Question about Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player
When I attempt to download audio files I have checked out from NetLibrary, I get an error message and nothing will transfer - however, it will transfer DRM files that I do not have checked out - Which it shouldn't be doing. Any ideas?
SOURCE: 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!
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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