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Philips Device Manager - MP3 - SA1125

I keep getting a "Buffer Overrun Detected..." error and my MP3 has gone completely dead (not battery related!) I can't even switch it on. I tried to run the device manager again and reload it but I am still getting the same error.
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I had this problem twice, the player keeps displaying some pixels spreaded randomly on the screen when I press the play/pause button or when its connected to the pc, while Philips Device Manager keeps displaying the error:
"Buffer overrun detected! Program: ...hilips\SA21xx\Device Manage.exe A buffer overrun has been detected wich has corrupted the program's internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated." (I have an old SA2115/02 device)
When I contacted Philips about this problem, they said to bring the device to them but it was out of service.
So I tried lots of repair/recvery programs and got to a point where I couldn't even format the player cause of the write-protected error. I was about to trash it when I tried this last method :
-I used an USB cable extender so I won't brake my PC's USB port
-I started Philips Device Manager
-I began pluggin/unpluggin the device repeatedly while Philips Device Manager was loading
-after the program loaded and recognized the player without giving me the error above, I left the device plugged
-I used the repair option, took a deep breath and waited until the operation was finished and voila!

Now I don't know if it will also work for you because I tried lots of rude methods wich I don't remember the exact order, like the first time I've repaired it, but it's worth trying.

Good luck!

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My philips SA3325/97 when switched on shows "Device/system error

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First, make sure the GoGear is disconnected from computer. Then, hold in the volume + button and continue holding it as you re-plug it back into computer. Continue holding the volume + button for an additional 45-60 seconds (sometimes it doesn't take this long). Windows should go into recovery mode and resuscitate player.

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I recommend you to replace the battery . Problems with powering up the GoGear are often the result of an exhausted battery. If you cannot power on the GoGear, charge the battery with the supplied charger.

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Hola Amigo! Yo también soy de Argentina. Te cuento que yo tuve el mismo problema y no encontré la solución en la Red, pero no me quedé conforme y empecé a probar y por fin LO ARREGLE! No sé específicamente que fue lo que hizo esto pero te cuento que es lo que hice y creo que es la solución, ok?

1ero. hice una copia de todos mis archivos en el disco duro e hice un formateo al mp3.

Después entré en la página oficial de Philips que es la siguiente:

Si te cuesta escribirla poné en google:
p4c philips gogear sa2325 y ahí te va a aparecer.

Bajé el archivo que dice:

Actualización del firmware - Software, Version: 4.16 Inglés
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Y lo ejecuté a ese archivo. Aparentemente este archivo no hizo nada, no instaló nada, en definitiva pareciera que no hizo nada. Ahora abrí el Programa que me venía con el Mp3 que es el PHILIPS DEVICE MANAGER y ya el problema que decía BUFFER OVERRUN no apareció.

Pero acá no se acabó todo, porque la versión que yo tenía del PHILIPS DEVICE MANAGER era la 1.1.6 y solo tenía una opción que decía ACTUALIZAR, y cuando yo ponía ahí me decía que la versión de mi Firmware no necesitaba actualización.

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