Well, the one day I wanted to listen to my Mp3. So I got it out, tried staring it up, and it said the battery was dead. So I put it in the charger to recharge it. Well, about 30 seconds later, it turned on and the screen showed up saying "PHILIPS", like it always does. It's wierd because it never just started by itself, especially when it was in the charger. So then I unpluged the charger, and the Mp3 was frozen. I kept fooling around with buttons and it didn't do anything. I tried using the "unfreezing technique" and holding down the volume, up arrow, and the start button. It shut off, but when I tried to turn it back on, it said the battery was dead. And this process kept repeating over and over until I just decided to not fool around with it. What's going on???
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Re: My Mp3 wont start up...
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
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mine is doing the same. i have a SanDisk 4GB mp3 video player & mines went dead too and it will show it charging for a few seconds then it will just stop & it will just show the connected sign. try holding the power button for 15 to 20 seconds. maybe that'll work
did you try holding the power button on for ten seconds (the reset) after trying to charge it again? does it even power up when you plug it into the usb. if it powers on when connected to the usb and then shuts off immediately when you take it off the usb (rather than "refreshing database") then your battery is either 1)disconnected inside 2)dead or there may be issues with power management. Same thing happened to me (disconnected) but I soldered the loose connection and it only worked for two days, even checking the connections again. Now I don't know what's going on. It's more likely the battery has reached the end of its life.
hey buddy just do one thing.. open the metal cover removing the 4 philips screws.. and then remove the battery then reinsert the battery and try.. it should work ... i had the same thing few days back.. it was charged and in my pocket when i tried to listen to it the damm thing wont switch on .. so i removed the batter and put a LED to the terminal to check power and inserted it back it and valaaa it hot and running again..
Q. Zen V is dead "If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause." Q. How to reset Zen v + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related