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Rio Carbon stuck "WRITING"

First I had the "upgrader" msg. I tried the firmware fix and rec'd a msg stating "semaphore timeout expired". Now my Rio has "WRITING" on the screen. Tried the pinhole reset and combo button solutions and no effect. The msg just went away - blank screen. But when I plug in the USB, the same WRITING msg appears. Oh, I also tried hitting it a few times too.

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  • Boomer77 Jan 03, 2008

    Same issue- anyone suggest a fix?

  • n3kutt3r Mar 06, 2008

    mine is actually stuck on screen that says reading old

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    Same issue- wacking the bottom on the desktop worked for me- appears that the drive gets stuck.

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The writing message may appear for a good forty minutes after completing the firmware upgrade - make sure your player is fully charged and just let it sit for an hour on that writing status - it will stop eventually.

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