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In the corner it says upgrader

K i have an mp3 in the corner it says UPGRADER nothing works what should i do

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Re: In the corner it says upgrader

You may have broken the hard drive,

Try replacing it with a CF card,

Everybody says that this does not work but it definitely does!

My Rio got dropped and I completely buggered the hard drive so after reading many forums saying that it didn't work I read one that said that someone had told them that sandisk ultra II ones worked (very vague!)

Because I had nothing to lose I went out and bought a 1GB sandisk Ultra II CF card. I then took apart my rio and replaced the hard drive with the CF card. Still not thinking it was going to work I plugged it into my computer and installed the latest firmware (from the rio website) and then HEY PRESTO!!!!!! it works.

I have yet to try an 8GB ultra II card but when I do i will keep you posted.

If you don't believe me then I don't blame you but If you send me a request then I can send you pictures and more details...

Rio will live on

Hope this helps


Posted on May 13, 2008

Re: In the corner it says upgrader

Hold the MP3 Player in your left hand face down. Give it a thump on the back of it with your right hand, the drive gets stuck, and it will unstick it. It may happen again, but this is how i get mine working.

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Re: In the corner it says upgrader

Mine seems to be doing that a lot recently. I found that just holding the power button for a few seconds makes it go away, however i don't know any long term solutions; i presume it needs upgrading lol?

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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