Question about Toshiba Gigabeat F41 (40 GB) MP3 Player

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Did he fry it?

Ok, my younger brother hooked his, Toshiba 40 gig gigabeat, MP3 player up with the wrong power supply. It's rated at 3 volts 2.2 amps.... the power supply he used was 5 volts 3 amps. Now it won't even turn on.... Did he "Fry" it?.... or is it possible that he just killed the battery not the hard drive? He is really stressing over this.... please let me know what you think.

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  • Rick PereZ Jun 07, 2006

    Thanks for the replys.... I will check on this for him..

    Also where would you go to find an authorized repair shop?

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Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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It didnt. The power supply that is supplied is probably a 5v anyway. the gigabeat and all other rechargeable batteries needs more than 3.3v to charge a 3.3v battery and the amperage doesnt affect the unit, itll only pull what it needs, as the charger needs to be rated more than the battery anyway as it keeps the power supply cool. Inversly if you tried to use a adapter rated at 500mw instead of 2000 (2.0A) it would overheat the power supply. Is the jack labeled as 5.0V? My Iriver is labeled 5V but the battery is a 3.3V. The gigabeat or device is smart enough to regulate the input voltage from its adapter, preventing overcharging.

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If you've used a power supply beyond the specifications of the units requirments I'd say you've definitely caused some major damage. If the unit incorporates a fusible link then perhaps that's all that needs replacing. If by chance the link survived then he's not only fried the unit he's char grilled it as well. There's a very good likelyhood that he may have reversed the polarity as well. Check the unit and somewhere near the dc socket or on the label it will tell you it's either centre pin positive or centre pin negative (it's easy to work out from the symbol) If the power supply differs from the player then once again he's either blown the fusible link or killed the unit. I'd suggest a quick visit to the repair shop. Because you'd probably never find the fusible link unless it's marked on the motherboard. BMW

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It just had a bad current that went through it the player shouldn't fry, check the battery voltage see if its still got the original voltage if not it will be under its capacity. Rejuvenate the battery and use the right power supply this time. If its still under warranty take the player and its original charger back to where you got the player from and they might swap it out.

Posted on Jun 07, 2006

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