Question about Rio Karma MP3 Player
When I turn on my Rio Karma it freezes on the opening screen. I cant even connect it to the computer to update the firmware or to even reset the player. Is there a way I can reset the player without connecting it to the computer??? Or is there anything else I can do to try and fix this issue... Any help would be great. Thanks. .smeff_jeff.
WoW! thanks a million, I had tried everything to fix my wifes RIO and nothing worked! hitting it actually solved the problem!!!!
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
I found this review on Amazon for the same problem, and it actually worked... I had tried hitting it before, but I had to give it a fairly good whack against the desk at the right angle before it finally started up again. "IF YOUR PLAYER GETS FROZEN AND WILL NOT GET PAST THE LOADING WINDOW TRY THIS. Several people (especially those who use their Karma while walking or running) have reported a particular Karma problem in which an hourglass appears and the Karma refuses to shut down. After resetting the device with a paper clip, it begins to start up, but only to a certain point - the Rio logo will spin fully, but the progress bar at the bottom does not move, and the text locks up at "Starting...". When holding the Karma to the ear, they report hearing a very quiet repeated clicking sound, followed by a beep every eight seconds or so. When trying to start the Karma in recovery mode, no text is displayed after "hdd:". These users have reported that hitting the Karma works very well in solving this particular problem. They suggest holding it in your left hand, with the screen facing you, Karma on the startup screen. Proceed to clap it into your right palm, so that the rubber grip hits your palm, hard enough to make your palm slightly red and to hurt a little. They report that this should set the Karma working again. If not, try slightly harder each time".
Posted on Sep 04, 2007
Have You tried inserting the end of a paperclip in the hole on the bottom?
Posted on May 14, 2007
The hard drive probably craped out on you
Posted on Mar 04, 2007
I tried hitting it but it didn't work. I knew it was out of warranty, so I opened it.Was very easy to open 2 screws on the bottom, then slide the rubber part off. Then one more screw inside. When I opened it, it was very hot, but it rest itself. It works fine now. Try this if ALL ELSE FAILS...
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Reset it with the hole in the bottom. Now connect it to your PC and format the hard drive. Check for HD problems from within the Karma. It worked for me twice already. Good luck
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
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