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My carbon is Blank this morning... doesn't turn on

I was listening to music last night and turned it off normally. Then I put it on the USB cord like normal to charge when I went to bed. This morning I unplugged it and when I went to turn it on.... nada. What can I look for? Before this it was holding a full charge, and was working flawlessly. It did not get wet, was protected from heat... I'm at a loss. I'd like to open it up and dissconnect the battery for a reset but don't know how.

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Look on the back and you'll see a redish button press on that for 30 sec then press the on button for 30 sec then let go then turn it on normaly and it should work.

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Have you tried resetting it by pushing a pin or paperclip through the small hole on the right of the audio socket?

This should reset it and then it should work.

If this does not do it then the battery connections may have broken or the battery may be dead.

Here is a guide to taking it apart:


How to disassemble a Rio Carbon:

  • First take off the front plate (you may want to warm it up, not fry it, with a hairdryer to make the removal easier.
  • Then you will see near the bottom there are two holes which if you get a very small screwdriver then you can unclip 2 of the clips holding the back plate on.
  • Then pry your screwdriver between the back of your rio and the rubber and lever the back off slightly (you may want to get a cocktail stick/match stick etc. to keep this open) then on each side you should see two more metal clips holding the back plate on. Lever each of these clips and the back plate should pop off - don't force it or you might break the plastic.
  • Then you will be able to see the hard drive and the battery below it.
  • There will be a black temperature sensor on the left hand side of the battery and the other two wires coming off it are the power cables.
  • Check these cables and make sure that they are still connected to the main board.
  • If they are then it is probably the battery that is bust.
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