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Need ot reformat a zen. How do I do it

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George,

Connect your ZEN to a PC, once the PC detect your player a new removable device will be add to "My computer" either drive . point the newly found device and right click mouse button into it. a dialogue bix will appear indicating selecetions, choose "Format" then left click mouse button,

cheers,
mark

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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1. With the Zen off, press and hold the "play/pause" button.

2. Continue to hold until you perform Steps 3 and 4. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.

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