20 Most Recent Rio Carbon MP3 Player Questions & Answers


Rio will not turn on

Mine JUST did that and after a while I pressed in the emergency start button on the top in the little hole.
9/12/2017 5:39:47 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Sep 12, 2017

Rio carbon player does not

try puting a cf card in it or look up problem on google if this doesnt help hold in menu and power for 4 seconds see if this helps in undoing the upgrader message if not try connecting it to a windows pc with xp or 7
9/12/2017 5:33:53 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Sep 12, 2017


1. look on ebay for battery if anybody would sell one. 2. go to walmart look in the flash drive isle for a sandisk ultra 2 cf card 8gb about 40$ . 3. open the rio and take out the old hard drive and then find a pc to format the cf card with a cf card reader make sure to format with windows 7 in my computer and choose quick format select default allocation size and then hit start. 4. when succesfully formatted put cf drive in rio carbon. 5. then put back plate back on carbon. 6. then look here for rio carbon developers firmware http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Carbon 7. go to bottom of wikipedia page and click 3.04 Download link 1 and download the exe program and then run as administrater load up the firmware and then walla you have a working mp3 player again.
12/4/2015 9:06:31 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Dec 04, 2015

I am trying to copy

if your using linux try formatting your carbon if not use windows and see if that works
11/29/2013 10:10:14 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

How to repair click wheel

if its just the stop button on the click wheel dont work try tilting the player sideways and hitting stop or push on the on the stop button on the player harder
11/29/2013 10:08:58 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

Rio carbon wont load any music?

try reformatting it then putting music back on it see how that helps
11/29/2013 9:54:02 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

If I try and copy files from my Rio Carbon to the computer with windows explorer or windows media player it fails. Windows explorer reports data invalid. The files seem protected.

did you check if you tryed every solusion and look ooon google if so that must be the best thing i can think of
11/29/2013 9:50:10 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

My Rio carbon keeps freezing up

Your internal microdrive is probably playing up. You can either get a new microdrive (can be found in old ipods) or a CF card (sandisk CF ultraII work) or buy a new one.

11/29/2013 7:09:58 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

Wha you must do if your mp3 gets wet

remove the power and batteries asap and leave it that way for two days. power kills not water--- removed any removable parts. good luck
3/30/2013 7:17:35 AM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Mar 30, 2013

Rio Carbon Screen is Frozen...

only thing you can do is let the battery go dead and hope that it will come on properly, you can also try pluggin it into usb, but your probably alreay tried that.
7/10/2011 5:57:51 PM • Rio Carbon MP3... • Answered on Jul 10, 2011
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