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Mp3 player won't come on at all

I tried to restore and since I did I cannot get it to come on at all - I changed the battery - installed the cd on another computer and tried it on that one but neither will acknowledge the connection - HELP


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This problem may be due to corrupt firmware.

Install and run Philips Firmware/Device Manager from the product CD.

Select the repair option and follow the on-screen prompts.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008


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