Rio Carbon Volume Control Failure
Hey Mr. Cheng:
I had written up a complete chapter of taking apart the Rio Carbon and putting it back together in my "Hacking Digital Cameras" book. It's published by Wiley and available in book stores.
I bought your book as an e-book from Wiley. I managed to open the case without wrecking the unit. It appears that the volume control/scroll wheel is a potentiometer. It is not clear that it is broken but seems that the wheel has separated from the pot. Have you had any experience repairing this? Would a couple drops of cyanoacrylate cement do the trick?
Based on your description, it sounds like a mechanical failure. Are you able to rotate the pod without the wheel, say, with your fingers or a pair of tweezers. If the pot still works and you can change the volume without the wheel, try your solution. Otherwise, you might have to find a replacement pot.
If you upgrade the firmware to 3.04 you will get around the broken wheel issue - for volume control. see here Broken volume control? - you need 3.04
I dropped my Rio Carbon (5Gb) a while back and falling on the volume control it broke it :-( I completely took it out then with a (very small) bit of super glue (gel so it would fill any gaps) I placed the control back in position using my fingers to feel where it wanted to go (I didn't open the case) I got it back in position :-) perfect ever since
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