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Rio carbon I recently left my mp3 player on chair outside and got wet. All it is saying now is upgrader. Is it ruined?

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  • bbnc Jul 14, 2008

    Yes it has fully dried out. The pc is not recognizing it. The only thing that comes up is rio and the charging bar and then goes to upgrader.

  • mowcius May 11, 2010

    There are many things that could have happened...



    Does your pc still recognise it?

    Has it fully dried out?

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Just shut off, wait a second and tap twice the "on" button, rapidly, like a mouse double click. Works fine for me.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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Just tap it really hard and it works thats the same thing that happen to me.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • beautyprince Jul 22, 2008

    I had the same mp3 and it happened to me too and all I did is smake it really ******* the back and it worked.

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Try taking out the hard drive and see if your pc recognizes it. If not then try flattening it (could take some time!) and recharging it multiple times.
If you can get it to recognize it then try replacing the hard drive with another or a CF card (see: REPLACE BROKEN HARD DRIVE IN RIO CARBON...)
If it does not recognize then I'm afraid there is probably something else wrong with it that probably involves the main circuitry and I can't help you with that.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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