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My philips gogear 8gb has froze and has been frozen for 4 hours now. what can i do?

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    how do i get music videos from youtube on to my go gear device, when it wont accept data from real player

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There is a slot next to the lock button on the bottom of the device.
Use the point of a safety pin or paper clip, and insert it into that slot. This will reset the device.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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ok.
all you need to do is push and hold the ^ (up) key on the front and the Volume + key on the side for a few seconds. This will force the hddto reset and turn off. Now you can turn it back on and continue using it. Please note this doesn’t erase the data or music off the MP3 player.

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