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My Rio Carbon 5gb mp3 player will not turn on at all,it will not even take a charge.It does not respond to the computer either.I have invested countless hours downloading songs for my grandson,not to mention the cost of each song.I would like to save all the material on it if its possible.

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Try updating the firmware :-) http://www.rioaudio.com/support/rio/product.asp?model=267&SKU=90260554

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Rio Carbon 5GB Problem

my rio constantly goes into upgrader mode

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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Go to this part of the Rio website, and get the Plays for sure firmware update - even if you don't transfer any WMA files, this will help you get around the Windows Media Player 11 compatibility issue:
http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=234
(WARNING: make sure the player is fully charged before doing this, or your player will be permanently lost)

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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You will have broken your hard drive...

Try replacing it with a CF card...

Everybody says that this does not work but it definitely does!

My Rio got dropped and I completely buggered the hard drive so after reading many forums saying that it didn't work I read one that said that someone had told them that sandisk ultra II ones worked (very vague!)

Because I had nothing to lose I went out and bought a 1GB sandisk Ultra II CF card. I then took apart my rio and replaced the hard drive with the CF card. Still not thinking it was going to work I plugged it into my computer and installed the latest firmware (from the rio website) and then HEY PRESTO!!!!!! it works.

I have yet to try an 8GB ultra II card but when I do i will keep you posted.

If you don't believe me then I don't blame you but If you send me a request then I can send you pictures and more details...

Rio will live on

Hope this helps

Mowcius

Posted on May 13, 2008

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On a windows computer go into my computer and explore your rio carbon folder. In there there should be at least 2 folders - Music and recordings. go into the music folder and all of your files should be there. Delete them all and start putting files on again.

If there are no files showing in the Music folder then go back to my computer and right click on your player and click on format. Accept all of the default values and click format. You will then need to download the firmware for your Rio. This can be downloaded from:
http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=234

Once you have downloaded it and your player has finished formatting then load the update by clicking on it and follow the instructions to install it. Once this is done then your player will be completely wiped and you can the start putting music back on it.

Hope this helps,

Mowcius

Posted on May 14, 2008

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1. look on ebay for battery if anybody would sell one.
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3. open the rio and take out the old hard drive and then find a pc to format the cf card with a cf card reader make sure to format with windows 7 in my computer and choose quick format select default allocation size and then hit start.
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Try re-formatting your Rio

On windows just right click on it and click format.

This will remove any tricky tracks that just don't want to go away...

Mowcius

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http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=215

Go here it definately worked for me. reset your player. Do not turn back on,Plug into usb port then download your firmware. Dont touch the player till your done. Mine was charging again.

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Go to this part of the Rio website, and get the Plays for sure firmware update - even if you don't transfer any WMA files, this will help you get around the Windows Media Player 11 compatibility issue:
http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=234
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Try updating the firmware :-) http://www.rioaudio.com/support/rio/product.asp?model=267&SKU=90260554

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You will have broken your hard drive...

Try replacing it with a CF card...

Everybody says that this does not work but it definitely does!

My Rio got dropped and I completely buggered the hard drive so after reading many forums saying that it didn't work I read one that said that someone had told them that sandisk ultra II ones worked (very vague!)

Because I had nothing to lose I went out and bought a 1GB sandisk Ultra II CF card. I then took apart my rio and replaced the hard drive with the CF card. Still not thinking it was going to work I plugged it into my computer and installed the latest firmware (from the rio website) and then HEY PRESTO!!!!!! it works.

I have yet to try an 8GB ultra II card but when I do i will keep you posted.

If you don't believe me then I don't blame you but If you send me a request then I can send you pictures and more details...

Rio will live on

Hope this helps

Mowcius

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http://www.content-type.com/1461305906/carbon+3.04.EXE.htm This link takes you to a site which will allow you to download an upgrade to your carbon's software which includes a volume option in the settings menu. My wheel broke a while ago too, and I bought a new player before I found this link. I still think this is the most compact and portable 5gb player on the market. I'm back to using it now.

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hi first of all update uour firmware: http://www.replaytv.com/support/rio/product.asp?model=267&SKU=90260554 also go to Software tab and update your Music Manager i belive this will solve all your problems good luck

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