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My Zen vision M has been sitting for months uncharged. I tried to charge it yesterday and today but the indicator never goes past maybe a quarter of the way charged.

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

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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.
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In Australia is 220v the standard? This player might be a 5V, US-market version. Transformer would be required.

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When your blue light does not blink, but is constantly on, this indicates hardware failure. It is most likely to be your motherboard that is corrupt and will need to be replaced. There are repair services that can replace your motherboard or offer to sell you a replacement motherboard. You should look into it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

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http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10960
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Sounds like you have a bad hard drive and will need to get it replaced. You should take it to a technician, or if you feel confident enough, buy another hard drive and install it yourself.

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Someone please help me!!!


my zen has been doing this for the past couple months too. the screen appears in vertical bars and is fuzzy. the only thing is to go to the store/ site where you bought it and ask for a replacement.

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