hi. i was wondering.. I use a RCA Lyra mp3 player that i got from a friend for free. (USB cord included) and i was wondering how to download .mp3 songs onto the mp3 player. When i was reading your tip on how to do this i found that i didn’t have a removable hard disk and im using windows XP so i was wondering whats wrong with my computer or where i need to look for the Removable Hard Disk. (and yes.. i’m not an idiot. the mp3 player is hooked up to the computer.) so if you would please help me. that would be awesome, thanks for your help.
It’s useful to have a specific model number, but fortunately it appears that the RCA Lyra MP3 players all use the same general interface, and it’s pretty easy to find the user’s guide for the Lyra series on the RCA Web site.
Here’s how I found it: I went to Google, clicked on “Advanced Search”, and specified the name of your product and that I was only interested in results that were in PDF format. The #1 match?
RCA Lyra MP3 Players: RD1021, RD1071, RD1075
According to that document, you need to ensure that you press the PLay button once the unit’s connected to your computer:
Unfortunately, it appears that the referenced “Software Instruction Manual” isn’t available online, so you might need to call RCA (or Radio Shack: they sell the Lyra players too) to get a copy of that. But I bet if you hook things up and push Play you’ll get it working.
If not, go to the RCA Audio / Video site and search for your specific player by model number. If you have an RD1028, for example, you can download the necessary WinXP drivers straight off their Website.
Hope that gets you up and running!