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My philips 30gb wont play my songs!!!

Ok one night i was using it and everything waz ok and i erased all da songs and put new ones on and i went to da songs and tried to play da songs and i press play and it wouldnt play and da timer at da far bottom left cornor stayed like this 00:00 and nutin would play and couldnt hear nuthing i got so mad i started to cry.. if u can giv a file of da cd dat cums wit da philips gogear 30gb dat would be kewl cuz it repairs problems dont it or if sum1 could giv me a solution dat would be kewl also :) r.i.p philips 30gb for now i hope :(

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Re: my philips 30gb wont play my songs!!!

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

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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What OS are you using?
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    IMPORTANT: All music & content of your micro jukebox will be erased once the repair function completes. 051028091949_1746.gif 051028091949_1747.gif
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