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Ok my Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB keeps on freezing while charging and updating, it wont go past 20%. My computer isnt reading the device but before it freezes it says its charging when i plug it in. Philips SongBird has crashed on my computer and it will not open back up. A message box appears when i click it, and says it's crashed send a report to fix it. How do i fix this mess?

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SOURCE: freezes

You have to go to Philips website and upgrade the firmware to resolve the freezing issue.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Philips GoGear 4GB MP3 Resetting when frozen

there should be a small pinhole on the back of the device push it in and that should reset your device

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I connect my device(philips gogear Vibe 4g.)The

Hello :
1: Unplug your Mp3 player . 2: Restart system .
3: Plug the Mp3 player again . If the system didn't recognize Mp3 player this time , then :
1: Go to [ my computer ] icon on desktop .
2 : Mouse right click .
3 : Scroll down to properties .
4 : On properties click [ Hardware] .
5 : Click [ device manager ] .
6 : On device manager check if all [ USB ports ] are properly installed and working fine .
7: If there are [ question marks or wrong marks ] on the ports then they don't work properly .
This is what you need to do , if they don't work properly ;
1 : Right click on the none working ports .
2 : Scroll down to properties .
3 : On general click [ reinstall the previous program ] .

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USB mass storage device problem [ not working properly ] . Here you should right click on the none working device then go to properties and then ,
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Troubleshoot .
I hope this will help .
rate please !

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: taking apart a gogear vibe 4gb

I was trying to find a way to take this apart as well, because a soda exploded inside my car while I was away for about 6 hours, and when I came back it was covered in sticky goo, inside and out. After a little fiddling, it was easy to take apart and reassemble.

On the back, remove the barcode sticker, there is a single very small screw. Remove that. You will need a very thin-shafted cross-headed screwdriver. After its removed, take a razor and slide it into the small crack in the casing closest to screw housing, and pop the back off.

After the back is off, there are 4 more screws to remove, 2 black screws near the bottom, and two smaller silver screws on the top, one on each side of the LCD screen. You may need tweezers to remove the smaller silver screws.

After all 4 screws are removed, take your razor and slide it in between the top of the LCD screen and the casing and pop it out. Take note at how it is removed, because it needs to be reinserted the same way.

If you need to remove the directional pad, its a bit tricky. I used my tweezers to pop the two tabs on the left out, and then popped the rest out going clockwise. It takes some time and patience, because the tabs might pop back in.

There you have it. Not difficult at all.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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My philips gogear vibe 4gb when i turn it on it just keep saying updating at 20% and when i try to hook it up to the pc it just freezes up wht do i do


Press the small reset button on the unit with a pen or other small tool. Then hook it up to your computer again. Alternatively, if you have Songbird installed on your computer you can go to Tools--> Repair My Device.

CAUTION: Both of these will remove any and all data on your player.

Jul 18, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Hi, I just got the GoGear Vibe 4GB MP3 player -


Connect your device in repair mode to the PC. Using Philips Device Manager try to repair your item. How to do it is described here:
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?tmplt=ePlatform%20-%20Philips&scy=US&slg=AEN&sct=FLASH_AUDIO_PLAYER_SU&cat=MP3_MEDIA_PLAYERS_CA&grp=SOUND_AND_VISION_GR&session=20110215050442_93.189.114.198&ctn=SA1VBE04K/17&mid=Link_DiagnosticInformationTool&hlt=Link_DiagnosticInformationTool

You should follow the steps. At first clict on Repair/Update, then "how can i repair...", and so on.
I hope you will will be lucky.
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Mar 03, 2011 | Philips GoGear ViBE Digital Media 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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Go gear vibe has been frozen for about 25 min. wont shut off or anything


Hi, i stuck a pin in the reset hole, (to the right of the lock switch) and it shut it off, than all you have to do is turn it back on..

The Philips GoGear is a portable MP3 player with additional functionality such as the ability to record your voice or the radio. Some minor problems may develop in the device that keep if from working normally. The most common issues are the GoGear freezing, not powering on and memory-error messages. Troubleshoot your device to return your GoGear to normal operation.

Unresponsive

1. Your GoGear may not respond to button presses from time to time. This is often caused by an error in the operating system and can be fixed by resetting the device. Resetting the GoGear is similar to rebooting your computer. You will not lose any of the data uploaded to the device. To reset the GoGear, press the "Reset" button located on the left of the device. The screen will go blank for a few seconds and then turn back on.

If the GoGear freezes after uploading a file to the device or if one song or sound file freezes the device each time you play it, the file is likely corrupt and needs to be removed from the GoGear. Connect the GoGear to a computer and delete the file from the device.


GoGear Does Not Power On
Problems with powering up the GoGear are often the result of an exhausted battery. If you cannot power on the GoGear, charge the battery with the supplied charger.

In some instances there is an error with the device that is keeping it from powering on. Unlike the errors that freeze the device, errors that keep it from powering on cannot be cleared by pressing the "Reset" button. The errors need to be fixed by using the "Firmware Manager." The Firmware Manager is a computer program that restores your device to their factory conditions. You will be able to use your device again after restoring it to factory conditions, but you will lose all of the data on your GoGear.

To use the Firmware Manager, open the installation CD supplied with your GoGear and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Firmware Manager on your computer. Plug the GoGear into the computer and check that your computer is connected to the Internet. Open "Firmware Manager" on your computer. You will be prompted to "Restore" the firmware or "Update" the firmware. Since you need to restore your device to working order, select the "Restore Firmware" option. Updating the firmware will not delete the files or errors that are causing the GoGear to malfunction.

Once the process is complete and your GoGear can power on again, consider updating the firmware. Updates give your device extra functionality and repair errors in the device.


Memory Full
The GoGear allows you to make voice or FM radio recordings and saves the recordings to the internal memory. The internal memory is limited and the GoGear may show the message "Memory Full" when trying to save recordings. When you receive this message, plug the device into the computer and delete any extraneous files or files you no longer want to keep on your device. This will free up memory so you can save more recordings or place additional music files on the GoGear.


Hope it helped..


Have a nice day.

Feb 22, 2011 | Philips GoGear ViBE Digital Media Player

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Have a used Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB Media Player. How do I create the files in windows7 to transfer files and then sync to my WMP ?


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Oct 18, 2010 | Philips GoGear ViBE Digital Media Player

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Batterylife,GoGear Vibe 4GB how long between each charge, getting 5 to 6 hours.


The battery life is rated at 25 hours for audio and 4 hours for video. If the charge is not holding you can try ensuring device is secured while charging. If this does not work the battery is bad and should be replaced. This is not horrible news, batteries for the GoGear Vibe 4GB are only $10.00.

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