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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Format Hard Drive Error
here's what i did to solve the 'read access error': I mounted new batteries and tried to boot several times.... then i charged the batteries again for half an hour mounted inside archos. Started and shaking the archos a little while booting up and it could suddenly read harddisk again. Working! :-)
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
SOURCE: 2 probs
Press the MENU and turn it on, as soon as the word RIO shows on the
screen release the power button but do not release the MENU
button until it says upgrading
Plug the USB cord to it and install Rio Forge Firmware_120
Turn the mp3 off then on normally
Put the music back on your mp3 and it SHOULD be fixed. but your music will be gone..
hope this helps,
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
I just repaired/reformatted my 1.0 GB Ilo following the instructions below with no problems:
After it has found the ilo, it will say, "A device has been detected in recovery mode and is being initialized. Please wait."
The ilo should come back to life and start showing it's glorious "USB Connected" screen.
The "Firmware Update" window should appear. Select "Format Data Area" to rid the player of corrupted firmware data. And click "Start".
It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to re-flash the ilo and the program might appear to have locked up, but it hasn't. So don't close the program or disconnect the ilo!
If the program fails to find the ilo and gives you an error like, "Device Timeout" or something similar, you need to reinstall the ilo drivers. This can be done by inserting the ilo cable into a USB port it has never been plugged into before. Or you can reinstall the drivers by reinstalling the Rave-MP program. (Remove it, restart the computer, and then install it again).
Although, plugging it into a new USB port is the fastest and easiest option.
If your player won't even turn on, follow these instructions first and then those above:
First, remove the battery. While this isn't necessary to get the player into recovery mode, it insures the unit will not power on before the cable is inserted.
On the ilo, hold the "Power" button down while inserting the USB cable. Continue holding the power button down for 5 seconds more after the cable is inserted. The backlight on the ilo will remain off during this time, making the screen appear to be blank.
An hourglass should appear on your computer and Windows should say,
"Found new Hardware 'SMTP3500".
Posted on May 20, 2008
SOURCE: incorrect format
The songs that you loaded onto the player are not in the correct format - iTunes, DRM-encrypt. WMA are not allowed, for instance. Convert everything to mp3 format. It is asking you to reformat the player because it wants you to delete the wrong-formatted songs off the player. I would check your user manual to find the best way to reformat.
In general, though, there are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.
WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
SOURCE: Bad Track
You need to run a check disk on your Sansa to fix this.
First make sure you back everything up from your player if you haven't already done so.
Now, make sure your player is in MSC mode. (to do this, go to system--USB mode and choose MSC on the Sansa), and connect your player to your PC.
Next, go to My Computer on your desktop to see what driver letter your player is, then go to Start on your PC and choose run (if this is Windows XP and type "cmd" in the run box and hit enter on your keyboard, if you run Vista you will type in the word "cmd" in the Start Search field).
Once the command prompt (the black and white window opens) type the following chkdsk x:/f (I placed an "x" there as an example but the drive letter of your Sansa may be different, make sure the drive letter after the "/" symbol is correct for your player) and hit enter on your keyboard, and let it run.
This will fix the bad sectors of your Sansa that are causing this.
If this continues, you will need to format your player (hence the backup) and rerun the above then upgrade your firmware, but before we do that, the first option I gave normally fixes your issue.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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