Question about Rio CE2100 MP3 Player
I tried you solution mowcius (except the part about burning it) and it didn't work. It showed up as an unrecognizable USB device in windows Vista and nothing I did got rid of the "Upgrader" screen.
I did get it to work, but remember the stuff I did could destroy the player. It worked for me, but if it hadn't I was going to pull the CF card and chunk the player.
I plugged the 2100 into Vista. Vista stopped responding during a file transfer and the 2100 went into "Upgrader" mode. Nothing I tried worked. A google search gave me this page so i tried it.
I wasn't going to spend money on a CF card as I already have the broken volume wheel, so I thought "what if I took the CF card out, put it in a CF card reader, re-formatted it, reinstalled it into the 2100, then re-installed the firmware".
I did that, but I couldn't get the "Upgrader" screen off during all of this. So I figured I'd try something that would either clear it or destroy it - i used a screwdriver to cross the positive and negative leads on the battery for a second. The screen went blank and I figured it was dead as it wouldn't respond to the power button. I plugged it in with the USB cable and the Firmware flash program saw it finally. I reinstalled the firmware and now it works fine.
This may or may now work since crossing those wires could've burned the whole thing up or blown the battery up. I did this knowing these undesirable results were more than possible. However, it appears to have worked.
If you're going to chunk yours and don't care about a possible fire/explosion you can try this.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
Windows only.... Please post if you are not using windows...
Open My Computer with your Rio plugged in.
Right click on your Rio carbon and click on format.
Leave the default values - if it asks you something then use your initiative.
Then click on format.
Then when it has finished formatting go to your firmware (can be downloaded from: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=235 if you need it).
Follow the instructions and then it should load the firmware onto your player.
When it has done then your player should (in theory!) work properly.
If it doesn't work then:
You will have broken the hard drive so:
Follow my post on replacing the rio carbon's hard drive (as far as i am aware the technique is the same for a CE2100) this is located in the Rio carbon section under tips.
Or if you have completely lost patience with the thing... Throw it in the bin or burn it, blow it up or something else that will make you feel good.
Posted on May 14, 2008
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