Question about Audio Players & Recorders
When I plug the player into the computer, Philips Device manager is not recognizing the player. It keeps telling me to connect the player to the pc.
I have tried resetting it. I have updated the software for the darn thing. Since it doesn't recognize the player I cannot use the Philips repair program. I have used different USB ports, same thing. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the philips program. any advice? thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: "Please connect player to PC"
Go to www.philips.com and download the hhdd1630/17b software and firmware updates. Install them and print off the instructions on what to do. This fixed my player and what a difference it made.................WOW
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
Install and run the Philips Device Manager from the product CD.
Switch off the player.
Press and hold [VOL+] whilst connecting the player to the PC.
Device manager should report device error.
Follow on-screen prompts.
This should format the player and re-load the system files.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
SOURCE: Philips SA6185/02 8GB MP3 Player
It's unlikely to be a fault with the player.
I have just run the Arcsoft Convertor with a DivX encoded .AVI file and it processed correctly.
One possible cause of this problem is that you may not have DivX codecs installed on your PC.
To check this, try playing your .AVI file in Windows Media Player. If it doesn't play, then you will need to download the necessary codecs. Try www.divx.com
If it plays ok, then continue---->
I assume you are trying to convert and transfer directly to the SA6185.
In this case try converting the file before connecting the player and transferring:
Open Arcsoft Media Convertor
Drag the .AVI file into the program window
Click the "Select Player:" drop-down menu and select SA61xx manually.
The "Convert To" setting should default to Folder.
The default folder setting is My Documents/Arcsoft MediaConvertor/
Click "Convert" to start the process.
If this works, then when the process has finished, navigate to the converted file.
Connect the player to the PC, and drag & drop the .WMV file directly into the Video folder of the SA6185.
Disconnect the player when the display says "Ok to disconnect" and restart.
Go to the video option and your movie should be listed and ready to play back.
If the Convert process doesn't work then, the file is most definitely the cause of the problem. If so, post again with details of the file, and how it was created.
Posted on May 16, 2008
I had the same problem and sadly the only way to fix it is to go through and bring the mp3 player back to factory settings:\ it sucks but its the only way it will work.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
I was experiencing this similar problem, and from my research so were alot of other people, what finally worked for me was this:
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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