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Gigabeat S freezes when trying to sync

My MES30V Toshiba Gigabeat had been working fine for almost two years, but now when I try to sync with Windows Media Player, the Gigabeat locks up on the "Initializing..." screen and WMP will not recognize the player. The only way to unfreeze it is to turn off the battery for a few seconds, but it locks up again if I attempt to sync.

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  • aboettner Jan 02, 2009

    i have the same issue. any luck figuring it out?

  • w_puck Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem here. I had read about the Zune problem and hoped that by running down the battery last night and trying again today it would be fixed. but no luck.

  • stewartm1 Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem here with my S60. Tried letting the battery run down and then recharge, still completely locked up. Where do we go for support?

  • aki21 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the exact same problem with my S60. Player also freezes when I try to play the few CD's that I ripped and didn't download.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    yep, me too....

  • w_puck Jan 03, 2009

    I saw this article but am still having trouble with my Gigabeat

  • aki21 Jan 07, 2009

    All, I tried the solution below. It's kind of an ordeal but it worked. You will have to reformat (and lose all data) but then you can sync again.

  • w_puck Jan 09, 2009

    Sweet! I tried it and it worked. I must say I wasnt quite sure when to unplug the device (everything is written in (Japanese?)), but when it appeared to be done, I unplugged it and everything was pretty easy to go along with from there. Its resyncing my files now.




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