Do I have to have someone else put in the battery for me? Can I do it myself? How much do you think all of that would cost? The battery and having someone install it for me? Is it just not worth it? Should I just get a new ipod?
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Re: How do I replace it?
No. Take it into a store then, radioshack. the nerd herd are very skilled - they will charge you 15$ +/- to install with battery. Its not a big deal and can do it on the fly. Good luck, generic battery is fine and cheap, lasts close to the original at half the price.
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Apparently your battery is dead.. Just install a replacement battery and it will be alright. If I am not wrong this player uses 3V, 1200mAH battery. Please verify before buying the replacement. It should cost you around 15-20$
The battery for this player lasts 1Day(mp3) and 5-7hrs(video.) You cannot fit a replacement yourself as you will have to take the player apart. Proffessional help is advisable. A replacement battery will cost around 15$.
And you can carry but cannot view documents on this player. Here are the complete specs for your player
: United States
Digital storage media type
Digital Player / Recorder
Digital player supported digital audio standards
Digital player response bandwidth
20 - 18000 Hz
Digital player sample rate
48 KHz=8 KHz=11 KHz=32 KHz=44.1 KHz=16 KHz=22 KHz
Digital player signal-to-noise ratio
Digital Player total harmonic distortion
Digital player ID3 tags support
Digital player additional features
Variable bit-rate compatible,
Battery Enclosure Type
1 x Lithium polymer Rechargeable Internal
Battery Life Details
Video playback 6 hour(s),
MP3 playback 30 hour(s)
1 x Headphones Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm,
1 x USB
is it connected properly?there should be a green line going back & forth on a "battery" if the battery is no good,theyre cheap on Ebay.Make sure its new,check shipping costs as they vary.Open up the back-4 screws.Lift out battery.FULLY recharge.Very easy.
If you found the same battery all you need to do is unplug the old one from the player and insert in the new one. The wires should lead to the plug. Use your nails to carefully pull it out. and and you place it back in make sure you hear a click. If not I have explained how I did it here.
I replaced my battery with an old cellphone battery from samsung that was going to be thrown away. You probaly can find one on ebay for about $10. Make sure it is a square 3.7 liion recharageable battery. You may not need to do all of this if you find one just like the one in the player. But it may cost you about 20 - 30 bucks. Only do this if you are sure of what you are doing. I just break up the battery pack and open up the player. This is where it gets tricky. Unplug the battery and put it aside. Examine both batteries. Cut the green plastic from the player battery. Careful. There will be a circuit board on the one from the player. The idea is to remove it with the metal connectors than place it on the cellphone one. Make sure you place it the right way. Than tape it up tight with electrical tape. So it can fit back in the player. They plug in and charge for 4 hrs. And there you have it. If the player can't turn on with out the charger you did not made the connection tight enough on the battery.
Here's a better solution - no offense, silly girl. First, find out if the computer will recognize the GoGear when you plug it in. If so, then use the Repair function in the Philips Device Manager.
If the computer doesn't recognize the player: Disconnect the GoGear from the computer, and turn the player off. Hold in the volume + button and continue to hold it as you re-plug the GoGear back into the computer. After 45 seconds to one minute, Windows will go into recovery mode and resucitate your player.
Also, the number for the Manufacturer - Philips - is
1-866-PHI-LIPS (or was it 1-888? - one of these is an adult line, the other is not) :-)