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"RESTARTING" My Rio Nitrus shut down with a message UPGRADER . The Web Site said to upgrade the firmware which I did and it seemed to work ok. Now it says "RESTARTING" but will not restart or turn off

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  • Daisy20081 Apr 07, 2008

    I agree. it seems to be dead now. OH well I have purchased a new one. thanks

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I encountered the same issue with my Nitrus. After following instructions to upgrade firmware, I had the "restarting" message on screen. I then took the unit apart once again. I could hear the drive making a noise. I tapped on the back of the drive with a screwdriver and the player started working properly.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

Hi, it seems I have a similar problem after my Nitrus fell. I think the disk is defect. I once had this problem before and could solve it by downloading new firmware and formating the disk. I tried this again this time, but when trying to download the firmware it stops with the message Ok but in addition it says timelimit has been reached. Seems it didn't work. I guess the disk is really broken this time for my player.

Greetings from Germany

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If your Hard drive is broken then try reading:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r590688-replace_broken_hard_drive_in_rio_carbon

This will tell you about my experience with replacing the hard drive with a CF card.

Mowcius

Posted on May 14, 2008

  • mowcius May 14, 2008

    I forgot to mention...

    I know that what I did was with the Rio carbon but as far as I am aware the Rio nitrus just uses a 1.5GB Microdrive rather than a 5GB one and has different buttons. Therefore replacing the hard drive should still work

    Mowcius


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