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Rio Forge 256mb volume button broken

One day i take my rio forge out to listen to some music but when i go to put the volume down the button wont work but i could still put the volume up but not down. Please help.;) Nick

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Re: Rio Forge 256mb volume button broken

Nick try taking it to your local electronic repair shop. They maybe able to repair it for you at a price substantially below what a new one might cost.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007

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