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A drop of Hope?

I was a t panda express and had my zen v-plus 4gb on my wrist when a drop of tea landed in the line-in jack n t6he screen has died. Its black n i have to remember how many clix wherever anthing is and if i press too fast it will freeze or i dont press hard enough ill be a click behind. BUT, i wont know it because the screen doesn't work. Should i even bother trying to replace the screen or should i just buy another mp4 player???

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Re: a drop of Hope?

Does not sound good, but try taking it apart and see if you notice something here is how
I suspect you may Be in the market for a new player ;-0

good luck
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I have a Zen V plus , the screen has become really dark I can barley read it . what should I do?

Bad news. The Zen V Plus is known for screen problems - early warning signs include screen discoloration, lines on the screen or dimming. Eventually, the screen will go black.

Possible reasons include poorly-mounted screens, short life of OLED displays, and susceptibility of screens to damage from moisture.

Best bet for a replacement screen is buying a scrapped Zen V Plus on eBay. Here's a great guide to taking apart your Zen.
Disassembly of Zen Plus

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Dont know how to put stuff on my ZEN V PLUS 4GB

if your zen comes with a video converter then slip into you r pc to install. for downloading music you would have to plug your zen into the pc go to windows media player or whatever you have and simply sync your music on to your zen.

Jun 01, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Intructions for recording Mic or Line In and SAVING to PC


Recording is quite easy:

1. To record from the Mic, simply press the button on the side of the player with the red dot and speak into the mic - its the small hole at the top left of the player.

2. To record line-in: connect the small mini stereo jack to the player and the other end to the line or headphone output of a recording device. Use the menu to find 'line in recording' (its towards the bottom of the menu). Monitor the input signal and adjust its level using the VU meters on the V Plus. Using the volume control on your player device, ensure that the signal is not too loud so that it clips, nor too soft (it will be noisy). When ready, press the red dot button. Press it again to stop recording.

3. To find the recordings and transfer files to PC: using the Zen Explorer, find the folder 'Recordings' on the Zen. Your recordings will be stored there with file names such as "Line In {date, time}.wma". Simply copy and paste these files onto your PC and play them with Winamp or Windows Media Player. Note that they are in WMA format, not MP3 format, but that this is a better standard than MP3 and can be played on most MP3 players.

Hope this has helped, and now can someone help me - my Zen V Plus screen is dead, and I didnt' even drop it.


Jan 11, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Creative Zen V Plus doesn't power on after recharging

Just kept pressing the reset button and it worked, really annoying though.

Jul 21, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Mono Sound Playing through Headphones

Simplest solution, from experience: make sure your headphone jack is pushed all the way into Zen 3.5 output jack. Sometimes it will feel like it's clicked in but you need a little extra push to get it all the way in.
Another thing to look at: I pretty sure the is a preference setting that controls right/left balance (my son has my Zen right now). If you can find  this control, it could be set all the way to one or the other side.
Give it a try, or see if resetting zen helps.
Good Luck.

Jun 10, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Recovery mode for Zen V plus

The step-by-step process for doing the recovery mode is at Creative's website:,/?St=107,E=0000000000366987556,K=3577,Sxi=5,Kb=ww_english_add,VARSET=ws:,Case=obj(26219)

May 12, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Creative Zen dropped in tea

Once you remove the back casing,
take a blow dryer and dry the inside.

p.s. How did you remove it?
Please share, as I dropped
my Creative Zen into water,
and I can't figure out how to
disassemble it.

Apr 03, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Black Screen, Not turning on but charges?

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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Feb 06, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Wont turn on

heres some repair places

Jan 08, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

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