Question about Toshiba gigabeat MES60VK Digital Media Player
To operate the unit .....I have to have it "warm up" with that damn "GIGABEAT" screen and if unplugs at all during use...BAM it turns off.
The word portable no longer applies to my beloved Gigabeat MES60VK.
Identical problem - working only with power cord.
Wont power on battery or usb cable.
I actually opened player and check every single option.
(I am experienced electronic - tech.)
Result: battery is fully charged (768 mA/ 3.97V on bench)
Battery switch on bottom fully functional. (switching on/off 3.97V
comming from battery)
USB supply 5.0 V in perfect order.
There is no "EASY" fix for this problem.
It is either problem with firmware (low possibility)
or semiconductor on logic board (practically not fixable on DIY basis)
I bought my Gigabeat 60Gb for $ 70.00 used on Ebay so
I will live with this problem.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
I called Toshiba and the suggested:
1) Unplug the unit from power
2) Switch battery to off
3) Plug power back in and turn on
4) Get to the options screen
5) Switch the unit off (with button)
6) Flip battery switch to on.
This didnt work for me, but the Toshiba guy that this resets the battery. I got an estimate on service and they want a $160 flat fee, no matter if it's a battery problem or whatever.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
Forre1e had a similar problem with his. Maybe we are noticing a trend with these. Doesn't help that not a lot of ppl have this unit (which is awesome and stomps all over ipod's face, BTW).
I bought mine refurb(roxor!) from w00t.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
There's a "hidden" switch on the lower part that makes it not use the battery. You can switch it with a pencil or pen.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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