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My screen would go black.

Ok so i just got this mp3 and I turned it on few times and it was just fine. but then i was going to add new songs to it and it would start up but then the screen would go black! Help!

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Re: my screen would go black.

That's good advice. I didn't know about the reset hole. I got it to start working by first letting it power all the way down so the blue light was off. Then when I replugged it in to my computer, my computer still did not recognize it, but when I unplugged the cord from the opposite end of the usb and replugged that end back into my zen, for some reason it started working and the zen started up. That is a non-technical answer for sure, but I thought I ought to post it because that is when it started working for me.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

Re: my screen would go black.

If your player stops responding, gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole.

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