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I left my zen vision m for a few months and now it will not charge the blue light does not come on at all when i plug it in. I have left it on the charger for over 24 hours and also hit the rest button with no results

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Try updating the firmware and the best way to that is to download The MP3 Player Recovery Tool off of the Creative web site.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Hi, my ZEN vision m: does not start anymore; when charging the blue light just "flickers", but even after 1 night charging, no possibility to get to the menu


Hi,
The rapid-blinking blue light means that the Zen's battery is too drained to allow the player to turn on.

It can take 24 hours or more to completely recharge the Zen using USB. If you see the blue light blinking slowly when you plug it in, then the player is charging, and you will have to wait for it to finish charging.

If, after leaving the Zen to charge for more than a day, it still does not turn on, then the battery may be defective and not able to be charged anymore. The battery will have to be replaced.

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Have a zen creative vision M and it will not charge. The blue light goes on with AC connection. Left on for 1 day and it will not start up. Is this a motherboard or battery problem.


I don't know if this will help but I just got mine to work. mine sat for months. It would not take a charge after I tried every thing on the message boards I while plugged into the USB (an after market one cause I lost the original) held the power button and pushed the reset button and a reboot, reformat and repair screen came up, I tried those but the reformat and then saw up top that it will charge on that screen so I left it alone for 2 hours and then reboot now perfect.
To think how many message boards say to take apart to jump or replace batteries.
Hope this helps.

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Zen Vision M 30Gb Mp3 player wont turn on


remove the battery, if you let the battery connecters hit the terminal a few times it works a a manual reset it works with almost anything

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had same prob to the T...found this post and it fixed it...it's the computer not the zen...once I did the two steps my zen started charging and turned on...go figure...the flashing blue light doesn't mean it is charging.
posted on Feb 25, 2009 abeales
If you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto <Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same procedure above.
This will roll your Windows Media Player back to version 10 or 9, whichever you had installed prior to version 11. You will need to re-configure Windows Media Player again.

Your Zen should now be recognized by WMP and Creative software. You probably need to upgrade your firmware at this point, follow the instructions on upgrading your firmware, and you should be good to go.

This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi

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The battery not charging,
I hat the same probleam. Solution reset the unit while is plugged on the Ac charge, turn off and on. will work.
ciao Enzo

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CREATIVE ZEN GONE HAYWIRE


sounds like it might be either a bad firmware driver, which can be erased and reinstalled via the USB connection to your computer and a download from creative. Or the battery has gone bad, in which case you have to have it sent to creative for Repair.

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Q. Zen V is dead
"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."

Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

also try this if above doesnt work

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http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10960
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Zen V is dead
"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."

Zen Vision:M Not Responding SOLUTION! to No Charge, Device Not Connected or Recognize
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10960

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