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Rio carbon can load music onto carbon when i discconnect from pc rio carbon says no files present

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  • Arnold Shamuyarira Oct 11, 2008

    i can be able to drop music to the rio but it is saying no tracks are available



  • ErikFranks Nov 10, 2008

    My player was working fine. then I got the dreaded UPGRADER message, and updated my firmware to V 1.43. Now, I load songs onto it from a PC, the screen says that the PC is "WRITING" to the Carbon and I can see the songs in the eplore view of my Carbon. As soon as I unplug it though, the player shows that there aren't any tracks on the device. The music is being loaded via "copy-paste" from the PC to the carbon folder, and when I plug it back into the PC, the music is there and my PC is asking if I want to play it. The music files are on the CARBON, but the player doesn't see them!!! HELP!!!!!

  • mowcius May 11, 2010

    Are you using Rio Music Manager to transfer music?

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Just to say to ThaMp3Doctor:

The Rio Carbon supports direct file drag and drop to the player. Please get your facts right before posting comments that are not correct. There are also many programs that will work for file transfer with the Rio Carbon.

The 3.04 developers cut firmware is available here:
http://biomoose.com/files/rio/carbon%203.04.EXE

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Posted on Jun 18, 2008

  • theshavenape Jan 27, 2011

    Dam i was having same problem download the music to the rio using the software rio music manager and no tracks on rio. So i tried above firmware update and now the pc cant see it and neither can the software..............HELP Mine is a Rio ce2100

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You must use the native software - still available on rio's website. No other transfer method will work with this player.

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