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Staying on my rio player doesn't stay on anymore. i think it started when i accidentally drop while downloading some music from the computer. now it just comes on and turns right back off. after turning it on and off a few times it will play for a while then turn off. it also will not download any more music.

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Re: staying on

Look for a tiny pinhole and insert a pin while powered up to reset the device

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When I transfer music from Rio Music manager to my Rio Carbon the music manager indicates transfer successful but the MP3 player states no tracks present?

Try to transfer the tracks from the explorer.
1 Connect the Rio Carbon to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
2 Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu.
3 Locate MP3 or WMA audio files on the computer.
4 Highlight files and/or folders to transfer to the Rio Carbon.
5 Click Edit.
6 Click Copy.
7 Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu to open another window.
8 In the new window, locate the Rio Carbon (X:) icon that is associated with the Rio Carbon. (X equals the drive
letter assigned to the Rio Carbon.)
9 Double-click Rio Carbon (X:).
10Click Edit.
11Click Paste.

May 24, 2010 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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How do i download/transfer my rio carbo mp3 music database to my ipod itunes music manager??

The Rio Carbon is completely incompatible with iTunes (which uses AAC format). It only accepts mp3, wma, and some WAV's. The Rio Carbon is still the best mp3 player I ever owned, but since Rio doesn't make them anymore, it will never be compatible with iTunes. You can use it with Rhapsody's Mp3 Only service, or any music service that gives you the files in mp3 format - but you can't sync the songs through the music service's "synchronize function" - you have to download the files to a location on your computer, and then use the Rio music Manager to transfer the songs to your device.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 04, 2009 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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RCA OPAL M4208RD-B Goes to please wait screen and stays.

RCA M4208

Make sure the lock switch on the back is in the unlocked position. For the player to say "Loading," especially the first time you plug it into the computer, is normal - your computer is communicating with the player, installing drivers, and trying to load the Easy Rip Software. If it stays on loading past 10 minutes, however, something is not right. If you have selected to open the device automatically using Windows Media Player, you are headed for trouble, especially if you have more music and other files on your computer than the mp3 player can handle. If you have accidentally done this, disable auto-sync in Windows Media Player.
If you have checked the above, and you are still having problems, disconnect the mp3 player from the computer. Hold in the power button for 10 seconds or more to reset the mp3 player. Try plugging the mp3 player into the computer again. If it stays on loading for more than 10 minutes, unplug the mp3 player, go into the settings menu and change the mode from MSC to MTP or vice versa. If it still misbehaves when you replug the mp3 player into the computer, download the latest Easy Rip software from RCA's website and update your player's firmware - take note of the section they have on Windows Vista if you have Windows Vista. Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 04, 2009 | RCA M4208 MP3 Player

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Rio carbon 5 gig mp3

The Rio Carbon will not play songs from iTunes unless they are in mp3 format. If you cannot download the songs in this format then I would recommend a program such as mediacoder to convert the tracks. I don't know why iTunes was recommended for the Rio but I would just use drag and drop into the folder called Music on your Rio.

Hope this helps,


Oct 17, 2008 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Sound Issues

Is this for all music tracks ? I think it could be a corrupt file. Why dont you try this with any other track ?

- Ranjit

Nov 27, 2007 | Rio Cali Sport MP3 Player

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my mp3 player will not come on and stay on, it keeps blinking on and off.

May 16, 2007 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Rio carbon pearl 6gb

On a windows computer go into my computer and explore your rio carbon folder. In there there should be at least 2 folders - Music and recordings. go into the music folder and all of your files should be there. Delete them all and start putting files on again.

If there are no files showing in the Music folder then go back to my computer and right click on your player and click on format. Accept all of the default values and click format. You will then need to download the firmware for your Rio. This can be downloaded from:

Once you have downloaded it and your player has finished formatting then load the update by clicking on it and follow the instructions to install it. Once this is done then your player will be completely wiped and you can the start putting music back on it.

Hope this helps,


Mar 07, 2007 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Insufficient space to index your content

I would suggest going to the rio site, Downloading the latest version of the rio music manager. See if,once the manager is loaded, you can access your music. What OS did you load? Are you using MS indexer or Google?

Nov 22, 2006 | Rio CE2100 MP3 Player

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My Rio MP3 player will not stay on... everytime i try to turn it on, it will turn off then (without me doing it) start up again, turn off, and repeat that same ritual again and again. I have tried to fix...

1.Connect to the computer and backup whatever music you have. 2.Go to my computer and figure out which drive your Rio is. Click on the drive. 3. Now you should see an Internal Drive icon. Right click and press format. 4. Now it should work fine, reload the music and enjoy.

Aug 12, 2006 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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