Question about Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player
I know that my 512mb gogear is gettin on in years...but I havn't really had a problem with it till recently. It still plays the songs that are on it just fine. Holds a charge, and when I plug it into any computer, it charges just fine. The problem I'm having right now is changing the songs that are on it. I put it onto my computer and it starts charging and installs the driver software, but I cannot get into it to change the songs. When I looked at my device manager it it comes up in the listing, but when I check it's properties it says "The device cannot start" Is this a problem that can be fixed or am I out of luck and have to find a new one? Or might it be just another of Window's Vista's wonderful problems...Please help if you can, I'm gettin tired of listenin to the same stuff over and over.
1.Check usb adapter cable.
2.Check whether the Mp3 player hold button is pressed
3.Reconnect usb cable to other slot
4.Reset default settings on the mp3 player
5.control panel-system-device manager-hardware-USb serial controllers. when the mpo3 player is connected.it might offer a dedicated serial port for the device. check for properties
5.Check IIRQ settings conflicted with any other device
6.if all the settings is normal then the problem with flash Ram present inside the mp3 player. the USB serial controller might be damaged
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
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Reset your GoGear with something sharp like the tip of a pen or the end of a paper clip,
if you're device isn't working properly or there's a frozen display.
Insert the sharp object into the "Reset" hole (located at the bottom of the player), and hold it there until the device turns off.
If resetting the device does nothing to restore the display, access the "Philips Device Manager" through your computer to recover the GoGear.
Click "Start" on your computer, then "Programs," "Philips Digital Audio Player," "Aria Device Manager," and then "Philips Device Manager."
This will launch the "Philips Device Manager." Make sure the GoGear is turned off completely. Connect your GoGear to your computer while holding down the "Volume Up" button.
Continue to hold the "Volume Up" button on your GoGear, until the "Philips Device Manager" recognizes the device and enters recovery mode.
Click the "Repair" button when it appears on your computer, then folow the steps to fully recover the GoGear.
Properly disconnect your GoGear from your computer and restart the device.
Recharge your device if your GoGear dies suddenly while playing.
Connect the GoGear to your computer via the supplied USB cord.
Plug one end of the USB cord into a functional, open USB port on your computer. Plug the free, smaller end of the USB cord firmly into the small USB jack on your GoGear and turn your computer on.
This will begin the charging process of your GoGear.
If recharging doesn't work, the battery may need to be replaced.
Check that your GoGear isn't in standby mode. Hold the "Power" button for two seconds to turn it back on.
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