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My philip 8gb froze up and then turned off and wont turn back on

It froze i tried resetting it.. the second it turned off??
is it broken?

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It's not broken.
You have to upgrade the firmware on the GoGear to resolve the issue.
The instructions and files that you need are on Philips website.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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