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Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Nov 14, 2018

I had the same problem, would not work and when it did it kept scrolling. Trick is to take the front cover off, and see if the control then works. If so, there are two strips on back of the battery as spacers. I took them off, put back together and have not had a problem since!

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Mar 07, 2017

is there a button that say power

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Aug 31, 2013

when I switch on my gbF40 its showing me system error 00000020

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Nov 02, 2012

Hi ramsaroop1,

The easiest way to correct this error is to update the Gigabeat applications software and gigabeat firmware. For the full update please click here.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Jul 11, 2011

Download it again. It can't recover lost files.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Mar 06, 2011

You can't recover deleted files, you must reload with music from your computer.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Mar 06, 2011

Check the power adapter for DC out with a voltmeter - it's suppose to charge the battery. If it's not producing the voltage, then it won't charge the battery.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Toshiba Gigabeat F40 full update software -->click here

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Jan 25, 2011

Unfortunatley because you have formatted the disk everything is lost. When you format anything it completely destroys everything. I know this isnt want you would like to hear but i would appreatiate someone telling me the truth even if it was bad news.
Sorry i couldnt help

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Jan 23, 2011

Try going outside if it is daytime and get the sunlight to shine through on the LCD panel. You should be able to see the faint display.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Oct 07, 2010

Sorry I can't help you with your problem exactly, however I can give you a link to get the manual.


Click on download, towards the top, and find your model. They have the manual in there that you can download.

It's so hard finding support for these things. I've been having issues with 15 GB of my music disappearing on me :(
Anyway, good luck.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Sep 10, 2010

I don't know if you still have this problem, but it could be possible that your battery is worn out. I remember reading this in the manual a long time ago. You'll have to contact toshiba itself and get yourself a new battery.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010

I was just having this problem after I installed a new operating system on my computer. I finally downloaded the full setup (updated as of march 2009 on Toshiba's website)


Click on product updates towards the top.

I downloaded and ran the full setup instead of the standard one I had on my computer previously. Also, I don't know if you have a similar problem, but eventually I was able to connect to the gigabeat room, but when I put it in the windows media player mode, my computer didn't detect anything. For that, I had to right click on My Computer, Manage, and then go under Device Manager (left). On the right, you'll see a list in which you'll find the toshiba gigabeat. If it has a yellow ? or ! then go ahead and right click on it and try to have windows detect the driver itself. That solved the second issue for me, and my computer was able to install the driver itself and now my gigabeat is at least detected properly and connecting to my computer.
My current issue is different now where 15 GB of my music is unplayable due to some library updating failure :(
Anyway, hope the earlier part solved your problem.
Also, make sure when you run the update firmware, you follow the instructions correctly. Good luck.

Toshiba Gigabeat... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010

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