Creative Zen Vision M: Placing Old hard Drive in New Player??
I dropped my Creative Zen on my garage (cement floor) Sad I know Anyway, at first it was workng ok but soon it stopped working all together. The blue light flashed when I plugged it in but the computer did not recognize it and it would not come on. I did a little snooping around the internet and have concluded that my zen probably has some kind of motherboard problem. Hopefully, I think my hard drive is ok.
My question is, can I just buy a new Creative Zen and replace that hard drive with my old hard drive(music, movies, pictures)?? I bought a new computer so this computer doesn't have all my music and everything. My Creative Zen harddrive is the only thing that has all my data. Or would it be more reasonable to actually replace the motherboard in my old Creative Zen? Or is there some way I can connect my Creative Zen hard drive to my computer and get my information off of there?
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I Dropped My Zen Vision M And Cracked The Screen And Bought A New One But Replaced The New ZVM's Hard Drive With My Old One And All I Had to Do Was Restart It For It To Recognize The New Hard Drive And If It Doesnt Recognize It All You Gotta Do Is Put A New One In And Download More Songs xD And If You Need A Disassembly Tutorial Heres A Good Site
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zens are also used as hard drives try to recover the songs thru the my computer plug it in and then drag and drop from the mp3 to the pc then do the recovery again. if you dont get another drive to pop up in my pc when you plug it in then you will still have to do the recovery but will loose all the songs. also the player is a hard drive i know there is a way to hook it up as just a hard drive not a mp3 player but you will have to get info on how to do that. we broke mine open and the hard drive has a weird connection that cant just be attached to the pc you would have to find a adapter from the cord they use to the pc maybe usb. i gave my creative vision m 30 gig to my neighbor to play around with he might know actuall will know how to connect it to the pc to use as a hard drive he is at work right now if you cant drag and drop off the hard drive folder where the usb drive shows up below the pc hard drives and cd dvd drives in the my computer folder. thats how i use to put and take off songs thru my pc to the mp3 then let me know before you do the recovery he will be stopping by in the next cupple days and if you let me know you need more help i will have him tell you how he did what he did to use it as a hard drive. however if you do that you will not have a warrenty if you have one. so another option is to take it in and ask them to recover your songs then do the recovery. id say try a small pc shop first then best buy type of stores it will be cheaper if not free if you go to the small stores. please let me know if you need more help.
Sounds very much like a broken hard drive. Your not meant to be able to
scroll while it's scanning either. This happened with mine but i got
lucky and all that had happened was the connector came out of the hard
drive so i reseated it and it was fine. Hopefully you got lucky too.
However i doubt it as the HDD that comes in the player new is probably
which won't have a problem with the connector fitting
It should work but if you wanna be safe try deleting everything off of the ipod drive first. If you do a google search it seems many people are not only removing the hard drive but actually putting in much bigger hard drives. ( up to 100GB). The only thing ive noticed is that if its a SLIM version then it may not work as a few websites have said that they cant perform upgrades on the slim versions.
you could try taking it apart and when you have the hard drive out remove the stickers off the drive, you will see a little hole that the drive arm moves across you can try to force the arm over to the park area, i have tried this on all my bad drives and have never gotten it to work but i have been told it does work. What i do is replace the drive with a cf flash drive. ·http://repair4player.org/disassembly_creative.html
You should get support no matter where you bought your player. The Serial Number on the back of the player allows Creative to trace the player. I bought a Zen Vision M from Amazon in the US and had it shipped to an address in the US. A friend collected it for me and brought it home to me in Ireland. The Hard Disc failed after about 45 days and I emailed Creative Labs Europe and they set up an RMA, I shipped the player to them and they sent me a brand new player. Try this link to email your problem and set up an RMA: http://uk.europe.creative.com//support/contact/emailform.asp