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i'm thinking the hard drive is messing up... you know when i dropped my gigabeat S30 it wasn't working n it was freezing and the video files weren't playing at all. it would freeze when i turn on or play video. then i turned it off and then back on using the battery switch. it said "contact the manufacturer for repair" with a yield sign. i really thought i killed it...but i still had my hopes high to fix it myself somehow n i really thought it was from the hard drive. so i took it in my hand and gave it a shake on my palm. like i actually hit it on my palm for once n then i turned it on and it worked =D fineee.... i was so happy n now it still works fine ;)
that's an indication that the media center program has loaded but frozen at a certain point [blue screen] before fully loading. indicates a hard drive problem... prolly the head can't read the hard drive...did you drop it? cuz when i dropped it...that happened to me...it froze on the menu...then i used the battery button to turn on n off..till i got the
"contact the manufacturer for repair" with a yield sign message. i really
thought i killed it...but i still had my hopes high to fix it myself
somehow n i really thought it was from the hard drive. so i took it in
my hand and gave it a shake on my palm. like i actually hit it on my
palm for once n then i turned it on and it worked =D fineee.... i was
so happy n now it still works fine ;)
Start by charging it with the wall charger, not the USB cable. ALso try switching the battery off, then on. The switch is on the bottom, near the dock connector, opposite the USB connector. Use a pen or paper clip to move it.
Your s30 is not possible to map it to a drive letter. The reason ? cause your s30 and the other brothers of your mp3 are MTP class mp3's. Meaning that they are Media Transfer Protocol mp3's, so you can only transfer media files. If your mp3 player would be a USB Mass Storage Device, like alot of other mp3's, well you would've been able to recover you're files. But until now, the answer is no you can't recover the files just becauses of that stupid invention of Microsoft, the MTP.
Yeah I found my Gigabeat froze a few different times when I was getting used to it.
Solution: at the bottom of player there is a little battery on/off switch - its tiny and black but you would have needed to switch it on to first use it. Well turn it off here for 10 seconds and the on again. This removes all power from the hard drive and circuits which occassionally freeze.
Hope that helps
well, it would be really easy to take off the battery. The battery is simply plugued with a little 3-pin wire, u just pull on it and put it back in. Now to open that gigabeat, its pretty easy. I even got some images for u. Go at this website (its for the F10 and u have the F40, but its the same thing):