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Creative zen screen frozen on firmware problem reset botton does nothing device not recognised by computer I'd like to know how to solve this and how to prevent this happening again thanks

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If the standard rest is not working then you will need to put your Zen in a recovery mode here is the link on how to do that for your device...... http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?url=http://203.211.142.197:80/srvs/cgi-bin/webcgi.exe/,/?st=357,e=0000000000342903798,k=6058,sxi=1,varset=ws:http://us.creative.com,case=4794

If this doesn’t work then I would send it back under the warranty...Good Luck and let me know if this helped

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