Gets stuck at the loading screen, also a lack of battery life.
Hi there, so i have the 60GB X5. and first things first.
It was working PERFECTLY yesterday, nothing wrong with it at all, it hasnt been dropped, or whacked or anything what so ever.
I got back in my dorm room from my easter holiday, and now the thing just wont do anything.
It loads up
and it gets stuck at the "Digital Pride COWON" screen straight after the little water wavey type scene.
But yet, if i connect it to my laptop, then i can mess around with all of the files and do what i want . . . . hmmm interesting?
although I will say that the screen goes white when connected to my laptop, as opposed togoing to the "connected" screen.
and last but not least, my battery life is appaling.
I broke the charger sometime ago so i now have to charge through one of them USB plug socket things, but i have always had a short battery life with this, if im lucky i will get 2 hours out of it.
Whats the problem guys? I dont want to lose 40gig of music for the second time in my life, i think i would actually cry.
thanks in advance people
Re: Gets stuck at the loading screen, also a lack of...
I had the same problem, try to reset it or, if you got rockbox built in try to turn it on and off, i don't know if you might have 2 sides to your mp3 player but try that out, and definitely buy a new battery, they sell it most likely at any electronic store...the wires should be plugged in inside and if not try to connect them inside: connect them as this red, black, and red if you do that it should solve your problem
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mine did the same until i got a new power supply. it requires a 5volt dc pos tip charger with 20 watts. a universal 3-7.5v 2amp charger from radioshack does the trick. make sure the tip is yellow for the charger.
it don't take long, it depends on the file size you are putting into it, otherwise it might take a while based on that, or the amount of file you have in it, if it takes a while scrolling and you get a hour glass on your computer screen wait until it all loads up and it should work perfectly for you
When a Gogear or or other mp3 player gets low on battery life they begin to act up. What has happen is you battery life has been depleted. Even after charging the battery, it will not be able to act normal. I have had this happen too. The only thing you can do is call Phillips to see if there is some kind of warrenty still left or you can have them fix it or try to fix it yourself. The batter is somewhat expensive, $40. I ended up just selling it on eBay explaining the battery problem and someone bought it. Then I used that money and bought a functional one for only a little more. It really is the best way to do it unless you have an extra battery around and know how to fix it. Unlike the iPod, there are not a million knock off batteries out there for the Goegear so you are basically stuck with the options I gave you, sorry.
The same thing happened to mine a couple of times..
I let the battery run completely down then plugged it into my computer.. after a couple of attempts it seems to recognised the mp3 player, and works at least for a bit after that.
I've now deleted and added quite a few various tracks, and it has been fine for a while now.. so not sure if it might be a corrupt/dodgy file taht I've now deleted or something?
I read somewhere that even with a functional lyra, when it displays "battery full", you should keep charging for another hour. This is said to extend battery life and give you an extra 2-3 hours of power.
Either this is perfectly normal, or it indicates that the battery reading tends to be inaccurate. In any case, try leaving it charging even after it gives you the message.
Another thing to consider is, how long has it been in the box?
I'm not sure about lithiums, but most rechargeables I know live longer when used. Live it alone for too long and you shorten it's life.
Could be good to get a second opinion on this battery thing though.
If there's a warranty, don't let it waste.