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It says exceeded usable memory and shuts down and wont come back on

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I had this problem. I tried turning it on then plugging it in to the computer. Shut down. I then just left it a while and plugged it in without turning it on first. I showed the "USB Connected" screen on the Pearl. I was able to open computer and the driver. Make sure just to delete one or two AUDIO files. You can then go in and sync it or w/e you do with your audio media library.

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I haven't seen the exceeded usable memory message on mine, but I am familiar with Pearls not coming back on.

First, perform a reset buy removing the battery for at least 10s. Sometimes mine just shows the plain pearl logo (not the moving one) and then shuts off. Removing the battery for a while and then putting it back in always fixes it so that it shows the plain pearl logo for few seconds then displays the animated logo and starts normally.

If this fix doesn't work for you, then the firmware inside the Pearl is most likely corrupted, and can be easily fixed by running this software from the RCA website and following these steps:

  1. start the program,
  2. remove the battery from the TH1102 & wait at least 10 secs,
  3. hold the play button while plugging into usb,
  4. release the play button the the term "initalizing" replaces "searching",
  5. click the start button to replace the firmware.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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That above solution from Paul Sager does not address the memory problem. If the th1702 is put in the usb port of the computer, you can open it up as a file by clicking/double clicking on the PEARL drive shown in My Computer. You can than open any of the files that has a music file in it, and move them off the PEARL drive, and onto a chosen file on your computer. This should take care of the memory problem. There is one more thing I would like to mention. It looks to me as if RCA dedicates portions of memory for different file sections. For instance, I will get informed that I have run out of memory when I try to record another FM song, yet have plenty of memory to do a voice recording, so you might try to ,ake sure you remove the music from a specific file section.

Posted on Oct 03, 2011

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SOURCE: whyis it saying usable memory exceed please remove from file.

This is because you have a limit on the amount of limit you can use on a media player, and you need some memory (about 50mb of it), to make it operate. Now, for example lets say you have a 2gb media player. You could fill it up 1.66gb of the way, but the rest would be needed to make it operate. These days, they don't let you use the memory that is needed to make it operate. For example, it could be an 8gb media player like an iPod, but it would only let you use 7.54gb of it because the rest is needed to operate it. I hope this helped =]

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: device reads usable memory exceeded

Hi cdobbs8...
It is telling you that the player is full and cannot add anymore songs until you remove some.
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Deleting Files,Pictures,Videos,Audio Books, Apps,etc. from MP3 Player/Ipod
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BIG WARNING: DO NOT DELETE THE FILES NEEDED TO OPERATE YOUR MP3 PLAYER.
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release,right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
ONE MORE BIG WARNING: BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT DELETE THE FILES NEEDED TO OPERATE YOUR MP3 PLAYER.
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Posted on Sep 22, 2011

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Main support for the TH1102 is on next sites:
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