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My creative zen vision M says FIRMWARE PROBLEM! HELP!

I just bought my creative zen vision M off of some one. the person upgraded the hard drive from a 30GB to a 60GB. it froze so i tried using the reset button. it froze again at the start up. i tried using the clean up, the format all, the reboot, and then i tried to reload the firmware. it still had the firmware of a 30GB so i tried reloading that kind. every thing was goin well until it said rebooting then my zvm restarted and now it says firmware problem. IM STUCK! I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO NOW..PLEASE HELP!!!

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Hi you can try going to Creative's web site and downloading there Creative MP3 Player Recovery Tool software and what that does is update everything and most of the time it will fix what the problem . I would try that first.

I hope this helps

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Turns on and then goes to rebuilding screen then says firmware problem but computer doesnt register that its hooked up


check on the zen site and make sure you have the current version for your zen.
download it and do a rebuild with new firmware.
this mp3 has a hard drive, the exact one that the ipod has. They are not immuned from crashing for sure.
But doing a reinstall of the software will probably help alot.

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Problem transferring MP3s to Zen Vision 30GB


I have a Zen Vision M 30G, and this is what worked for me.(Widows XP home Edition. First you're going to want to transfer all your files back to your PC to back them up. I've found that even though you can't transfer from your PC to Zen, you can transfer from Zen to PC. Connect your player, and after your Pc recognizes it go to My Computer>click on your player, it should show up as "storage media.">then you right click on it, then select "reformat." A warning should pop notifing that you will lose all you data. Click yes, It should take less than a minute to complete. So essentially you have just wiped your Mp3 player's hard drive clean. Now transfer all your backed up files back to your player.

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Davy


What verson of Windows Media player have you got on your pc?
Find one with version 9 install the creative software and then try the reload of the firmware .Zen has problems with windows medai player 10 - 11.

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Zen vision m firmware problem


Greetings,

Lotsa people are having the same problem with the firmware updates. Go check for your warranty, the product was working fine before applying THEIR firmware update.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
FixYa for all your troubleshooting needs.

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Firmware problem for zen vision M


I had the same issue with my zen vision m. It was not recognized on any computer (although it would charge) and I noticed that when I turned it on after having it off for any amount of time, the zen would rebuild half way before turning on. 
If this is what is happening with you, then this one solution I found to fix it: 
Download the MP3 Recovery Tool from Creative Support website. Make sure that your Zen is charged at least half.   Turn on your Zen, Holding the power switch in the on position (Very Important!). While holding the Power switch on, Reset the Zen by inserting a small object in the Reset hole on the bottom of the Zen (small objects can include thumbtack, wire, earring, etc...). You will see a menu: Clean Up, Format, Reload OS/Firmware, Reboot. (It is now safe to stop holding the Power switch) I decided to go down the list until something worked.  I ran Clean Up first and that didn't work for me, so I tried Format.  It will remove all of your data. Once Format runs, Reboot the MP3 player and plug it up to the computer. Run MP3 Recovery Tool. The firmware should should install itself on your MP3. Once installed, your computer should recognize the Zen. 
I hope this helps! 

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Question about hard drive compatibility for Creative Zen Vision M


It should work but if you wanna be safe try deleting everything off of the ipod drive first. If you do a google search it seems many people are not only removing the hard drive but actually putting in much bigger hard drives. ( up to 100GB). The only thing ive noticed is that if its a SLIM version then it may not work as a few websites have said that they cant perform upgrades on the slim versions.

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This means both systems contain a bug, or cookie. If the firmware you accessed isn't applying itself to the device, this means the system itself has been corrupted. Double check with your system configuration properties on each device, and tell me whats going on from there.

Don't panic!

bananaboy101

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Creative Zen Vision M: Placing Old hard Drive in New Player??


I Dropped My Zen Vision M And Cracked The Screen And Bought A New One But Replaced The New ZVM's Hard Drive With My Old One And All I Had to Do Was Restart It For It To Recognize The New Hard Drive And If It Doesnt Recognize It All You Gotta Do Is Put A New One In And Download More Songs xD And If You Need A Disassembly Tutorial Heres A Good Site

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2006/02/how-to-disassemble-the-creative-zen-vision-m.php

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My zen is freezeing


1. I'd try a system clean up first (instructions below)
2. definitely upgrade your firmware (http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/)
3. If all else fails, back up all your music on your PC and format it (instructions below)

.... from Creative's site

Reset, Format or Clean Up a Zen Vision:M If your player stops responding, you can reset it. To reset the player, push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. This should not cause you to lose any data or audio tracks, unless you were in the middle of transferring an audio track.
To reset Zen Vision:M to factory default settings:
Press on the Menu/Back button on your player, and select System, and then Reset.
To Format or Clean Up Zen Vision:M
  1. Detach the Zen Vision:M player from your PC , and ensure that the unit is off. If the battery is too low, charge the battery fully before continuing
  2. Slide the Power switch towards the Power icon vision_m_reset.jpgand hold the switch in the Power On position.
  3. Push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a straightened paper clip) into the reset hole, press gently and remove. vision_m_reset1.jpg
  4. Release the Power switch when the Creative logo appears. The Recovery Mode appears:
    • Clean Up (Performs a disk scan on the player's hard disk, it will not affect music files)
    • Format All (Formats the players hard disk - Note: all contents will be lost)
    • Reload Firmware (Reloads the Operating System on the Zen. Select this option ONLY if there is a firmware available to reload.)
    • Reboot (Reboots the device).
  5. Select Clean Up or Format from the Recovery Mode, and then select Reboot.

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