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Phillips Gogear 30G Playing problems

I have recently lost the ability to play anything on my GoGear jukebox.  I repaired it using the Device manager and uploaded the latest firmware but still no joy.  All other functions including syncing the device to windows media player work perfectly.  Everything seems to be fine.  All my songs and playlists appear on it as normal but when I press the play button the play counter remains at 00:00 and the track does not start.  It sounds like the hard drive locates the track but then just doesn't play it.  All my tracks were playing fine before so I doubt it's the format of the tracks.  Could it be a dead hard drive or just faulty software?  Only had it for 5 months and never had a problem with it before (except the hang up thing while downloading songs - common software bug).  I am using media player 11 but still no problem with syncing so would think playing the dam tracks wouldn't be a problem...  Thanks for any advice in advance

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  • VeryUnhappy Feb 11, 2008

    Hey, thanks for that but don't have a problem transferring the tracks....they all seem to transfer fine just that they dont play....none of them. And they all used to play just fine. Are u suggesting that all my music files have DRM and now that I am using media player 11 it will not let me play any of them? I'll give it a go and get back to u....thanks again

  • manman2 Feb 17, 2008

    im 12 and i got my philips mp3 for christmas.i dont have the enternet but i have windows media player and my comuter transfers music to devices.when i put the music on the mp3 all of the music that i put on there skips ontil it gets to the sample music.maybe im doing somthing wrong.pleas help!!!!

  • dml3168 Jun 29, 2008

    same problem here, this is a major malfunction.

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The device itself is not faulty. This is Microsoft's fault, not Philips'. Microsoft no longer supports Jukebox. Use Windows Media Player instead.

Some of the songs may have Digital Rights Management (DRM) encoding that the player will not support (once again, Microsoft's fault, not Philips). You can right click on the trouble music file, select "Properties," and select the License or Digital Right tab - look for the msg: This file is not copyright protected. Find out if the songs that CAN'T be transferred have this message. If so, then click on acquire digital rights (or some variant of that phrase). If the files tha CAN'T be transferred DO have Digital rights protection, then you must save the files in a different format that is stripped of DRM encryption.

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My philips gogear vibe wont turn on


Reset your GoGear with something sharp like the tip of a pen or the end of a paper clip,

if you're device isn't working properly or there's a frozen display.


Insert the sharp object into the "Reset" hole (located at the bottom of the player), and hold it there until the device turns off.


If resetting the device does nothing to restore the display, access the "Philips Device Manager" through your computer to recover the GoGear.


Click "Start" on your computer, then "Programs," "Philips Digital Audio Player," "Aria Device Manager," and then "Philips Device Manager."


This will launch the "Philips Device Manager." Make sure the GoGear is turned off completely. Connect your GoGear to your computer while holding down the "Volume Up" button.


Continue to hold the "Volume Up" button on your GoGear, until the "Philips Device Manager" recognizes the device and enters recovery mode.


Click the "Repair" button when it appears on your computer, then folow the steps to fully recover the GoGear.


Properly disconnect your GoGear from your computer and restart the device.


Recharge your device if your GoGear dies suddenly while playing.

Connect the GoGear to your computer via the supplied USB cord.


Plug one end of the USB cord into a functional, open USB port on your computer. Plug the free, smaller end of the USB cord firmly into the small USB jack on your GoGear and turn your computer on.

This will begin the charging process of your GoGear.


If recharging doesn't work, the battery may need to be replaced.

Check that your GoGear isn't in standby mode. Hold the "Power" button for two seconds to turn it back on.


hope this helps





Oct 07, 2012 | Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE08K MP3 Player

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Wont come back on!


What OS are you using?
I know that it is not fully compatible in Vista.
1) Try using an XP machine and plug it in there, in any case, reformat the MP3 player using FAT.

2) Try uninstalling all software for your MP3 player from your PC and reinstalling it.

3) Here is something else you might want to try:
Try doing a soft reset.
  1. Press and hold the Power On/Off key and the Volume + key for a couple of seconds.
  2. Then switch on the GoGear using the Power On/Off key.
This is soft reset, your songs will not be lost.


4) If all else fails, it's time for a factory reset:

  1. Connect the GoGear to the AC adapter and to your computer.
  2. Make sure all other applications such as Philips Plug-in, Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer that access the device are closed or else Device Manager will not recognize the device. Launch the Device Manager at Start->Programs->Philips Device Manager->Philips Device Manager on your PC.
  3. Select the REPAIR tab on the dialogue box and then click "Repair" to start repairing.

    IMPORTANT: All music & content of your micro jukebox will be erased once the repair function completes. 051028091949_1746.gif 051028091949_1747.gif
  4. When repair is complete a dialogue box will pop up; click "OK" and unplug the GoGear from the computer. 051028091949_1748.gif
  5. Follow all the on-screen instructions to complete the repair.
  6. The Device Manager will close automatically once the success message is displayed. Close all opened applications and then unplug your GoGear.
  7. Once the GoGear is disconnected from the computer, the display will show “Firmware Upgrading” for a couple of seconds and then start up as usual.
Hope That Helps!

Dec 12, 2007 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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Philips go gear sa3245/97 not starting


You can download content to a Philips GoGear multimedia player using Windows Media Player or MusicMatch Jukebox in Windows. Earlier versions of Windows starting with 2000/ME and XP are compatible with GoGear. If the device is not recognized by the Windows XP operating system or is receiving error messages, you may have older versions of the necessary software installed. There also may be firmware issues with the GoGear device.

Instructions


Connect the Philips GoGear to another USB port on the computer. Sometimes USB ports go out, especially those in the front of the computer case. Try inserting the GoGear into another port and see if XP can now recognize the device.


Download Service Pack 1 or later for the XP operating system (see Resources). Philips GoGear can only operate on XP systems with at least Service Pack 1 installed. You may also receive an error message pertaining to the service pack when trying to insert the installation disc for the GoGear support software.


Install the latest version of Windows Media Player. Philips GoGear requires at least Windows Media Player 11. Windows Media Player 11 is available for XP .


Install the latest version of MusicMatch Jukebox (see Resources). Earlier version of this software may be causing error messages regarding missing MP3 tag information and missing tracks. Follow the download prompts, then unzip the folder and click on the "HDD_xxx.exe" installation file. The latest version of the software will be installed.


Install the latest firmware on the Philips GoGear. The actual firmware required depends on your GoGear model. Open either Philips Device Manager or Songbird, depending upon which management software you are currently using. Close all programs on the computer except for the Device Manager/Songbird. Connect the GoGear to the power supply and the computer. Click the "Repair" tab in the Device Manager and click "Repair," or click "Tools" in Songbird and select "Check for updated firmware," and the firmware will be updated on the GoGear.

Mar 31, 2011 | Philips Audio Players & Recorders

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When i turn on mp3 player it says phillips for a minute then says file system error then shuts off then i hook it up to the computer and the phillips thing dosent come on its like its not hooked up but...


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Glad to Help You Sir ^^

Most likely this kind of problems occurs when the Mp3 Player's Firmware Corrupted, In Order to Fix that you shud upgrade/install the Firmware to your Mp3 Player.Please Follow these Steps to Fix Your Problem:

  1. Download the attached zip file into a temp folder of your PC
  2. Unzip the file into the temp folder and then double click theDM_WEB_ENG.exe file to install the latest version of the Device Manageron your PC
  3. Follow screen instructions to complete the installation of the latest version of the Device Manager application on your PC..
  4. Connect the GoGear to the power supply with the AC/DC adapter.
  5. Make sure all other applications such as Philips Device Plug-in,Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer that accessing the device areclosed or else Device Manager will not recognize the device. Launch theDevice Manager at Start->Programs->Philips DeviceManager->Philips Device Manager on your PC.
  6. Select the REPAIR tab on the dialogue box and then click Repair to start repairing.
    IMPORTANT: All music & content of the device will be erased once the GoGear is repaired.
  7. Once the repair is complete a dialogue box will pop up; click OK andunplug the GoGear from the computer. Follow all screen instructions tocomplete the repair.
  8. The Device Manager will close automatically once the success message isdisplayed. Close all opened application and then unplug your device.
Once the GoGear is disconnected from the computer, the display willshow “Firmware Upgrading” for a couple of seconds and then start up asusual. You will then need to re-sync the GoGear using Windows MediaPlayer to place your files back on the GoGear.



Downloads:
HDD6320_6330_DM_WEB_EN​G_5_2.zip
Additional Help:
Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD6330 Manual Guide

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Run the Update tab in the Philips Device Manager - make sure you are connected to the internet before performing the Update.

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Dec 28, 2008 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Device manager wont detect my gogear HDD1630/17 even though i recently updated the software and driver, also my device is frozen on "Please connect player to pc". I can't even get it back to the menu...


I was experiencing this similar problem, and from my research so were alot of other people, what finally worked for me was this:

  • Update all the software on your computer via Phillips site
  • Open the Philips Device Manager
  • With the device connected and the 'connected to pc' screen showing on the GoGear, do a 'soft reset' by holding the Power Off + Volume Up buttons for a few seconds
  • As soon as the device restarts itself, hold the Volume Down button, the computer should now recognize the GoGear
  • Follow the onscreen directions to Repair the device
  • Thank the intarwebs.

May 21, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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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

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First perform a repair and then a firmware upgrade (also: make sure that you ran the videos throught the ArcSoft Media Convertor on the installation CD for the GoGear).

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).

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There is a step left out of the repair instructions on the website/device manager itself:
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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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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