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Firmware update froze my mp3

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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  • ctt3johnson Dec 31, 2008

    it wont turn on for me i try to reset it but it wont work and it wont connect to my pc

  • raj1008 Jan 01, 2009

    i have same problem will you help me

  • virginrobert Jan 25, 2009

    my mp3 player also freezes up while initializing and also my easyrip and my computer do not recognize when plugged in

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    My black friday m4208 is not recognized by pc and will not power on either.

  • icnbsarcstic Apr 26, 2009

    I updated the firmware on mine, and then 2 days later it froze again. Now I have yet to find a computer that will recognize it to re-install the firmware. I've reset it, and the update recognizes it by saying "Searching" then "Initializing" like the troubleshooting instructions say, but then it will go back to saying "Please connect device". Does anyone know how to make the computer read it?



    I'd also just like to say this product is **** and wasn't worth what I payed for it.

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Mine froze on that too but I just reset it and it turned on fine the next time. also does it connect to the pc. if it does you can reinstall the firmware through easy rip

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in my opinion you should try to update firmware of the player. How to do this you can find it via this link:
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From this web site the firmware is downloadable also.
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There are 2 versions for the c200 series player, see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487/session/L3NpZC9ZNTNEbFRPag%3D%3D/sno/0#c200
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Differences for the c200 series between version 1 and 2:
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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.

  1. Locate the downloaded RD2010/11/12/15 upgrade file and double click it.
  2. 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.
  3. Connect your RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015 to the PC using the USB cable.
  4. From the “Start” menu, select “Programs” > “Lyra™ Personal Audio Player” > “RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015” > “Update Device.”
  5. 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.
  6. 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 continue.
  7. 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.
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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.

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