Question about Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media Player

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Player will not reset. Screen reads "rebuilding" when reset after a couple of minutes it says"firmware problem". Anyone have a solution? Coputer does not reconize it player is hooked up to it. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My Zen is doing the exact same thing...it wont hook up or do anything and it is randomly deleting my music and pictures.



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Try emailing creative support.theyl send u stuff how to fix ur player firmware.if all else fails,id like to buy ur lcd.tnx

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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My Zen M 30g keeps rebuilding....tried to reset but it won't work...I put the pin in the reset hole and it won't do anything til I pull the pin out then it comes on but is rebuilding???? Help please!!!


Hello.
Welcome to Fixya's Community.

Your Mp3 Player is Having Problem with the Firmware(Corrupted) Now you need to Upgrade it Firmware, in order to solve this problem Please follow these Steps:

  • To install this firmware
    1. Download the file into your local hard disk.( check out the link below)
    2. Close all application windows that are currently running on your computer.
    3. Connect your player to your computer.
    4. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • When your player restarts after installing this firmware, the following will occur for the first time only:
    • The Rebuilding Library screen will appear.
    • Photos may take slightly longer than normal to appear.
  • This firmware supports the playback of Audible Type 2 and 4 tracks.
  • Important: to transfer Audible content, you must have AudibleManager version 5 or later installed. AudibleManager allows you to download, burn, organize, transfer and listen to Audible audio content.
Downloads:
The Firmware updater.
AudibleManager

Additional Help:
Creative Zen M 30Gb Manual Guide.

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My creative mozaic ex series zen has frozen and just say's "rebuilding..." how do i unfreeze it


tr yresetting and reloading the firmware there should be a small pinhole on the back and if you push a pin into it then it will reset and reloading the firmware should clear up any issues your having with it hope this helps :)

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My fm radio stopped working on my creative zen vision, and the display is all messed up. It also freezes for about 20 minutes when I turn it on. After 20 minutes, it will play normal, but it freezes...


Support for Zen Vision M on this site:

One of the Knowledgebase Solutions for "freezing" gives this answer:

Solution ID: 64087
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Player is Freezing
Keywords / Key Phrases: freeze, freezes, freezing, hang, hanging, freezes at creative logo, at docked screen, rebuilding library screen, playing audio files, switching to other functions or menus while shutting down, freezes at recovery mode, freezing at music playing now screen


  1. Gently push the end of a thin object (such as a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole.
    The reset button for your player is located at the bottom of the player, to the left of the sync adapter port.



  2. Refer to the article below to access the recovery mode and perform a Clean Up.

    SID 64088: Accessing the Recovery/Rescue Mode of your Player

    Note:



    1. Clean Up scans a player\'s hard disk/memory card and removes any invalid links from the music library. It does not affect the working music files at all. It is recommended that you perform "Clean Up" first before formatting or reloading the player\'s firmware.



    2. It is advisable for you to clean up your player regularly if you are frequently transferring files from you computer to your player or vice versa.

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Hold the reset button with a paper clip AND the play button at the same time while flipping the power switch. The ZEN should go into recovery mode. You probably want to do format all but you can try the different options. You also may need to download/update the firmware here.

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I know that this is old. But I've experienced this with my player of the same model a couple different times. All mine needed was a reset. To do this, find the reset button to the right of the hold switch on the bottom of your player. With a tack or paper clip, anything small enough to fit, press down the button and release. It should turn on by its self right after that. I hope this works for anyone else.

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Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx

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Have you tried updating the firmware of your Zen V Plus? I've had mine for almost an year and haven't had these issues -- I updated the firmware as soon as I unpacked it.

try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok

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