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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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Re: mp3 player won't come on at all

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.

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Hi there

Check to see that your battery is not flat,if it is you should fully charge it before you power it ion

If that is not the case,then an error is preventing your player from powering on and you will have to restore your player to its original factory settings using the firmware manager

To use the Firmware Manager, open the installation CD supplied with your GoGear and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Firmware Manager on your computer. Plug the GoGear into the computer and check that your computer is connected to the Internet.

Open "Firmware Manager" on your computer. You will be prompted to "Restore" the firmware select the "Restore Firmware" option.

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This will format and re-flash the device firmware. Any tracks on the player will be lost.

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