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Zen V 1gb

My player is always on now playing, i cant get it to stop, It takes a long time to recharge. Any suggestions on how to stop it from playing when recharging? Thank you

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Re: Zen V 1gb

How to reset Zen v +

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I had the same problem....ok here's what you do, make sure the ZEN is off first then switch it on my pushing the switch down (like usual).So switch it on and press the play/pause button at the same time. It may take a couple of tries but after you get it, the screen will say "Recovery Mode" at the top. Now go down to "Clean Up" and click it. It will then ask, "Disk cleanup will be performed. Continue?" Click yes. When it's done, turn off the ZEN and turn it back on. Does it work!? Ha I'm a 13 year old genius.

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My zen wont turn on or charge up and I don't know how to reset it, is there a button??Its a creative zen v plus 1GB


Support site for the Zen V Plus, see:,VARSET=CategoryID:213

In the knowledge base solutions Creative gives next answer, when the player does not power on or charge:

To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter ( You can purchase the power adapter here as a separate accessory).

  2. Press the reset button and observe the player.

  3. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.

    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed. Cup the player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behind the Play/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.

  4. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
Creative recommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to take advantage of new features and functionality. To learn more, visit SID 29048 in our "Further Suggestions".
Note: If the player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on after at least 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.


Reset pin on the left side with the player facing up.


Manual (Multilingual, 17,2 MB) for the Zen V Plus :

Nov 24, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Creative Zen V Plus will not charge using an adapter

Install the software included with the Creative Zen V Plus. Many problems with the MP3 player can be resolved by installing or updating the software included with the device. Use the CD that came with the player to make the install, or log on the Creative Zen V Plus product page on the company website to download the latest firmware:

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Try resetting the device and charging it again. You may have to charge it for a few hours though.

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most of the time its either on random mode or on shuffle.....idk how your mp3 works but normally you can take it off by going to the menu and searching for shuffle or random....

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idk bro wht can i see i slept with my zen stone last night and i woke up in the morning and now it wont turn on anymore i wont even turn on =( its been todays that i havnt used it this sucks

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I just got done fixing my daughter's Zen V 1GB which was frozen by holding down and keeping the play/pause button pressed and then powering it up. This will put the unit into recovery mode.

I selected "Clean Up" and this fixed the problem. I will assume the other options are a little more destructive to the stuff you've uploaded to it. Hope this helps!

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I'm having the exact same problem. My zen is 'charging' but isn't detected anywhere on my pc and I'd leave it charging for days but nothing happens. I've tried different usb ports, reinstalling the software several times but nothing. I recently reinstalled Windows and with my new pc my Zen cannot work on it for some reason?! I put previous files from my old pc onto my Zen hoping that I could transfer them onto my new Windows pc but I fear I've lost the data on my Zen completely. Arggh, any suggestions guys? Please..x

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