Question about Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media Player
Hey, I have a 30G Zen and it has stopped turning it self on, what should i do? i am Sydney and want to recover all the music and pictures on it! Help
Posted by Anonymous on
Alright guys, I think I've figured it out.
I got mine working again, and it's been down with the same problem since the 29th.
So I tried to do the "Hold power for 30 seconds while plugged into your computer" thing. Didn't do anything, but thing is, I didn't unplug it from my computer afterwards, I just went to bed, and when I woke up, my creative was working again.
This, coupled with Oddu's solution have pretty much made me positive that for the problem we are having (only a blinking blue LED when connected to the PC or when you hold the power button) is just caused by an over-dead battery.
Plug your Creative Zen: Vision M into your USB 2.0 port, and just leave it overnight, mine was plugged in about 7 hours, I reccomend leaving it in at least that long, if not longer if it's still not working.
The situation that lead to mine becoming this way, was my Creative froze, and I didn't have a mechanicle pencil with me to hit the small reset button on the bottom so I just let it stay powered on until the battery died. I guess that kind of completly dead battery screws it over.
For prevention in the future, I reccomend not letting your creative get down to 0% battery. Keep it charged.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
In response to metroidragon and others:
The very same scenario happened to me. I was watching a video and attempting to shutdown. The "shutting down" prompt appeared briefly on the screen, however the video continued to play. I tried to shut down again, except this time the video froze. I had slim object close by to reset the unit, so I just figured I would let the battery kill itself and apparently, as you stated, that was an overkill.
I then began to recharge my Zen from my desktop and only noticed the flashing LED light, but no display screen. Thirty minutes later, the screen returned with the flashing battery icon indicating red for low battery. As I type, I'm just going to allow it to recharge overnight.
For future purposes boys and girls, in addition to not allowing the battery to go completely dead, keep a small blunt object handy like a paper clip, mechanical pencil, straight pin etc. to ensure your unit can be reset and then shut down appropriately.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
The battery is completed dead/uncharged. i had the same problem trying to charge it with my usb cord. i used my PSP to charge it (or any ac adaptor) and it turned on right away and is off to charge all night <33
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Battery is internal.
Firmware might work.
have heard same problem from some.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
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