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Zen sleek photo doesnt rebuild library all the way

My zen sleek photo doesnt rebuild the library all the way and when I restart it it does the same thing so I dont know and i tried plugging it into the comp and recharging it but nothing seems to work. What should I do?

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Re: zen sleek photo doesnt rebuild library all the way

Ok, first you will need to let it rebuild as far as it will go without interuption. Then once it gets stuck... take a a clothes pin or a real slim piece that will fit into the reset hole. The reset button is near where you would normally plug it in for data transfer or power supply. Now your player will restart, you shouldn't lose any infomation at all by doing this. After you do this, you need to try and press the power button so you can power the system down. If you are able to power the system down, that is good... then after it is off, you will need to plug it into your computer to charge... or plug in your wall charger in order to charge the system. Once plugged in... leave on charge over night. The next day... unplug the system from the power supply. Try to let it sit for a few moments before you do anything to it... After letting it sit, try powering it on... If it starts to try to rebuild the library, then while it is doing so, lay it on a desk and do not move it until done. After that... if it comes on as normal... it is fixed. However, this is a problem I have had with mine too! So if it does not work after that... you may try to contact me at Thanks and I hope I was able to help you with your Creative product!

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