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Gigabeat will not power on without being plugged to charger

I bought a used gigabeat off ebay from a reputable dealer.  The description was that it works great.  I got it and charged it.  The player powers on automatically when it is plugged into the 5v wallcharger but when it is removed from the charger the player shuts off and will not power back on.  Any suggestions would be helpful.  I'd like to resolve this without sending the item back.

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You can only avoid this by charging the Gigabeat before it runs down too much. This is the real weakness of the Gigabeat, IMHO. That and the problems they get losing the firmware, but that's another topic.

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