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Touchpad won't work on my Gigabeat F40

All of a sudden the touchpad on my gigabeat won't respond. It's fully charged, the power, menu & volume buttons on the side do work, the hold button is not on.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be or what I can do?

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  • sereneskunk Apr 26, 2008

    All of a sudden the touchpad on my gigabeat won't respond. It's fully
    charged, the power, menu & volume buttons on the side do work, the
    hold button is not on.

    Any suggestions on what the problem might be or what I can do?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    Toshiba Gigabeat F40. Same problem: Volume decreases to zero with no operator action on a fully charged battery. Welcome to the club. That is just the straw that broke the camels back with this Toshiba product.

  • sereneskunk May 10, 2008

    Problem resolved. I found replacement touchpad on ebay, installed it and everything works just fine. replacement touchpads very inexpensive too.


  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    i had the same prob used a toothbrush to try and clean out the edges now its just dead but the side buttons work.. how do i fix it?




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My touch pad didn't work wither, but i just took off the rubber mounts from behind the battery that were pushing on the touch pad. It works fine now. No need to buy a new one.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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Mine did the same, touch pad became erratic then stopped working, I could still access everything when linked to a computer. Then all stopped, on power up I got a 00000010 or 0000020 error and nothing.

I popped the end caps off, removed the two small screws holding the back on and found the strap of wires connecting the hard drive was almost completely dissconnected. Pushed the connector back together , reassembled and now all working

Posted on May 10, 2008

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