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Sa6087/37 continually updating?????

Not sure why this happens, but you could try repairing the player with the Philips Device Manager from the product CD.

Run Philips Device Manager, then press and hold [VOL+] whilst plugging into the PC.

Device Manager should show the device connected in repair mode. Follow the on-screen prompts.

This will format the player and re-load the firmware.

When you have disconnected the player, swithc it back on. It will show "initializing" briefly, then shut down.

Re-start the player. It should show "updating" and then go to the main menu screen.

Mar 13, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA261 MP3 Player

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Finding Device Manager

Once you have the Device Manager, click on the Repair tab. to find Device Manager:

Go to, enter in your model number - SA261; on the next page, click on SA261/17 (not /17B); click on software and drivers; then click on, Firmware upgrade - software

If this fails, enter model sa6087 and click on the "Device/Firmware Manager" link under the software & drivers section for that device

If this fails, go to start-->settings-->control panel (if using Windows XP), click on Add Hardware (with the GoGear connected), and run the Add Hardware wizard

Vista has a feature that allows you to add the driver by searching on the internet;
1) Go to, enter your mp3 player model number in the search tab and see if a new driver has been developed for this device to make it compatible with Vista
2) With your mp3 player plugged in to the computer, go to Start --> Control Panel --> Systema nd Maintenance --> Device Manager
3) Find your mp3 player on the list and double-click the device; click on driver tab and then update driver - select the option that allows you to search the computer AND the internet for the driver (make sure you are connected to the internet BEFORE selecting this option); if you do not see your exact mp3 player name on the list, look for a similar looking name on the list such as "MTP Device"; also, look for devices with a yellow exclamation mark next to them - this is a sign of a device needing a repair or driver update

If all of the above fails, reply to me - I have a few other tricks up my sleeve.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 09, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA261 MP3 Player

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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

Dec 31, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Downloading songs

Grab the software from the Philips website - since revamping the site recently, it looks like the original CD software may no longer be available, so load it by entering a slightly different model number - SA6087/37, for instance. click on Software and Drivers, and then "Device/Firmware Manager". After doing this, there is a firmware upgrade available through entering the correct model number of your device on the Philips website.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 22, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA261 MP3 Player

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My mp3 player not supported
Enter your model number
On the next page, click on your exact model number without the "B" on the end
On the next page, click on "software and drivers"

Jun 18, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA261 MP3 Player

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GoGear SA261 - not accessing the mini SD card

The GoGear is only compatible with certain types of SD cards. check the Philips website - product information link on SA261 page for specs on which cards are compatible.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 12, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA261 MP3 Player

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