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hebertm
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Gigabeat U (aka U202, MEU202) - database error

Hello.

 

For years I've been using the Gigabeat U to make line-in recordings of a few events that happen on a weekly basis.  I rely on it so much that at one point I bought a second unit in case mine ever gave out or was low on battery power when needed.

 

About a month ago, one of my Gigabeat U's became inoperable - on power-up it just the display reads "database error".  Good thing I have a backup... until yesterday, the backup did the same thing.  In the first case, I had tried the only obvious option available - the reset button, but it didn't help.  It changed simply to show "gigabeat" and logo for a longer period of time and go black without ever showing "database error".

 

I've gotten a lot of good use out of these recorders, I'm happy to purchase a new one, but why I'm digging into this is that I have a valuable recording on the recorder I most recently used that I'm trying to acquire if at all possible.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Marc

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jim
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Re: Gigabeat U (aka U202, MEU202) - database error

Hi Marc,

 

Looks like your best bet will be to call customer support at (800) 631-3811 for help with this.  Good luck!

 

Jim

 

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hebertm
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Re: Gigabeat U (aka U202, MEU202) - database error

Thank you for your reply.

 

I did try that, and there is no support for the Gigabeat any longer.  They suggested this forum.

 

Marc

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jim
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Re: Gigabeat U (aka U202, MEU202) - database error

Marc,

 

Well, that makes a full circle... 

 

There's no follow on model available from Toshiba so eBay may be your best bet for a like replacement.  

 

That said, your long term needs may be best served by taking a look at similar types of products (media player with built-in mic for audio recording) that are currently in production by other vendors.  Sorry that Toshiba doesn't have a solution for you today in this product category.

 

Jim