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DATABASE ERROR THERE IS THIS DISPLAY ON MY GOGEAR DEVICE/DATABASE ERROR THAT HAS BLOCK THE DEVICE

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    same problem dude..

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Download the updated version of the Philips Device Manager from www.usasupport.philips.com

Once you have downloaded the latest version, run the "Update" function in the Device Manager, and it will upgrade your player's firmware. It will solve most DB corruption issues.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Ans Ali May 12, 2011

    i also have the same problem of device/database error....but i already have the latest firmware...what should i do/?=(

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Database error


You have to download the updated version of the Philips Device Manager from www.usasupport.philips.com

Once you have downloaded the latest version, run the "Update" function in the Device Manager, and it will upgrade your player's firmware. It will solve most DB corruption issues.

Mar 03, 2011 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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It will not turn on or charge


Hi, the Philips GoGear is a portable MP3 player with additional functionality such as the ability to record your voice or the radio. Some minor problems may develop in the device that keep if from working normally. The most common issues are the GoGear freezing, not powering on and memory-error messages. Troubleshoot your device to return your GoGear to normal operation.

Unresponsive

1. Your GoGear may not respond to button presses from time to time. This is often caused by an error in the operating system and can be fixed by resetting the device. Resetting the GoGear is similar to rebooting your computer. You will not lose any of the data uploaded to the device. To reset the GoGear, press the "Reset" button located on the left of the device. The screen will go blank for a few seconds and then turn back on.

If the GoGear freezes after uploading a file to the device or if one song or sound file freezes the device each time you play it, the file is likely corrupt and needs to be removed from the GoGear. Connect the GoGear to a computer and delete the file from the device.


GoGear Does Not Power On

2. Problems with powering up the GoGear are often the result of an exhausted battery. If you cannot power on the GoGear, charge the battery with the supplied charger.

In some instances there is an error with the device that is keeping it from powering on. Unlike the errors that freeze the device, errors that keep it from powering on cannot be cleared by pressing the "Reset" button. The errors need to be fixed by using the "Firmware Manager." The Firmware Manager is a computer program that restores your device to their factory conditions. You will be able to use your device again after restoring it to factory conditions, but you will lose all of the data on your GoGear.

To use the Firmware Manager, open the installation CD supplied with your GoGear and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Firmware Manager on your computer. Plug the GoGear into the computer and check that your computer is connected to the Internet. Open "Firmware Manager" on your computer. You will be prompted to "Restore" the firmware or "Update" the firmware. Since you need to restore your device to working order, select the "Restore Firmware" option. Updating the firmware will not delete the files or errors that are causing the GoGear to malfunction.

Once the process is complete and your GoGear can power on again, consider updating the firmware. Updates give your device extra functionality and repair errors in the device.


Hope it helps...

Have a nice day.

Feb 22, 2011 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Go gear vibe has been frozen for about 25 min. wont shut off or anything


Hi, i stuck a pin in the reset hole, (to the right of the lock switch) and it shut it off, than all you have to do is turn it back on..

The Philips GoGear is a portable MP3 player with additional functionality such as the ability to record your voice or the radio. Some minor problems may develop in the device that keep if from working normally. The most common issues are the GoGear freezing, not powering on and memory-error messages. Troubleshoot your device to return your GoGear to normal operation.

Unresponsive

1. Your GoGear may not respond to button presses from time to time. This is often caused by an error in the operating system and can be fixed by resetting the device. Resetting the GoGear is similar to rebooting your computer. You will not lose any of the data uploaded to the device. To reset the GoGear, press the "Reset" button located on the left of the device. The screen will go blank for a few seconds and then turn back on.

If the GoGear freezes after uploading a file to the device or if one song or sound file freezes the device each time you play it, the file is likely corrupt and needs to be removed from the GoGear. Connect the GoGear to a computer and delete the file from the device.


GoGear Does Not Power On
Problems with powering up the GoGear are often the result of an exhausted battery. If you cannot power on the GoGear, charge the battery with the supplied charger.

In some instances there is an error with the device that is keeping it from powering on. Unlike the errors that freeze the device, errors that keep it from powering on cannot be cleared by pressing the "Reset" button. The errors need to be fixed by using the "Firmware Manager." The Firmware Manager is a computer program that restores your device to their factory conditions. You will be able to use your device again after restoring it to factory conditions, but you will lose all of the data on your GoGear.

To use the Firmware Manager, open the installation CD supplied with your GoGear and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Firmware Manager on your computer. Plug the GoGear into the computer and check that your computer is connected to the Internet. Open "Firmware Manager" on your computer. You will be prompted to "Restore" the firmware or "Update" the firmware. Since you need to restore your device to working order, select the "Restore Firmware" option. Updating the firmware will not delete the files or errors that are causing the GoGear to malfunction.

Once the process is complete and your GoGear can power on again, consider updating the firmware. Updates give your device extra functionality and repair errors in the device.


Memory Full
The GoGear allows you to make voice or FM radio recordings and saves the recordings to the internal memory. The internal memory is limited and the GoGear may show the message "Memory Full" when trying to save recordings. When you receive this message, plug the device into the computer and delete any extraneous files or files you no longer want to keep on your device. This will free up memory so you can save more recordings or place additional music files on the GoGear.


Hope it helped..


Have a nice day.

Feb 22, 2011 | Philips GoGear ViBE Digital Media Player

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Device/database error


there must be some discs or software that you need to install and after a format and getting the software to synch it that should resolve it - am guessing they have made there own software that should format it correctly for you.

Jun 28, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Can not view pics on mp3 player


GoGear is missing music or pictures. The missing files can be seen using Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player but not on the menu of the GoGear. Most of the time the issue occurs after loading new files on the unit. What could be the problem?


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The database of the device may be corrupted, this may be resolved with the firmware upgrade to version 2.4. Please follow the instructions below to upgrade the firmware

IMPORTANT: Please note that since this is a special release, updating the device with this firmware version will result in the loss of all content (music , photos, data files) currently on your device. It is advised to first back up all the content from the device to your PC before carrying out the update. You should copy any files you don't want to lose to your hard drive using Windows Explorer.

  1. Download the attached zip file into a temp folder of your PC
  2. Unzip the file into the temp folder and then double click the DM_WEB_ENG.exe file to install the latest version of the Device Manager on your PC
  3. Follow screen instructions to complete the installation of the latest version of the Device Manager application on your PC. (Version 5.3 (022) for HDD1420, HDD1620, HDD1630 & HDD1635) (Version 5.2 (022) for HDD6320 & HDD6330)
  4. Connect the GoGear to the power supply with the AC/DC adapter.
  5. Make sure all other applications such as Philips Device Plug-in, Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer that accessing the device are closed or else Device Manager will not recognize the device. Launch the Device Manager at Start->Programs->Philips Device Manager->Philips Device Manager on your PC.
  6. Select the REPAIR tab on the dialogue box and then click Repair to start repairing.
    IMPORTANT: All music & content of the device will be erased once the GoGear is repaired.
  7. Once the repair is complete a dialogue box will pop up; click OK and unplug the GoGear from the computer. Follow all screen instructions to complete the repair.
  8. The Device Manager will close automatically once the success message is displayed. Close all opened application and then unplug y our device.
  9. Once the GoGear is disconnected from the computer, the display will show “Firmware Upgrading” for a couple of seconds and then start up as usual. You will then need to re-sync the GoGear using Windows Media Player to place your files back on the GoGear.

Nov 28, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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Philips GoGear 4gb


Connect ..... Format .... if still does not work ... reset ... if still not working please upgrade firmware from philips website

Oct 14, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Gogear 8gb


The HDD1830 is not Mac compatible. The database file has probably been deleted or corrupted. The player doesn't scan the hard disk on start-up, it only read the database file. Anything it doesn't read from the database file is ignored.

You will need to restore the player with the Philips Device Manager, and re-load your tracks.

Jun 20, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD1830 MP3 Player

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Philips GoGear memory error


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).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 07, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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