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SA3MXX02
SA3MXX04
SA3MXX08
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1 Important safety information 4
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2 Your new player 8
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General maintenance Recycling the product What’s in the box Software loaded on the player Files loaded on the player 3 Get started Charge power First-time setup Switch the player on or off Automatic standby and shut-down 9
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4 Overview 11
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5 Music 13
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Controls Home screen Lock/unlock the keys Screen on/off Manage music on PC Organize your music files Transfer files in Windows Explorer Add or delete music files Find music on the player Find music by song information Find music by file folder Play music Tune in to radio stations Listen to the FM radio Store preset stations 7 Recordings Record audio/voices Listen to recordings Delete one or more recordings Upload your recordings to a computer 16
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8 Settings 17
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9 Update MIX 19
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Play mode Sound settings Display settings Theme Screen off timer Rotate screen Language Information Factory settings Manually verify/ update firmware System requirements Need help?
Please visit
www.philips.com/welcome
where you can access a full set of supporting
materials such as the user manual, the latest
software updates, and answers to frequently
asked questions.
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Contents
1 Important safety
information
General maintenance
The translation of this document is for
reference only.
In the event of any inconsistency between the
English version and the translated version, the
English version shall prevail. 
Caution
•• To avoid damage or malfunction:
•• Do not expose the product to excessive heat
caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
•• Do not drop the product or allow objects to
fall on your player.
•• Do not allow the product to be submerged
in water. Do not expose headphone socket
or battery compartment to water, as water
entering the set may cause major damage.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. Ensure that you retain the
original files you have downloaded to your
device. Philips is not responsible for any loss of
data if the product becomes damaged or not
readable / legible.
•• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files
only with the supplied music software to avoid
problems.
•• Do not use any cleaning agents containing
alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as
these may harm the product.
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
• Store in a place where temperature is
always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to
113ºF).
• Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories.
 
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Hearing Safety
Listen at a moderate volume:
Using headphones at a high volume can impair
your hearing. This product can produce sounds
in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for
a normal person, even for exposure less than
a minute. The higher decibel ranges are offered
for those that may have already experienced
some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
‘comfort level’ adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So after prolonged listening, what sounds
‘normal’ can actually be loud and harmful to
your hearing. To guard against this, set your
volume to a safe level before your hearing
adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
Set your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally
‘safe’ levels, can also cause hearing loss.
Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and
take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your
hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Do not use headphones while operating a
motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it
may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many
areas.
 
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner’s authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non-commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
work and you will be notified with a message.
 
Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality
of your product and enhancing the Philips user
experience. To understand the usage profile of
this device, this device logs some info / data to
the non-volatile memory region of the device.
These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may
experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of
playback in music mode, duration of playback
in turner mode, how many times battery low
was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device
or the source of downloads. The data stored on
the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the
user returns the device to the Philips service
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
available to user on user’s first request.
 
Monkey’s Audio decoder
a The Monkey’s Audio SDK and source
code can be freely used to add
APE format playback, encoding, or
tagging support to any product, free
or commercial. Use of the code for
proprietary efforts that don’t support
the official APE format require written
consent of the author.
b Monkey’s Audio source can be included
in GPL and open-source software,
although Monkey’s Audio itself will
not be subjected to external licensing
requirements or other viral source
restrictions.
c Code changes and improvements must
be contributed back to the Monkey’s
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Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the
manufacturer may void user’s authority to
operate the product.
 
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are
trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings
whether downloaded from the Internet or
made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright
laws and international treaties.
The making of unauthorized copies of copyprotected material, including computer
programs, files, broadcasts and sound
recordings, may be an infringement of
copyrights and constitute a criminal offense.
This equipment should not be used for such
purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
 
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
Audio project free from restrictions or
royalties, unless exempted by express
written consent of the author.
d Any source code, ideas, or libraries used
must be plainly acknowledged in the
software using the code.
e Although the software has been tested
thoroughly, the author is in no way
responsible for damages due to bugs or
misuse.
If you do not completely agree with all of the
previous stipulations, you must cease using this
source code and remove it from your storage
device.
 
FLAC decoder
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,
2006,2007,2008,2009 Josh Coalson
 
Redistribution and use in source and binary
forms, with or without modification, are
permitted provided that the following
conditions are met:
• Redistributions of source code must
retain the above copyright notice, this list
of conditions and the following disclaimer.
• Redistributions in binary form must
reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/
or other materials provided with the
distribution.
• Neither the name of the Xiph.org
Foundation nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse
or promote products derived from this
software without specific prior written
permission.
 
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND
CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
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ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS
OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED
AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT
OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGE.
 
Recycling the product
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin
symbol attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
Warning
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•• Removal of the built-in battery invalidates the
warranty and can destroy the product.
•• The following removal and disposal
instructions are steps that are to be
performed at the end of the product’s life only.
Your product contains a built-in rechargeable
battery covered by the European Directive
2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of with
normal household waste.
To safeguard the functionality and safety of
your product, take your product to an official
collection point or service center where a
professional can remove the battery as shown:
Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
 
Notice for the European Union
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the European
Union.
 
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2 Your new player
On MIX, you can do the following:
• Play music;
• Listen to the FM radio;
• Make voice recordings.
What’s in the box
Check that you have received the following
items:
Player
Earphones
Quick start guide
Philips GoGear audio player
Quick start guide
Note
•• The images serve as reference only. Philips
reserves the right to change color/design
without notice.
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Software loaded on the player
MIX comes with the following software:
• Philips Device Manager (helps you get
firmware updates for MIX)
Files loaded on the player
The following files are loaded on MIX:
• User manual
• Frequently asked questions
To conserve battery power and increase the
play time, do the following on MIX:
• Set the backlight timer to a low value
(go to > [Display settings] >
[Screen off timer]).
Charge power
MIX has a built-in battery that can be charged
through the USB port of a computer.
As shown, connect the MIX to a PC.
First-time setup
The first time you connect MIX to a PC, install
Philips Device Manager on the PC. Over the
Internet, you can update the firmware of the
player through Philips Device Manager.
When you connect the MIX to the PC for the
first time, a pop-up window appears:
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Select InstallPhilips Device Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation of the software.
Note
•• The installation requires you to agree to the
Note
license terms.
•• When you connect MIX to a computer, you
are briefly prompted to select: [Charge &
transfer] or [Charge & play].
•• MIX automatically applies [Charge & transfer],
if no new selection is made.
Battery level indication
The display indicates the approximate levels of
the battery status as follows:
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
»» A flashing battery screen indicates
that the battery is low. The player
saves all settings and switches off
within 60 seconds.
 
If the pop-up window is not displayed
automatically:
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Select My Computer (Windows XP /
Windows 2000) / Computer (Windows
Vista / Windows 7).
Right click on the Philips GoGear MIX
icon.
Select Install Philips Device Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation of the software.
Note
•• The installation requires you to agree to the
license terms.
Note
•• Rechargeable batteries have a limited number
of charge cycles. Battery life and number of
charge cycles vary by use and settings.
•• The charging animation stops and the
icon is displayed when the charging process is
completed.
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3 Get started
Switch the player on or off
Press and hold / until the player is switched
on or off.
Automatic standby and shut-down
The player has an automatic standby and shutdown feature that can save battery power.
After 10 minutes in idle mode (no play, no
button is pressed), the player switches off.
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4 Overview
Controls
press and hold: switch on/off the
player
press: lock/unlock all buttons
press: back one level
b
press and hold: return to the
Home screen
c MIC microphone
d RESET press the hole by using the tip of a
ball pen when the screen does not
respond to the pressing of keys
3.5 mm headphone connector
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display
f
a
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g
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h
i
on the list of options:
press: skip to the previous/next
option
on the play screen:
press: increase/decrease the
volume
press and hold: increase/decrease
the volume quickly
on the play screen:
press: skip to the previous/next
option
press and hold: search within
current file
press: select options, or start/
pause/resume play
USB connector for power
charging and data transfer
Remove the cap to use the USB
connector
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Home screen
Menu
•
•
Mode
To
Music
play audio files
FM radio tune in to the FM
radio
Recording create or listen to
recordings
Folder
view files in folders
view
Settings customize the settings
of MIX
Now
show the play screen
playing
From the Home screen, you can access
functional menus by pressing the
navigation buttons / and .
To go back to to previous screens, press
repeatedly; or, press and hold
to
return to the Home screen.
Lock/unlock the keys
When the player is on, use the lock to prevent
accidental operation.
• Briefly press / to lock or unlock the
keys.
»» All buttons except the volume keys
are locked and the display shows a
lock icon.
Screen on/off
To save power, the screen switches off
automatically after the pre-defined time
duration if
• no new action is taken on MIX; and
• a value is selected in > [Display
settings] > [Screen off timer].
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
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Manage music on PC
Organize your music files
Organize music files by song information
If the files contain song information (meta
data or ID3 tag), the files can be sorted
automatically by Song title, Artist, or Album
on MIX.
Launch media management software to check
or edit the file information. For example, click
as shown in Windows Media Player 11. Select
the desired song, and then, double click it to
edit.
Organize music files by file folder
You can also organize music files in different
folders as desired.
Transfer files in Windows Explorer
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Connect MIX to a PC.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• Find MIX;
• Find the desired music files/folders.
Add or delete music files
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Connect MIX to a PC.
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On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• Find MIX.
On the PC, do the following:
• To add files/folders, drag and drop
music files/folders from the PC to
MIX;
• To delete files/folders, right click
on the selection. Select the delete
option as prompted.
Find music on the player
Find music by song information
From the Home screen, select to find music
by song information (meta data or ID3 tag)
(see ‘Organize your music files’ on page 13):
 
[All songs]
• Alphabetically listed tracks
 
[Artists]
• Alphabetically listed artists
• Alphabetically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
 
[Albums]
• Alphanumerically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
Find music by file folder
From the Home screen, select to find music
by file folder (see ‘Organize your music files’
on page 13).
From the PC, drag and drop music files/
folders to MIX.
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Play music
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Press
or
to select a music file.
Press
to start play.
»» Play starts from current song.
»» On the play screen, you can see the
file information and play status.
During playback,
• Press
to pause and resume
playback.
• To go to the previous screen, press
.
»» The play screen returns a few
seconds later.
To select a music file on the play screen
• Repeatedly press
and .
To rewind or fast forward within current song
• On the play screen, press and hold
and .
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Note
•• Plug in the supplied earphones when you tune
in to radio stations. The earphones double
as antenna. For better reception, move the
earphone cable in different directions.
Manual tune
Use Manual tune to search for a frequency or
station.
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From the Home screen, go to >
[Manual tune].
»» The last played station starts to play.
On the play screen, press and hold
or
.
»» You tune in to the next station from
current frequency.
•
Tune in to radio stations
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For fine tuning, press
repeatedly.
or
Auto tune
The first time you tune in to the radio, start
Auto tune to search for stations.
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From the Home screen, go to > [Auto
tune].
»» Up to 30 stations are stored as
presets.
Press
or
repeatedly to select a
preset station. Press
to start play.
To select a preset on the play screen
• Press
or
repeatedly.
Tip
Listen to the FM radio
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•• When you move to a new place (such as a new
city or country), restart auto tune for better
reception.
From the Home screen, go to
[Presets].
>
Press
/
to select a preset station.
Press
to start play.
• Press
to select another preset
station from [Presets]. Press
to
start play.
• On the play screen, press
or
to
select a preset.
If necessary, press and hold
tune in to a radio station.
or
to
Store preset stations
On MIX, you can store up to 30 preset stations.
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Tune in to a radio station.
Press to store current station as a
preset.
Press or to select a location. Press
»» Current station is saved to the
location as a preset.
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7 Recordings
Listen to recordings
Record audio/voices
 From the Home screen, select >
[Recordings Library] > [Voice].
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From the Home screen, select
voice recording].
»» Recording screen appears.
> [Start
Ensure that the microphone is close to
the sound source to be recorded.
MIC
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Press
to toggle between pause and
record. Press
to stop.
Press
to save the recording or press
to cancel.
»» Recordings are saved on the player.
(Filename format: VOICEXXX.WAV,
where XXX is the recording number
that is generated automatically.)
Tip
•• You can find your recordings under
[Recordings Library] > [Voice].
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Press
to play your recording.
Delete one or more
recordings
This is how to delete recordings in Windows
Explorer:
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Select a recording.
Connect MIX to the computer.
In Windows Explorer, locate the folder
Recordings > Voice.
Delete the recordings as you normally
would on the computer.
Upload your recordings to a
computer
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Connect MIX to the computer.
In Windows Explorer, open MIX.
Select the folder Recordings > Voice.
Copy and paste the recordings to any
location on the computer.
In , select your options for the player.
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Press
/
Press
to confirm.
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•• Equalizer is deactivated when you select
FullSound.
to select an option.
Play mode
In [Play mode], select play modes for music/
recording play:
[Repeat]
[Repeat 1]
repeats current song/
recording.
[Repeat all] repeats all songs/recordings
in current folder.
[Shuffle]
[Shuffle all] plays all songs/recordings
in current folder in random
order.
If both [Repeat all] and [Shuffle all]are activated,
• All songs/recordings in current folder
are repeated in random order.
Sound settings
In [Sound settings], select your option for
sound settings:
[FullSound] Restores the sonic details that
music compression loses (for
example, MP3, WMA).
[Equalizer] Defines sound settings as
desired.
[Volume
Sets a maximum volume level
limit]
for the device. In this way, you
can always keep the volume
within a level safe enough to
your hearing.
Press
/
to set the volume
limit; Press
to confirm.
Display settings
Theme
In [Display settings] > [Theme], select the
theme for the display.
Screen off timer
The screen enters the idle mode, if no new
action is taken on MIX. After the pre-defined
time duration, the idle screen is switched off
automatically.To save battery power, select a
low value for the time duration.
To set the time duration
• In [Display settings] > [Screen off
timer], select a time duration.
»» After the selected time duration,
the idle screen is switched off
automatically.
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
Rotate screen
In [Display settings] > [Rotate screen], select
[180°] or [0° (Normal)] to turn the display
upside down.
»» After you turn the display upside
down, you switch the functions of
and .
Language
In [Language], select a language for the player.
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Information
In [Information], learn the following information
about the device:
[Capacity:]
[Free
space:]
[Firmware
version:]
[Model:]
[Support
site:]
memory size
space available
current firmware version. Check
the firmware version when
updating firmware from the
support website.
full product name. Check the full
product name when updating
firmware from the support
website.
web site that provides support
for the device
Factory settings
In [Factory settings], restore the player to
factory settings. Files transferred to the player
are retained.
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9 Update MIX
MIX is controlled by an internal program called
firmware. Newer versions of the firmware may
have been released after you have purchased
MIX.
The software program called Philips Device
Manager can use your computer to check for
firmware updates that are available on the
Internet.
Install Philips Device Manager on your
computer from MIX or download the latest
version from www.philips.com/support.
Note
•• Your music files are not affected by a firmware
update.
Manually verify/ update
firmware
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Ensure that your computer is connected
to the Internet.
Connect MIX to the computer.
On your computer, click Start >
Programs > Philips > Philips MP3 player
> GoGear SA3MXX Device Manager to
launch Philips Device Manager.
Click Update
»» Philips SA3MXX Device Manager
checks for updates and installs new
firmware from the Internet, if available.
When the display shows Update
completed, click OK.
Disconnect MIX from the computer.
»» MIX restarts after the firmware is
updated and is ready for use again.
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10Troubleshooting
If MIX is not working properly or the display
freezes, you can reset it without losing data:
How do I reset MIX?
•• Insert a pen tip or other object into the
reset hole located at the bottom of MIX.
Hold until the player shuts down.
•• If the reset option is unsuccessful, follow
the steps how to recover MIX with the
Philips Device Manager:
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On your computer, select Start >
Programs > Philips > Philips MP3 player
> GoGear SA3MXX Device Manager to
launch the Philips Device Manager.
Turn off MIX before you continue.
Press and hold the volume button
while you connect MIX to your computer.
Keep holding the key until the Philips
Device Manager acknowledges MIX and
enters the recovery mode.
On the computer, click the Repair
button and follow the instructions of the
Philips Device Manager to complete the
recovery process.
When the recovery is completed,
disconnect MIX from your computer.
Restart MIX.
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Power
Power supply: 150 mAh Li-ion polymer internal rechargeable battery
MP3 play time¹: up to 13 hours
Radio play time¹: up to 7 hours
Software
Philips Device Manager
Connectivity
Headphone 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
Channel separation: 40 dB
Frequency Response: 45 - 16,000 Hz
Output power: 10.0 mW
Signal to noise ratio: > 75 dB
Bit rates
MP3:
8 - 320 kbps in CBR
and VBR
WMA:
10 - 320 kbps in CBR
32 - 192 kbps in VBR
FLAC:
up to 1.1 Mbps
APE:
up to 1.3 Mbps
Sampling rates
8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Note
•• ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number
of charge cycles. Battery life and number of
charge cycles vary by use and settings.
•• ² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage
capacity is less. Full memory capacity may
not be available as some memory is reserved
for the player. Storage capacity is based on 4
minutes per song and 128 kbps MP3 encoding.
•• ³ Transfer speed depends on operating system
and software configuration.
System requirements
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Windows® XP (SP3 or above) / Vista / 7
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CD-ROM drive
USB port
8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 Khz
Audio playback
Supported formats:
Music transfer³
Drag and drop in Windows® Explorer
Storage media
Built-in memory capacity²:
SA3MXX02 2GB NAND Flash
SA3MXX04 4GB NAND Flash
SA3MXX08 8GB NAND Flash
Display
Color LCD 128 x 64 pixels
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11Technical data
© 2011 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
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