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Cant turn it on and PC cant read it...

I got my Zen V plus two days ago and it worked perfectly intil today, when I plugged it into the Xbox 360. I cant remember if the screen was black or if it was showing the ceative logo when i plugged it in, but the Xbox didnt respond with it. So i plugged it out and after that i'm not able to turn it on and the PC says it is an unknown USB...

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Re: Cant turn it on and PC cant read it...

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."

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