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MES60VK Gigabeat - Dead

Bought a refurbished 60gb Toshiba gigabeat. Was working just fine until one day it no longer turned on for no apparent reason. Before you say battery dead... nope. Connected to a/c power. Yep, power cord works tried it on another item. Yep, power outlet works several items connected on it and working. All the obvious possibility are working. The gigabeat just wont turn on. Any ideas what it may be?

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    I have the same problem :|

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There is a switch on the bottom left side of the dock connector of the player. Flick the switch to the right and it should work. The switch is the battery cutoff switch. It is there so it will charge only. I have no idea why Toshiba though this was a good idea, but they put it there.

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When I turn on my gigabeat it shows a picture of a box and a store and says underneath contact manufacturer for repair HELP!!!


I had that same problem before. My gbeat is working fine now after I followed instructions here:

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/GigabeatSInfo

Read through the link under in Gigabeat S Code Injection Tool. You should be able to dl there the recovery firmware.

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I would like to copy or remove music files from gigabeat to my pc.


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My Toshiba Gigabeat won't work!


This happens when the Gigabeat battery is run down too far. The only hope is to charge it with the AC charger.

If you don't have one, you can probably get something adequate. The standard adaptor is p/n ADP-15HH, 5V 3A output, center positive, take the unit with you and match the connector - I don't have a useful ruler handy.

If you do not have or cannot get an adaptor, try plugging the device into a USB port and wait at least a day, no kidding. If you can get the port to kick in fir high current, it may come back to life. My Ubuntu box has done it once, as a test.

You can only avoid this by charging the Gigabeat before it runs down too much. This is the real weakness of the Gigabeat, IMHO. That and the problems they get losing the firmware, but that's another topic.

You can sometimes find chargers on eBay, but you will have to pay a little...

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Wont turn on


Sounds like the battery is spent. If you just bought this 'new', you should know these haven't been made for a while, maybe 2 years. The battery might be dead. New ones aren't too expensive.

Feb 13, 2009 | Toshiba gigabeat MES60VK Digital Media...

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USB Connection Problem


I have the same problem. If you have a large library try letting it stay hooked up for a long time. It seems like it is taking inventory of device then it should work after a while. Sometimes this works. Sometimes I have to unplug then try again in a few minutes.

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My toshiba MES60VK wont turn ON


I am having the same issues, any luck finding a solution?

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Battery is dead


Identical problem - working only with power cord.
Wont power on battery or usb cable.

I actually opened player and check every single option.
(I am experienced electronic - tech.)
Result: battery is fully charged (768 mA/ 3.97V on bench)
Battery switch on bottom fully functional. (switching on/off 3.97V
comming from battery)
USB supply 5.0 V in perfect order.
Conclusion:
There is no "EASY" fix for this problem.
It is either problem with firmware (low possibility)
or semiconductor on logic board (practically not fixable on DIY basis)

I bought my Gigabeat 60Gb for $ 70.00 used on Ebay so
I will live with this problem.

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Doesn't work without cord! Battery switch is not responding at all.


There's a "hidden" switch on the lower part that makes it not use the battery. You can switch it with a pencil or pen.

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There is a little battery cut of switch at the bottom of the device. You can unbend a paper clip and switch it off. Then switch it back on after a few seconds. Plug it back into the usb cable to charge it. It should work ok now.

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