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2 probs i have 2 problems1. when start it shows 'Internal memory unknown format. Attach usb and reformat"2.even when songs are copied to memory card it displays'NO TRACKS' how to solve this

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Re: 2 probs

Press the MENU and turn it on, as soon as the word RIO shows on the screen release the power button but do not release the MENU button until it says upgrading
Plug the USB cord to it and install Rio Forge Firmware_120
Turn the mp3 off then on normally
Put the music back on your mp3 and it SHOULD be fixed. but your music will be gone..

hope this helps,

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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File system errors / possible firmware bugs.

Here are some observations.

With the internal memory formatted by the player itself:

1) The player always has multiple malformed root directery entries that don't show up as files in Windows Explorer. Particually, the "Services" folder is slightly malformed. On some systems, the Services folder won't show up in Windows Explorer (like Windows 98).

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