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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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  • samuelpablo Jun 29, 2008

    yep, me too, all the info is in there but the outside tech is a wash. How can I hook this puppy into my computer or a new device?

  • trivumfan May 11, 2010

    how would you replace the mother board anyway?

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Here's an adapter to get your old drive plugged into a desktop with a standard IDE cable, and power cord.

http://www.compbargains.com/_e/Connector_Adapters/sproduct/11397814/Addonics_AAT18IDE25_1_8_to_2_5_IDE_Adapter.htm


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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

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2006/02/how-to-disassemble-the-creative-zen-vision-m.php

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