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Opening Screen just freeze wen turned on.

Good Evening Well the problem i have is that wen i turn the device on, it doesnt get past the "gigabeat" opening screen. and basically its froozen til it turns off.. And cant seem to reset it. as many times as ive tried.. your help will be very much appreciated... thank you...

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SOURCE: Toshiba Gigabeat F40 MP3 Player

Hi1 I have exectly the same problem and i try so many times the battery button of but still have the same problem any further idea or solution will be appriciated thank you gangulee

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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SOURCE: gigabeat will not turn on

I had the exact same problem Allii366, and it turns out all I had to do was reset the battery switch, and it accepted being charged again.

I hope this helps man.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Computer does not recognize Gigabeat Device

I came across this link, its a firmware / software update.

Install this and vista should recognize gigabeat.

Vista does not recognize ANYTHING, if you have XP then KEEP IT.

I have learned about vista's compatibility issues the hard way,

and now im stuck with Vista and lovely payments from Dell.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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SOURCE: gigabeat screan read contact manufacturer fo repair

You've either got the wrong battery or did something wrong when you installed it. You must make sure that the main power switch at the bottom is turned off.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: My toshiba MES60VK wont turn ON

I have a mes 60 gb Gigabeat and I've had the same problem. There is a very small slide switch on the bottom if the gigabeat. Use a pen or the end of a paper clip to slide it to the left (off) wait a few seconds and slide it back to the right (on). It should allow you to turn it back on with the power button. You may have to repeat the procedure leaving it off a little longer each time.

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