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Posted on Sep 03, 2017

Ok, so I was just loading some new songs onto my RIO 256. Everything worked fine. I unplugged the RIO from my PC to go on a run and now it won't turn on. I've replaced the battery, tried the invert the battery trick, but no joy. When I try to reconnect it to the PC using the USB, it says "device not recognized"...it recognized it fine ten min ago....any advice?

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Anonymous

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  • Posted on Feb 27, 2007

SOURCE: 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

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Anonymous

  • Posted on Aug 31, 2007

SOURCE: Transfer error - Disagreement between player and software

I had the same issue and I eventually re-formatted the player. Once I had finished that, it seemed to work again, letting me add songs.

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Anonymous

  • Posted on Sep 22, 2007

SOURCE: 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.

Anonymous

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  • Posted on Feb 21, 2008

SOURCE: Rio Music Manager doesn't recognize Chiba

YOU MIGHT HAVE INSTALLED THE BATTERY WRONG RETRY.....YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE TO REFORMAT

mowcius

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  • Posted on May 14, 2008

SOURCE: Music won't upload onto my Rio.

I have not been on FixYa for about a 1/2 a year so as I seem to be the only person answering Rio problems I have only just seen your problem... Sorry, so if you haven't bought an iPod yet (or you want to try and fix this anyway) then I would recommend wiping and rebooting your player:

Windows only.... Please post if you are not using windows...

Open My Computer with your Rio plugged in.
Right click on your Rio player and click on format.
Leave the default values - if it asks you something then use your initiative.
Then click on format.
Then when it has finished formatting go to your firmware (can be downloaded from: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=112).
Follow the instructions and then it should load the firmware onto your player.
When it has done then your player should (in theory!) work properly.

Hope this helps

Mowcius

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