Question about Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player
Hi, Thanks in advance. I accidently droped my Gogear in water tub while that was still playing a song. Since it came in contact with water, to avoid further damage I stopped it by pressing the button. due to water presence I think button got short circuit and when next time it boot up it navigates through it's menu continueously. If you press a button that will become still at one menu but will not execute that. then light fades out, but that does not make the gogear to stop. Battery discharges. To stop I identified the fact to connect it to the computer then that makes menu off and acts as pen drive. I am nervous now as I lost a good device. I don't have any repair store around and also not confident that the store will give me a good repairing solution. I can open that but not confident, that I will not damage this again. If any one puts a photographic idea about opening and replacing the components (As this is explained for ipod repair) then I think, I will be able to repair the button, if that is not possible then I will have to use this as pen drive. If possible please post your suggestion to my mail id firstname.lastname@example.org .
The component parts for repair are not available for order. Call Philips and find out how to get an in-warranty replacement (or take it back to the store).
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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Reset your GoGear with something sharp like the tip of a pen or the end of a paper clip,
if you're device isn't working properly or there's a frozen display.
Insert the sharp object into the "Reset" hole (located at the bottom of the player), and hold it there until the device turns off.
If resetting the device does nothing to restore the display, access the "Philips Device Manager" through your computer to recover the GoGear.
Click "Start" on your computer, then "Programs," "Philips Digital Audio Player," "Aria Device Manager," and then "Philips Device Manager."
This will launch the "Philips Device Manager." Make sure the GoGear is turned off completely. Connect your GoGear to your computer while holding down the "Volume Up" button.
Continue to hold the "Volume Up" button on your GoGear, until the "Philips Device Manager" recognizes the device and enters recovery mode.
Click the "Repair" button when it appears on your computer, then folow the steps to fully recover the GoGear.
Properly disconnect your GoGear from your computer and restart the device.
Recharge your device if your GoGear dies suddenly while playing.
Connect the GoGear to your computer via the supplied USB cord.
Plug one end of the USB cord into a functional, open USB port on your computer. Plug the free, smaller end of the USB cord firmly into the small USB jack on your GoGear and turn your computer on.
This will begin the charging process of your GoGear.
If recharging doesn't work, the battery may need to be replaced.
Check that your GoGear isn't in standby mode. Hold the "Power" button for two seconds to turn it back on.
hope this helps
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