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Volume control My rio player fell to the ground and now the volume button is pushed into the player, I think I could fix it, I don't think any parts are broken, but I can't get it back out, is there any way to take apart the Rio player without causing irreversable damage or having things pop out that I can't put back in, or if I take it apart will I not be able to clasp it back together? Right now I can play the player but the sound is extremely low, or is there anyway that I can turn the volume up through hooking it up to my computer, any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Volume control

Yeah its really easy to take it apart, Just becarefull though. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 17, 2006

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