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Help! 30 GB Gigabeat won't hold a charge and seems to be wiped :(

I had this same problem a year ago and sent 30GB Toshiba MES30VW off to Sydney for 4 weeks where they fixed the problem for $400 but refused to say what was wrong with the player or how it was fixed.

Symptoms: I push power button and get a black screen with empty battery symbol then player dies. The battery won't charge and when I connect it to a power source all the music on the player is gone

I would really appreciate any help or feedback on this one :)

Ta, marce

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Sounds like a built in glitch ... You might want to take it back under manufacturer's warranty and get a completely different MP3 Player/iPod, because it sounds like a scamming item - for $400 I'd demand answers.

It may sound a bit cheeky, but I find reputable models, like Goodmans, JVC and Sony work without a problem, and buying cheaper models with mass GB space would seem a bit too good to be true.

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