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Creative not charging

Hi i have a 30g creative zen vision M. I connected it to an ipod speakers and it worked away fine. When the battery ran down i tried to recharge but it wont work. I think ipod speakers have damaged battery. How can i fix this and how much will it cost?

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    got the same thing, mine still loads off the AC adapter. but USB is broken. not docking anymore

  • jjotta Dec 28, 2007

    You are not alone. I cannot find a way to recover my Zen. Seems there are a lot of people with the same problem but no solution. Can anyone solve this? What a huge waste of money if Zen is easily 'upset' that it becomes useless.

  • jujuett Dec 30, 2007

    I also am having problems charing my Zen M. I had not used it for several months and then wen to charge it. It works fine when connected to the charger and an outlet. Once I disconnect it from the charger it does not work. Seems like the battery is not holding my charge. Does anyone know what it will cost to fix this if I do not have my warrenty?

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There seems to be a problem with the batteries for the Zen. I have just sent mine in for warranty work as it will work if you have it plugged into an AC adapter but it won't work as soon as it's unplugged even after charging all night. The USB will not charge it either. Creative has sent a replacement unit, but there is a serious problem with the battery.

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