Question about Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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It Bricked itself

When i turn it on it says "Connect to PC" and when i connect it to the PC the PC will not recognize it. Even the Philips device manager. the philips support page says that the philips device manager will fix it. Anyhow the windows device manager can see it as a hard disk but i cannot do anything there also. only uninstall the driver. Is my player bricked forever?

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  • darsolit Sep 15, 2008

    I have the same problem, it says "connect player to PC" and it does not change this message no matter I am doing, also it does not turn off.

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Recovery Mode for Philips' GoGear
Open the Philips Device Manager (Start à All Programs à Philips Digital Audio Player à SAXXX à Philips Device Manager) and click on the “Repair” tab.  Then click on the “Repair” button to start the repair process.  Most of the time, when your player is in that state, the Device Manager will not recognize that your GoGear is plugged in.  If this is the case: Disconnect the player from the PC, and make sure the mp3 player is turned off. Hold in the volume + button on the mp3 player, and reconnect the player to your pc while holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the volume + for 10-15 seconds until a "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up. It should recover your device if there isn't anything internally wrong with the player. Warning: this procedure will result in your songs being erased off the player, so they will have to be reloaded.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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I had the same problem and it took me a while to get it to reset. After trying for hours, I gave it a little tap on the desk to release some frustration, pushed the reset button while the device was connected to the computer and it was recognized, started charging, and played like nothing ever happened.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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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).

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