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MY GOGEAR FREEZES UP WHEN I SWTICH IT ON

I Just bought my Player last week and it freezes up any time i turn it on.what should i do?

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I can only turn player off with 'reset' and a pin, and when I turn it on, it gets to 'GoGear' and won't go any further. I've followed the instructions given and tried to run the device manager, tried the volume button thing, and nothing is working. My computer won't recognize the player and I can't get it fixed. I've had it less than a month, but I can't take it back to the store. This is the 2nd one I've had with this problem. The first one messed up within my 15 days. This one waited 20.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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