When ever i try to turn on my lyra it dosent do anything... when ever i plug it in to my computer, the computer cant find it so i cant access it... ive tried different batteries, made sure the hold button was off, ive done everything! HELP!
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What version of windows do you have? XP and Vista should work with built in drivers. If you have 98 or ME, you would need a mass storage driver that it appears RCA themselves dont provide. Try this with the MP3 player plugged in.
Right Click on My Computer and select Manage Expand the System Tools tab if needed Select Device Manager
Look for any object with a yellow circle/black exclamation mark
If you see one for the MP3 player, right click, select properties, go to the driver tab, then click uninstall.
Then, unplug and reconnect the MP3 player and reinstall.
I had a problem getting mine to boot but got it working by removing battery and removing AC, then pressing power button. Then plugged in AC and pressed power again. It boots. Then replace battery and cover.
As far as manuals, the official site is below. I'd download a new firmware upgrade and install is from another computer. Sometimes the computer downloading and running an install is
compromised and the virus scanner is not aware downloads are getting damaged upon arrival to your local hard drive. http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/manual.aspx?product=203
Try a format,
Over a period of time your info can get corrupt from transering music back and forth.
To format plug it in to usb.
Go to my computer
It shows up as a removably disc, usually drive f:
Right click on drive f: (or the approriate drive) and click format.
Let me know what happens, you will have reload the player, also try bypassing the software you are using to tranfer, by opening up drive f: and clicking and dragging your music into it , or you can copy and paste it into drive f:
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.
See if you can borrow another card and try it - sometimes these cards can fail, also check the contacts on the card and the machine in case they are dirty - clean with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
If that doesn't help
Try this link - they have udated drivers for your player, which may solve the problem;
Hope it helps if not please post again :)