Question about Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player

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My philips gogear 6GB hdd1630 mp3 player is frozen on the tracks page (where all the songs are) its not doing anything, i pressed the power button and it didnt do anything.I plugged my mp3 player up to the charger it still didnt do anything .Nothing else works either the only thing i havent tried is plugging it up to my computer but i dont want to try that just yet because im afraid that, that will make all my songs come off.

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  • MusiqMan Mar 20, 2008

    I pressed my power button and nothing happens, it seems to be broke. Can anyone help??

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    My Mp3 player will go to the songs but won't play them. I can see my songs but they will not play at all. Recently i brought a stereo system that goes to the ipod but it could go to mp3 players also. I think that is the reason that my player went dead!!!!!!!! I advise anyone not to buy any stereo system that is not philips brand and chunk it in the garbage disposer and laugh your freaking head off. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    i have same problem i cant turn it off. really annoying and i cant seem to open it up to take the battery out.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Hi, on my Philips HFF1630 whenever i try to add pictures on the computer

    it lets me but when i turn it on to pictures its blank.
    i tried every file and nothign seem sot work.

    if you can please help me at a.dunbar07@hotmail.com

  • mouserchick6 Aug 04, 2008

    When My MP3 was hooked to the computer it froze and nothing works it wont even power off

  • waterlilynl Aug 29, 2008

    I have a Philips Gogear 6gb, doesn´t play, I put mp3 music there, and the mp3palyer reconize the musics, but doesn´'t play. Doesn't count the time of the music,

    Could you please help me?

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

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  • Charlie1327 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the Phillips 8GB go gear I can't turn my player off . It want play any of my songs thru my computer. It's like it is frozen when I hook it up to my computer.. It will play my songs thru my stereo but it still wont turn off It plays untll it dies. Can someone HELP me.

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Ideally you should go to Philips and download the HDD1630/17b software and firmware and print off the instructions and redo your player

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Press and hold the power and + buttons for 3-6 seconds and it should turn off the power then it should work just fine gl! :D

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Reset the player push the power button while also hoding the volume up button. This resets all of the freeze ups that you may encounter and it doesnt erase all of your songs.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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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)
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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).

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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

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