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Frozen everything displays filmware problem my creative zens screen has frozen, the reset b utton doesent solve it, neither does letting the battery drain

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Befor you turn it on, press and hold the play/pause button and turn it on. It will be in recovery mode. Scroll down and select reload firmware and connect it to the computer. You can download the firmware from here: http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=10889

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