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Re: Philips SA 5125 MP3 Player turns off and on when...
Try doing a reset on it flip it over and near the bottem right corner of the player theres a pinhole put a paperclip or something stiff and small in the hole and hold it for about 15 secons and see if that helps or you can put it into recovery mode by holding the volume up key while connecting it to your pc
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Uninstall all Philips software.
Then, re-Install the CD that came with player.
Then plug in the mp3 player to pc.
If no go, try every usb port on pc.
If still no go, then:
Triple Reset for Philips’ GoGear: Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off.Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab.Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions. After repair is complete, upgrade the firmware for this player. Will erase all the songs, but you should be good to go again. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
In order to force the computer to reocgnize the device so that you can run the Philips Device Manager and repair your player, Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
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). You must do a firmware upgrade to resolve this issue. Open Philips Device Manager (Go to Start--> all Programs--> Philips...), and click on Update tab OR You can get it from www.usasupport.philips.com It will delete all songs off your player, so be forewarned Enter your model number on the website, click the link on next page that says SA 5125/37 w/o a "b" on the end Click on Software and drivers tab Click on firmware upgrade software - instructions enclosed -Tha Mp3 Doctor