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I got an RCA RD2826A it came with a universal charger (and it was on a higher voltage when I accidently plugged it in, everything went black and hasn't turned on since. I am hoping there'is a chip or something besides the hard drive that burns up. Can anyone help me? It's brand new . Can it be fixed?

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Everthing can be fixed, the issue is that if it can be fixed at a reasonable price.

You are right, when the wrong voltage is applied to this family of Lyra mp3 players, there are a couple of integrated circuits in the battery charging circuitry that are burned out. They do need to be replaced.

You can look for local qualified repair centers for a quote to repair it.

If you want a diagnostics/repair service for it, at lower fee, you can contact the Ebay seller with ID Great_items_2004

Best regards,

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


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