Download the latest firmware from the iriver website
Drain the battery
Connect the player to your computer. Your player should be off and not connected to power yet.
Connect to power.
Press the O button(right button below screen) and hold it down.Press the power button at the same time. This will power the player on in emergency connection mode.
(Please note: this is the only way to power on the player in this mode without getting stuck in the 'system initializing.please wait' screen).
6. Format the player as you would any drive on your computer - right click on the player icon in My Computer and click on Format.
7. Unzip the firmware you downloaded from the iriver website.Follow the instructions (including steps 1 - 5 detailed above) to install the fimware.
You may get an error message and a prompt asking where you bought the player. Chose whatever area/region you want - doesn't make much of a difference to be honest...
Once you've loaded the firmware, you're ready to rock and roll !!!! I had the same problem and now my player is like new :-)
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Re: iriver H10 system initializing problem
Make sure hold is off.
Reset the player. - check your manual for details
Get the latest firmware upgrade from manufacturer's website.
Perform the recovery procedure - if not specified by manual: 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. Use Windows Media Player to transfer and delte files if Windows Explorer fails.
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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.
I have an iRiver H10 5gb and use it with my Mac osx. It isn't recognized in the usual plug and go way. I have to connect using 'UMS' mode. Then I drag and drop the files like it is an external drive.
To play the songs back, I go into the browser of the iRiver. Although this method renders some of the features on the player useless(ie, sorting the songs by artist, etc.) There are some fixes for this, but I have yet to understand them enough to apply them.
sounds like a hard drive problem...
need to see if you can still access your hard drive through the UMS trick
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.
will see the message "Emergency Connection" if you have done everything
correctly. You can now let go of the "O" button.
If yes, try formatting the H10 hard drive, reload the latest iriver h10
firmware, and transfer your music files directly to the h10 music
folder with Windows file manager.
Download and run Easyh10 free playlist maker, to build and save a playlist to your player.
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 H10 Tips and Tricks/UMSTrick From iriver Wiki, yoursource for everything iriver - a part of MisticRiver. Jump to:navigation, search 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!
I am using windows2000 OS, can not yet justify a faster Pc to run XP .. following is what I use to load and manage my MP3 audio files on my H10 20GB
>using an alternative to WMP 10, I use 'EasyH10' .. prepares an H10 player without iriver
plus or Windows Media Player 10 based on music and playlist files transferred manually using windows Explorer
Info re Easy_H10 URL http://www.misticriver.net/wiki/index.php/Easy_H10
- connect USB cable between Pc and H10
- place H10 in 'Lock' position
- use a tool ( refashioned paper clip ) to press the reset button
- start H10 in USB Mass Storage Device Mode... Hold down 'O' button, continue holding 'O' button
while you press the 'On / Off ' button until screen displays USB connection, after emergency display
- In Windows Explorer locate the ' removable drive'
- Transfer your music files with tag information to 'Music' directory on H10
- Run EasyH10
- for Media database construction to display songs in MUSIC mode.
- Playlist conversion, a necessary process for your playlist files to become compatible
(recognizable) with an H10 player.
- EasyH10 also imports/exports tuner presets from/to a text file.
Provide more info 1/ what windows OS R U Using/2 H10 requires Windows Media Player ver 10 3/ If you do not have XP to run WMP10 then connect H10 in UMS mode, transfer audio files and playlists using windows explorer 4/then use EasyH10 to update the database on H10
I had the same problem. Solution 2: Running EasyH10 from Sourceforge.net worked. To add to the solution you must run the mp3 player in Emergency mode (reset device, hold power button and button with circle on it, enter button I think). Let computer detect the H10, then run the software. At the bottom of the EasyH10 screen, select model/firmware and device location letter (i.e E:\). Click OK. The screen will display info about the device and run through the database of music. Once complete your device should work like new now.