Re: i lost my cd with the software for my RCA LYRA MP3 -...
What kind of system you are using? if its windows XP you shouldnt need a cd XP will recongise it. If its windows 98 you can download the drivers and firm at the rca site (link down a few lines) When RCA first came out with the Lyra series the only way to get music onto the device was by using musicmatch jukebox that would convert your mp3 file to mpy before downloading it to the device. But now RCA has come out with a new firm ware update for these mp3 players that improved the players playback quality plus enabled it to use .WMA files. so first go to RCA support http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/select.aspx?u=downloads and find your player and download the firmware and drivers (if needed) upgrade and install to your player its very easy and instructions are at the same site. You can now convert your music to .wma or use the free Real player that will convert mp3 to wma at the kbps that you request before loading it on. If your music is all ready in wmaformat you can use windows media player to send the files to your player. One last thing the .wma files that you put on your Lyra player need to be at least 128kbps or higher enhanced playback quality of wma files (160 kbps to 256 kbps).
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You will be able to restore the functionality of you Lyra after you reinstall the firmware you can download from the manufacturers website. This is a very common problem for mp3 players.
Here are the instructions once you have downloaded the file.
FIRMWARE UPGRADE STEPS
We highly recommend you do not connect your player to the computer until Step 3.
Locate the downloaded RD2010/11/12/15 upgrade file and double click it.
Following the onscreen instructions, allow the program to
completely install all USB drivers (Windows 98SE and Windows ME) as
well as the upgrade program and firmware. You may be required to reboot
once the install is complete.
Connect your RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015 to the PC using the USB cable.
From the “Start” menu, select “Programs” > “Lyra™ Personal Audio
Player” > “RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015” > “Update Device.”
After the program is finished searching for the device, drivers and
new hardware may be detected and installed. Then the “Update Lyra™
(RD2010, RD2011, RD2012, RD2015) Device” box will pop up with current
version and new version (1.51) of firmware shown.
Press “Start” to update the firmware of your Lyra™ RD2010, RD2011,
RD2012, RD2015. Depending on your existing firmware version, the
Upgrader might show an option for formatting the device. Click “Yes” to
When the update is complete, click “Close.” If present, use the
Windows system tray icon to safely disconnect the Lyra™ RD2010, RD2011,
RD2012, RD2015 and unplug it from the USB cable.
Your update is now complete.
Try to register the product with the code that you have and I think you will be able to download the program, If I understood the website well enough anyways. If I could send it to ya I would, but dont have anywhere I could post the CD, nor do I really know how to.... Sorry.