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Creative Zen Vision M stuck on Now Playing

I see that there are a number of posts out there with this same problem on various versions of the Creative Vision MP3 player. None of them has a viable solution. Isn't it time for Creative to recall the defective merchandise they are peddling or do they seriously expect to build satisfied customers by selling hundred dollar paper weights?

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  • lostpearls Sep 25, 2008

    my zen still stuck it was on microphone when i reset it , its now stuck on "now playing"

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THer is a reset switch down beside the charging port click it and it will reset.
Had a charging problem with mine replaced the usb cable and it works fine

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Did you try resetting it some how or taking it to best buy or somewhere where they can help with electronics.

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