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Gigabeat will not turn on

My gigabeat just stopped working, i plugged it into charge thinking it would turn on then, but it said something about needing to be repaired.I tried it a few other times,but not it will not turn on at all.Is there any way i could get it back on?

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  • Ilpirata Nov 12, 2007

    Out of the blue my gigabeat will not turn on when I hold down the power switch it does not show that it is charging when i plug it into the USB cable or directly to the power source I have tried resetting the battery button and the hold button and it will not turn on or show ANYTHING on the screen.

  • amanda7405 Dec 25, 2007

    my gigabeat did the same thing after it got dropped. theres now a white screen and is will charge and i can put songs on it, but the screen is still white. do you know how to fix it?

  • pacostacos88 Mar 04, 2008

    yep. I had the same prob. wouldn't recharge, blank screen I was pissed. But the resetting of the battery switch a couple times solved my probs Thanks.

  • johnadams Apr 11, 2008

    My gigabeat just wont turn on or even charge.

  • Dennis Ponce May 23, 2008

    I dont know why my MP3 player is not ON. I tried to reset the battery on and off but doesnot work . I need help.

  • claudia_17 Jun 10, 2008

    I turn it on but i keeps telling me to cantact a manufacturer for repair.

  • scratchman Jul 17, 2008

    I was at the gym and it just stopped working and the screen went off. Pushed the on button and nothing happened. Turned it off and back on on the bottom switch and nothing happened. Plugged in to the usb port and nothing happened.



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I had similar problem, I turned the unit on and non of the buttons worked. I open the top cover off and found that the battery swelled up and bacically it holding the touch pad constantly. I left the cover off and it function normally, to put the cover back on the problem comes back. Need to replace the battery!!!!

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I had the exact same problem Allii366, and it turns out all I had to do was reset the battery switch, and it accepted being charged again.

I hope this helps man.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007


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