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Rio carbon saying "upgreader"

My rio carbon has the message "upgrader" on it everytime i turn it on, it wont play music or do anything, i pluged it in to format it but my computer can't read or recognise it, what can i do?

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Re: rio carbon saying "upgreader"

Im not sure it'll help but something told me when mine said the same thing that the device needed a new driver. what ever that is.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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