20 Most Recent RCA Pearl TH1102 MP3 Player Questions & Answers


Need aac upgrade firmware for

There is no AAC firmware upgrade. These players are not compatible with AAC (iTunes) format. Most non-iPod players are incompatible, but there are a few exceptions here and there. The box on the player has to list AAC, and it can't have a proviso attached to the AAC, such as "non-protected" AAC. The cashiers at the places that sell them don't know jack about compatibility, usually.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
6/3/2021 7:21:01 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Jun 03, 2021

It says exceeded usable memory and shuts down

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.
8/13/2020 1:32:44 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Aug 13, 2020

My RCA Pearl TH1102 has somehow deleted the music

Unless the disk has been physically damaged there are ways to work backwards and recover your music.Tenorshare Data Recovery can help you recover music with 3 easy steps. If you are windows user, download this tool from :http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htmMusic recovery for Mac user:http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryformac.htm
7/7/2017 2:54:05 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Jul 07, 2017

How to download songs from youtube?

I recommend you use a program called internet download manager you can download videos and music. You can download from youtube or any other site. It grabs the files from the websites and it even splits it up in parts so you can download faster.
3/16/2016 9:40:24 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Mar 16, 2016

My RCA pearl mp3 player wont turn on. It just goes to the first screen and stays there.

I loved my Pearl but I misused it in a way that destroyed the SW inside. Study the user manual closely.
9/6/2014 3:16:10 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Sep 06, 2014

My RCA MP3 player wont turn on. Does it need an update?

I'm going to ask an obvious question- did you put the batteries in the right way (+ and - to right sides)?
4/21/2014 1:45:22 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Apr 21, 2014

It needs aac upgrade

My RCA Pearl gave me the AAC firmware message with some files until I followed all the troubleshooting instructions that popup when running the firmware update software. The firmware with AAC upgrade is here.

Follow these instructions and it will work:

run the firmware update software software,
reset the player by removing the battery or holding the power button for 10s for players with internal batteries,
hold the play button while inserting the unit into usb,
release the button once the software changes from "searching" to "initalizing",
check the box to format the data on the player,
and click start.

When I did this update without formatting, the aac fix did not work. I
4/18/2012 1:07:48 PM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Apr 18, 2012

Fill player files won't play. says i need firmware update.

Hi,in this case you should upgrade the firmware of your player. If you use this link you will get all information detailed how to make upgrade. The firmware file will be accessible also.Good luck!gylacz
4/5/2012 7:20:09 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Apr 05, 2012

My Rca #TH1702-A won't connect when I plug it into...

Go to here: http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/?sku=TH1702 and download either of the Firmware Updates/Restore Utility and run it on your PC while your 1702 is connected via USB.

Mine wouldn't connect and would tell me it was too full (even though I had plenty of space) and would shut down. I ran this utility, and it reinstalled the firmware and formatted the device, now it works perfectly.
12/12/2011 4:33:40 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Dec 12, 2011

Powers on until power button is released then turns off

If the set does not play then powering alone will not solve the issue as the processor is faulty. check and see if a reset can solve, if not the player must be connected to a PC and checked for error files/corrupt files , which must be removed formatted and re-installed.
12/10/2011 10:35:12 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Dec 10, 2011

Rca mp3 wont get songs even when on media player

Please install the driver for the media conversion in your PC and then convert the media files to be loaded to the player and then transferred.It is important that you uninstall the driver if this was loaded and then reinstall with the convertor driver for the player from the RCA official website.Click on:http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads/
10/11/2011 11:02:24 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Oct 11, 2011

Trying to hook up a cd player to my tv there are

Hi mikepacifico,
Good day to you! To set up your mp3 player to your TV, match the wires to the same colored ports on your TV. Yellow is for video while Red is for audio. Set your TV to "AV/Video" and then turn your mp3 player on. You should be able to see the menu program set for your player and make your selection. Hope this helped!
9/26/2011 8:09:53 AM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Sep 26, 2011

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
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.
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9/22/2011 8:22:20 PM • RCA Pearl TH1102... • Answered on Sep 22, 2011
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