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Errorrrr i was listening to my Zen 2gb mp3 player when it suddenly said" playback error" I tried to restart it, then it re-built the library, then when i went to listen to something it always says "playback error" last time this happend i just left it off for a couple days, then it returned to normal, but how can i fix it rather than letting it sleep when i could be using it??

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Re: errorrrr

1 Press and hold the Play button while powering on your player.

2. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button.
It will display the following options:
Clean Up
Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.

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Keep ghetting playback error message. Resetting

memroy seems to be the problem, please find a local electronics repair shop near you..

Jun 06, 2010 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player


Creative Zen V Plus Bookmarks

A little known feature on this player is the ability to use bookmarks, up to 10 of them. Many of you listen to podcasts or audio books which may be fairly lengthy and if you have to stop in the middle of what ever you're listening to, normally when you go back to your player you would have to start all over again.<br /><br />A note about <span style="font-style: italic;">"resuming playback":</span> If you shutdown during playback of a podcast or audio book (not pausing or stopping playback first) your Zen will automatically resume playback when you start it back up.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Zen V Plus Bookmarking</span><br /><br />You can insert bookmarks during playback. A bookmark helps you mark a point within a track, so you can return to it at a later time.<br /><br />You can use up to 10 bookmarks at any one time.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">To insert a bookmark:</span><br /> <ol> <li>In the Now Playing screen, press the Options button and select Set Bookmark .</li> <li>For ZEN V Plus, you will need to press and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">hold</span> the Options button. Playback pauses and the Set Bookmark screen appears.</li> <li>Select a bookmark number.</li> <li>Your bookmark is assigned to the selected bookmark number. If all 10 bookmark numbers have been assigned, you can replace an existing bookmark with the new one or you can delete a previous bookmark.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">To delete a bookmark:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Menu/Back button. The main menu appears.</li> <li>Select Music Library and then Bookmarks .</li> <li>Go to the bookmark that you want to delete.</li> <li>Press the Options button. For ZEN V Plus, you will need to press and hold the Options button.</li> <li>Select Clear Bookmark.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">To go to a bookmark:</span><br /> <ol> <li>1. Press and hold the Menu/Back button. The main menu appears.</li> <li>2. Select Music Library and then Bookmarks .</li> <li>3. Select the bookmark that you want.</li></ol>Note: The Bookmark feature is not applicable for contents played from the memory card for players such as ZEN 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB, 32GB and the ZEN X-Fi Series. ZEN Xtra also supports bookmarks though you cannot place two or more bookmarks for one song or audio book<br /><br />

on Jan 25, 2011 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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I keep getting a playback error' when I try and listen to my music.

then you try formatting your mp3 player. this should fix your issue. 

Dec 08, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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My Zen M 30g keeps rebuilding....tried to reset but it won't work...I put the pin in the reset hole and it won't do anything til I pull the pin out then it comes on but is rebuilding???? Help please!!!

Welcome to Fixya's Community.

Your Mp3 Player is Having Problem with the Firmware(Corrupted) Now you need to Upgrade it Firmware, in order to solve this problem Please follow these Steps:

  • To install this firmware
    1. Download the file into your local hard disk.( check out the link below)
    2. Close all application windows that are currently running on your computer.
    3. Connect your player to your computer.
    4. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • When your player restarts after installing this firmware, the following will occur for the first time only:
    • The Rebuilding Library screen will appear.
    • Photos may take slightly longer than normal to appear.
  • This firmware supports the playback of Audible Type 2 and 4 tracks.
  • Important: to transfer Audible content, you must have AudibleManager version 5 or later installed. AudibleManager allows you to download, burn, organize, transfer and listen to Audible audio content.
The Firmware updater.

Additional Help:
Creative Zen M 30Gb Manual Guide.

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Please let me Know if you need any further Info.
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My Zen V Plus 2GB blanked music and wont re-download it!

C00D11D2 is a Windows error, not a Zen problem.
If you want to try one more thing on the computer, look at this link:

As a first try though, I think it sounds like there is a library issue on the player itself. Try a hard reset (push an opened-out paperclip into the reset hole on the side). This should then mean that the player re-builds the library of existing files when you next turn it on.

May 26, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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MP3 for Audiobooks

ipod nano 3rd generation are fantastic for videoes and films. they have lots of storage and a big playback time.

Nov 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Downloading problem

Reset it or when downloading, turn off and try again.

Jan 11, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Zen frozen on one screen even after I've restarted it.

hard drive sounds bad. has it been dropped?
try to do a cleanup
  1. Detach the Zen player from your PC , and ensure that the Zen Sleek is turned off.
2. Connect the power supply to the player.
3. Hold down the Play/Pause button while inserting a paper clip into the Reset hole
underneath your player, beside the data/power connector. Keep on holding the
Play/Pause button while you release the Reset button. The Rescue Mode screen will
then appear.
4. After the recovery mode has started, release the Play/Pause button

It will display the following options.
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.
Reboot Reboots the device.

Dec 04, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN SLEEK MP3 Player

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'Library Full' Error when transferring files to Zen.

the zen uses other areas for data storage and stuff.
best to reformat and not use so many folders.

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Problem with mp3 player

Screen Doesn’t come on anymore

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