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Rio Carbon 5GB Problem

Ive had my Rio Carbon for a while and now it suddenly just wont turn on...I've tried a paperclip in the hole and still nothing...Does anyone have any suggestions? should I working with it or just get something new?

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    this is my third @#&%^ rio cardon over the years - its happened to all of em - and none of the "software upgrades" ever work......sometimes by player with paper clip in the top reset hole and on and off mode i can get it - until i give up and buy another - i think this may be my last....they obviously are not going to fix...............

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    will not turn on

  • ew_gadd May 05, 2009

    Mike12o6 is a genius! Thanks it worked for me to. One good whack to the back as if it was choking and presto! were up and running again! even if it a temp fix. I've had this Rio for almost ten years. My Ipod crapped out just before two years.

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I had the same problem. I smacked the back of it (in my hand, not off any surface) to try to release the pin stuck on the hard drive. Rio Carbon currently works for me, but I will not expect too much. I have had mine for awhile now.

This is probably only a temporary solution, in the long run your hard drive will most likely get stuck again.

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You have probably 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

Mowcius

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • ryanposner Apr 26, 2011

    Ollllld thread, but I am looking to replace my Rio hard drive with a CF card, and would like to know if you have had success with the larger one. I'd obviously like to order one that is known compatible. Thanks!

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My rio constantly goes into upgrader mode

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1. look on ebay for battery if anybody would sell one.
2. go to walmart look in the flash drive isle for a sandisk ultra 2 cf card 8gb about 40$ .
3. open the rio and take out the old hard drive and then find a pc to format the cf card with a cf card reader make sure to format with windows 7 in my computer and choose quick format select default allocation size and then hit start.
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Mine lasted for 3 years before I killed it. If it will not power on even after inserting a paperclip into the reset hole, it is really done. The manufacturer no longer makes or supports them. It was my first mp3 player, and i miss it.

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You will have broken your 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

Mowcius

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