Device Manager version 5.3
for HDD1420, HDD1620, HDD1630, HDD1635, HDD1830, HDD1835
This upgrade includes:
The firmware files (version 2.4)
The new firmware will
offer the following enhancements
- Loss of content after transfer
due to database corruption on the player
- Solving the problem
with occasional hang up when powering on the player from standby mode.
Please make sure that
your PC is running on Windows XP (home or Professional) SP1 (or above) you may
upgrade your OS service pack via the url
Do I need the
To check the firmware
version of your device
- Select Settings->Information->Information
- If you
already have the latest version, there is no need to upgrade.
How to download the
software to your PC
1. Launch the Internet Explorer
2. Enter the Philips support site at url
3. Select your resided country & language
4. Enter the model number
5. Click on Software under Product Support
6. Double click your desired language under
Device/Firmware Manager to download the zip file to your PC.
7. Download the file in a temp directory on your PC.
8. Unzip the file and then run the DM_XXX.exe and
LM_XXX.exe file to start the installation.
9. Follow the screen instructions to complete the
installation of Device Manager & Lime.
How to upload the
software to your device
IMPORTANT: Please note
that since this is a special release, updating the device with this
firmware version will result in the loss of all content (music , photos, data
files) currently on your device. It is advised to first back up all
the content from the device to your PC before carrying out the update.
Once you have Device
Manager installed, connect the GoGear to the power supply with the AC/DC
adapter and to the computer with the provided USB cable. Make sure that Windows Media Player along with any other applications
Make sure that you
have your computer connected to the Internet. Launch the Philips Device Manager by double clicking the Device
Manager icon at the task bar on your computer.
Select your device in
the dialogue box and then click Repair. The Philips Device Manager will detect the connection of your GoGear and the application will
automatically check on the server to see if an update is available and prompt
user to download the updated firmware. Click YES to start the downloading.
A status bar will
show the downloading progress of the firmware. Once the downloading is complete
the application will prompt you to install the update onto your GoGear. Click YES to confirm.
The application will
show the status of updating and at the end you need to click OK to complete the
update. (Please do not disconnect the device during the upgrading process as
this interruption may damage the firmware!) Once the success message is
displayed. Close Device Manager and all opened application and unplug your