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Rio s35s freeze

My rio s35s that I got in feb 2003 has worked fine till yesterday 5-18-07 (the 27th anniv of mt st helens). When I turn it on now, the welcome screen, or whatever it is that just says "rio digital audio" stays on. Also, if I flip the power switch off, it won't turn off unless I remove the battery. Repeating this it never goes past the rio screen. Is there a reset button for this player? That pinhole thing I have read about on others? Should I have not bought this one back in feb '03? I have been researching, and found quite a few horror stories about rio, especially with their technical support. I would appreciate any feedback so I can start listening to my whole 128 meg of songs, lol. Yep, all 31 of them! thank you, Rulzul

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  • robert smith Jun 09, 2007

    Thank you mstr2kx,
    But the computer doesn't recognize the player when hooked up :( Does that mean its ready to take up space in a landfill? Mine doesn't have one of those reset holes, does it? I don't see one. Man, it cost $180 in feb '03. Now I see people are getting like 30 gig ones for that or less. Mine is a laughable 128 meg, lol.

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Ok, Connect your MP3 player to your PC then if the computer recognize it then I recommend a "Firmware Update". link to firmware update for Rio Sport S35S Windows Version http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/downloads/RioS/RioSSeries_firmware_203.exe Mac OS Version http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/downloads/RioS/RioSxx_firmware-mac_203.sitx If it doesn't work. Then there is a hardware problem in your Rio, maybe the BIOS ROM went bad. Good Luck

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