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Wont charge I lost my usb cable about 6 months ago. I just got a charger for it and when i plugged it in the screen just kept flashing "Low Battery" Thanks in advance

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Re: Wont charge

Try this
"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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It was kept idle for 4 months.when power button is pressd the screen shows "battery is too low system shut down".when charging is tried through PC USB port there is no proper charging

Not all computer USB ports put out enough current to charge batteries. If you have another USB port on your computer, try that. Try another computer. If that doesn't work, try an AC-to-USB charger, as you might find for cell phones.

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How to convert a USB Battery Charge Cable to AC

<p>Many of the new battery-operated devices such as phones and MP3 players come with USB cables to charge the battery while the computer. However, wall chargers for these items are missing, damaged or undelivered. If so, you can use a USB wall charger, USB cables, adapters and because all have the same size at the end with these boots are endless. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Generic Battery <br /> <p>1. Buy a USB wall charger. These are available online through and or a limited number of electronics stores like Radio Shack or Best Buy. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect the USB end of cable to the USB wall charger. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Connect the charger to the USB cable. Then connect it to the wall. The machine starts working the green light. <br /> <p><br /> <p>iPod Battery <br /> <p>1. Connect the USB cable to the iPod. Be sure to press the two ends before inserting it into the iPod. If you do not, you can damage the pins, once that happens, you will not be able to charge your iPod. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Mount the USB wall charger sliding the top in half, for the manual. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Connect the USB cable for both USB wall charger. Plug the wall charger. The costs start when the lights come back on the iPod screen and you will see the battery icon fill. You can find this anywhere iPod charger are supplied. <br />

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Turned off when i was looking at it

You need to replace the battery in this unit as its not putting out enough charge to power the unit even tho it says it charged.

hope this helps

Aug 22, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Battery won't charge.

I just figured out the problem I had just like yours. I have three different sony MP3's and thought all the usb cables were the same. Well after changing out the usb cable my 438f started charging. I was using the cable from my s615f and the same is true if I use the 438 cable on the 615-full battery instantly. Also sony does not replace these batteries. If in warranty from purchase date, they will exchange with "like product" for $29, or repair yours for $77. Both prices include return shipping. http//

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Creative Zen Vision M won't charge it's battery.

check your usb cable...i had the same problem...

I have a usb cable that came with it ( or some other mp3 player i bought), but it is way too short, so i bought a cheap ($1) and longer usb cable. The computer recognizes the mp3 when connected, but it wont charge with the long and cheap cable.

Maybe you also have a long (or short) cheap usb cable...or maybe your usb cable is plain broke...

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My Walkman won't charge

What I did when I got this error was to push the reset button on the bottom of the player itself... Mine rebooted and took a charge from the computer. Hope this all works for you.

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Try getting a new USB Cable.
I myself have had the Same Problems.
And that seems to help.

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Zen v wont charge
If that doesn't fix it try the USB cable

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IPod Battery

You should try using a different USB cable and connecting to a different USB port and seeing if the problem persists. If it does, the problem's probably with the iPod's logic board.

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Creative Vision: M Won't Power Up

I had a similar problem with my Zen Vision: M. I had let it sit for awhile and the battery lost all power. It wouldn't charge or connect to the computer. After fighting with customer support for a long time they agreed to have it shipped in for service. I also was not able to find my receipt to send them. But I bought it at Circuit City and they are able to pull up any receipt for any purchase made with them. I suppose you could always try to try that with the retailer you purchased the device from. Before you go to all that trouble though try these steps: 1. Connect the device to the wall charger. 2. Hold the power switch to ON. 3. Put a paper clip into the reset hole. 4. Continue holding the power switch on until the Creative logo appears. 5. Select Format All from the Recovery Mode menu. (Note: THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA FROM YOUR DEVICE! - but it's better than buying a new device) 6. When the reformatting is done, select Reboot from the Recovery Mode menu. Let me know what the results are from this.

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