Question about Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player
Lets start from scratch for all you newbies that got a refurbished GOGEAR 6-8 GB.
****PLUG INTO COMPUTER VIA USB****
STEP 1-did windows pick it up? GOOD-------run Phillips Device Manger Icon in lower left corner, update firmware if needed------then repair device.
DARN windows did not pick it up DONT WORRY, while still plugged in PRESS POWER and VOLUME UP at same time until screen abruptly goes black then reboots device. It will be picked up by windows just wait a min then follow STEP 1.
REASON-anything still running in background such as a song will cause the device to not connect and requires a Soft Reboot. (GOGEARS do not quit song play until you literally back out of album or song list or press and hold view will stop song to main menu)
Soft Reboots stop any running apps and resets only simple personalized options and does not affect data or database folders.
Now your device should be connected------if not Soft Reboot. Still nothing maybe your cord is bad. Your unit may still be under RMA Warranty get replacement.
STEP 2-You must use MEDIA PLAYER 10+ -Drag n drop files/folders into the sync window (also add playlists with 'setup sync'). Once you have your batch of pictures and music in left box of 'sync tab' section check your GOGEAR is selected as device in the right dropdown menu....press the SYNC button if so. This will create the special database needed for your device----and if you've CDDB your music, all your album covers will now function. Your pics will show up in there appropriate spots. Actually works quite well once you've mastered it a few times.
Hope this helps all the decieved Phillips users. :)
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Try using Windows Media Player (version 11 should be fine) to sync music files to it. Using drag-and-drop to the device folder only sometimes works (and usually doesn't).
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Check in BIOS that your HDD id showing.
if it is showing then do the DPS self Test of the HDD. Surely it will solve your issue.
Otherwise it will be the issue of motherboard.
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