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Help with RioVolt SP250 Please!!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by psychocandy, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. psychocandy

    psychocandy Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a RioVolt SP250 Portable MP3/CD Player with FM Tuner.
    I exchanged it yesterday, because I thought it had a hardware problem. Well, the new unit is doing exactly the same thing!!
    It worked perfectly all day yesterday and all day today. This evening, on my way home, it just shut down. It will work in FM mode, and all buttons work properly. The hold buttons are off, and it wasn't jarred or dropped or anything like that. It just simply shut itself down while I was skipping a track.
    I tried using other discs, audio or MP3, and also switched the batteries. Nothing helps. The backlight lights up, the display reads "Power On", then the LCD display either turns black or shows a black line, and the player shuts off. The CD only barely begins to spin.
    Does anyone have any idea if perhaps I pressed a button somehow or if something could have been reset to make this happen? The manufacturer refuses to answer my questions, even though this is the second player I've tried. :(
    I'd appreciate any help I can get, and I can also be reached by e-mail at: [email protected]
    Thanks!!
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and Welcome

    Just grabbed this off the FAQ:

    Does that help?

    eddie
     
  3. psychocandy

    psychocandy Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. Actually, the problem is that the unit will not stay turned on long enough for the CD to start spinning or for the files to load. I have tried several sets of batteries, that doesn't help. :(
    Thanks for the suggestion, actually the anti-skip factor is the #1 reason why I bought this particular player- 8 minutes anti-skip!! Now if it would only play...
    Also, thanks for the warm welcome!!
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    Do you get any error's on the player? Maybe on the LCD display?

    There is an update for firmware, but you say you have tried two machines.

    http://www.riohome.com/default.asp?menu=support&submenu=Rio&item=firmware&product=Rio_Volt_SP250

    Also, there is this:

    Hang on, I have the manual now. I'll have a look. Okay, there are some bits, maybe not the ones, but have a look anyway:

    You can change the timer.

    This bit will be fun.... :p

    Pressing and holding down the NAVI/MENU button brings up the RioVolt’s Setup Menu.

    Each tab across the top of the display represents a separate menu group. Within each menu group exist tabs at
    the bottom of the display that provide setting options.

    Timer
    Sleep
    Sleep Power OFF (Min.)
    OFF ON
    sliding scale
    Power OFF
    Stop Power OFF (Min.)
    sliding scale (Min.)

    Okay, from what I can see, you can change some settings in there. If still no joy, let me know.

    Regards

    eddie
     
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