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Dock screen locked

Hi. I was trying to us the record feature.When I clicked on the organized playlist, I realized that it was the wrong one to click on (at least I thought), but there was already a screen saying it was loading my playlist. Not wanting to have to wait for this when it wasn't going to work anyway, I pulled my Zen out of the computer. Now, the dock screen is stuck, with the usb symbol saying that it is trying to connect. I cannot connect it back to my computer, and the reset button, which I was able to reach with a pin, was not able to work. Please help.

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Re: Dock screen locked

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."
Make sure you have media player 11
If you can, the best test is to try your player with another PC, to see if you still have the problem. This localises whether the problem is with the PC (most likely the USB) or the player. See the link below (search on "connection problems") for a lot more troubleshooting on this.
Download recovery tool off creative's website.
go to my computer > click on hardware tab >
click on device manager button > in the is next screen on the bottom should have>>universal serial bus controllers
(write these down just in case it cant find them)
right click on them and uninstall
reboot let windows reinstall them

Also told Microsoft hotfix causes this problem try uninstalling the last hotfix
If that doesn't fix it try the USB cable

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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