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Toshiba Gigabeat F40

There are 3 choices in regards to PC connections on the Device. Gigabeat Room, Windows Media Player, ot Choose. No matter what, it always goes to gigabeat room. We are trying to use with napster, so this does not fly. I have reformatted 5 times, and deleted everything, and it still reverts to this.

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Toshiba Gigabeat support is 1-877-250-8595

Posted on Oct 23, 2007


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