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When i turn on my mp3 it dosent stay on .. for 5-6 second is on and then he gets off

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Sounds like the firmware is corrupt.

Use the supplied software to restore/repair the player. This will format the player and re-flash the firmware.

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How do i arperate dont have manuel


I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in operating the Player. Please click hear to get the manual and also useful instructions about the unit.

Please let me know if you require any further assistance or clarification.
Thanks for understanding.

Apr 29, 2011 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Do not have manuel


SA178/07:
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa178_07/sa178_07_dfu_aen.pdf

SA178/17:
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa178_17/sa178_17_dfu_aen.pdf

SA178/37:
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa178_37/sa178_37_dfu_aen.pdf

Jan 25, 2011 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Philips go gear does not switch off why?


Hold the button in for about 5 seconds. It's like a safety built in so you don't bump the power to off accidently.

Jan 26, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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I have a Philips MP3 player, loaded. I am listening to music but want to turn it off. There's no OFF button


get all the songs off the the mp3 player and then format the mp3 player and then get the new frimare for it then put all the songs back on it how long have you had it!!

Dec 17, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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It's about the Philips GoGear SA178 MP3


if you have the recording option on it yes but don't worry to format it

Dec 04, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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That player is ancient by mp3 player standards - the battery probably needs replaced. I am suspecting that that player has a hardware malfunction that cannot be solved, but to narrow down the possibilites: First, make sure the hold/lock switch is not engaged. Try turning your player on again. Consult your manuals for details on what I have just said. Second, try resetting the player - the Philips website/user manual will tell you how to reset your particular GoGear. Third, download the latest version of your Philips Device Manager by going to Philips website. Once you have done that, first run the Update function to upgrade the firmware. Finally, run the Repair function in the updated Philips Device Manager. If all of the above methods fail, call Philips and find out how to get an in-warranty replacement (or take it back to the store).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 18, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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NOT'''' RESPONDING


Connect your mp3 player to the computer.
Open the Philips Device Manager
Run the Repair function.
If the Device Manager does not recognize the player, connect the player to the computer (while the player is in the OFF position) while holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the vol + button for 5-15 seconds until a window pops up on the computer screen that says Found New Hardware Wizard. Follow the directions and it will lead you to do a Repair in the Philips Device Manager.

If this strategy doesn't work, your player is screwed. Call Philips and find out how to get an in-warranty replacement (or take it back to the store).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 16, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Wont stay turned on.



1) Make sure the usb charger is in the lock position before trying to charge.
2) Open Philips Device Manager and try repairing the device. [connect your GoGear to the computer, open Philips Device Manager (Start-->All Programs-->Philips), and click on the repair tab. Now, disconnect your GoGear from computer. Turn the GoGear off if it is not already. Press and hold the volume + key and connect the GoGear to the computer (while still pressing the volume +). A window will pop up saying a repair is being performed. now you can let go of the Volume + button. The repair will get your device working normally again. WARNING: the repair process will delete any music/other media file from your GoGear.]

3) after repair, perform a firmware upgrade ("Update" tab in Philips Device Mgr while GoGear is connected to computer - see Philips website for more details)

Worst case scenario - Even rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charging cycles. The battery for the SA178 is an LI-Polymer 300mAh 12-hr battery. Philips won't fix it for you, but you might want to find a local repair service.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 07, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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I cant get it to stay on!


If it is almost new, return it to where you bought it for a replacement. There are no user serviceable parts inside the player. Note that most players require the button to be held for a few seconds at turn on.

Jul 19, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Philips SA178 MP3 Player


Here's the url for the Philips website, user manual for the MP£ player. You'll need Abobe Acrobat to view it. http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/s/sa178_07b/sa178_07b_dfu_aen.pdf Power on: Press and hold >|| key (where the > is a tfilled in triangle facing to the right) until the PHILIPS splash screen appears.

Jul 10, 2007 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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