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Won't turn on

I have a Philips GoGeat 512. I was listening to it when I got on my pc. I unplugged my head phones from in and connected it to the pc. The pc recongized it and everything. Then after I got off the pc Pnd unplugged it it won't do anything. It won't turn on or connect to the pc. please help.

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  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    like it wont turn on like i have it in the cumputer and i take it out and it wont turn on

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    my mp3 wont turn on like it freeze up

  • wolf72 May 28, 2008

    i did what you said i followed your steps and it did what you said when i unplugged it it still didnt come on

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    My battery was low so i had it in my PC for about 2 hours and the battery life was still very low... on the lowest bar and i listened to it for about 30 mins and the battery died, now when i connect it to the PC nothing happens, i cant turn it on and when its in the USB port nothnig shows up on the PC or the player, i think its broke?

  • gatter May 30, 2008

    My battery was low so i had it in my PC for about 2 hours and the
    battery life was still very low... on the lowest bar and i listened to
    it for about 30 mins and the battery died, now when i connect it to the
    PC nothing happens, i cant turn it on and when its in the USB port
    nothnig shows up on the PC or the player, i think its broke?

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This player does not work well with Windows Media Player 11.

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it 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.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 26, 2008

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