For Zen M: Blue ligth on continuously with new battery
I recently installed a new battery for my 30GB Zen. When I plugged it in the blue "on" light turned on and only goes off if I push the reset button. The unit doesn' t seem to charge with the wall charger or with the computer. What to do now?
Re: For Zen M: Blue ligth on continuously with new...
Have you tried doing a Software re-set. (Hold the On/Off button in the On position whilst pressing the Reset button). Then try re-charging. The device will take about 10-15mins before it responds if the battery is completely flat.
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Hi if your new batter had black label and named Cameron Sino on it that is your problem. They say these batteries will work in the vision M but they will not unless you change out the small circuit board that is attached to the battery itself with the one from your old battery. There is something wrong with the circuit board on the battery that will not allow the player to see and charge it. You can go to this link and get this battery and it will work for you. Even though the battery looked like it was charging fine when first installed in your playe it was only because the battery came with some power in it already but as you used it it was using power but not replacing it. If the battery tunrs out not to be the problem then your main board is most likely the issue
The rapid-blinking blue light means that the Zen's battery is too drained to allow the player to turn on.
It can take 24 hours or more to completely recharge the Zen using USB. If you see the blue light blinking slowly when you plug it in, then the player is charging, and you will have to wait for it to finish charging.
If, after leaving the Zen to charge for more than a day, it still does not turn on, then the battery may be defective and not able to be charged anymore. The battery will have to be replaced.
had same prob to the T...found this post and it fixed it...it's the computer not the zen...once I did the two steps my zen started charging and turned on...go figure...the flashing blue light doesn't mean it is charging. posted on Feb 25, 2009
you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a
windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media
Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only
workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto
<Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media
Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also
uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same
This will roll your Windows Media Player back to version 10 or 9,
whichever you had installed prior to version 11. You will need to
re-configure Windows Media Player again.
Your Zen should now be recognized by WMP and Creative software. You
probably need to upgrade your firmware at this point, follow the
instructions on upgrading your firmware, and you should be good to go.
This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative
for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi
It's from the firmware, I've had the same problem and I've gotten the white screen of death. Any suggestions? The power light turns blue but the screen is either black or white, it won't turn off unless I click the reset and then won't turn on until 10+ tries of doing the hold down power button, click reset while plugged in PC thing.
I recently charged my friends zen for him and the power was run down, the blue light u see is normal it is just recharging, just wait for about 20-30 minutes for it to charge a little and turn the power on, it will still charge.