Question about Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player
You have to do the "update" in the Philips Device Manager (make sure you are connected to the internet when you do) to repair the corruption:
Mode for Philips' GoGear
Open the Philips Device Manager (Start à All Programs à Philips Digital Audio Player à SAXXX à Philips Device Manager) and click on the “Repair” tab. Then click on the “Repair” button to start the repair process. Most of the time, when your player is in that state, the Device Manager will not recognize that your GoGear is plugged in. If this is the case: Disconnect the player from the PC, and make sure the mp3 player is turned off. Hold in the volume + button on the mp3 player, and reconnect the player to your pc while holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the volume + for 10-15 seconds until a "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up. It should recover your device if there isn't anything internally wrong with the player. Warning: this procedure will result in your songs being erased off the player, so they will have to be reloaded.
Philips GoGear Firmware Upgrade
You need to get the latest firmware upgrade from the Philips website:
1. Go to www.philips.com/support
2. Enter your country/language
3. Enter your model # SA6045 or whatever
4. Click on the link for your exact model # (the one w/o the "B" in it)
5. Click on "Software & Drivers"
6. Download the updated "Device/Firmware Manager"
7. Once installed, open the Philips Device Manager
8. Click on the "Update" tab, then the "Update" button (with your mp3 player connected to the computer, of course)
9. Your Mp3 players firmware will update automatically
If you do not have the latest version of the Philips Device Manager installed (the latest is the version from the Philips website), then clicking the "Update" button will give you a false positive saying "The firmware on your device is already up to date."
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
try to get the latest software updates for your product from the philips website or format the pen drive to another file system
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
That same thing happend to me,No problem,just go to a Wal-Mart,and Find the place where you bout you're philips mp3 player,Now,get the one you bout and bring it to the closest cashier,and tell them you need to get the CD rom with the soft ware on it,because you currently lsot you're old one.They will replace it for free/small fine.i got a new one for free,in the small little white involope thing.so yeah.hope i helped.You're probebly not gonna find this software easy and availible as a free download online.;P
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
SOURCE: It wont work
goto philips.com then under support and elctronics find your model and download the repair utility and run it on your mp3 player try that first you can also put it into recovery mode by holding the volume up button while you connect it to the pc
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
you should be able to put it into recovery mode by holding the volume up button while hooking it up to the computer after that you should be able to do a recovery on it using the software provided with the player
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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