My rave-mp mp3 player is damaged n i need help
everytime i power it on the LCD screen just reads RAVE-MP. (as if were frozen)I cannot shut it off unless i take out the battery. Also when i plug it into my comp. with my USB plug it has two drives (F & I) yet they do not show anything just r blnk
what should i do?\thanxs
It occasionally happens on mine. I just basically have to hook it up to the PC and reload the firmware. (Tnough it seems the company is no longer in business, you might be able to find the firmware update file out on the net somewhere.) Seems to freeze up more if I have the SD memory card in there. Had better luck with some types of SD cards than others (faster speed cards seem to cause me less probs.)
HI¡¡ a friend gave me his rave mp "style" or something (the thing doesnt show any alphanumeric serial for model duh)and has the same problem, i tried removing the ST1 drive and the lcd screen stopped flashing but i dont have another hard drive to test it, i guess that buy a new one and install it can solve the problem (lets be realistic for a hard drive that small... failure is not a choice is a must lol)
hope this info is usefull..
PD: if my english sux is because im just learning it.. y el espa?ol es una mejor lengua¡¡
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Remove the battery. While this isn't necessary to get the player into
recovery mode, it insures the unit will not power on before the cable
On the iLO, hold the "Power" button down while inserting the USB cable.
Continue holding the power button down for 5 seconds more after the
cable is inserted. The backlight on the iLO will remain off during this
time, making the screen appear to be blank.
An hourglass should appear on you computer and Windows should say,
"Found new Hardware 'SMTP3500".
Launch the Rave-MP firmware update program (Start>Programs>Rave-MP>
Click "Get Firmware".
Select "iLO256" and let it download new firmware.
Click "OK" when prompted.
Click "Update Firmware".
It will now search for the iLO. This may take a while depending on how
corrupted the firmware is, so be patient.
After it has found the iLO, it will say, "A device has been detected in
recovery mode and is being initialized. Please wait."
The iLO should come back to life and start showing it's glorious "USB
The "Firmware Update" window should appear. Select "Format Data Area"
to rid the player of corrupted firmware data. And click "Start".
It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to re-flash the iLO and the
program might appear to have locked up, but it hasn't. So don't close
the program or disconnect the iLO!
Why are you still reading this? Great, did something happen?
Well, If the program fails to find the iLO and gives you an error like,
"Device Timeout" or something similar, you need to reinstall the iLO
drivers. This can be done by inserting the iLO cable into a USB port it
has never been plugged into before. Or you can reinstall the drivers by
reinstalling the Rave-MP program. (Remove it, restart the computer, and
then install it again).
Plugging it into a new USB port is the fastest and easiest option
Also check the following link for there FAQ:
This means that your unit is defective and is no longer working. The hard drive is bad.
I have bought 3 of these players. All of them worked for a while then had the eventual face/bug on the screen after turning the unit on. When the customer service number DID work, they said that the unit was defective and to return it to the store and get another.
This happened to me, like I mentioned, with 3 different units.
If you're using the retractable usb cable that came with the player, replace it. I had the same problem. XP recognized that there was a device, but couldn't open it. I was getting a "Driver not installed" error in device manager.
Have you tried using the install CD to re-install the player?
Or you can go in windows and under folder options, click show hidden files and folders. And hide operating files.
This will show all the files on the CD.
Remember to restore the settings to normal after you have done.