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GoGear, water damaged, flashes when plugged into computer...?

My GoGear has been put through hell-- was washed by my folks with my jacket when I was sick. This was months ago. Now, months later, I've plugged it into the computer, and it does turn on, showing the welcome screen because it was reset. Only, this screen shows for just a second, then stops, and flashes every second or so to that screen and off.

So would anyone know what part would be the damaged one? My guess would be the battery doesn't hold a charge, but I can't be sure-- it hasn't given itself a chance to charge because of this. So maybe it's some kind of hard drive issue?

Not sure myself, so would anyone else by chance have an idea of the problem?

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SOURCE: philips mp3 player sa6045

This player shows the "Do not disconnect" message when it is doing something critical such as transferring tracks or updating firmware, which could corrupt the player if disconnected part way through.

The player shows the "OK to disconnect" when it is idle. As the message says, it's ok to disconnect, as the player will not corrupt if disconnected when it is idle.

These messages mean that the player does not need the "Safe to remove" procedure.

It is ok to disconnect part way through charging. Also the player will condition the battery once it is fully charged, so it's ok to leave it charging.

Occassionally batteries can "memorise" when constantly disconnect and reconnected without fully charging and discharging. To help prevent this, fully discharge the player (leave on until dead) and fully charge and condition (leave charging for about 12 hours) every couple of weeks or so.

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Hi, I had the same problem with my SA31xx, when I plugged it into my PC it made the normal usb sounds and then a flash symbol appeared over the battery on the screen. It would not charge at all, I replaced the usb cable and it now works perfectly. Hope this helps.  

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First, try uninstalling the auto-update software. If that fixes it, you can update the firmware manually.

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