How to Charge a Phillips Go Gear MP3 Player

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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How to Charge a Phillips Go Gear MP3 Player
The days of snapping a new battery into a personal audio player are over. (baladeur image by Francis Lempérière from

Most modern audio players use tiny rechargeable lithium batteries that are internal and designed to last for years. The method of charging the battery has also advanced with the times--rather than plugging the system into a standard home wall outlet, many devices, including the Phillips Go Gear, connect to a computer to charge.

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Things you need

  • USB cable (provided)

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    Inspect your Phillips Go Gear MP3 player. Some players (usually the smaller, "thumbstyle" ones) have a flip out USB prong. Look for a lever on the side of your player. If your Go Gear does not have one, locate the USB cable that came with your device.

  2. 2

    Connect the small end of the USB cable to the Phillips Go Gear. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on your computer. The Go Gear will immediately begin charging, whether it is turned on or off.

    If your Go Gear has its own USB prong, simply connect it to your computer's USB port.

  3. 3

    Watch the display screen; wait for the battery to fully charge. This normally takes about an hour, but the time needed will depend on your current battery level. When the Go Gear is finished charging, a lightning symbol will be displayed on the battery icon.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are charging your Go Gear for the first time, allow it to charge at least three hours.
  • A USB car charger adaptor and a wall outlet adaptor are available through many retailers. You can connect the USB cable to this adaptor and charge your device in your home's wall outlet or in your car's cigarette lighter plug.

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