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Opening Screen just freeze wen turned on.

Good Evening Well the problem i have is that wen i turn the device on, it doesnt get past the "gigabeat" opening screen. and basically its froozen til it turns off.. And cant seem to reset it. as many times as ive tried.. your help will be very much appreciated... thank you...

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    My met400 initially boots with the gigabeat screen and the loading bar completes its journey. Then this screen remains and I can do anything else but use the reset button to turn it off.



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The term is Gigabyte. I suggest you rephrase the question and resubmit it with more details as to the problem you're experiencing.
List the Computer in use. The Operating system Windows? Make and Mod. of the computer, approximate age when purchased, what changes you made or added hardware to the computer. What is your current experience and how has the system changes recently.

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SOURCE: Toshiba Gigabeat F40 MP3 Player

Hi1 I have exectly the same problem and i try so many times the battery button of but still have the same problem any further idea or solution will be appriciated thank you gangulee

Posted on Sep 02, 2007



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SOURCE: gigabeat will not turn on

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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SOURCE: Computer does not recognize Gigabeat Device

I came across this link, its a firmware / software update.

Install this and vista should recognize gigabeat.

Vista does not recognize ANYTHING, if you have XP then KEEP IT.

I have learned about vista's compatibility issues the hard way,

and now im stuck with Vista and lovely payments from Dell.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007


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SOURCE: gigabeat screan read contact manufacturer fo repair

You've either got the wrong battery or did something wrong when you installed it. You must make sure that the main power switch at the bottom is turned off.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007


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SOURCE: My toshiba MES60VK wont turn ON

I have a mes 60 gb Gigabeat and I've had the same problem. There is a very small slide switch on the bottom if the gigabeat. Use a pen or the end of a paper clip to slide it to the left (off) wait a few seconds and slide it back to the right (on). It should allow you to turn it back on with the power button. You may have to repeat the procedure leaving it off a little longer each time.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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do a hard reset.
1. Turn the G1 off. If it’s frozen on, take the battery out and put it back in the unit.
2. Hold the Home and Power keys down at same time for about 25 seconds. You will see a yellow triangle screen with exclamation point in the middle.
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I can't unlock my Gigabeat.

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gosh! where did you drop the gigabeat?? It must have been a hard fall, or in an awkward position, because I have dropped mine on cement so many times, but it has a tiny scratch on the back and nothing else.

I once had to send my gigabeat in to the company for repairs. They did a pretty good job, fixed it, and sent it back. I would recommend sending it in, because your problem seems out of your control.

Dec 25, 2007 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Computer does not recognize Gigabeat Device

the solution is simple. Simply Run both Gigabeat watcher and giga-room programs as administrator if u have windows vista.
How to do this :

Click on start in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen,
then click on all programs,
then click on the Toshiba Gigaroom Folder,
then right click Gigabeat watcher and click on "Run as Administrator"
then right click "Gigaroom" and click on Run as Administrator

and then look in the bottom right of the taskbar, the little Gigabeat watcher symbol should be there with a green square instead of grey. If its green then it means Vista has recognised your gigabeat and u can now transfer music to it via gigaroom. i hope this helps people as i was on the verge of buying XP myself again... Peace all and HAPPY GIGABEATIN!

DREZO 9/3/2009

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It thinks its still plugged into the USB

Turn the battery button to the off position. It seems to work when I do it to mine. Good Luck.

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