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My philips gogear format problem

My gogear sa 178 wont turn on cause of format player problem what do i do and it tells me to connect it to the pc but when i plug it in it doesn't say or do anything what do i do

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There is a reset point in the gog gear..reset it and get all your songs in again

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My philips gogear vibe wont turn on


Reset your GoGear with something sharp like the tip of a pen or the end of a paper clip,

if you're device isn't working properly or there's a frozen display.


Insert the sharp object into the "Reset" hole (located at the bottom of the player), and hold it there until the device turns off.


If resetting the device does nothing to restore the display, access the "Philips Device Manager" through your computer to recover the GoGear.


Click "Start" on your computer, then "Programs," "Philips Digital Audio Player," "Aria Device Manager," and then "Philips Device Manager."


This will launch the "Philips Device Manager." Make sure the GoGear is turned off completely. Connect your GoGear to your computer while holding down the "Volume Up" button.


Continue to hold the "Volume Up" button on your GoGear, until the "Philips Device Manager" recognizes the device and enters recovery mode.


Click the "Repair" button when it appears on your computer, then folow the steps to fully recover the GoGear.


Properly disconnect your GoGear from your computer and restart the device.


Recharge your device if your GoGear dies suddenly while playing.

Connect the GoGear to your computer via the supplied USB cord.


Plug one end of the USB cord into a functional, open USB port on your computer. Plug the free, smaller end of the USB cord firmly into the small USB jack on your GoGear and turn your computer on.

This will begin the charging process of your GoGear.


If recharging doesn't work, the battery may need to be replaced.

Check that your GoGear isn't in standby mode. Hold the "Power" button for two seconds to turn it back on.


hope this helps





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My philips go gear SA 178/17 (512mb) wont show display if it does it displays very low resolution almost unseen. how can i address this problem thanks.


You need to reset the player as it is possible that the GO Gear has hung up. Also please check if the files that are int he player are the converted files and are not corupt so as to hang up the player.
Look for the reset pin-hole to press into for reset.

Apr 01, 2011 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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All songs wont go on,then memory gets corrupted


i think the flash memory is defective. if you have still warranty on your device bring it to your dealer. if not, you could try to format the players memory. go to my computer, right click on the device and use the option format. data format should be fat32. you do this on your own risk.

Jul 23, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA3125/37 MP3 Player

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Philips gogear SA 13 56/97... i want to format it.. plz help


www.p4c.philips.com

Select country / language options then search on your model number. This site has manuals & drivers for all Philips products.

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Philips gogear SA 1356/97... i want to format it.. plz help


Try using Windows Disk Manager.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management
In the Tree-List on the right, you want Storage -> Disk Management if you can't see the tree-list select the appropriate button on the toolbar, you should be looking at something like this: http://attachments.techguy.org/attachments/129148d1206573004/disk-manager.jpg
Select your 'volume' from the list in the main part of the window and right-click. Somewhere in the menu it should say 'Format'. Select this and move through the stages.
(When asked use FAT or FAT32, not repeat not NTFS. NTFS is for Windows hard-drives only)

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Message showing - player problem connect pc and fformat player


i have philips gogear sa 1356/97 mp3 player.it is not working .when i switch on the player a message displays "Player Problem-Connect to pc-format player". My PC not detecting the device.

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Philips sa 178/17....i power up then a padlock sign comes up then shuts off


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My gogear wont turn


Could be corrupt firmware:

Install and run Philips Device Manager from the product CD.

Press and hold [PLAY/PAUSE] on the player whilst connecting to the PC.

Follow the on-screen prompts.

This will format the player and replace the firmware.

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Dead after false upgrading


Hit volume + and reconnect the GoGear to the computer - after several seconds of holding the volume + button, Windows should reload the drivers.

Mar 27, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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My mp3 player wont turn on and my songs are gone


First, try uninstalling and reinstalling the software.

If that fails:
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

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