When turn the creative on either no display appears on the screen or it comes into recovery mode with four options 1. clean up
Tried reboot but nothing seems to happen and the same page reappears.
Nothing seems to happen with clean up.
It occured when the battery went very low.
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Sounds like it may be the index in your Music Library. Try going into Recovery Mode the routine way; remove battery(are they charged and good?), hold power switch to ON, replace battery, release power switch when the Recovery Mode screen appears on the screen. Run Option 1 CleanUP, after it completes run Option 4 Restart/Reboot. You will get a Rebuilding Library screen when it reboots, that's normal, then it should go back to your startup screen.
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2 Press and hold the Play/Pause.Continue to hold the Play/Pause button until you perform Steps 3 and 4.If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.
3 Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. The reset button for the ZEN Mozaic is located on the left side of the player, with the menu buttons facing you.
4 Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the display lights up. The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown: Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware and Reboot. From here you should be able to choose to reload the firmware.
Sounds like you have tried all the obvious. The unit may have a terminal hardware problem or an unrecoverable firmware problem. I suggest that you return the unit to a dealer and see if there support guys can produce a cure for you. I am looking for any other things that you may try. Will post any for you soon
First of all, I hope you mad a backup of it's content, becouse there is no other way, it need to be fomated from it's service menu.
1. Make sure bthat your Zen is turned off and has a full battery. 2. Press and hold the Play/Pause button and Back/Options button simultaneously. 3.The Recovery Mode screen appears when the player, and three menu items are shown: Clean Up, Format and Reboot. 4.Format your ZEN and then do a clean up. 5. When done reboot. 6. Hook it up to your computer an reflash to the latest firmware, you can download the tool here to flash your firmware: http://ccfiles.creative.com/ManualDn/Applications/PDE/10398/0x8CCCF7FC/CT-RT_PCAPP_2_00_05.exe
Hi! I think you should try this (i've already tried it and it works):
1- Unplug your Zen from your Computer.
2-Turn off your Zen (if you can't do it, press the "Reset" button)
3- BEFORE turning on your Zen, press your "Play" button and hold it while you turn on.
4-When a format menu appears, select the "Format All" option (you'll loose all your Zen data).
5-When the format menu reapears, select the "Reboot" option and listo!
You have your Zen as new and should not have problem. Good luck!
Have you tried to load the firmware? First you'll need to download the firmware to your PC from Creative's website: Click here. After you've downloaded it, connect your Zen via USB to your PC and open the firmware icon, then click "Upgrade."
For more detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot your Zen, click here
If your Zen is not responding or in a "reboot loop" the following information from creative explains how to access the players recovery mode
Hope this helps, and good luck.
Zen V Plus and Zen V
Detach your player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
If the player stops responding, you can reset the player. To reset the player, gently
insert a thin object into the Reset hole located below the power switch.
2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on your player.
3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button.
It will display the following options:
Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.
Does not affect music files themselves.
Caution! Erases all content!
Save a copy of your player's content before formatting.
Reload OS/ Firmware
Caution! Erases your player's firmware.
DO NOT select the Reload Firmware option unless you have access to a PC
and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install.
Reboot Reboots the device.
you might want to verify that your new player has the latest firmware
available, as this might address the unresponsive-button issue you're
having. Firmware updates are surprisingly easy - you just download the
firmware file from Creative's website, plug in your player, and
double-click the downloaded file. It's that easy.