Question about Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Cant download songs

My son has a PHILLIPS gogear Mp3 and we cannot get it to accept songs from computer can u please help ...... do we need some sort of software or something ...the mp3 is 512 MB ...please help ASAP

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers
Re: cant download songs

Go to , enter in your GoGear model number, click on the exact model number, and then click on the software and drivers tab; there will be the latest version of the "Device/Firmware Manager" on the website.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't download 2 phillips gogear

ours was doing this and we reformated the disk to fat32 and suddenly it worked correctly. No clue why this worked at all as the player was formatted fat32 already but reformatting sloved the problem

Feb 12, 2009 | Philips GoGear HDD1830 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Cant download songs to mp3

look sassy thing just copy music from internet into your windows media player then copy ti mp3

Jan 24, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Download Problems

Two problems:
1) All GoGears are completely incompatible with iTunes, AAC format.
2) Most GoGears are completely incompatible with Mac's, even though the computer will recognize it and appear to transfer songs.


-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 27, 2008 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Lost software for my Phillips GoGear

The Philips site offers the software you need.
If you have the Musicmatch player or windows media player 10
you should be able to download from either player

Sep 01, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Lost software for my Phillips GoGear enter country/language entry model number click on model # click on software & drivers
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Aug 20, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Lost software for my Phillips GoGear

Can i download the Software for my PhilipsGoGear MP3/512MB for free on here? Please!! I lost the CD installation that came with it. Plz, Get back at me!
Email no.1:
Email no.2:

Jul 02, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Phillips gogear wont let me format or repair please help

a good old smack on the desk and plugged it in a differnt usb slot a few times and it just worked. these phillips things are so dodgy!!!


Apr 05, 2008 | Philips SA5125/37 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Mp3 phillips

There are a few possible answers:
1)Start simple - disconnect the GoGear from the computer - let it update - then reconnect it to the computer; if this fails, restart your computer and try syncing again

2)You need a firmware upgrade to make the device compatible with your computer: just open up Philips Device Manager (Start --> All Programs --> Philips) - if you don't see it, then re-run the installation CD or grab the "Device/Firmware Manager" from the Philips website; click on the update tab

3) The songs have Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection.Try re-downloading the songs without DRM protection.

4) The songs are in a format not recognized by the GoGear. The GoGear, for instance, will not take iTunes files b/c they are AAC format. With MP3 files, the player supports 32 –320kbps. With WMA: 5-192kbps with sampling rate 8.0kHz up to 44.1kHz. Right click the song file, and select "Save As", and then change the format of the song file. Or, redonwload, in the above-said format.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 20, 2008 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player Logo

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Philips MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 2 Expert

48 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1330 Answers

Are you a Philips MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides