I removes player from pc after downloading music, i clicked "safely remove device". It gave me the "you may now safely remove device", but the second i unplugged it, it turned off. I can't get it to turn back on. i tried new batteries, i tried to "update", but without the played ON the PC wont even locate the player to update. HELP PLZ!!!!!
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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it 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
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Charge your Philips GoGear ViBE for at least three hours before turning it on.
Insert the small end of your
mini USB cable into your GoGear ViBE. Insert the other end of this cable
into one of your computer's USB ports. Turn your GoGear ViBE on by
pressing and holding the "Power" button for two seconds.
Insert the Philips GoGear ViBE software disc into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Follow the onscreen prompts to install it.
Open "Computer" from the "Start"
menu and locate the GoViBE icon to make sure it has been successfully
connected to your computer.
Navigate to your music files. If
you're unsure about their location, start by looking in the "Music"
folder under the "Start" menu.
Drag and drop your music files from their folder onto the GoViBE icon in your "Computer" window.
Right-click the USB icon with
the green arrow, located in your taskbar, to disconnect your device.
Click "Safely Remove hardware," then wait until your computer confirms
that it's safe to remove the device. Disconnect the USB cable from both
your computer and your GoGear ViBE.
Select the musical note icon
from the main menu of your GoGear ViBE to open your music files.
Navigate to the sub-folders section, and select a song from either the
artist, album, track list or genre. Press the "Play/Pause" button to
begin playing a song
By attaching a USB cable from the MP3 player to a computer or laptop, then double-click the music program(Windows Media Player, Apple Itunes, Realplayer, etc.). While the Mp3 player is plugged into the computer go to the transfer music tab on the computer and pick the songs you want to download into the player, then double-click them and wait until they are finished uploading, then on the Menu bar somewhere on the computer, find the logo that shows the Mp3 player is connected, click the logo, then click on safely remove device. then unplug the cable, and enjoy.
A box should open on PC asking something like "what do you want do do?" Select the option that opens folder to view files. When folder opens, leave it open and move to step 4.
If a box does not appear in step 2: click "My Computer" or "Computer" on Vista systems, then look for a device with a drive letter (usually F: or G: or H:). This represents your mp3 playerconnected to your system and you can access it from here. Click it and it will open a file on your mp3 player for you to put music on.
Open the folder on your computer that contains the music files you want to put on your mp3 player. These files are usually found in you "My Music" folder.
Hold the Ctrl button and highlight all the music files you want on your mp3 player. When all are selected, release the Ctrl button, right click one of the highlighted files, and select "copy"
go back to the folder for your music player and right click an empty area of the folder where the files would be shown, and select "paste."
Look in your tray (the little icon area near your computer's clock) and see if there is a little icon that says "safely remove hardware" when you hover the cursor over it. If this is present, then click it and select the option to safely remove the device with the drive letter your music player was listed as. If you don't know the drive letter, then follow the first part of step 3 to find out what it is.
You may first want to check to see if your player came with software that can aid in this process. You'll also need to know what formats of media your player accepts. For these purposes, we'll assume your player accepts mp3 format media and connects to your PC via USB.
1. Connect the device to a USB connection on your computer. 2. If you're using Windows, your computer should automatically detect the device, probably showing it as a removable hard disk. 3. Double-click the removable USB device that your computer now sees and here you will have to browse to see where your player will accept the media; likely, right here will work. 4. Now, just copy & paste mp3 files from your pc to your media player/removable USB device. 5. When done, safely remove the player from the computer.
Connect your player to the USB port on your computer using the USB connector on
the Mix Max. A 'MIX-MAX' window will appear in your My Computer folder which is
the player's internal memory. To add more files and songs to your player simply
drag and drop MP3 or WMA files from anywhere on your computer into the 'MIX-MAX'
For Windows XP, you can utilize Windows Media Player 10 software
to convert music on an audio CD into MP3 or WMA format as follows:
the Windows Media Player 10 Browser, then click on the 'Rip' icon on the top
tool bar. Insert a Music CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click on
the 'Tools' menu option at the top menu bar, then click on 'Options'; the Option
setting menu will appear. Click on Rip Music and set the Rip music to the
desired location on the newly ripped music (MP3 format or Windows Media Audio
format). Adjust the audio quality as desired. When finished, click 'OK' to
confirm the settings. Click on the 'Rip Music' icon to start ripping the
music to your computer. When the music tracks are ripped; connect the player
to your computer. Open the 'MIX-MAX' window and open the ripped music location
window. To add the transferred/ripped music file/songs to your player simply
drag and drop the MP3 and/or WMA files into the 'MIX-MAX' window. When the
files are finished loading into the player, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware'
procedure as shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows
2000, please use the Windows Media Player 9 to convert music on an audio CD into
MP3 or WMA format.
Downloading WMA files with DRM using Windows Media
Player 10 (for Windows XP)
To download WMA files with DRM, follow the
procedure described below using the previously installed Windows Media Player
10. Before beginning the procedure please turn the unit on and connect the unit
to the computer as previously described.
Open the 'Windows Media Player
Browser 10' and click on 'Sync'. Click on the 'Sync List' pull-down menu to
locate the music files you wish to download. Then make sure to click the box
next to the files. Select the Portable Device that you want to copy to from
the right side drop-down menu. Click 'Start Sync' to start downloading the WMA
file(s) with DRM to the Portable Device. After finished downloading all the
desired files to your unit, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware' procedure as
shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows 2000, please
use the Windows Media Player 9 to download WMA files with DRM to your
Set your music files in the desired playback order by naming them in alphanumerical sequence such as 001_Drunken Monkey.mp3 followed by 002_Massachusetts.mp3 etc. prior to your transferring into the Digital Audio Player.
IMPORTANT: The player does not support the playback of copy protected (Digital Rights Management - DRM) music purchased from internet music stores.
You can download non copy protected music to the player via Windows Explorer
Hook up your player with the PC via the supplied USB cable.
Run Windows Explorer, and select the files to download from your music file source directory.
Drag and drop the selected files to the player, which is named as Philips in Windows Explorer.
Once the transfer process is complete, click on the removal icon on the task tray to stop and eject the player. When a message appears saying the USB device can now be safely removed from the system, click OK.
Unplug from the PC and enjoy the music on your player.
Upgrade the firmware
You can find the current Firmware version of your player in the settings menu under "Information".
Regularly check www.philips.com/support for new Firmware updates. If your firmware version is the same as the latest version posted on the support site then there is NO need to update the firmware.
However, if you do not have the latest version follows the steps below.
Connect the player to your PC.
Launch the Philips Device Manager at Start -> Programs -> Philips Digital Audio Player -> SA30XX -> Philips SA30XX Device Manager on your PC.
If you do not have this program installed yet, install it from the by-packed CD or download it from www.philips.com/support.
Make sure all other applications such as Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer that access the device are closed or else Device Manager will not recognize the device.
Make sure you are connected to the internet.
Click update, then follows on screen instruction to complete the firmware upgrade.
Make sure that your hdd is connected to the power supply
with the AC/DC adapter. Launch the Digital Media Manager DMM
application on your PC.
Click PREFERENCE to enter
the preference menu, click BROWSE to select the folder where you keep
all your music files. Click OK and then DONE to get the music into the
Click EASY UPDATE at the bottom of the Library/Device view to activate the easy update screen
Click the UPDATE LIBRARY or UPDATE BOTH icon to transfer new content from the music library of your computer to the hdd.
the update finish you may click on the removal icon on the task tray to
stop and eject the jukebox. When a message saying the USB device can
now be safely removed from the system appears click OK.
Unplug the hdd from PC and enjoy your favorite music on the move.
The Phillips website has a solution for this:
Go to the FAQ for this mp3 player. It'll tell you to install the
Device Manger which will repair the problem. I've done this,
however, the Device Manager claims my mp3 Player is not