Question about Thomson Lyra PDP2842U MP3 Player
The mp3 just shows the thompson sign and does not initiate or read on my computer.
I reckon there could be a driver issue here with your MP3 player. I have seen a case with a vendored model that was aquired from Tesco, and in that situation, a driver file was accidently deleted from the MP3 player. Now this matter (if this is what happened to you) could be difficult to deal with, as how do you get the driver file back on to the MP3 player if your computer will not allow it to recieve files? The answer here could be to run the "found new hardware wizard" which is in windows xp under START>MY COMPUTER>CONTROL PANEL>ADD NEW HARDWARE. when you click on the add new hardware, ensure that your MP3 player is plugged into to a USB port which is in good working order. Now if you computer is asking you for a drivers disk, then insert the CD into a drive bay (CD that would have been despatched with your MP3 player) and follow the commands.
Now if this still does not resolve your problem, you could always try to format your MP3 player using the utility within windows. To get to the utility you have to follow this. START>MY COMPUTER>right click on MP3 player drive letter>PROPERTIES>FORMAT VOLUME. This will format the entire USB MP3 player and create a partition on it which can either specified as FAT32 or NTFS, and will format it accordingly to which of these you choose. HOWEVER, a slight word of warning here, doing this could inadvertantly kill off" your player totally, as to the point it could only then be used as a pen drive instead of a MP3 player. It is possible that your computer (and any other computer for that matter) would only recognise the player as a pen drive, but even here, i would say it is still possible to flash your MP3 player and force the driver file back onto the player.
Now if this has still not worked, there is a danger that you could have corruption within your own computer, so here, you can try using another computer to see if you have the same problem. If your coputer ios found to have an issue, then this is mostly likely to be software based, and specifically relate directly to the system registry, as this is where the majority of data corruption will occur. Now if this proves to be the case, just swan off your operating system after backing everything up, format your drive, and re-install windows.
Now before attempting any of this lot, i would suggest by starting off at checking things like blog sites and forums in order to see what other people have done about the issue relating to your manufactured/ vendored model of MP3 player, but the list of potential solutions above are things that I have done, and these seemed to work for me, but like I say, go and check those blog and forum sites and then choose the best solution based on what the majority of people EXACTLY say.
Now whichever of the above approachs you take, or even if you find something else entirely, please do leave me feedback on this, as so i will then have knowledge about hw best to deal with this in the future.
For now though, i do wish you all of the best of luck on this one, and do take care of yourself,
Posted on May 13, 2008
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