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New battery and still wont work...

Ok Heres my problem. The gigabeat WORKS when plugged into an AC power source BUT doesnt work when attempting to run off the battery. When the ac source is plugged the battery charge indicator flashes for a second and then says battery is full. I have tried replacing the battery because it is out of warranty but still does not work. Any thoughts???

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  • Baude Oct 11, 2007

    Mate You Think i havent tried that! Next Thought Please

  • betchabottom Dec 30, 2007

    I am able to play my gigabeat S60 when adapted to AC but not with the straight battery... it just turns off. I have tried the battery switch at the bottom and it's still not working??

    Please help



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There is a little switch on the bottom of the Gigabeat (just to the left of the mini usb port on it).

Put a pin into the little dimple in the switch and make sure its pushed all the way over towards the USB port.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007


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