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Lyra 2 Player will not recognize 64MB Flash Card.  Either claims incompatible file format or turns off and won't turn on again unless batteries are removed and re-inserted.  Flash Card checks out fine on PC with Lyra software.

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SOURCE: RCA LYRA RD2762B (4 GB ) MP3 Player

I had same issue and found a law office that filed a class action against RCA/Thompson. Here is the result:

Thank you for contacting David P. Meyer & Associates Co., LPA about the action our law firm filed against Thomson regarding RCA mp3 players. The matter was settled on behalf of the individual Plaintiff and the lawsuit was dismissed on October 10, 2007.

If you have a hard disk drive player that is experiencing a file error corrupt or similar error and you meet certain requirements, you may be entitled to a replacement unit at no cost to you. You must contact Thomson at 1-800-587-5518 no later than December 31, 2007.

Best Regards,
Shelly Coffman
Claims Investigator
David P. Meyer & Associates Co., LPA
1320 Dublin Road, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Direct Dial: 614-384-7030
Toll Free: 1-866-827-6537
Fax: (614) 224-6066

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

SOURCE: rca lyra won't read memory card

WMA files come in two formats DRM & non-DRM. Change your setting in Windows media player (Options - Copy Music) and re-rip the music CD. You can copy both versions but one will play but not the other.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008


creo que estps RCA son algo medio problematicos y salen defectuosos :S

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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Hay 1 solución segura hay que desarmarlo y con tooooodo el cuidado del mundo sacal el disco duro o microdrive, hay unas computadoras que tienene la ranura para el micro drive (md) lo conectas ahy y lo formateas, el problema que yo tuve es que tuve que conseguir la carpeta lyra_sys que se encuentra oculta en el mp3.

Asi que si alguien tiene la carpeta, podria facilitarmela.


Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA Lyra H115A..

well have you tried holding down the power button for 10 secs
? now many u caoulld help me i bought my mp3 player and its fool of memory now so how can i delete the music or format it and also i downloaded alot of nirvana and now i cant listen to any of it when i click on it if u have any ideas on how this could be fixedd plz email me at thank

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA LYRA RD2762B (4 GB ) MP3 Player

When I turned on RCA mp3 player it says file system corrupted..
AND I am not able to connect with my computer because it does not shown me any device to found in my computer.....

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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Do you have the RCA LYRA PEARL, with the folding out usb plug? RCA has made bunch of different mp3 players and has reused the LYRA and the PEARL name. Mine has both names on it, and the firmware file below is for model numbers TC- or TH-1602 or 1604.

One time I replaced my battery and my unit would not go any further than the Pearl logo. So, I downloaded the firmware upgrade from, and followed all the troubleshooting instructions that popup when you start the program:

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Everytime i try to turn it on it says file system corrupted. It Does not go any farther then that.

Manual for Lyra RD2762 in pdf format:
Troubleshooting from page 53:
In case of a corrupted file system: player must be formatted.

How to reformat the player is explained on this site:

Home page on all support for RD2762:

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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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Hi there. Your player may be experiencing some temporary power problems which may be corrected using the following procedures: (1) Remove the battery, then press and hold the "Menu" button for 30 seconds to drain the excess electrical charge off the player (2) Insert an unused battery and try to turn it on again (3) If this does not work, repeat the same process but this time, press and hold the "Menu" button longer (45 seconds to 1 minute). Insert an unused battery and try to turn it on again Another way would be to format the player. But before formatting the player, switch the player to "MSC" mode (to allow the computer to recognize the player as a "Flash Drive") by enabling the "Hold" switch (slide the Hold switch to expose the "orange-colored surface") (1) Plug the player to your computer (2) In Windows Explorer, locate the player (it would be assigned a drive letter) (3) Right-click on the drive letter corresponding to the M240, then select "Format" (4) On the "Format" window, make sure you select "FAT" as its File System type (5) CLick "Start"to begin the format process. (6) Unplug the player, disable the Hold switch, then try to turn the player on.

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this is the best solution you have update your lyra rd 1080/rd 1090 for download the updating click her and after instaling this update follwo instructions provided below ? To update your Lyra RD1080/RD1090, make sure you have it connected to the computer via the included USB cable. You will need to make sure that no external memory has been inserted and the Lyra RD1080/RD1090 display reads: "USB Connected Int. Mem". (If it does not, please refer to the users guide for the section on how to switch between internal and external memory.) ? Once connected, locate and run the Lyra Systems File Update Utility if it didn't open automatically. Installshield Wizard will have automatically created this icon on your desktop as well as under "Programs", "Lyra Personal Audio Player", "RD1080/RD1090" in your START menu. ? Click the "Refresh" button until the RD1080/RD1090 player shows up under device. ? Once displayed, highlight the drive letter by clicking on it, and click the "Update SYstem Files" button. ? When successfully completed, you will see the message, "The Lyra Personal Audio Player Device system files were successfully updated." ? Click the "OK" button, and then "Done". This will close the Lyra Systems File Update Utility. ? Disconnect the Lyra RD1080/RD1090 from the USB cable, turn the unit off and back on.

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