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Is like the hard drive is broke

Can i send you my iriver h10 for fix and i paye

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No one really repairs these. I would do the normal troubleshooting that iRiver siggests to see if that resolves the issue. If it does not resolve the issue, it is replacement time.

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I can not delete unreadable/corrupt music(MP3) files


When your iriver H10 has corrupt files you may want to solve the issue by formatting the player's hard drive.
This is how I did it with my H10 5GB (so called 'MTP device' thats recognized by Windows as a portable device i.e. "Windows Portable devices".
To do so follow 2 steps: step 1: Format the hard drive of your H10. step 2: Re-install the player's firmware.
step 1: Format the hard drive of your H10: --------- 1. Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer. 2. Take out the battery, wait a second, and put the battery back in. 3. Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way). 4. Plug the H10 into your computer. 5. Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button. On your H10 screen You will see the message "UMS Mode" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button. 6. On your computer, start Windows Explorer, navigate to the drive, right click and select 'Format'.

step 2: Re-install the player's firmware. --------- 1. Download and install iriver Firmware Updater v2.4.0.0. I found a downloadable copy on this website: http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/237145/iriver-firmware-updater-v2.4.0.0-for-mtp-devices-windows-free-download.html 2. Start the newly installed software and follow the Wizard. I clicked the 'USA' button when asked where I bought the device. This should install the MTP firmware. 3. Wait for the software to complete and disconnect your device from the computer. 4. Wait for your device to install the new Firmware.

Oct 01, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Changing hard drive


before you do this take the software off iriver even the hidden (place it onto pc)
make sure the hard drive you wish to place into your h10 is perfect match (it could be more gigs) you just want the size and speed....here you go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKQFEweay1Y
i still have iriver h100 (with a toshiba 40gigs) before the h140 came out
have fun

May 02, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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H10 wants to lock up


sounds like a hard drive problem...
need to see if you can still access your hard drive through the UMS trick
For 20 GB MTP Models
  • Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer.
  • Poke the "reset" button with a paperclip.
  • Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
  • Plug the H10 into your computer.
  • Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
  • You will see the message "Emergency Connection" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
If yes, try formatting the H10 hard drive, reload the latest iriver h10 firmware, and transfer your music files directly to the h10 music folder with Windows file manager.
Download and run Easyh10 free playlist maker, to build and save a playlist to your player.

also see this website:
users
Good luck.

Mar 20, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver h10 not always shutting down properly. Sometimes have to reset


sounds like your power on switch may have an issue or your hard drive is severely fragmented or is going south. Hook up the H10 20gb to your pc via the UMS emergency connection trick (see here) . Try defragging your hard drive first..
Good luck!

Mar 15, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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I need system files for my iRiver H10 20GB MP3 player


hard drive is probably bad -- common problem. cheapest solution is tobuy as-is h10 from ebay with a working hard drive (perhaps it has atouchpad problem), open the unit up and replace the drive.

See this forum for info on how to open the player with a torx tool and a plastic pry unit. forum

Planb - sell unit on ebay in as-is condition and use money toward a topnotch 20gb refurb unit for about $30-50 from sellers like metromania

Mar 03, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Where can i buy hard drive for iriver h10 5gb ?


You cannot buy this component part from the company - your best bet would be to go to eBay and see if anyone is selling one with a broken screen, and no other known hard drive defects. Even then, it won't do you much good unless you are an expert solderer/electrician. Good luck.

Sep 11, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver h10


This is straight out of p. 67 of the user's manaul, available on iRiver website (it may not work if the computer does not recognize the device):

Initializing H10
67
Additional information
Firmware upgrade
66
What is firmware ?
It is the operating system that works in the H10.
iriver provides you with the latest and best features through Firmware upgrade.
You can choose manual or automatic upgrade function.
For information on automatic upgrade, refer to the iriver plus instruction manual.
Manual firmware upgrade
1
Select [Option - Firmware Upgrade] from the menu in iriver plus.
Do not disconnect H10 during firmware upgrade.
Internet must be connected for the "Firmware Update" function.
Change to "Player must be connected to the PC for Firmware Upgrade function.
Note
Please initialize H10 player in the following cases.
All music, pictures, text, and data will be erased from the player during this initialization.
- if there appears to be corruption on the internal hard drive.
- if an error message displays and the player doesn't boot properly.
1 Connect the player and PC using the cable supplied with the player.
Open iriver plus.
Select [Option-Portable Device Initialization]. 2
3
Click [Start] to begin initializing.
Initializing H10
A
A
B
B

May 30, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Copy heavy files fail from iRiver to Hard-Drive


That is too many songs to transfer at once - transfer less at a time

Oct 10, 2007 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver H10 "System files missing".


Okay, my IRiver broke with the same kind of problems but I've managed to fix it!

First off i connected the IRiver to the pc, and whilst it was connecting, pressed the 'select' button (the one on the front with the circle on it) to force it to connect.

Next i right clicked on it and selected format to wipe everything off it (just to make sure it was blank).

Next, go to www.iriver.com and on the left hand side click Support->Download and click on H10 in the product box. On that page should be a file to download called "[MTP]H10 5G/5G Pure/6G Firmware Upgrader/Recovery Tool(US & EU only)". The download icon is just underneath the title of it, so download, unpack using winrar ot winzip etc, then double click and follow the instructions.

It wiped the songs off, but i have an IRiver that works! Its an awful product in my opinion, but better to have it working than not. Can't guarentee that it'll work for everyone but it fixed mine first time.

Hope it helps!

Sep 22, 2007 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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System files missing


I fixed this problem for my mate, here's what I did:

1) plugged in H10 to pc that didn't have any iriver software on it
a) I've read if you press the "o" button on the iRiver H10 when connecting it will just connect as a usb mass storage device
2) the H10 now appears as a mass storage device
3) right click on the drive, and select format ( I choose quick format)
4) install the iRiverFirmware updater from http://iriveramerica.com/support/mtpupdate/
5) when you run the updater, it found the H10, then asked if the device was from USA or Europe, mine was from Europe
6) It stated that the iRiver firmware was v0.0, and would install v2.51 (I've seen v2.53 available on the european iriver website but could not download it).
7) proceed with installing the updated firmware
8) on the last screen it says, unplug to complete firmware update - NOTE press Finish first before unplugging
9) switching on the iRiver it 'rebooted' a few times and then when the menu appeared, I connected to the pc and just dropped some mp3 files into the music directory and all was okay.

hope this helps.

Mike.

Sep 21, 2007 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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