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Rio 512 mp3 player

When start it shows 'Internal memory unknown format. Attach usb and reformat" how to solve this kisk

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Re: Rio 512 mp3 player

You need to connect the Rio to a PC and then use the Windows Explorer format disk feature to reformat the Forge's flash memory as a FAT32 partition.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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MMC memory card does not work

It might just be the type of card. I put a SD card in mine and it works fine.

Dec 11, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio Forge 256Mb Mp3 Player

was there any cd given along with the purchase of this player???????

Feb 28, 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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I had exactly same trouble - at least twice..
One time a battery switch and drain for at least 10 min fixed it.
another time I reinstalled firmware...

No big deal..

Nov 11, 2007 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Motorola M25 Player

Yous should try reformating the player using Motorola's firmware. (Go to and download firmware v1.11 .) I've also found that calling Motorola's help line was useful.

Sep 02, 2007 | Motorola Mobility M25 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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Internal memory unknown format

Turn it on holding the MENU button, connect the usb cable and update the firmware that u can download from, that will fix it.

Dec 15, 2006 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio 258 cannot connect to computer

1. go to and download update 1.33 2. install update in C:\RioForge\Flash133 3. run RioForgeFlash_133.exe from C:\RioForge\Flash133 4. press Rio Forge menu button and turn the unit on. "upgrader" will appear on screen. 5. plug USB cable to RioForge. 6. click "next" on Rio Upgrade Wizard. Wizard will detect your player. Select and click "next". Upgrade will take place. 7. Unplug Rio Forge from USB and turn it on. Voil?!

Oct 12, 2006 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Rio 258 cannot connect to computer

I know this request is old, but I found it while searching for an answer to the same problem myself. First you need to go to the Rio site and download the most up-to-date firmware. it DOESN'T matter if it's the same version that you have now, you will need the installer program. Download that and install it. Plug in your player to your USB to your computer - BUT (and here's the important part) you need to hold down the menu key while plugging it in. Keep holding until it powers up AND the word "UPGRADER" shows on the screen. Now, run the firmware upgrade program and it will see your player and upgrade the firmware (yes, even if it's the same firmware version. You have to do this step). Once it's completed, unplug the player from your computer and the darned thing works.

Jun 30, 2006 | Rio Forge Sport Digital Media Player

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Formatting the player memory

This process worked for my m25:
1. Download v1.11 firmware file from
2. With USB cable disconnected, turn off the m25.
3. Press Power while holding Menu button until UPGRADE is shown.
4. Connect m25 via USB cable.
5. Run the firmware downloaded in step 1.
6. Disconnect the USB cable, and the m25 should start a normal.

Dec 24, 2005 | Motorola Mobility M25 MP3 Player

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