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Zen Photo Sleek displays -select music to play from music library

The player no music to choose from! When I connect my player to my computer (XP), it does not even recognise it. I have loaded the latest firmware on PC and tried to connect once more- guess what, it does not work at all! Should I throw this thing away now? If anyone has a solution please help!

Only the on/off and the volume buttons seem to be functional, but the gadget is completely dead and useless...

My e-mail: nalaofthenile-legend1@yahoo.co.uk
Skype ID: siyazi22

Siyabonga Hadebe
Mauritania.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: 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 brianmaggie12@msn.com Thanks and I hope I was able to help you with your Creative product!

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Firmware update does not recognize Sleek

is it possible to try another computer or laptop?

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Reloading Firmware on Zen Sleek Photo

This is what I found. Windows Media Player 11 messes it up. All you have to do is uninstall anything Windows Media Player 11 and then run the firmware upgrader. It's some sort of but. You can reinstall WMP when your done installing the firmware. I found it on the creative forum.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

SOURCE: Firmware reload

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Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Sleek Photo not rebuilding library

Read your manual or go to: http://support.creative.com/Products/Products.aspx?catid=213&catName=MP3+Players

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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