Thought i'd share some thoughts with you al and see if you can help me too. A few months back I was sick of the GoGear's short battery-life and having seen a cheap Ipod in-car charger I bought one on the premise that it's charge my GoGear. Boy was I wrong! After not slotting in i saw that all the connectors were essentially the same and hence figured that if I can just nudge the Ipod charger in that'd be sweet! Wrong again.
It made the GoGear stop working. It would only boot up the start screen and would never turn-off, wouldn't be recognised by the PC. Soft Reset still worked but the "Safe Mode" boot-up whereby you hold Volume - whilst re-booting after a Soft-Reset, didn't work either. After opening the GoGear up and atleast part removing the battery so that all electrical contact was lost. I was then able to put it back together and this time the computer was able to pick up the GoGear. Then when I followed all advice of repairing it with the Philips Device Manager I had on the CD from the time I bought it it just said something similar to "Some files are missing, please download or reinstall Philips Device Manager" Great! . . . I thought. Having then downloaded the new Device Manager which came with the latest Firmware I did a Firmware upgrade and "Repaired" the GoGear. All now worked. It would boot-up and I could browse and Sync files. Problem being that they could never play. The Play Bar would recognise the lenght of the track but then always hang on 00:00. This is also the problem if I try to do a voice recording. Nothing happens. I've tried the version 2.0 firmware by reverting from 2.4 with a "Safe Mode" boot-up and pasting over the newer firmware in windows explorer but still no joy. So then I upgraded to 2.4 again and still no joy. Everything else works fine just songs don't play or record.
Please can someone also advise how long a "Repair" should take? It seems to only take a few seconds and then asks me to disconnect the GoGear from the PC to complete. However nothing seems to get repaired!!! This makes me think that perhaps my GoGear isn't repairing properly?
Thanks to all who have posted here and elsewhere on this topic, I found your words of wisdom valuable in restoring my player to it's former glory. Just need to get it to play now! Please can someone shed some light on to this peculiar problem?
P.S. I've also formatted the whole HD and reinstalled the firmware etc, all to no avail.
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I got my DR-05 a few days ago I learn something new everyday. You have to turn off your microphones to playback your recordings. Go to menu and scroll down to speaker and make sure you have it on. plus now see if your mic is off. scroll down to "other" click the fast forward. scroll down to "monitor mix", click the fast forward. Then you will see "Input" you got to turn that "off" to hear the speaker. The "input" is the sound that is coming into the microphones. You can\'t have it on when doing play back. There is a lot of little things about this, I am learning to. But once you get past these little things it\'s nice. I\'m working on different ways to record with the new quick button and limit controllers, haven\'t found much on it that\'s how I found you thought I would help while I am here.
I dropped my Dell DJ 20g Mp3 player today at work, and it would not reboot out of "rescue" mode. I tried to performe all of the options on the rescue page and recieved the "harddisk error" response everytime.
So... i took the back off, removed the battery pack, pulled out the hard drive and examined it. seeing nothing visibly wrong i replaced the hard drive and pluged the batt pack back in, still able to view the HD. when i turned the unit on i could hear it start to scan then suddenly stop and then start to skip, a kind of clicking sound (i could also hear this sound while the unit was still intact)
With the battery pack plugged in, i lifted the HD up (still connedted) and gave it a few thumps with my screwdriver. i looked back at the screen and it was playing a song ;]
I have no idea why the unit started to work again, just dumb luck, nor do i think this will work all the time (let alone again for anyone), but i thought i would share my story and maybe help someone who has lost all hope. So if you get as pissed off as i did, take it apart and beat the crap out of it ;] you might save some money.
Been using this for a few months. Froze up on same song while on vacation last month, and continued to play same song on repeat until battery went down. Now is frozen with "Do Not Disconnect" as it was being charged on my laptop. Attempted to unplug and plug back in and Windows gives DO NOT DISCONNECT!!!!!
Do you mean it plays a few seconds then skips onto the next song? If that is the case then most likely you have "Intro" play set which only plays a few seconds as a introduction then skips to the next time.
To fix this, during music playback, press the [menu] button, then there should be an option there to change it from "Intro" to "NORMAL" instead.
I had the same problem: "Playback error", and nothing i did, helped. But when i pushed the reset buttom, below the on/of button, it turned of, and when i switched it on again, it worked. Maybe you could try again?
Otherwise I say this on YouTube, but thought it was a little drastic ;-)" />
Did it always do this...if so it may just be the way the unit was built... a way around this is to turn on shuffle so even when it starts at the begginging you dont hear all the same songs over and over.