Rio Carbon 5 GB: Battery loses power fast when player is turned off
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I have a Rio Carbon 5 GB player for some years now and like it a lot because of different reasons. Although I used it a lot it still works very good. Therefore I was looking for another player of this kind to use it beside of my existing one. Because I did not find a shop again in which they were offered new I bought one on eBay. It is also a Rio Carbon 5 GB. To my regret this one has a problem. The battery loses its power very fast when the player is turned off. In detail the battery is empty in about one hour in turned off mode after it was charged fully over the battery charger before and the cable was disconnected. Instead of that the player was already able to play over ten hours when the playing started just after the battery was fully charged. And after this playing time it still had power left. Thus it does not look like the battery itself is the problem. So far I have not found information to similar problems on the internet. Does any of you know similar cases and/or what could be the cause and solution? When I got it the installed firmware was Developers Cut 3.04. To test if it solves the problem I changed it to version 1.43 but the problem is still there.
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The battery is not normally something that wears out on a Rio Carbon but if it used and charged wrong then it can either be conditioned to a shorter time or wrecked. Because it goes flat when turned off but keeps charge when on makes me slightly confused but anyway... I would advise charging it up fully and then flatten it fully - just leave it playing while you're out or something. Do this a few times and this may solve your problem. This will put maximum charge into your battery and it might solve your problem. If not then try taking the back off and look for a short circuit or obvious hardware fault.
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Try to transfer the tracks from the explorer.
1Connect the Rio Carbon to a computer using the supplied USB cable. 2Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu. 3Locate MP3 or WMA audio files on the computer. 4Highlight files and/or folders to transfer to the Rio Carbon. 5Click Edit. 6Click Copy. 7Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu to open another window. 8In the new window, locate the Rio Carbon (X:) icon that is associated with the Rio Carbon. (X equals the drive
letter assigned to the Rio Carbon.) 9Double-click Rio Carbon (X:). 10Click Edit. 11Click Paste.
The Rio Carbon will not play songs from iTunes unless they are in mp3 format. If you cannot download the songs in this format then I would recommend a program such as mediacoder to convert the tracks. I don't know why iTunes was recommended for the Rio but I would just use drag and drop into the folder called Music on your Rio.
UPGRADER is a mode that purges the firmware from the Rio player prior to flashing the unit. Firmware is basically the operating system for the player, so if it is corrupted any number of things can occur. You can enter UPGRADER mode to update the firmware on your player by holding down the MENU button when you power the Rio ON. Flashing the player in this mode erases all content. Try the following to get the unit out of UPGRADER mode, if powering OFF the unit will not correct it. ALL PLAYERS - If you accidentally entered UPGRADER mode, turn the unit OFF and then back ON again. - Download the latest version of the firmware for your player and upgrade the unit. Visit http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio - It may be necessary to run the firmware update more than once. - This process may erase content from your player. - If the player is detected by the computer, it is recommended that you format the player, which WILL erase content from the player. - Macintosh user's try flashing the player on a PC. FLASH MEMORY PLAYERS - Remove the battery and replace it, this will reset the unit. The Rio Forge, Rio se510, Rio Cali [Black Rio Stick], and Rio Chiba [Black Rio Stick] can lock up causing the player to be unresponsive. If this occurs there are two things that need to be performed to resolve the issue. First you want to remove power from the player this includes the battery and a USB connection for 20 minutes to reset the player. There is a capacitor on the player that stores a charge that holds the player in the locked state. By waiting the duration the capacitor will discharge and the player should function as normal. Second you will want to upgrade the firmware to the latest version and format the player to prevent future occurrences. HARD DISK DRIVE PLAYERS - If you have a Carbon, Nitrus, Eigen, or Karma, use a paper clip to reset the unit. Your Rio will power off automatically when it has been reset. It may be necessary to connect the player to AC power and then reset the player if it will not turn on. If you are still unable to have the player exit UPGRADER Mode, then try it on another computer. UPGRADE FIRMWARE - Connect to the internet - Go to http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/ - Click on the appropriate player - Click on the FIRMWARE tab [showing by default] - Click on the latest firmware file [example: RioForge_firmware_133.exe] - Click SAVE when prompted - From the SA
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.