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Gogear 8gb i connected my go gear to an apple macbook and my songs wont play when i disconnect it. what can i do. my file still appear but they dont play

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Back up your files to a PC compatible computer. Load Philips device manager software on the non Mac PC. Connect your Gogear to the PC with the USB cable and run the device manager software. This will reload the firmware to you Gogear and solve your problem. Now reload the files to the Gogear and you will be good to go. NEVER plug it into your MAC again as this will cause your problem to return. I hope this helps you out but if not feel free to contact me and I will help you out until we have this fixed.
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The HDD1830 is not Mac compatible. The database file has probably been deleted or corrupted. The player doesn't scan the hard disk on start-up, it only read the database file. Anything it doesn't read from the database file is ignored.

You will need to restore the player with the Philips Device Manager, and re-load your tracks.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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