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Plz Hepl Me

My rio carbon does nothing when turned on it says upgrader
i just got my mp3 from my mom. when she had it she was on a plane and it just turned off, and she couldnt get it to turn back on. well now i have it and i got it to turn on sorta, but when i turn it on, it says either upgrader, or Rio. What do i do?? i dont know how to fix it.

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Re: Plz Hepl Me

Stuck in upgrader mode. Try resetting by inserting a small #1 paperclip in the player. Otherwise, go to the Rio website at realnetworks and download the firmware upgrade.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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