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Plilips GoGear wont download music, says its out of date

I have a Philips GoGear MP3 player, model SA261/17.I instaled the cd, downloaded the upgrades as suggested by philips, but when i try to download music, it tells me my software is out of date & no longer compatiable with the media player on my PC. The player it recomends is musicmatch, however they seem to have merged with yahoo jukebox and it wont work. I have XP, & had Windows media player 11 which is not compatable, so I uninstalled it and downloaded media player 10 which philips recomends, and that is what tells me Im out of date. There is no software upgrades on offer and I just want to put some music on this thing without having to use a discman which takes hours.
If anyone has any suggetions, please help me

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I have downloaded windows media player 11 for my philips Go Gear Mp3 thing i only got it as a birthday prezzie 3 days ago but when i click install wmp11 it says its out of date and that a better version is on my computer but i didn't download anything else, im really upset about this because i really want it to work! so please if anyone has any help for me pleas can you reply!

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    I need a upgrade so i can download music onto my mp3



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Hi everybody. the compiuter recognizes my philips gogear, but it doesn't play music... why??? please help me.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • pajerobeso Mar 21, 2008

    and, please i lose my cd and where can i download it in internet???
    please answer and help...

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My friend, I had the same problem. I however never use jukebox but I do have Windows Media Player 11 and I could see the songs being sent to the device. Even when I opened the device files on the pc the music was there. But when unplugging the USB and turning the actual mp3 player on, there was NO music on there. What I did is go on Philips.com and start researching away. I did rollback to the older version of Media player (10) by simply going to add/remove programs and following Phillips' own instructions. Also I thought it would be a good idea to download the most recent updated info Philips had for this device, like a driver or firmware they call it. Everything worked after that. I had no owners manual also, since I bought this MP3 from my barber at his shop after he got a new IPOD. SO I downloaded the owners manual and all additional info online at their website. Hope this helped. It wasn't easy but you just have to read. Also, it did take a while , good luck............RKALAWALA

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Welcome To Fixya DIY Community^^
Its my pleasure to help You solving this Problem.

Its obvious that after the installation of a new Windows XP version in your computer, The GoGear Won't operate as usual Because it's missing drivers and the Music downloading utility in the computer Interface.
  • Now you should install the Drivers To Solve this Problem.
You can Download Drivers and utilities from the link below:
Aditional Support:

--ask me if you need any further info. i am always available.^^


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