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Creative zen won't turn on

Okay, so my creative zen vision:m was working fine until today. I hadn't used it in a month because I was just too busy with a lot of other things to have time to download new music and stuff to the player. So when I plugged it into my USB port to charge, the usual creative logo did not turn up and only the blue light flashes. It flashes consistently, but when I open my creative zen media explorer, it tells me my device is not connected. Resetting won't work obviously since the player is dead...although the blue light flashes? I really really hope that nothing too serious is wrong with my player since its no longer under warranty, and I'd appreciate any help! Please?! :[ PEOPLE I JUST GOT THE CREATIVE ZEN MAY 17th! It's dead and when I plug it in, the LED light doesn't even come on. reset does nothing and power does nothing. It's not the zen vision its just a regular creative zen 4gb please help.

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Could also be a combination of a nasty bug and the battery running out, there might be nothing wrong with your player.
When it doesnt turn back on, doesnt connect to PC and reset hole doesnt work either, plug into AC charger. Sometimes this is the only way you can bring it back to life - it should enter recovery mode automatically with the AC charger - once it does, select reboot and see what happens.

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I had a similar problem with my Zen Vision:M, whereby the computer just stopped recognizing my device. I found out it was because Windws has updated to Service Pack 3 automatically, and for some reason my player only works with SP2. It started working again when I installed SP2 again, but then I keep getting the annoying upgdate notifications from windows.

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Same problem here...it's not the zen it's the computer I fallowed these steps i found and it started charging and turned on right away!!

posted on Feb 25, 2009 abeales
If you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto <Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same procedure above.
This will roll your Windows Media Player back to version 10 or 9, whichever you had installed prior to version 11. You will need to re-configure Windows Media Player again.

Your Zen should now be recognized by WMP and Creative software. You probably need to upgrade your firmware at this point, follow the instructions on upgrading your firmware, and you should be good to go.

This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Q. Zen V is dead
"If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

also try this if above doesnt work

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had same prob to the T...found this post and it fixed it...it's the computer not the zen...once I did the two steps my zen started charging and turned on...go figure...the flashing blue light doesn't mean it is charging.
posted on Feb 25, 2009 abeales
If you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto <Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same procedure above.
This will roll your Windows Media Player back to version 10 or 9, whichever you had installed prior to version 11. You will need to re-configure Windows Media Player again.

Your Zen should now be recognized by WMP and Creative software. You probably need to upgrade your firmware at this point, follow the instructions on upgrading your firmware, and you should be good to go.

This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi

Posted on May 28, 2009

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