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If you have any problems with ur RCA RD 1090 Try plugging it into a computer running windows 7....Two of my friends have the same device with the same problems...who took my advice after taking there device out of the closet they both plugged it in and they got the same pop up saying you have a problem with ur device would you like windows 7 to fix ur problems and now there both using there devices again and the sweet thing about it they didnt have to download any drivers
When RCA first came out with the Lyra series the only way to get music onto the device was by using musicmatch jukebox that would convert your mp3 file to mpy before downloading it to the device. But now RCA has come out with a new firm ware update for these mp3 players that improved the players playback quality plus enabled it to use .WMA files. so first go to RCA support http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/select.aspx?u=downloads and find your player and download the firmware upgrade and install to your player its very easy and instructions are at the same site. You can now convert your music to .wma or use the free Real player that will convert mp3 to wma at the kbps that you request before loading it on. If your music is all ready in wmaformat you can use windows media player to send the files to your player. One last thing the .wma files that you put on your Lyra player need to be at least 128kbps or higher enhanced playback quality of wma files (160 kbps to 256 kbps).
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.
I had this very same problem. To fix this problem you have to re-flash your RCA MP3 player with the following file: http://download.rca.com/download/RD1022_...
My RCA Model RD 1072a as worked fine since flashing the player with this file.
I've had one for a couple of years now. I love it.
If you hold the stop button in for 10 seconds the unit will reset.
Windows 98 and Windows 2000 USB ports are screwy, you need to get USB drivers or upgrade to XP. XP recognizes the Lyra as a generic 20G USB hard drive with a FAT filesystem. I periodically defrag it when weird stuff starts happening.