I bought a new RCA Lyra RD2312 MP3 player and have liked it overall (though don’t tell my boyfriend I still have a bit of iPod Nano envy) I have found that on occasion it freezes up on me and when that happens, I don’t really know what to do. I think I should be able to reboot the Lyra, but I don’t know how to do that. Can you help out?
I totally understand both your enthusiasm for the Lyra RD2312 – it’s darn cool looking – and your iPod envy too. I have four iPods, actually, so I really probably need to join some twelve-step program or something.
But unlike the iPod, the Lyra RD2312 includes voice recording, line-in recording and an FM tuner and record capabilities, oh, and it’s a darn sight cheaper than an iPod too!
However, like all gadgets, I also understand your frustration with the RCA Lyra player too. Indeed, I get a fair number of questions about Lyra functionality, so you’re not alone in finding the device a bit on the confusing side.
Generally, I find the RCA Web site pretty confusing, but with a bit of digging about, you can find the RD2312 Instruction Book [PDF], wherein it explains how to reboot the unit, though rather indirectly.
The irony is that it’s actually pretty darn simple. Ready for it?
Pull out the batteries.
Yep, that’s all you have to do to reboot the unit. Pop out the batteries, count to 60, then put them in again, make sure you don’t have the unit on “HOLD”, and push the “ON” button to reboot your Lyra player.
Of course, this is one of the nice characteristics of the Lyra player, because on an Apple iPod, you can’t get to the battery so you can’t actually pop anything out. I also see many questions about frozen iPods and rebooting is rather more tricky than just simply popping out a battery.
Anyway, I hope that helps you with your RCA Lyra RD2312 MP3 player!