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My philips go-gear player won't get past the "updating player screen" It turns on, goes to "updating player" and then turns off. If it is connected to the computer it will endlessly cycle, but will never sync to the media player.

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Unplug the player from your computer. Reset the player to turn it off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the GoGear to your computer. After several seconds of holding in the volume + button, a "Found New Hardware" wizard will appear. Windows will reload the software necessary for the device's proper functioning.

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