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It won't turn on! Please help asap!

My GoGear SA5285/37 8GB won't turn on all of a sudden! Why is that? And most importantly, what can I do to get it back on? I've tried holding 'vol +' and 'power' buttons together, but don't get anything. Also tried the reset small button close by the cable port.
Please, help!!
Thank you!!

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It could be a hardware issue requiring replacement, but here are the things you can try to narrow it down:
1. Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged
2. Reset the player
3. Run an Updated using the latest version of the Philips Device Manager from Philips website
4. Run a Repair in Philips Device Manager

If these methods fail, call Philips to see if you are still in-warranty.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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Connect the GoGear to your computer via the supplied USB cord.


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Check that your GoGear isn't in standby mode. Hold the "Power" button for two seconds to turn it back on.


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Disconnect the GoGear from the computer
Reset it first (pinhole in back - safety pins work best), even if nothing happens - just to be on the safe side
Nothing will happen still, but we are OK
Make sure the power is off, and hold in the volume + button, reconnect the GoGear to the computer while holding in the volume + button, and continue holding volume + until a window pops us saying Found New Hardware Wizard
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