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My Philips GoGear (4 GB) is showing a symbol indicating that the battery needs a recharge (battery symbol with a thin red line at the far right - within the symbol). I thought I could recharge it by plugging it into a USB port on a powered-up computer. It's been plugged in for about 1 hour, and the battery symbol hasn't changed. Is it charged up, or simply not recharging? If the latter, how do I recharge it? Thank you.

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Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged- it will prevent the player from charging.

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