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Works only when connected to computer

My zen will play music only when usb is connected but when i disconnect it it wouldnt come on

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experimental status
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ZEN mozaic player 2 GB
firmware 1.03
ZEN attached to USB 2.0
Windows XP SP2
Message "do not disconnect"
ZEN is not being recognized
Check ZEN memory setting
Memory ZEN is set to 0 in MENU>Etras>removable disk
Memory ZEN should be changed to maximum 1.5 GB
ZEN is recognized now
ZEN is ready to do the format command
ZEN can be written to for a maximum of 0.5 GB [internal memory !]
ALERT ! This 0.5 GB is the internal memory
The files written to the internal memory will be erased after
disconnecting !
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access status
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NO ACCES TO MY ZEN ?
1) Get access to ZEN by setting disk memory to maximum
in MENU>Etras>removable disk
2) ZEN should be recognized now
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format status
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1) FORMAT the disk
After formatting !
SET BACK YOUR disk memory capacity to zero [ 0 ]
for fully recovering the disk capacity
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files presence status
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FILES NOT PRESENT AFTER DISCONNECTING ?
SET BACK YOUR disk memory capacity to zero [ 0 ]
- When set to zero you can use the full memory for
writing files to the player !
- When keeping the memory set to maximum you're using
the internal memory and written files are not saved
after disconnecting
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updating + files presence status
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UPDATING FIRMWARE ZEN MOZAIC = MAKING STANDARD MAPS
1) download the firmware that is suited for your computer
Operating System and your type of player from "CREATIVE"
2) Connect player to USB 2.0
and update with the firmware-update
3) Wait until the update is fully completed
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5) Connect to USB 2.0 again
6) Check for the presence of the STANDARD MAPS for Music,
Pictures and Video
7) Files can be written into the STANDARD MAPS
8) Written files should be present after disconnecting
9) Files ready for mobile playing on ZEN mozaic now
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CREATIVE support site for fimware / software / userguide
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SUPPORT FOR ZEN MOZAIC ON THE INTERNET
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=17897&prodName=ZEN+Mozaic

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Update the firmware, available at support.creative.com:

Creative Zen

Try another PC or another USB port
Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged

Reset
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Get Recovery Tool from Creative

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

If all else fails, check with this guy:
http://www.mycreativefansite.com/2007/05/myzenchecker-tools-guide-to-problem.html


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Step by step instructions for formatting a player

1. Detach the player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on the player.
3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button
4. Select Format (All) and select Yes to format the player.
5. After the player has finished formatting, select Reboot.
6. Re-transfer the tracks to the player.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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This is from Creative's website:
Zen V Plus and Zen V
  1. Detach your player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
If the player stops responding, you can reset the player. To reset the player, gently
insert a thin object into the Reset hole located below the power switch.
2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on your player.
3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button.

It will display the following options:
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Does not affect music files themselves.
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Save a copy of your player's content before formatting.
Reload OS/ Firmware Caution! Erases your player's firmware.
DO NOT select the Reload Firmware option unless you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install.
Reboot Reboots the device.

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