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My creative zen v plus is not detected by my pc when connected its screen has reddish lines neither it is shutting down nor it is working

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Re: My creative zen v plus is not detected by my pc when...

Using the instructions below try Cleanup first, if that doesn't work... (if you have a backup of all your music on your computer), try the format option

This is from Creative's website:
Zen V Plus and Zen V

  1. Detach your player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
If the player stops responding, you can reset the player. To reset the player, gently
insert a thin object into the Reset hole located below the power switch.
2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on your player.
3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button.

It will display the following options:
Clean Up
Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.
Does not affect music files themselves.
Format (All) Caution! Erases all content!
Save a copy of your player's content before formatting.
Reload OS/ Firmware Caution! Erases your player's firmware.
DO NOT select the Reload Firmware option unless you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install.
Reboot Reboots the device.
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Re: My creative zen v plus is not detected by my pc when...

I had the same problem, I have creative zen v plus 2GB and it was not detected by my pc with Win XP SP3.

Connect the player, if you have already install the software go to device manager and find creative v plus , right click on it and uninstall it. Disconnect the player and go to windows media player 11, connect the player again and right click on Sync and choose Refresh Devices. Your problem will be solve!

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