Question about Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player
My mp3 player was bought this summer and it was great untill about 2 or 3 months ago. it freezes if i shuffle too many times (like 5 is too many!) and it usually freezes at the end of every other 4th song while its playing. it always has a full battery because i charge it often.. sometimes songs are gone when i unfreeeze it using the reset button.
Update the firmware first
It could be a hardware issue requiring replacement, but here are the things you can try to narrow it down:
1. Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged
2. Reset the player
3. Run an Updated using the latest version of the Philips Device Manager from Philips website
4. Run a Repair in Philips Device Manager
Triple Reset for Philips’ GoGear:
Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab. Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions.
After repair is complete, upgrade the firmware for this player. Will erase all the songs, but you should be good to go again.
If these methods fail, call Philips to see if you are still in-warranty.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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