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Download the newest version of the Philips Device Manager: www.usasupport.philips.com - change your country/language as needed Enter in your exact model # Click on the link for your exact model # Click on the Software & Drivers section Click on "Firmware Upgrade Software" Install the new Device Manager Open and run the "Repair" tab
If the Repair failed in device manager, this player is done. It is not compatible with Windows Vista or Windows Media Player 11 - it will work for a time, and then fail. Call Philips and see if you are still under-warranty.
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.
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
If you have the software conect the device to the computer; press volumen + with on/off switch at same time; then press volumen - anh hold it. The software recognice the device and you can update the firmware or repair it.