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Philips GoGear 2GB memory corruption

Hi, We purchased a Philips GoGear Ipod and a couple days later this poped-up. we did the repair and there is no change. WHAT TO DO ? HELP!!!!!



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  • aristacat Mar 13, 2008

    i downloaded music on my go gera phillips mp3 and every time i turn it on it says memory corruption repair now. how do i fix that?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    when i turn on my philips mp3 it says memory corruption. then it says press ok and the problem will be solved but when i press ok it turns off

  • dmiller123 Apr 03, 2008

    when i turn on the mp3 memory corruption will com on and when i press ok it will repair and turn off

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    i have the same problem as these people when i turn it on it says mwmoey corruption repair now and when i do it repairs it then shuts off i can do this for hours and it dose the same thing how do i fix it? justin_vaughn68@yahoo.com

  • demonteporte Oct 11, 2008

    help

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I deleted everything on my go gear and its still saying i need to free up space!

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I have the same problem , my friend works on them said some how the info on the hard drive got ereased. maybe i had i to close to big speakers .

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Earase every thing and it might work one of my frinds did and does that when it happens so try it

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