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Bought a 6 gb iRiver H10 on ebay and it makes a chirping noise. 3 notes up n down the scale.

Isn't recognzied by the pc tried to hook it up to the firmware tool to see if that would fix it but to no avail.

Any ideas or is this puppy fried?

Thanx

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Make sure you followed the FAQ question for this on Iriver's support site first.

If the FAQ method fails, try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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System files missing


I got this from another post:

1) plugged in H10 to pc that didn't have any iriver software on it
a) I've read if you press the "o" button on the iRiver H10 when connecting it will just connect as a usb mass storage device
2) the H10 now appears as a mass storage device
3) right click on the drive, and select format ( I choose quick format)
4) install the iRiverFirmware updater from http://iriveramerica.com/support/mtpupdate/
5) when you run the updater, it found the H10, then asked if the device was from USA or Europe, mine was from Europe
6) It stated that the iRiver firmware was v0.0, and would install v2.51 (I've seen v2.53 available on the european iriver website but could not download it).
7) proceed with installing the updated firmware
8) on the last screen it says, unplug to complete firmware update - NOTE press Finish first before unplugging
9) switching on the iRiver it 'rebooted' a few times and then when the menu appeared, I connected to the pc and just dropped some mp3 files into the music directory and all was okay.

hope this helps.
Also go here for the firmware directly: http://iriverinc.com/support/hd/h10_5-6gb.aspx

Apr 13, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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System files missing




I fixed this problem for my mate, here's what I did:

1) plugged in H10 to pc that didn't have any iriver software on it
a) I've read if you press the "o" button on the iRiver H10 when connecting it will just connect as a usb mass storage device
2) the H10 now appears as a mass storage device
3) right click on the drive, and select format ( I choose quick format)
4) install the iRiverFirmware updater from http://iriveramerica.com/support/mtpupdate/
5) when you run the updater, it found the H10, then asked if the device was from USA or Europe, mine was from Europe
6) It stated that the iRiver firmware was v0.0, and would install v2.51 (I've seen v2.53 available on the european iriver website but could not download it).
7) proceed with installing the updated firmware
8) on the last screen it says, unplug to complete firmware update - NOTE press Finish first before unplugging
9) switching on the iRiver it 'rebooted' a few times and then when the menu appeared, I connected to the pc and just dropped some mp3 files into the music directory and all was okay.

hope this helps.


Here is for the Iriver H10 software:

http://iriverinc.com/support/hd/h10_5-6gb.aspx

Apr 13, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver h10 not always shutting down properly. Sometimes have to reset


sounds like your power on switch may have an issue or your hard drive is severely fragmented or is going south. Hook up the H10 20gb to your pc via the UMS emergency connection trick (see here) . Try defragging your hard drive first..
Good luck!

Mar 15, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Restore the system files, connect H10 to recovery tool


The procedure depends on what version you have.

Below there is the procedure for 20 GB , on other models procedure is the same, but you must find the right download for your model.

For 20 GB :

TO RESTORE "SYSTEM FILES MISSING" LOCKED PLAYER

--- This applies ONLY to the 20 gig version of the H10! ---

--- This procedure formats your H10 so all data will be erased on the player! ---

1. Power off H10 - 20gig unit.

2. Insert staple or other small object into reset hole to press reset button.

3. Connect player to USB cable.

3. Hold down Select key (labeled "O" - right button on front of player) while also holding down power key until player boots.

4. Unit must display "Emergency Connection."

5. Unit will now appear as a drive under My Computer. Right click on drive, select Format. No need to change anything, just proceed.

6. Download H10_20GB_System.exe. It is a self-extracting archive. Double click on it and unzip to c:\iriver.

http://www.iriveramerica.com/downloa...0GB_System.exe

7. Locate iriver directory, double click. You will see H10. Double click once again; you will see System.

8. Right click on system, select "Send to" and choose the directory of the player.

from System Files Missing

If you have the 5 or 6 GB see iriver - H10 5/6 GB Series Support


Feb 24, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver H10 - DB Open Error


one idea...
connect player to your pc using the ums trick
What is the UMS trick on IRiver H10?http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/5942/What_is_the_UMS_trick_on_IRiver_H10

This article tells you how to transfer music to your player The UMS trick is a great thing to know how to do. With it, you can transfer music, or treat your H10 as a harddrive to put anything you want on.
The UMS trick will also allow you to use your H10 with virtually any OS.
For 5/6 GB MTP Models
  • Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer.
  • Take out the battery, wait a second, and put the battery back in.
  • Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
  • Plug the H10 into your computer.
  • Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
  • You will see the message "UMS Mode" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
For 20 GB MTP Models
  • Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer.
  • Poke the "reset" button with a paperclip.
  • Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
  • Plug the H10 into your computer.
  • Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
  • You will see the message "Emergency Connection" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
For UMS Models UMS models do not need this trick because they are
always in UMS mode!

---download and run the free playlist maker called easyh10. It will read the music files on your h10, rebuild a playlist and save it to your player.

Feb 03, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Coping files from iriver H10 20 GB to pc


The USM trick allows you totreat your H10 as an external hard drive. Then it is easy to copy the musicback to your PC using explorer.

The details for the USMtrick are taken from mistic river.

http://www.misticriver.net/wiki/index.php/H10_Tips_and_Tricks/UMS_Trick

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Most people agree that theUMS trick is a great thing to know how to do. With it, you can transfer music,OR treat your H10 as a harddrive to put anything you want on. The UMS trickwill also allow you to use your H10 with virtually any OS.


5/6 GB MTP Models

1. Make sure your H10 is turned off anddisconnected from the computer.
2. Take out the battery, wait a second, andput the battery back in.
3. Turn on the hold switch (so that youdon't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
4. Plug the H10 into your computer.
5. Turn on the H10 while holding the"O" button.
6. You will see the message "UMSMode" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the"O" button.

20 GB MTP Models

1. Make sure your H10 is turned off anddisconnected from the computer.
2. Poke the "reset" button with apaperclip.
3. Turn on the hold switch (so that youdon't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
4. Plug the H10 into your computer.
5.Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
6. You will see the message "EmergencyConnection" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go ofthe "O" button.

UMS Models

UMS models do not need thistrick because they are always in UMS mode!

Sep 01, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Defective Scroll Pad iRiver H10 20Gb


As stated above the 5/6gb units and the 20 gb units use the same scroll bars but they sit on different metal platforms. The platforms are not interchangable. The only way to do it is to remove the old/broken scroll bar from the 20gb metal platform. Then CAREFULY peel the working scroll bar off the 5gb platform be very careful the unit is in multiple layers of plastic and is very FRAGILE. Re attach the working scroll bar to the 20 gb platform and gently plug the little tail into the slot on the motherboard.
OR, buy a working 20 gb scroll bar from ebay. two screws and you're done.

Apr 21, 2007 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver h10 20 gb hangs quite often


it is not recommended to initialize while synchronising this will fry a couple of circuits inside

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