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Wont start when i turn on my zen nothing happens and when i plug it in, the creative screen and the EAX screen flash on and then it shuts off and repeats the process again, i recently started using an emergency charger with AA batteries to charge it when i am not home; could this be the problem?

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Re: wont start

Try new batteries, does the unit have a reset?

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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i just reset mine as mine would not turn on, i held it for a few seconds ant then turned it on and it came on! but mine is chargint at the moment, but the flashing light is red! i thought it was supposed to be green??? Can anyone help?

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Creative zen won't turn on

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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My zen won't turn on. only the blue light flashes when its plugged in. the screen doesnt turn on. what does this mean thanks

Well you can try this if you still got the zen, press the reste button, dont hold just press it then hold down the power button and it will start up but mine just kept on going black fter a while so i had to put it into recovery mode by doing the following.
Hold down play untill the end
Press the reset button
Hold down the power button
Makes sure you releas the play button last
after that do Reload Firmware i think
then it will delete the firmware make sure you have this downloaded on your computer
its the newest firmware
when you downloaded this plug in your zen into the computer and it should turn on your zen and then say Firmware problem and if it doesnt just put it into recovery mode then plug it in.
Then make sure all application are turned off like Mozzila or the Internet Explorer, then just double click on the firmware and it should fix

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Screen just flashes on and off 'CREATIVE' when trying to start up

This is an issue with the power supply, believe it or not. I just resolved this for a friend by changing the power supply. An old nokia 5v power supply will make a good alternative if you don't have an OEM replacement.

Jan 16, 2009 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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40 gb mps nomad creative

When it gets to the EAX screen tap it ******* the right side just above the menu button, wait for the drive to kick in and it should work again.

Jul 14, 2008 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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Not turning on

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."

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Wont turn on

Keep charging it, that's what happens at the initial charge stage. It will take maybe 24 hours to charge and then will turn on fine.

Jan 24, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Zen Vision: M Frozen for good?

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Zen Vision:M Not Responding SOLUTION! to No Charge, Device Not Connected or Recognize
If that doesn't fix it try the USB cable

Jan 15, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Not turning on

Have you tried hitting the small reset button on the bottom of the unit with a paper clip or similar object? I have had mine freeze and shut off and not do anything before and this seemed to fix the problem. This has only happened with corrupted or unsupported file types as far as I can tell.

Also, if you got the unit second hand, the batteries may need to be replaced, as lithium polymer batters do wear out eventually and wont take a charge.

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