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I had the same problem. Reinstalling the firmware solved it but you can't get it from Toshiba (they were no help). I found a copy on the web but have since had a hard drive so I no longer have the file. Try a Google search for gigabeat firmware and you should track it down.

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Apr 10, 2016


you could put the model number of your tv on youtube and see how to have it fix

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Nov 14, 2014


Connect your MP3 Player into computer.Download a data recovery software to recover your photos.For data recovery program,I have used Tenorshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your media player to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted. By the way,you can download it and scan your MP3 player for free to preview whether your photos can be recovered.Get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoverystandard.htm

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Oct 31, 2013


the system in gigabeat mp3 was lost how do i get it back, please

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013


Is your Gigabeat operating correctly and it is just the message you are concerned about, or are there other symptoms?

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Dec 25, 2012


Hi Lorna, 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

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Aug 31, 2012


Hi there,

first go to http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/GigabeatSInfo#Firmware. You can find here the firmware restore thing on the list you go to Gigabeat V Firmware Update 1.5 so it should give you two links download the second one its called GigabeatSRecover.rar now the programs in Japanese or Korean not sure but i couldn't read but they have pictures to help you visually. It's going to tell you to turn off your battery then connect the charger once it asked you to connect the S30 to the pc the program is going to say connect on the right hand bottom and start to download the firmware in to it then it will tell you to dissconnect the S30 from the pc after doing that youll get a message saying updating firmwear or something like that do not reset it once thats over its done it will be as good as new every thing you had in it will be retored including songs pictures videos every thing well be back but there will be one little difference to it if you had any songs that were written in japanese it wont show them any more it will just be a black space there but they will be there thats the only thing that will change other than that every thing will be back the way it was.

I hope it will work for you.

Regards,
Jeep Brainy

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010


It may not need to be formated Check the USB mode of the player. MSC mode will work out of the box with just about any MP3 player and any OS (W*ndows Linux). MTP mode will work as long as you have WMP 10 or 11 installed. Firstly, I will try to explain MSC mode and MTP mode and what they mean. MSC stands for Mass Storage Class. When your player is in this mode, the computer will see it the same way it would see a Thumb drive or flash drive, as a removable disk. It will assign the first available drive letter to your device, as well as one for the memory card (if it uses one and it is installed). This is probably the more popular of the 2 modes, and is a more "open source" type of standard. Most computers detect the player in this mode without a problem very well and right away.
MTP stands for Media Transfer Protocol. It is a Microsoft standard and is Microsoft's solution to connecting MP3 players and cameras to a w*ndow based Computer. MTP mode must be used in order to transfer ANY Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected content. MP3's downloaded form services like Rhapsody and Napster will only function in this MTP mode.
Most good MP3 players will have both of these modes at the users options.
Although not all do, so it is a good idea to check yours for these settings if you are having connection problems
NOTE: Any songs added to your player in MSC mode will not be available in MTP mode and vise-a-versa. In other words You can't see the files added in the other mode and you can not play them. You know you have some files on your player and can not find them now, you may have to change modes so they are available. Some players in the SanDisk line up use Instead, an "Auto Detect" function that is suppose to Automaticly use MTP mode. If MTP mode does not work for any reason, it should default to MSC mode.
To use MSC or MTP modes go to your players settings.
These settings will vary based on player model and you might have to refer to your users Manual. Check their web site for a download in PDF form. Turn the player on, if it is not already Navigate to the main menu of your player; this is the same menu that gives us options such as Play, Record, Info, etc... Navigate to "Settings" on the main menu of the player. After navigating to "Settings", you should see an option that states "USB" or "USB MODE" From here we can select MSC or MTP modes (could vary based on player model) Highlight the desired mode and select it, at this point it will roll back to the 'Settings' menu Connect the player to your computer and verify it is connecting in the desired mode. It should be noted, when a device is in MSC mode, it will appear as a "Removable disk". When connected in MTP mode, it will show up as an "Audio Device".
Now most players now days can and will use`MS W*ndows Media Player. You can also try to reinstall W*ndows Media Player 10 or 11.

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Feb 19, 2010


The hard drive became disconnected. I took out all of the screws to the outer case (5), gently slid cover down until the small ribbon connector for the power buttons is exposed, unclip and remove. Set aside back of unit (at this point the hard drive might come with it if the ribbon has come out of the back) at the top there is a two screw metal bracket that covers the ribbon connection for the hard drive. Remove the ribbon from the main unit and gently force it back into the hard drive ribbon connector. once fully seated you can reinsert the other end, replace the two screw bracket in a way that holds the ribbon down. Slide the backing back far enough to reinsert the power buttons ribbon connector and then test it before you throw in those last 5 screws.

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Jul 23, 2009


http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/MESV12US.zip

download the file and install it . if ur player is not detected in windows then you need to install windows media player 10 and then attach it .

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009


Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Apr 14, 2009


Apparently you have to restore the firmware. Download the zip file from http://www.aibohack.com/giga/repair_gigabeat.zip I found it on http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19406 site.

Read the "read me" and follow the instructions. Got mine magically fixed!

Toshiba gigabeat... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009

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