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Trio Mp3 Player (Red)

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I had 102 audio files and 1 text file on this player when suddenly, without any warning, I turn it on and it displays a message saying: "*No files*". When I try to look at it on my computer a box pops up saying "J:/ is not acccesible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." What the heck??

Help! Do I have a virus? Is it just a crappy mp3 player that isn't worth 20 bucks? Is it safe to plug it into my computer? Can I get my files back? Do ipods do this too? And, What is an I/O device error?

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    the player will not go on

  • Amargise Dec 27, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. Were you able to fix your problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    Trio says "No files"
    PC says "_ not accessable...I/O device error.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. The many existing files suddenly and mysteriously went away. The normal display says "No Files". The "About" display says 000 space used and 000 space available. When the Trio is plugged into a computer, it is recognized as a USB device, but Windows issues an error dialog saying it is unformatted and asks if I want to format. When I click yes to format it, Windows says it can't be formattted.

  • shwabra May 04, 2008

    Same problem. It happened after i left it plugged into a USB port for a couple of days. The battery wore down completely, and ever since, it hasn't maintained any files. It doesn't even work as a thumb drive anymore. At one time, it would still work when plugged into my car stereo. However, now I can't access it at all.



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Download the current firmware version from the mach speed website (you should be upgrading to version 011.620.130). I had to install it 4 (four) times before it finally took. The only way I could make it work was by checking the "Format Data Area" box. Unfortunately, this causes you to lose all info stored on (in?) it. You'll know that it took because a dialog box will open telling you that the player has been reset, and that you need to disconnect it so it can restart.

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Got a solution--at least a temporary one. Try plugging it into your computer's USB port and seeing what drive letter is assigned to it--on mine it's G:. Then open up the "Run" tab under your start menu and type "format G:" Once it's formatted, it will take files again. The only trick is, they'll probably go away if the battery runs down again.

Mine wouldn't even turn on when the drive was unformatted, but once it was formatted, it worked again on battery power.

Posted on May 05, 2008

  • shwabra May 05, 2008

    OK, it's a VERY temporary solution. It lasted a total of eleven songs, at which point the memory card crapped the bed again. Windows can't access it anymore, there's no formating at all, and it needs to be reformatted. Which means I spent over an hour transferring files last night for nothing.

    These are not a good product.



Just f*** it

Posted on May 07, 2008

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