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IRiver hard drive problems

My iriver isn't recognized by my computer, even when in UMS mode, except in the eject hardware menu. I hear weird sounds when it is trying to connect, and I read on this site that that is usually indicative of a hardware problem. Is there any way to fix that or anywhere I can send it in for repair despite it being out of warranty?

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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I River for Mac


I have an iRiver H10 5gb. In order to use it with the Mac, I have to connect it while in UMS mode. This basically turns the unit into an external drive.

To do this you need to first remove your battery to reset the unit.
While the unit is off, connect it to your computer. Hold down the 'o' key while turning the unit on. Holding both buttons down until you see "USB Busy Do not disconnect". Now you can release the buttons, you are in UMS mode. Now just drag and drop your files onto the player.

If you don't mind not being able to use some of the iRiver features, once you drag and drop the music files, you disconnect in the usual way and then play your music files from the browser on your iRiver.

(Unless you add the files using Window Media player or iRiver's Music Manager, you won't be able to access the files in any other way. )

Here are some of the programs/software/firmware that are supposed to help load files from the Mac onto the iRiver. One that most people seem to like is called the easyH10. I have also come across info to sync with iTunes. I have tried these, but because I am in UMS mode, they haven't worked.

Go to these websites and check it out.

http://easyh10.sourceforge.net/ http://www.misticriver.net/forums/h-10-h-20-series/34707-easyh10-mac-os-x.html
http://www.apple.com/itunes/
http://www.misticriver.net/wiki/index.php/H10_iTunes_sync_tutorial
http://ilari.scheinin.fidisk.fi/itunemywalkman/

Oct 16, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I'm looking for for a driver for i-river MP3 IFP-790 and can't find anything right on the web. would appreciate it if someone could direct me to a download link, tnx


IFP-790 can be accessed in UMS and Manager mode:

UMS mode
For firmware upgrades iriver PLUS3 must be used.
Download iriver PLUS3 going to this site:
http://www.iriver.com/index.asp
Click Support on the left side.
Select Download in the second column.
Select "Download iriver PLUS3" in the page: allow download (when blocked / sometimes download has to be repeated).

The size of the iriver PLUS3 download is 59.3 MB.
iriver PLUS3 can also be used for music transfers in UMS mode.


Manager mode
For Manager type connection the iriver music manager must be downloaded and installed.

Go to the support site:
http://www.iriver.com/index.asp

Select Support in the first column.
Download in the second column.
Enter the phrase 'music manager' and click GO:
download 'iriver music manager (Ver 3.21)' [ 28 MB].

Sep 29, 2009 | iRiver iFP-790 MP3 Player

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I replaced the battery in my iriver h10 20g. System file missing


was your player set to ums mode before running updater? to put it in ums mode you have to reset player by removing battery then reinstall battery then connect it to your computer turn on player and at the same time hold the button down with the o on it then run the updatera program again

Mar 23, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Iriver H10 - DB Open Error


one idea...
connect player to your pc using the ums trick
What is the UMS trick on IRiver H10?http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/5942/What_is_the_UMS_trick_on_IRiver_H10

This article tells you how to transfer music to your player The UMS trick is a great thing to know how to do. With it, you can transfer music, or treat your H10 as a harddrive to put anything you want on.
The UMS trick will also allow you to use your H10 with virtually any OS.
For 5/6 GB MTP Models
  • Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer.
  • Take out the battery, wait a second, and put the battery back in.
  • Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
  • Plug the H10 into your computer.
  • Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
  • You will see the message "UMS Mode" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
For 20 GB MTP Models
  • Make sure your H10 is turned off and disconnected from the computer.
  • Poke the "reset" button with a paperclip.
  • Turn on the hold switch (so that you don't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
  • Plug the H10 into your computer.
  • Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
  • You will see the message "Emergency Connection" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
For UMS Models UMS models do not need this trick because they are
always in UMS mode!

---download and run the free playlist maker called easyh10. It will read the music files on your h10, rebuild a playlist and save it to your player.

Feb 03, 2009 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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IRiver Music Manger not recognizing iRiver player when connected


First make sure you have the right drivers installed, you're hearing the "new device connected" sound when you plug it in, it's listed as recognized under device manager, and the only problem seems to be that iriver music manager isn't recognizing it.

If everything is working except for the music manager, then try holding down the "fast-forward" button at the same time that you connect the cable to the iriver. You probably want to keep iriver music manager loaded, to see if it's recognizing the player while you test this; try attaching/detaching the device several times, while you're holding down fast-forward and while you aren't, to see if that's enough to fix your problem.

I have no idea why it works when it does, it's an ugly kludge, but it seemed to fix the problem for me, and saved me from having to buy an entirely new flash mp3 player to replace this ancient one.

Jan 23, 2009 | iRiver iFP-795 MP3 Player

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Iriver h10 20gb not recognized in UMS


I sometimes have to reset my iRiver in order for my Mac to see it. I have an h10 5gb, to do this, I have to remove the battery then reconnect the battery. Then I connect it the usual way to get into the UMS mode. But I think with yours it has it's own reset button. If it was working and now has stopped, I would think you just need to reset it and try again.

Oct 10, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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Coping files from iriver H10 20 GB to pc


The USM trick allows you totreat your H10 as an external hard drive. Then it is easy to copy the musicback to your PC using explorer.

The details for the USMtrick are taken from mistic river.

http://www.misticriver.net/wiki/index.php/H10_Tips_and_Tricks/UMS_Trick

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Most people agree that theUMS trick is a great thing to know how to do. With it, you can transfer music,OR treat your H10 as a harddrive to put anything you want on. The UMS trickwill also allow you to use your H10 with virtually any OS.


5/6 GB MTP Models

1. Make sure your H10 is turned off anddisconnected from the computer.
2. Take out the battery, wait a second, andput the battery back in.
3. Turn on the hold switch (so that youdon't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
4. Plug the H10 into your computer.
5. Turn on the H10 while holding the"O" button.
6. You will see the message "UMSMode" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go of the"O" button.

20 GB MTP Models

1. Make sure your H10 is turned off anddisconnected from the computer.
2. Poke the "reset" button with apaperclip.
3. Turn on the hold switch (so that youdon't accidentally turn the H10 on all the way).
4. Plug the H10 into your computer.
5.Turn on the H10 while holding the "O" button.
6. You will see the message "EmergencyConnection" if you have done everything correctly. You can now let go ofthe "O" button.

UMS Models

UMS models do not need thistrick because they are always in UMS mode!

Sep 01, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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IRiver X20 mp4 player will not turn on.


Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Mar 23, 2008 | iRiver X20 MP3 Player

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Getting music off Iriver


Bronte,
When you change your firmware from the "manager" version to e.g. the Firmware v1.85 UMS version, you will no longer need to use the iriver manager software to move mp3's around, you can just drop them on or from your iriver. The disadvantages are that:
1. by upgrading to the UMS version, you will wipe ALL your current music, so it will NOT help you right now, only after you have upgraded to the UMS version and placed mp3's on there again. The iriver will behave like an external thumb-drive, so you can use it on any PC without the iriver manager.
2. The UMS firmware will ONLY run in USB 1.0 speeds, so it will take up to 36 minutes to fill the iriver up with 1 GB of music (or in my case podcasts).
Regards,
Robert Ilbrink

Dec 10, 2007 | iRiver iFP-799 MP3 Player

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Iriver H10 "System files missing".


Okay, my IRiver broke with the same kind of problems but I've managed to fix it!

First off i connected the IRiver to the pc, and whilst it was connecting, pressed the 'select' button (the one on the front with the circle on it) to force it to connect.

Next i right clicked on it and selected format to wipe everything off it (just to make sure it was blank).

Next, go to www.iriver.com and on the left hand side click Support->Download and click on H10 in the product box. On that page should be a file to download called "[MTP]H10 5G/5G Pure/6G Firmware Upgrader/Recovery Tool(US & EU only)". The download icon is just underneath the title of it, so download, unpack using winrar ot winzip etc, then double click and follow the instructions.

It wiped the songs off, but i have an IRiver that works! Its an awful product in my opinion, but better to have it working than not. Can't guarentee that it'll work for everyone but it fixed mine first time.

Hope it helps!

Sep 22, 2007 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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