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Gogear Juke boxes

Before trying to delete the duplicate songs, first try re-synching your GoGear with Windows Media Player by connecting the GoGear to the computer and clicking on the Sync tab (if you haven't set up the GoGear for automatic sync).

You must use Windows Media Player to delete songs from the GoGear. With your GoGear connected to the PC, you want to highlight (single left click) the icon of the GoGear (or line that says Philips GoGear blah blah blah) on the left hand side of Windows Media Player 11 - this will ensure that you are deleting files from the GoGear itself, and not the computer. Once the GoGear line is highlighted, click on the "Songs" or "Album" folder underneath the GoGear line (NOT the "Songs" or "Album" folder underneath the "Library"). This will bring up a list of songs stored on the GoGear into the middle pane of Windows Media Player 11. Highlight (single left click) a song you want to delete and press the delete button on your computer's keyboard. windows USUALLY gives you a prompt asking if you really want to delete the files/they will be permanently removed from your (GoGear) device. Congratulations, you have just deleted songs from your GoGear! :-)

The HDD 1630 doesn't work particularly well with Windows Media Player 11, so you may have to follow Microsoft's instructions for rolling back to Windows Media Player 10.

4/24/2019 6:39:47 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Apr 24, 2019

Washing machine

Oh man thats broken now sorry.
12/2/2013 9:39:41 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Compatible charging cables for phillips go gear hdd1630/17

If you get an error message "Insufficient power to operate USB device" when you plug a USB device into the computer's USB port or the un-powered USB hub that is attached to the computer's USB port, then this device is drawing excessive current that the USB port cannot supply. The maximum output from an USB port is 500mA. In case such as this, you need to purchased a powered USB hub and connect this hub into the computer's USB port and then connect the USB device into this powered USB hub.
4/11/2013 5:02:18 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Apr 11, 2013

Philips Device Manager - MP3 - SA1125

I had this problem twice, the player keeps displaying some pixels spreaded randomly on the screen when I press the play/pause button or when its connected to the pc, while Philips Device Manager keeps displaying the error:
"Buffer overrun detected! Program: ...hilips\SA21xx\Device Manage.exe A buffer overrun has been detected wich has corrupted the program's internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated." (I have an old SA2115/02 device)
When I contacted Philips about this problem, they said to bring the device to them but it was out of service.
So I tried lots of repair/recvery programs and got to a point where I couldn't even format the player cause of the write-protected error. I was about to trash it when I tried this last method :
-I used an USB cable extender so I won't brake my PC's USB port
-I started Philips Device Manager
-I began pluggin/unpluggin the device repeatedly while Philips Device Manager was loading
-after the program loaded and recognized the player without giving me the error above, I left the device plugged
-I used the repair option, took a deep breath and waited until the operation was finished and voila!

Now I don't know if it will also work for you because I tried lots of rude methods wich I don't remember the exact order, like the first time I've repaired it, but it's worth trying.

Good luck!

12/26/2011 9:15:20 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Dec 26, 2011

My philips gogear mix 2gb,no

There is a small tiny hole which is the RESET to the player Use a small office pin to pres and hold as the processor will reset . Also remove or uninstall the gogear on the PC and restart. Now connect the go gear and it will be detected as a new hardware and installed. If not there are errors on the player and to confirm test it on another PC.
9/3/2011 7:16:01 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Sep 03, 2011

What video format does the

It supports WMA
6/5/2011 12:13:55 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Jun 05, 2011

Wil any other battery charger

Any USB charger will work with any USB powered device.
4/14/2011 8:43:52 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Apr 14, 2011

Philips GoGear: delete music from library & are there any Unicode

Here's what happened: When you first synced your GoGear to Windows Media Player, you may have set up the automatic sync option. When this option is selected,Windows Media Player will add EVERY song, picture, etc from your Library on your computer to the GoGear. Now, every time you sync you device, it adds every new file from your computer into the GoGear automatically.

Here's what you want to do (this process assumes you have Windows Media Plaer 11 and windows XP - if you have another version, just let me know and I will give you modified instructions - reply to the FixYa website, not to my personal e-mail address):
1) Backup all files stored on your GoGear, as this process will delete all files from your GoGear
2) Go into Windows Media Player 11 with your GoGear connected to the computer (it will automatically sync and add new files one last time), move the mouse cursor over to the sync tab; a small black arrow will appear under the word "Sync"; click on the small black arrow and a dropdown menu will appear; select "Portbale media device" from the dropdown menu, and another dropdown menu will appear; select "Set Up sync"; a window will appear with some information on your device - uncheck the box that says "Sync this device automatically"; click Finish; This will eliminate the problem of Windows always adding songs/files you don't want into your player
3) As long as the GoGear now says, "OK to disconnect from PC," then open up Philips Device Manager (Start --> All Programs --> Philips)
4) Click on the Repair Tab, and look for a msg that says connect the player while holding the volume + button
5) 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 succesfully complete, your GoGear will be good as new
6) you will have to re-add all your files (only the ones you want in there) to the GoGear as the Repair process has deleted all files on the device; as long as you followed the process in Step 2 above, then Windows Media Player will no longer add the files you DON'T want to the GoGear

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
10/19/2010 8:01:50 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Oct 19, 2010

I do not have the disk to download the software


All support for the SA1VBE04K/17 is on next site:

Under Product support select > Software & drivers.
Select Language: this will change the matching download file.
9/15/2010 11:25:33 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Sep 15, 2010

Free download software of hdd1630/17

'(Hi Mr . Khanjan grea)'

You Can Download Free MP3 From Youtube By This Site : video2mp3.net
If you didn't found Your Favorite Music In Youtube Try These Sites : Beemp3.com or 4shared.com
8/30/2010 1:57:46 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Aug 30, 2010

Where can i buy usb cable fot Hdd1620/05 mp3

http://www.gomadic.com/philips-gogearh-hdd1620-retractable-usb-cable.html there is a cable for sale but i am not sure if it really is compatable. on the other hand if you have your old cable simply you can attach another usb cable to its switch.
8/15/2010 5:18:07 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Aug 15, 2010

Says charging, but wont charge

your battery is merely bad try to replace the battery of your mp3 player...
6/3/2010 6:18:35 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Jun 03, 2010

How can i reset it when it is not working

hold down the power button and the volume up button simultaneously for a few seconds, it should reset. hope this helps!
4/12/2010 10:54:03 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Apr 12, 2010

Phillips Gogear 6GB. 1.


In regards to your issue with using your Phillips Gogear it looks like there is an issue with Media Player 11. The problem is that Media Player 11 ships with Windows 7. Also there is not any driver updates for Windows 7 for the player.

What I would recommend is find a computer with Windows XP and install the latest firmware update for your player. Then I would try to get it to detect on your Windows 7 system.

***Note this link from Microsoft shows an know issue with Media Player 11 and Phillips Gogears***

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions.

1/18/2010 4:34:18 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Jan 18, 2010

When not connected to PC, Unit only incidates

Then do so.
11/2/2009 8:18:46 AM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Nov 02, 2009

I turned on my phillips go gear and the screen

when i turn on the mp3 it says player problem conect player to pc format player
10/27/2009 9:29:04 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Oct 27, 2009

I have a philips go gear 6 gb and i need help please i dont have the any cd

This solution applies to both jamilaht06 & Eppij.

Sounds like the firmware is corrupt or deleted.

Install and run the Philips Device Manager from the product CD.

Connect the player to the PC.

Wait for the PC to recognise the player then select the Repair/Restore option and follow the on-screen prompts.

This will format the player and reload the firmware.


If the problem persists, it could be a faulty hard disk in the player. This is a standard Microdrive.

If this is the case, www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk have a couple in stock. (Only 6GB). They are not on the site, so you will need to e-mail them.
9/21/2009 9:26:16 PM • Philips HDD1630... • Answered on Sep 21, 2009
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