Question about Creative Labs Zen Stone Plus MP3 Player
Okay, bought a 'nonworking' Zen Stone Plus on Ebay. I reset it, and the computer began to recognize it as player recovery device.
But not as a removeable drive or an mp3 player.
So I, following the advice found here and other sites (not creative.com, google is more helpful than them- heck, mylittlepony.com probably would offer more helpful Zen advice than creative.com.....or maybe I'm just bitter at the moment and it'll pass, we'll see) I got the recovory tool and attempted to reinstall drivers.
No go, I get the semaphore timeout notice.
I didn't think it was charging at all, and thought it might be a totally dead battery, but kept hunting. And then I found instructions on putting the player into recovery mode and connecting, then running the recovery tool.
And...for a few brief beautiful nanoseconds, I had a screen, a display. And also the little blue light, which stayed on many more seconds than the screen.
So I feel I'm making progress, but I still get that same semaphore timeout warning.
I have one more suggestion I'm trying: download the driver and try to install it without the recovery program, by going to device manager and selecting update driver and manually pointing out the right one, but then.....
in casee that doesn't work, what's the next step? It isn't dead. I know it's cureable. I just need some hints to figure it out.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
go to my computer > click on hardware tab >
click on device manager button > in the is next screen on the bottom should have>>universal serial bus controllers
(write these down just in case it cant find them)
right click on them and uninstall
reboot let windows reinstall them
Also told Microsoft hotfix causes this problem try uninstalling the last hotfix
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
SOURCE: semaphore timeout
I think there is a bug in the newest formatting software for Muvo TX. I tried the firmware MuVoV200_PCFW_LF_1_12_03.exe, which is for another model (Muvo 200) and it seems to work on my Muvo TX
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
I had the same problem with zen v (video). My pc (Xp s. pack 3) recognized the player in device manager, but reloading firmware failed, as that small app. was still asking me to connect it.
I used my friend's pc Xp sp2 with automatic updates disabled and eventually loaded firmware into my zen using ' mp3 player recovery tool' from creative website http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/MP3PlayerRecoveryTool/welcome.asp? (,because that small application - firmware pcfw_l22_1_32_01 didn't recognize player again.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
try sync-ing ur mp3 with windows media player 11.
then click on "Click Here if you require further information/assistance."
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Mine was also completely dead, with the reset doing nothing! I held the vol+ and the Play button at the same time and it was good to go. Holding just the play button or the vol+ button didnt acheive anything. But as I held both together, It came back to life instantly and I havent had any problems with it (for a week so far).
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
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