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How do I adjust display contrast/brightness?

I just acquired a Creative Zen Microphoto player on eBay. I charged it and my system recognized the device (after driver download) and I could even see the directory on the device using my Windows Explorer.

The problem is that I can't see anything on the display. It appears to be dark and I'm hoping that the display is not bad and that I just need to change the contrast/brightness to make it visible. Can someone give me step-by-step directions to do that, remembering that I won't be able to see any menu selections, etc. on the screen until it is adjusted?

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SOURCE: Zen Microphoto frozen..

Solution ID # 4794 from creative site ZEN Micro and ZEN MicroPhoto 1. Make sure that the battery is charged. 2. Detach the ZEN Micro or MicroPhoto from the PC, and ensure that it is turned off. 3. Remove the battery. 4. Move and hold the Power button to the Power On position and re-insert the battery to the ZEN Micro or MicroPhoto. Hold the Power button until the Recovery Mode appears. The following options will be displayed: -Clean Up : Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.Does not affect music files themselves. -Format (All):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.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

SOURCE: Creative Zen Microphoto Frozen 8GB

slide the back off, take out the battery, put it back in while holding the power switch on. THis brings up the Recovery Menu, from where you have various options, formatting being but one.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Creative Zen Microphoto Code 10 on Windows Vista

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

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SOURCE: Creative Zen MicroPhoto 8GB, in recovery mode, the device is not connected

WTF my sis has the same thing and she thinks i broke it .. =.= i dont know if she still has the software or the plug to the computer ..... i dont know what im supposed to do to fix this retarded problem =.= IT WONT GET OFF THE F**IN SCREENNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =.=

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

SOURCE: Creative Zen MicroPhoto 8GB, in recovery mode, the device is not connected

use a different computer my didnt reconize but when i switched to a friends he fixed it all though you lose all your music...

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

SOURCE: Creative Zen Microphoto

try this website

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22836

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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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
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right click on them and uninstall
reboot let windows reinstall them

Also told Microsoft hotfix causes this problem try uninstalling the last hotfix

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