, run the installer and follow the instructions to complete installation.
Try a firmware recover. Download the firmware update from the RCA website and install the app. Start the updater and connect the player holding the PLAY button until it gets detected. This is a similar player with the recovery procedure explained:
Try removing the battery, insert Pearl WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PRESSING and HOLDING
the "PLAY" button. Windows Device Manager should see the device under
Interface Devices"as a "USB Human
Interface Device". Run the latest firmware update, it will see the HID
device and initialize it as a "Disk Drive", "_Generic MSC Recovery USB
Device". Once the firmware update is complete the Pearl should work
again. The trick was to remove the battery and hold down the "Play"
button while inserting to force recovery mode.
Remove battery, press and hold "Play" button when inserting into USB port. Run the firmware update and should be able to re-initialize the device, start the update with the "Format" option checked. Worked for me.
plug it to usb device of computer Go to rca website update the firmware. Keep it install to usb device and click on the firmware you just downloaded. (do not remove from usb) You can format and update the firmware at same time that should make it like new.
plug it to usb device of your computer that will charge the battery Keep it pluged in and goto the RCA website and download the firmware. After you download the firmware. Go to the spot that it downloaded to and click the updated firmware. (do not remove the mp3 player from the usb device of your computer) After the new firmware is installed it will work like new.