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Tejas Maniar Posted on Jul 29, 2007

Gigabeat Will Not Turn On - Battery Flashes Then Goes Dead

My Gigabeat has been working fine. But all of a sudden it will not turn on. When I press the power button the battery indicator flashes (and looks empty). This would typically tell you the battery is dead and needs to be recharged. I then try plugging it into my laptop via USB cable to charge, but the same thing happens. The battery flashes for a few seconds and then the unit turns off. I cannot get the unit to charge anymore. I tried switching the hold on and off - nothing. I tried switching the master slide thing at the bottom and still nothing. please help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    I am having the same problem. Tried connecting to a A/C mains and after an overnight charge (more than 8 hours) I pull out cable and my gigabeat cannot be powered on. My switch on the bottom is set to 'Battery'.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    Same thing with mine!

    I have charged it overnight with A/C adapter, and when I unplug it I get nothing. The battery is set to on. I have flipped the battery switch, still nothing. I have tried charging it overnight two other times - nothing.



    HELP!

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    i have same problem as everyone

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    my s60 had a prob of chargin such that it used 2 flash da screen once n go off again,,, dis prob continued 4 dat entire day..da next day howevr i managed 2 charge it via da power supply provided....now i got a new prob it just went off n doesnt seem 2 turn on at all, no flashing screen, nothin...il try da soln below, hope it works

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I called and they told me,i have the same problem, to just turn the battery switch ( bottom thing) off and charge it over night via wall outlet. hope it helps im trying it as i type so i wouldn't know...

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I have gone and bought a new battery and still get the same problem. SOmething tells me there is somethign worse internal...

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The battery has discharged to far for it to be charged via the USB cable. Use the included power supply to plug it into a wall outlet and let it charge there for a few hours.

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