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Dead after false upgrading

Hello,
i have philips gogear sa -178 mp3.
it was frequently turns off even with battery full.
so i decided to flash it with a new firmware.
so i downloadede the program from philips website and connected the mp3 to the usb port and launchd the program . but it asked about the serial of the devise !!!!!!!.
but the serial is torn . so i used another serial of philips gogear s -177
in this site. but the program accepted it and started to download the firmware from the internet.
but the mp3 now dead , i dont know what to do
is the problem in the wrong serial i used ?????
can any body supply me with goGear SA-178 serial

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Hit volume + and reconnect the GoGear to the computer - after several seconds of holding the volume + button, Windows should reload the drivers.

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