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Toshiba Gigabeat Won't Turn on at all

The subject pretty much says it all. The funny thing is that before when its needed a charge and I try to turn it on, the little empty battery thing pops up. Now, nothing shows up. I've tried using both a USB cable and the included charger to charge it, but neither work. And when I try to turn it on the screen just stays blank, nothing shows up. The screen doesn't appear to be cracked or anything, but it won't turn on.

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Re: Toshiba Gigabeat Won't Turn on at all

Same thing happened to me. Took it back to the supliers and the installed a new battery - now all OK Paul

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Re: Toshiba Gigabeat Won't Turn on at all

How did you reset the battery? i kinda have the same problem. but i lost my wall charger. i moved the battery switch on and off about 5 times and still nothing. please let me know email @

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SOURCE: 4yr old gigabeat 30gig won"t connect to PC

Try re-installing windows media player 10. It did the trick for me.

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