Question about Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player
I just finished charging and putting music on my computer and it doesn't work, it won't even turn on! what the hell. it was just working before hand. i used it for a week and then put new music on it and now it wont even turn on? does anyone know why this might happen?
Try pushing the reset button with a paper clip while the unit is plugged into the unit. This worked for me.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
My Creative Zen V Plus went dead while I was using it. I Plugged it into the computer USB port pressed the reset button with a pin for three seconds and it came back on. Then I went to control panel > performance and maintenance, > system > hardware > device manager > right clicked on the zen and then clicked on update driver. If you don't insert the cd then it will find the latest driver from the internet. Resetting the device doesn't erase your music so don't worry.
Posted on May 06, 2010
Next to the on off switch (I have Zen v5) there is a very tiny pin hole. find something (ie paperclip) to stick in the and hold it in a few seconds. This will restart you player.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Ok so yeah same thing happened to me i plugged in the mp3 to my computer and it just turned off and never came back on. so i waited for like 8 hours while i was in school and i came home plugged it back in the computer held the power button down for like 30 to 40 seconds then it turned on! :) it was kind of frozen so i unplugged it and it was working fine!
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
I just bought a brand new Zen and the charged the battery. However the stupid thing will not turn on. I spent considerable amount of time trying to make it work and in addition the player was not cheap. My plan is to returned the mp3 to the store,take the refund and buy a different brand of mp3. This is ********. In my opinion this product is not ready for the public consumption, this product is ****
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
Hope this help! the same thing happened to me, my zen v was dead for 2 weeks, but now its Ok. the problem is Windows 7... or at least that was my problem. if your Zen v screen is black and ir doesnt turn on, what you have to do is to enter here: Control panel > performance and maintenance, > system > hardware > device manager > right clicked on the zen and click on delete device, after this you try to turn on your Zen v, and bingo! its alive again :D.
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
I accidentally disconected my Zen while downloading music from my laptop and it won't turn on any more, resetting isn't helping too. What should I do :/
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
I havent used my zen in a while (1g v plus) and i knew it was dead, i tried turning it on.. nothing...plugged into computer...and the blue lights on the 2 buttons came on.. but flashed off very quickly.. so i dont even know if its charging i tried everything else and NOTHING worked so far... i am not taking it apart like sum ppl .. it can make it worse.. plz help!
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
If the zen is still on let it sit until the batteries run out. then let it sit for a while. then plug it in to charge.
P.S. this is only known to work with 1 GB zen V.
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
Kia Ora, I had the same will not turn on problem. Reset did nothing but kill a perfectly happy paperclip. Plugging it into a USB port on a computer without the Zen programme seemed to re-set it for me. It seemed that it had not got the correct signal about being charged when on the Zen programme.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
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