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My GoGear 8G wont come on

When I turn on my GoGear it wont come on instead it tells me 'wait for USB connection' and thats it. Afterwards I cant turn it off without pressing the reset button. Please help me solve this problem.

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  • robwestling Jan 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, and even using repair when I do get it to connect, I cannot format the player or anything. And it says it's repaired and to disconnect it, but when I do, the same problem occurs again. It's very frustrating!

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1. On you computer, ensure that Philips Device Manager is running.
2. Turn your mp3 player on (it should freeze at the Loading or GoGear Screen).
3. Plug in the mp3 player to your USB/Charger cable (ensure it is connected to the USB port on your computer), and then perform a soft reset (Power switch down and Volume up button simultaneously).
4. Let go of the other buttons as soon as the player resets. Hold the Volume down button until the player comes on. The player will be recognized by Philips Device Manager and will report a problem (and will allow you to repair it). Windows will also recognize it as a Mass Storage Device.

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