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Rio forge 256 MB mp3 player

My rio forge was working great for 1 1/2 years when all of a sudden I turned it on only to have it immediately turn off. I figured it needed a new battery. I changed the battery, turned it on and it said unknown format. I checked the memory and everything was gone...including the memory. It said "memory used -0 , memory available- 0"! I researched and what I found is that mayube I had to reformat. I tried and it did nothing. I even took it to a computer repair place and they said the memory was gone. How could this have happened? It didn't come in contact with anything magnetic or electronic between the time it work and the time it didn't.But I have read that this unit is a piece of junk and that it can just up and quit for no reason. I know its probably past repair...just looking for any info.

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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: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?model=265&SKU=90260558) 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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Same Problem has every one eles. Anybody know where I can get a NEW Firmware veriosn for windows vist 32 bit?

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Thank you so much! it worked for me!

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I had exactly same trouble - at least twice..
One time a battery switch and drain for at least 10 min fixed it.
another time I reinstalled firmware...

No big deal..

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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My rio forge player is showing "upgrader"


When mine did this it meant the firmware inside had gotten corrupted. It started working again when I reinstalled the firmware. The official firmware is available at the official website, and wikipedia promotes an unofficial firmware that provides more features.

For either of them, plug the unit into the USB port of your computer, then run the utility to upgrade the your Forge.

(Eventually, my Forge's internal memory storage died - it still play music from card memory, but every time I turn it on I have tell it my language is english etc.)

I hope that helps.

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Rio Forge 256Mb Mp3 Player


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

Feb 28, 2008 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio Forge 256 mp3 player


you should be able to access the menu on the mp3 this should allow you to select the music setting this should get you back on to the recorded one hope this is some help for you..............................

Oct 31, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio Forge 256 MB


Try hooking the player to your computer and reformat the memory in the player. Just like you would format a disk.

Kenny

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Rio forge 512mb problem.


http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=213
Download firmware update ( same for ALL Forge players)
Install upgrade (run program from your desktop)

Feb 16, 2008 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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RIO FORGE 256


I had exactly same trouble - at least twice..
One time a battery switch and drain for at least 10 min fixed it.
another time I reinstalled firmware...

No big deal..

Nov 11, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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

May 28, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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pull the battery out for 20 minutes abd that is suppose to reset it

Jan 09, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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1. go to http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/r....asp?prodID=213 and download update 1.33 2. install update in C:\RioForge\Flash133 3. run RioForgeFlash_133.exe from C:\RioForge\Flash133 4. press Rio Forge menu button and turn the unit on. "upgrader" will appear on screen. 5. plug USB cable to RioForge. 6. click "next" on Rio Upgrade Wizard. Wizard will detect your player. Select and click "next". Upgrade will take place. 7. Unplug Rio Forge from USB and turn it on. Voil?!

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