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My creative zen won't switch on

Nothing.....not even music and blank screen, nothing. It worked last night on way home and this morning was dead. It had a good charge in it and was not dropped or bumped. Wasn't left on overnight either....I can return it easily but want to make sure there is nothing obvious I've missed.

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Scot, Glasgow it was pluged in to computer and wont turn on now

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    dude it happened to mee to and i dont know what to do!!

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I had the same problem and before returning it I tried reseting the player (to press the reset button you have to put a needle or something similar in a small hole on the bottom right of the zen). Now it works again as if nothing ever happened!

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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Take your zen micro find a small shart object, open the back case and remove the battery, you will see a white label on a silver case now whilest it is off with the battery out plug the charger in and hold the on button for 10 seconds then get a hammer and smash the living **** out of the shittest MP3 player ever then relax and enjoy what you have created with your creative, atleast they got the name right!

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