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Recovery mode? when i turned on my zen v the next morning it had a different menu. the menu was titled recovery mode. i dont know had to getmy zen back to normal, and it dont want to have to return it from the store i got it at. can somebody please help me.? this is getting very exhausting and the menu wants gives me options like formatting and stuff. we have tried every option on that menu and it is still doing the same thing.

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  • dumnut567 Jan 06, 2008

    it goes into recovery mode and wont regester on the computer so i can upgrade the firmware

  • twiztid May 31, 2008

    i am stuck in recovery mode. how do i get my MP3 back to normal?

  • rogelio321 Aug 26, 2008

    my zen is stuck on recovery mode and when i reboot it just goes back to the recovery menu. it say something about firmware problem.

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While it's in recovery mode scroll down to re-boot; that will get it back to normal.

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