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No recognition in music manager

I have two different Rio Sport models. I have an SE510 and a 256 with an external memory card. The problem is that the software for the 256 overides the software for the 510 and wont let music manager recognize it. I have found a way to load it by drag and droppin outside of music manager but in comparison it is a pain in the butt. Thank you for any help you might be able to give. Tom

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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.

Oct 27, 2009 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Forge not recognizing SD Card

the socket where card is installed may have internal loose element so its not detecting.check out the card in another device and also check another card in your device.this will confirm the fault.

Mar 06, 2009 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio music manager does not rocognize CD content

Try ripping your disks with Windows Media Player instead.

Nov 24, 2008 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Grace Note not working in Windows Media or Rio Music Manager

you are suffering from the Digital licensing information encryption from the majors, which ITunes will NOT agree to. That's how the music industry is making it's muscle show, with this sort of tawdry nonsense. I don't believe there's a s/w upgrade on this, unfortunately. There is a slight possibility that your software might have an interpreter, yet your Rio being that old, not for certain.

got backup?

Feb 12, 2008 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Rio forge causes external hard drive to fail

not sure but when i plug in mine, it also shows another USB drive labeled as if it also were linked to the Rio player when it is most certainly not. ...maybe a manufacture or firmware error?

Jan 19, 2008 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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2 probs

Press the MENU and turn it on, as soon as the word RIO shows on the screen release the power button but do not release the MENU button until it says upgrading
Plug the USB cord to it and install Rio Forge Firmware_120
Turn the mp3 off then on normally
Put the music back on your mp3 and it SHOULD be fixed. but your music will be gone..

hope this helps,

Nov 19, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Using an external memory card

you should format the Sd card by the software from rio, and I am using 1g SDcard ,I am not sure if 2g sd card works fine.

Jul 31, 2007 | Rio Sport S35S MP3 Player

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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!

Jun 18, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Sync to internal and external memory without duplicates

Hi try to go MY COMPUTER then go in the the drive check the folder it should have the micro sD folder from there you can just take the song and put them in the folder you want this is the other way i know how to put music in hope it helps.

Feb 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player

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Sync to player and memory card without duplicates

I got this from: Create two playlists with names such as 1. SANSA Internal and 2. SANSA 2GB (assuming your SD card is 2gb). Load songs into each playlist. Edit the sync properties for each drive to only sycn to those playlists. Sync!

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