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Rio Ce 2100 (2.5 gig)

Usually when i put the rio on charging it turns on like normal and starts charging... but its not going that any more... instead it just stays that the Rio logo and after a while the word "updater appears" when i took it off of charging the rio was just frozen at the rio logo screen... can any1 help?

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Re: Rio Ce 2100 (2.5 gig)

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