I plug this thing into my computer, it says "USB Connected", then what? I tried to transfer song files from my computer to the RCA LYRA F:, the computer shows me that it is on there, then I unplug it from the computer and the Lyra says "0 tracks". What am I doing wrong?
When the unit is connected to the
computer, ?USB Connected? will be
displayed on the screen.
During transfer, ?USB Transfer ...? flashes
on the display. When the transfer is
complete, the display will change to "USB
Connected". Do not unplug the USB cable
when the display is flashing.
Also, check to see if the mp3 file(s) you're transferring is between 32 to 320 kbps. You may need to reinstall the USB driver for this device.
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The most probable cause that I see happening to people with the same item is the fact that somewhere between uses, the setup files in the device itself gets corrupted. When this happens, you're pretty much screwed. You can't access them because it won't let you, you can't format it because it won't let you, you're left with a dead mp3 player. Sorry, but you need to get a new one. The other one is trash.
I think your problem is that you have songs that are not MP3 or WMA format on the RCA Lyra S1010. They are probably mpeg4 (like iTunes. I know because I had done the same thing!) Make sure that you check the format before you put them on the device!
My suggestion is switching the file transfer protocol from MTP to MSC by accessing it under the Menu.
Once you do this, when the Lyra is plugged into the computer, it will appear as an external hard drive.
Format the hard drive and then drag and drop your songs and/or directories of songs onto the Lyra.
This is what I do, as I never use Rhapsody, URGE, or even Windows Media Player or MusicMatch to upload songs onto my RD2763.
Hope this helps!
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 the same thing happen to my Lyra tc1001a.
to fix it I had to go to the command prompt and format the drive C:\format G:
this does erase everything on your lyra though hope you have your songs backed up...
Your problem is MusicMatch. In the RCA manual, which is found on the CD or online (nothing is printed), it refers you to the MusicMatch software to learn how to create M3U playlists. Someone at RCA didn't talk to MusicMatch before making this claim. The MusicMatch software makes a mess of the files and never saves a playlist properly. You can devise a process using WinAmp which would probably work with Musicmatch, but I prefer WinAmp. Here's the process:
Rip your CDs, download from the internet, and transfer the files to the RD2850 while the Lyra is connected as a hard drive. The files are
stored in the /MUSIC directory. I suggest you organize your albums like this /MUSIC//
If the artists you listen to have multiple albums, a structured approach is useful. The Lyra can sort the files by Artist and Album automatically if the tags are available, meaning a structured directory approach is unnecessary, but it makes it easier if you want to take the files off the Lyra in the future.
Once the files are on the Lyra, use WinAmp to open those file FROM THE LYRA.
This is important since the playlist will specify the relative path of the MP3 files and the Lyra expects the playlists in a directory other than where your music files are.
With WinAmp open, press L to open the file selection dialog and navigate to the directory with the album, or music. Select the songs, press Open.
Open the Playlist Editor (ALT+E)
Arrange the songs
Save the songs with the List Opts button found at the bottom right of the screen. Chose Save List. A dialog will open asking you where to save the list.
Save the list in the /lyra_playlists directory from the root of the drive. Now, the Lyra needs to be updated. This is called "Profiling". The included software has a utility to do this from Windows, or you can do this from the Lyra itself. The manual states if you have over 2500 files, it is best to do this from Windows. But, after changing anything on the Lyra, you must "Profile" the device.
You will now see your playlist in the Playlist menu item on the main screen.