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Philips SA33XX It has a black screen and wont turn on, have tried to repair it using the manager but it says its not connected. Also tried the reset button but to no joy. any suggestions please

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  • ajderis Oct 21, 2008

    when i try to put it on, it shows a black screen. when i connect it to a computer it is recognised as a removable disk but not accessible. when i click on it, it gives the message "request could not be performed because of i/o error"

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My devce phillipssa33xx does not support with computer so give me any solution for this

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It wont stay on


Is it turning off with charger connected or without charger?
If it is turning off while charging also, Try doing a soft reset.
  1. Insert a small pin or unfolded paperclip into the reset hole located at the back of the player.
  2. Hold until the player shuts down.
  3. Power on the player again by using the Power on/off key.
If this doesn't help, try repair it using Philips device manager program which came with the CD or downloadable from Philips web.

Apr 19, 2014 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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My philips gogear vibe 8gb is brand new. I charged it and put on music and it was fine for an hour. But now it freezes on the 99% updated screen. I reseted it and i can still usb connect it but after it...


Firstly, I'd suggest that you do a soft reset of your player. You will find the reset button next to the 'power on' button on the side of the player. Please hold the Reset button using a pen tip or other sharp object for 10 seconds. Now turn it on.

If that doesn't work, you can format the player. Provided its recognized by the computer. Contents may be removed by using this function. So make sure to back up your contents. Here is how to do this:

Connect your GoGear player to your PC. On your computer desktop, double-click "My computer". Double-click on the MP3 player's icon. Right-click on the Internal Storage icon and then select "Format". Disconnect it once the format is complete.

If that doesn't work, you can repair the player. To repair it you must have the software that came with the player or you can download it from the Philips suppot site. WWW.philips.com/support/. Players that start with SA1xxxx uses Device manager and the Players that start with SA2xxx uses Philips Songbird.

Here is how to Repair your GoGear MP3 player using Device Manager:

Launch Device Manager and click the Tool menu and select "Repair my Philips GoGear", then follow the instructions to perform the repair process.

Here is how to Repair your GoGear MP3 player using Philips Songbird:

Launch Songbird and then connect your player to your computer. Select "Repair my Philips GoGear" under the "Tools" menu. Follow the instructions given by the pop-up windows to perform the repair process.

*Contents may be removed by using repair and format functions. So make sure to back up your contents.

Hope this helps.
Cheers..

Feb 27, 2011 | Philips GoGear ViBE Digital Media Player

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It freezes with light on the screen, it wont turn off. i've tried the reset several times but it wont reset


If soft reset does not work, then you may have to use the Device Manager to recover your player:
If you have not already installed the Device Manager, follow the on screen instructions to install the Device Manager from the installation CD or download the latest version of the Device Manager application from http://www.philips.com/support.
Make sure all other applications Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer that access the device are closed or else Device Manager will not recognize the device. Launch the Device Manager at Start->Programs->Philips Device Manager on your PC. Select the REPAIR tab on the dialogue box.
Power off the player. Press and hold the "+" key and then connect it to the PC until you are prompted to release the key.
Select the device name and then click OK and REPAIR.
IMPORTANT: All music & content of your device will be erased once the Player is repaired.
Once the repair is complete a dialogue box will pop up; click OK and unplug the Player from the computer.
The Device Manager will close automatically once the success message is displayed. Close all opened application and then unplug your device.
Once the Player is disconnected from the computer, the display will show "Firmware Upgrading" for a couple of seconds and then start up as usual.
Tip: Update your player's firmware to the latest version to reduce the chance of future hang-ups. See "How do I update my player with the latest firmware?" for instructions.

Feb 25, 2011 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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My PHILIPS SA33XX mp3 player wont read on my computer


i gave up trying to fix it. once its fucked its no good, you might as well throw it to the tip. So i failed my english and history classes because i didnt have my assignments and i didnt have enough time to do them again but in the time i would have spent fixing it i went and got a job and bought another one.

Jun 10, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Need help on repairing my Phillips gogear mp3


As far as opening the Philips Device Manager - if it won't pop up automatically, then on a computer running Windows XP, you can go to Start (on your desktop) --> All Programs --> Philips --> Philips Device Manager to open the program.

Mar 21, 2009 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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My philips gogear wont turn on


It could be a hardware issue requiring replacement, but here are the things you can try to narrow it down:
1. Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged
2. Reset the player
3. Run an Updated using the latest version of the Philips Device Manager from Philips website
4. Run a Repair in Philips Device Manager

If these methods fail, call Philips to see if you are still in-warranty.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 14, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA5285/37 Digital Media...

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White lines on the screen


It could be a hardware issue requiring replacement, but here are the things you can try to narrow it down:
1. Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged
2. Reset the player
3. Run an Updated using the latest version of the Philips Device Manager from Philips website
4. Run a Repair in Philips Device Manager

Triple Reset for Philips’ GoGear:

Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab. Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions.

After repair is complete, upgrade the firmware for this player. Will erase all the songs, but you should be good to go again.


If these methods fail, call Philips to see if you are still in-warranty.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 12, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Wont turn on


Triple Reset for Philips’ GoGear:

Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab. Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions.

After repair is complete, upgrade the firmware for this player. Will erase all the songs, but you should be good to go again.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 09, 2008 | Philips SA5125/37 MP3 Player

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Wont start


Could be corrupt firmware.

Install and run Philips Device Manager from the product CD.

Select the Repair / Restore option.

Press and hold [VOL+] on the player whilst connecting to the PC, and follow the on-screen prompts.

Apr 01, 2008 | Philips SA5125/37 MP3 Player

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