Question about Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3 Player

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Dropped it now comes up with hard disk error

I dropped my player now when it boots up it offers me four options
1. Clean Up

2. Format All

3. Reload OS

4. Reboot

I have tried all of the options but it just comes up with hard disk error. I know i will have to take it apart to fix it but don't know what to do once it is opened. Are there any cheap repair websites out there or even a chance I would be able to do it myself, which i doubt.

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I had this same problem twice with mine, and it means that the hard drive pin is out of place. If you hit it with your hand or against the table on the bottom, it will get the pin back in place. It sounds a little scary to hit it against a table, but it worked for me twice. Hope that helps.

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First of all, a hard drive is not cheap. Having said that, yes there are repair services that can help. Scroll down on this page to the Repair Services box, put in your zip code, and a few repair services for MP3 players comes up. See which ones do Zen Xtra repairs, and what the prices are. Good luck!

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If your player stops responding, you can reset it. To reset the player, push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. This should not cause you to lose any data or audio tracks, unless you were in the middle of transferring an audio track.

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1. Detach the Zen Vision:M player from your PC , and ensure that the unit is off.

If the battery is too low, charge the battery fully before continuing
2. Slide the Power switch towards the Power icon and hold the switch in the Power On position.
3. Push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a straightened paper clip) into the reset hole, press gently and remove.

4. Release the Power switch when the Creative logo appears. The Recovery Mode appears:
* Clean Up (Performs a disk scan on the player's hard disk, it will not affect music files)
* Format All (Formats the players hard disk - Note: all contents will be lost)
* Reload Firmware (Reloads the Operating System on the Zen. Select this option ONLY if there is a firmware available to reload.)
* Reboot (Reboots the device).
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My zen is freezeing


1. I'd try a system clean up first (instructions below)
2. definitely upgrade your firmware (http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/)
3. If all else fails, back up all your music on your PC and format it (instructions below)

.... from Creative's site

Reset, Format or Clean Up a Zen Vision:M If your player stops responding, you can reset it. To reset the player, push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. This should not cause you to lose any data or audio tracks, unless you were in the middle of transferring an audio track.
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Press on the Menu/Back button on your player, and select System, and then Reset.
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  1. Detach the Zen Vision:M player from your PC , and ensure that the unit is off. If the battery is too low, charge the battery fully before continuing
  2. Slide the Power switch towards the Power icon vision_m_reset.jpgand hold the switch in the Power On position.
  3. Push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a straightened paper clip) into the reset hole, press gently and remove. vision_m_reset1.jpg
  4. Release the Power switch when the Creative logo appears. The Recovery Mode appears:
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2. Connect the power supply to the player.
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underneath your player, beside the data/power connector. Keep on holding the
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then appear.
4. After the recovery mode has started, release the Play/Pause button

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Clean Up Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.
Does not affect music files themselves.
Format (All) Caution! Erases all content!
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.
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