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Gigabeat 40GB screen frozen

I think I removed the USB cable from my computer too early and the screen on the Gigabeat machine is now frozen and will not respond to pressing any button. I have tried to turn off the battery also to no avail. I think that the software is stuck. The only thing I can think to do is to remove the battery. Is there any other solution?

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  • cardan Nov 20, 2007

    Have gigabeat MEGX30 show system error 00000030 on screen cannot do anything with it



    Help needed.

  • mflb Dec 19, 2007

    Can anyone help? error 00000030

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I was loading some songs onto my gigabeat s30gb and unplugged it too early and the screen was frozen on the battery is low. it wouldnt respond to anything i did. i tried reseting it by flicking the black switch underneath it. this worked fine and i didnt lose any of my files.hope this helps

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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): http://www.angelfire.com/bug2/gigabeat/

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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