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Down loaading I am able to sync. music easily but I wish to hear audio books .I purchased several on line but it will not format for me. It appears that it is sent to the mp3 player bt when I try to listen it will not show for me. I have to assume that it is not speeking the same language so how to I make it happen

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Re: down loaading

You can first try editing the ID3 tags in Windows. Right click on the music file while it is displayed on the Windows Media Player window - click on "Advanced Tag Editor" - you will be able to change the genre and several other pieces of information.

Make sure you back up all songs on the GoGear before attempting this solution.

1) Back up all files on the GoGear
2) Open up Philips Device Manager (Start --> All Programs --> Philips)
3) Click on the Repair Tab, and look for a msg that says connect the player while holding the volume + button
4) Disconnect the GoGear from the computer and turn the GoGear off - hold in the volume + button and continue to hold it as you reconnect the GoGear to the computer; after holding the volume + button for up to 20 or 30 seconds, a window will open up saying that your device is being repaired (now you can let go of the volume + button); after the repair is successfully complete, your GoGear will be good as new

Now you can do the firmware upgrade that will prevent this problem from occuring in the future. Open up Philips Device Manager and click the Update tab. This problem was caused because most GoGear's were designed for Windows XP with Media Player 10 (which is no longer the latest standard).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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