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Rio Carbon Pearl mp3 won't charge

My son let the battery run down pretty far on his Rio and now it just powers down when you try to turn it on. It won't charge. Just is blank when you plug in the charger - it used to show that it was charging. We are Rio lovers and hate to part with our players. We tried to reset while plugged into the charger, but nothing happens.

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Re: Rio Carbon Pearl mp3 won't charge

Yeap i had the same problem that you do. Try to turn on your device and plug it in to the USB. Leave it for 5 minutes then unplug the device from the USB. It should work. ayt, peace!

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

Re: Rio Carbon Pearl mp3 won't charge

Tr y to get a new battery. but it is tricky to get the old one out so take it to a store that deal with it.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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