Question about Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player
Don't know what happened but when i tried to switch on my player got usual gigabeat screen for about 20 seconds then screen goes black with a white rectangle which says system error and a red part at top of rectangle which says 00000001 in it. Tried switching battery on and of. no use. any ideas whats up and how to fix it? cheers
I tried your suggestion and bounced it off my palm, but that wasn't doing it. So, I bounced it off the carpeted floor - and that did the trick! Thanks a lot! It was about a month out of warranty and Toshiba wanted me to pay $135 to get it fixed. I paid $135 on line to buy it. Thanks again!
Posted on Jul 28, 2007
The problem is typically the hard drive needle is getting stuck. This is similar to a hard drive problem on a computer when it is going bad and all it does is make a clicking noise. You can try listening to the Gigabeat and you should hear the hard drive needle clicking. Just before you see the error message, or right after it was powered on, try tapping the mp3 player on your palm numerous times until it works. This worked for me. This is basically extending the life of your mp3 player rather than a fix, the only way to fix the problem is to replace the hard drive with the right boot code on it.
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
I had the same problem - I fixed it by purchasing a Video iPod. The gigabeat HD is not very rugged and very prone to failure if dropped from even the most minor of height.
Posted on Feb 25, 2007
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