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Rio will not turn on

My daughter was listening and downloading songs onto her rio. 30 minuetes afterward she tried to turn her rio back on and nothing. we tried charging it overnight and the power will still not turn on.

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Re: rio will not turn on

Mine JUST did that and after a while I pressed in the emergency start button on the top in the little hole.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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