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Help it wont work re: no function

When my toshiba gigabeat is turned on it tells me to connect it to a pc, when i do this it then says "update or restore portable media center using pc application" how do i do this?

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Re: help it wont work re: no function

You use the software that came with it, the gigaroom. If you don't know how. go to this website its the website of the gigabeat. in the ssupport section you can download the manual.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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Re: help it wont work re: no function

But what if ive already downloaded the manual?

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SOURCE: i am getting the message "Update or restore Portable Media Center using PC application.

download the file and install it . if ur player is not detected in windows then you need to install windows media player 10 and then attach it .

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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