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Your GoGear is freezing because there is 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.
This could be the player's connection mode in combination with your synchronization software. If you are using Windows Media Player or Philips Songbird to sync, the player will need to be set for MTP connection mode. Most other software that works with regular flash drives will need the player set for MSC connection mode. Whatever you are using, simply try the other mode.
To change the connection mode, select "PC connection preference" in the Settings menu of the player.
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i held the volume+ button in while i plugged the usb cable. the computer recognized new hardware was found. i opened the phillips device manager and hit the repair tab. it automatically ran a repair through the mp3. then i installed new firmware through the phillips device manager. i lost all my contents but windows media 11 sync all my music back. THANKS ANYWAY!!!!
Make sure you got the one with GoGear docking station instead of the one with Ipod Docking Station.
Here's how to fix the player: Make sure you back up all songs on the GoGear before attempting this solution. 1) Back up all files on the GoGear 2) Open up Philips Device Manager (Start --> All Programs --> Philips) 3) Click on the Repair Tab, and look for a msg that says connect the player while holding the volume + button 4) Disconnect the GoGear from the computer and turn the GoGear off - hold in the volume + button and continue to hold it as you reconnect the GoGear to the computer; after holding the volume + button for up to 20 or 30 seconds, a window will open up saying that your device is being repaired (now you can let go of the volume + button); after the repair is successfully complete, your GoGear will be good as new Now you can do the firmware upgrade that will prevent this problem from occuring in the future. Open up Philips Device Manager and click the Update tab. This problem was caused because most GoGear's were designed for Windows XP with Media Player 10 (which is no longer the latest standard). -Tha Mp3 Doctor
The Phillips Go Gear is not compatible to Windows Vista, and there is nothing one can download to make it compatible. I contacted Phillips, and they said that there are no plans to update the software so that it works on Vista. Pass this to everyone that is having a similar problem. Contact Phillips on their website, and request that the Phillips Go Gear software be updated to include Windows Vista. If more people raise a stink (especially threatening never to buy Phillips products), maybe something will be done.