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Portable Media Center error

Every time I turn on my S30 gigabeat and hook it up to the computer, I get a message that says "Update or restore Portable Media Center using PC application. Read user manual."

What can I do to solve my problem without having to shell out about 200 bucks for another good media player?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    Mine is doing the same!
    When I connect my 30Gb gigabeat to power source it advises me to connect to PC. When I connect to PC it says: "update or restore Portable Media Centre using PC application. Read user Manual"

    I think the gigabeat is just shitty - as I'm hearing about lots of errors! My battery lief is nowhere NEAR what it says it should be.

  • apillai Feb 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. The CD which came with product doesn't have any softwre except manual.

  • G Spencer Feb 17, 2008

    I've had this same problem for a while myself. I've just set up a bunch playlists to load what I want.



    Of course right now I can't get the dang thing to sync.

  • klee_380 Mar 17, 2008

    i have a MES60VK Digital Media Player and i am having the same issue, if there is anyone that can help

  • kike72 Mar 24, 2008

    Every time I turn on my S30 gigabeat and hook it up to the computer, I
    get a message that says "Update or restore Portable Media Center using
    PC application. Read user manual."

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I have the same problem all *********

  • manstallion May 24, 2008

    same exact problem. cannot format the drive, cannot load software on, wont sync with wmp. wtf.... it was working fine the other day.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    Everytime I turn my Toshiba on it comes up with connect to PC, then when you plug it in, it says update or restore Portable Media Center using PC application and the user manual does not help

  • andywashere Jun 03, 2008

    When I turn on my Toshiba it comes up with connect to the PC and then you plug it in it says update or restore Portable Media Center using PC application

  • jaqi21 Sep 14, 2008

    yeah same problem with my gigabeat,update or restore media center. Now if I could just find out where???

  • djkyas Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem

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I have the same problem too how do u format the drive

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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Go to the thread on solution #3 and get the aibohack. it completely restored my gigabeat. works like a charm. chinese letters, but its easy to follow. all my music is still in tact... NICe

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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Check this forum thread out...it worked for mine.
http://www.mygigabeat.com/forum/messages.cfm?threadid=317B155F-3048-2906-EA22990718E3232E

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I have the same problem

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Same problem here - can't find info in the manual

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Have you tried formatting the drive?

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Solution for you all: http://web1.toshiba.ca/support//ceg/techsupport/tsbs/viewtsb.asp?docid=TSB000023

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http://linuxphile.org/node/41 Download http://rapidshare.com/files/25382872/GigabeatSRecover.rar.html and connect your gigabeat to the computer. The portable media center will install.

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