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MEMORY PROBLEM? Hi!... I just find a used mp3 player, But when i turn it on it display bogus memory amounts.... first it shows 128Mb then 112Mb and after that a message appear asking me about formatting the flash memory, when i answer yes, it takes a while to restart and then the amount of memory diplayed is 18Mb and all works find (record and play), but when i turn it off and then back on all the problem start again, a friend told me the fault may be on the memory expansion chip but it doesnt have any. so... Can you tell me whats happening?.... I surf the web looking for info and find that some units came with 16Mb and others with 64Mb.... but mine shows 18... so, can you tell me whats happening? I apreciate your help Thanks! Sorry about my bad English.... i just start to learning it.

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This happened to my player also. To fix it, you have to go to the rio website and download the most recent firmware for whatever model mp3 player you have. I went to: Next install. Plug in your player to your USB to your computer - BUT (and here's the important part) you need to hold down the menu key while plugging it in. Keep holding until it powers up AND the word "UPGRADER" shows on the screen. Now, run the firmware upgrade program and follow the directions and it will see your player and upgrade the firmware (yes, even if it's the same firmware version.) You'll have to run the .exe file to get the upgrades onto your player. Unplug the player and it should be like new!

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was there any cd given along with the purchase of this player???????

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