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My GoGear wouln't recharge

I bought the gear 14 months ago, so the quarantee in Finland for 1 y is expired. I havn't been using the goGear after last summer so now when listening the radio with it the batteries went flat. The thing will not recharge! There is no sign of life in it even if I stick it in my computer in the USP slot. The goGear cannot be a once charged neve ever again gear. Do anybody know any solution how to recharge it? Thanks in advance Pirkka

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Hey the same problem! Did you find an answer?

Posted on Jun 09, 2007

  • Jay Phillips Jun 10, 2007

    Found an answer. Had to go to Philips support site
    and download the firmware upgrade software and run it...It resets it all the music but now it is charging!! Here is the link!

    Good Luck!!



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