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Zen microphoto 8 g

My Zen microphone has gone dead

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  • Lexie_d Dec 03, 2007

    The player was working fine today, and then I plugged it in the recharge and it froze when it said 'rebuilding library'. After about 10 minutes, I unplugged it and tried to shut it down. I ended up removing the battery and then turning it on again, which left me with the message 'Hardware Problem'. I tried to access the player in Rescue Mode, but that won't work. It will not go past the 'Hardware Problem' message. Is this repairable, or do I just buy a new one? It's a year and a half old.

  • jcbarros Aug 04, 2008

    player stuck in hardware problem after freezing during a rebuilding library episode.

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    welll my Zen microphoto 8 g screen just went blank and im not sure what to do how do i fix this is there a reset button or trick to be able to reset to see if the screen will turn on again?



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I did end up getting a new MP3 player. Luckily for me, I purchased the Creative Labs player on my Mastercard, which carries an extended product warranty. I was reimbursed $139 for the player, though I paid over $300, they only gave me the current replacement value. Getting back something is better then nothing though, so I put up a little extra cash of my own and got an 8gb iPod Nano. Much complaints with this one. Will never go with Creative Labs again after all the problems they've had and their lousy excuse for customer service.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008


Buy a new mp3 player they are now cheaper and better

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Had the same problem w/1st zen, lasted less than two weeks
circuit city traded me a new one, have found creative labs to be no help w/o charging for it.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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