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Gigabeat frozen! I just plugged my gigabeat into my computer to charge it and and some music to it. I unplugged my gigabeat for a second and now it seems to have frozen on me! the screen is stuck on the battery is low message but it is not responding to pressing any of the buttons or anything, and when i tried to plug it back into the computer, as well as the AC adaptor im getting no response.. just wondering if anyone know a little trick to revive it--like with the ipods the little CPR hold down the button to get it going again? im woefully untechy but i miss my gigabeat already!

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Re: Gigabeat frozen!

Hi Lorna, Yeah I found my Gigabeat froze a few different times when I was getting used to it. Solution: at the bottom of player there is a little battery on/off switch - its tiny and black but you would have needed to switch it on to first use it. Well turn it off here for 10 seconds and the on again. This removes all power from the hard drive and circuits which occassionally freeze. Hope that helps

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How to do this :

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then click on all programs,
then click on the Toshiba Gigaroom Folder,
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then right click "Gigaroom" and click on Run as Administrator

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