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Wont play unless it is plugged in

My Lyra wont play unless it is plugged into the charger. The battery says it is full but once I take it off the charger, it will turn off until I plug it back into the charger. Not sure whatelse to do. PLease help in anyway> I am open to any and all suggestions!

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  • Crystal Randazzo Aug 05, 2007

    Thank you so much for your help!

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    none same problem

  • Badone50 Jul 22, 2008

    none same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    if its plugged in ton the usb charger cable it will turn on without the cable it wont turn on

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Hi, I would suggest that the Battery is faulty.. a common occurrence I have found... Try a brand new or fresh charged know good battery.. I think ya may find thats the culprit.. Also check & clean the Batt Cons inside the unit.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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