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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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SOURCE: rio forge 256 MB mp3 player

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!

Posted on May 07, 2007

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SOURCE: player says "restarting" but never restarts

look for a small pinhole to reset the bad RIO did not provide a way to "go back" in case of failed firmware

Posted on May 28, 2007

SOURCE: Rio 512 mp3 player

You need to connect the Rio to a PC and then use the Windows Explorer format disk feature to reformat the Forge's flash memory as a FAT32 partition.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Rio Forge 256Mb Mp3 Player

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

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Rio Forge 256Mb Mp3 Player

I had the same problem and, after scouring the internet in search of a solution, found nothing. So I started messing around with things. About 5 minutes ago I came up with something that worked for me! I'm still in 'testing' mode but it's playing some ACDC now so I'm happy. ;-)

My first step was to download a firmware 'update'. I'm not sure if it's newer or older than the firmware that I already had in there, but it works so what the heck. It's version 1.16 and is available for download here:

Filename is 'RioForgeFlash_116.exe'

To update the firmware, I connected the player via the USB cable. It will power itself up automatically - make sure you have a fresh set of batteries in it. Once it powers up, turn it off but leave it plugged in via USB. Then, power it up again but press and hold the mode button (the small button on the face, to the left of the main navigation buttons. It's the one you use to select different play modes etc.). It will power up and display 'UPGRADER'. From this mode, run the udate file (RioForgeFlash_116.exe); it will update the firmware in the Forge.

Once completed, my Forge interacted normally with the Rio Music Manager and I was able to upload music to it again. I did lose all the music that was in there and on the storage card, but that's better than having a useless MP3 player!

Best of luck!

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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SOURCE: can't transfer files! please help going crazy!

i dont have the cd to install to rio cali can someone help me install it to my comp plz answer

Posted on May 28, 2008

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