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My Rio says upgrader when I turn it on

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
12/25/2015 4:37:02 AM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Dec 25, 2015

I need to obtain a new cover for the battery compartment on my Rio Forge PN 28260106-DD1 S/N 3840100036924 Can you help me (The tabs are broken off of the old one)

try some super glue to put the tabs on or find some same colored duck tape at walmart or something and put a little tape on the battery cover its probably not noticable if the tape is the same color hope this helps and have a good day
11/29/2013 9:12:51 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Nov 29, 2013

Rio Won't Turn On

I also opened mine up and blew out some dust ...gave it a few good wacks and then it magically worked again :) try it, as once said, it doesn't work now, so what do you have to lose, right?
3/18/2013 7:11:19 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Mar 18, 2013

Need softvare for rio forge 256mb digital media player

MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable. For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will create a MP3 music file for each music track. Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
9/26/2012 9:16:37 AM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Sep 26, 2012

Rio 258 cannot connect to computer

1. go to http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/r....asp?prodID=213 and download update 1.33 2. install update in C:\RioForge\Flash133 3. run RioForgeFlash_133.exe from C:\RioForge\Flash133 4. press Rio Forge menu button and turn the unit on. "upgrader" will appear on screen. 5. plug USB cable to RioForge. 6. click "next" on Rio Upgrade Wizard. Wizard will detect your player. Select and click "next". Upgrade will take place. 7. Unplug Rio Forge from USB and turn it on. Voil?!
12/21/2011 1:08:51 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Dec 21, 2011

Rio forge 256 MB mp3 player

This happened to my player also. To fix it, you have to go to the rio website and download the most recent firmware for whatever model mp3 player you have. I went to: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?model=265&SKU=90260558) Next install. Plug in your player to your USB to your computer - BUT (and here's the important part) you need to hold down the menu key while plugging it in. Keep holding until it powers up AND the word "UPGRADER" shows on the screen. Now, run the firmware upgrade program and follow the directions and it will see your player and upgrade the firmware (yes, even if it's the same firmware version.) You'll have to run the .exe file to get the upgrades onto your player. Unplug the player and it should be like new!
12/15/2011 3:46:31 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Dec 15, 2011

My Rio Forge 512 won't show up in my mac itunes.

This device is not supported by itunes.

all you can do is drag music to it on the desk top icon for your rio

it will never show in itunes

hope this helps.
4/18/2010 8:54:43 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Apr 18, 2010

Memory card not working

See if there's something blocking the metal of the memory card and use something like a flat screw driver to scratch it. If doesn't work, then it simply implies that the memory card may have spoilt
2/9/2010 3:25:09 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Feb 09, 2010

Sd card wont let player turn on


that's means its not compatible together. Try to get another SD card that would be compatible.

Take care
2/4/2010 10:24:55 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Feb 04, 2010

Unknown message in computer and will not turn on

Problem solved. I smacked it a few times and it began working again. LOL.
1/6/2010 6:06:07 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Jan 06, 2010

Won't turn on. Tried

Could you post the brand and model and also, what happened when the problem came up or what happened before the problem started?
11/25/2009 7:42:21 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Nov 25, 2009

I turn it on and it says

This means you are currently in the "upgrader mode". Please turn the unit OFF and then back ON. You can download the latest firmware version of your player. Please be advised that downloading firmware update may delete contents in the memory of your player. You can also Flash the memory by removing the batteries, wait for a few seconds, and put it back in.
If this doesn't work, and if the player is detected by the computer, try to reformat the player (this will erase all the information from the player).
11/19/2009 5:59:09 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Nov 19, 2009

My rio forge player is showing "upgrader"

When mine did this it meant the firmware inside had gotten corrupted. It started working again when I reinstalled the firmware. The official firmware is available at the official website, and wikipedia promotes an unofficial firmware that provides more features.

For either of them, plug the unit into the USB port of your computer, then run the utility to upgrade the your Forge.

(Eventually, my Forge's internal memory storage died - it still play music from card memory, but every time I turn it on I have tell it my language is english etc.)

I hope that helps.

10/27/2009 11:35:35 PM • Rio Forge Sport... • Answered on Oct 27, 2009
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