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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Toshiba - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Timbabeu on November 29, 2021, 05:38:17 PM

Title: Got my old F60 working.
Post by: Timbabeu on November 29, 2021, 05:38:17 PM
I had a bricked F60 sitting for years, finally tried to fix it. Here's what worked.

Im running windows 10, 64 bit. I tried to install the original gigabeat room software and even in compatibility mode, the format utility didn't seem to work and the firmware file wasn't in the program file. I had an old PATA hard drive from my old computer. I accessed it from an external enclosure, connected to my Windows 10 laptop. I was able to run the format utility and upload the firmware file and it immediately worked.

I can send the file to others if need be. I'm trying to convert this to Rockbox now.
Title: Re: Got my old F60 working.
Post by: burkjavier on December 01, 2021, 04:59:13 PM
FYI the Gigabeat format utility is just a FAT32 formatter + adds the hidden folder with the firmware for the device.   You can just back the latter up somewhere and then use any FAT32 formatter you want, in the future.

I assume btw that you didn't get Gigaroom itself working in Windows 10?  To my knowledge it doesn't work for either Windows 10 x86 or x64...Rockbox of course is a different matter.