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Replace broken scroll wheel on Rio carbon

Here is a quick guide to taking apart your rio and re-gluing the scroll wheel.

This is the most common part to break on the rio carbon but is reasonably easy to fix.

How to disassemble a Rio Carbon:

  • First take off the front plate (you may want to warm it up, not fry it, with a hairdryer to make the removal easier.
  • Then you will see near the bottom there are two holes which if you get a very small screwdriver then you can unclip 2 of the clips holding the back plate on.
  • Then pry your screwdriver between the back of your rio and the rubber and lever the back off slightly (you may want to get a cocktail stick/match stick etc. to keep this open) then on each side you should see two more metal clips holding the back plate on. Lever each of these clips and the back plate should pop off - don't force it or you might break the plastic.
  • Then you will be able to see at the top left your scroll wheel (or where it should be!)
How to attach the scroll wheel:

  • The scroll wheel was originally attached on by two connections which you should b able to see - these were the weakest joints on your player and kind of lets rio down because the rest of the player is great in my opinion even though it does break a lot.
  • basically all you have to do is glue these back on...
  • Place a little epoxy glue on the points of contact (you can use super glue or a hard plastic adhesive but often they are too brittle so if you drop it again it will almost definitely break)
  • Glue it together...
  • Leave it a couple of hours to harden/dry...
  • Your done...
Now wasn't that easy!

Mowcius

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The round wheel on the top right has come off. Can it be fixed


Yes, this does require disassembly of the player though.

The front (silver) faceplate can be removed, and then the backplate and then the volume wheel can be re-glued (best to use some kind of epoxy resin).

Dec 12, 2010 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Fixing Rio Carbon Wheel


If you look in the hints and tips section for the Rio carbon then it is there... That link works so I am not sure which link you are referring to.

Hope this helps,

Mowcius

Aug 28, 2008 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Broken Volume Wheel


Sorry, Rio kinda went bust some time ago so to my knowledge there isn't anywhere that does repairs anymore.

See: Replace broken scroll wheel on Rio carbon for help on how to DIY.

Hope this helps,

Mowcius

Aug 15, 2008 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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rio carbon can figure out how to get the download into the rio


The 3.04 developers cut firmware gives you a volume control via the bottom of your menu. You can get it from:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r624838-3_04_directors_cut_firmware_rio_carbon

follow the link.

Hope this helps,
Mowcius

Btw, i will also be posting a tip on how to fix a broken scroll wheel on a rio carbon soon so have a look in a couple of days (maybe even tonight) and i should have done that.

May 26, 2008 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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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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