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The charging light always glows

I tried to charge the Creative MP4- Zen for the first time by using a USB power adapter. The charging light glows in intervals, but after a few hours, the charging light was fixed in glowing. I disconnected the device from the adaptor, but the Zen does not turn on (the charging light still glows).

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  • anahita Mar 19, 2008

    Dear JoRick,



    Thanks for your solution. I have not tried to check your solution, since my father already reset the player by using a pin!!! Now my Mp4 works peoperly.



    Best,

    Ana

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Hi,
Battery issues were supposedly corrected with the latest firmware update. Download the firmware and perform an upgrade. Let me know if this solves your problem.
Cheers,
JoRick

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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My zen wont turn on or charge up and I don't know how to reset it, is there a button??Its a creative zen v plus 1GB


Hello,

Support site for the Zen V Plus, see:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=15306&prodName=ZEN+V+Plus&bTopTwenty=1&VARSET=prodfaq:PRODFAQ_15306,VARSET=CategoryID:213

In the knowledge base solutions Creative gives next answer, when the player does not power on or charge:

>>>>>
To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter ( You can purchase the power adapter here as a separate accessory).

  2. Press the reset button and observe the player.

  3. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.

    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed. Cup the player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behind the Play/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.

  4. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
Creative recommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to take advantage of new features and functionality. To learn more, visit SID 29048 in our "Further Suggestions".
Note: If the player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on after at least 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.

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Reset pin on the left side with the player facing up.

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Manual (Multilingual, 17,2 MB) for the Zen V Plus :
http://files2.europe.creative.com/manualdn/Manuals/TSD/9851/0xE85A7F46/Zen%20V%20Plus%20Quick%20Start%20Multilingual.pdf

Nov 24, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Creative Zen V Plus will not charge using an adapter


Install the software included with the Creative Zen V Plus. Many problems with the MP3 player can be resolved by installing or updating the software included with the device. Use the CD that came with the player to make the install, or log on the Creative Zen V Plus product page on the company website to download the latest firmware:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=15306&prodName=ZEN+V+Plus

Sep 24, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Really i don't know what the problem is. the creative doesn't charge and when it charges don't do anything


the player seems to need longer charging:
1. while player switched OFF: let it load on ac-adapter or USB-connection**** for about 1 hour, until the screen lights up.
2. still while player switched OFF: let it load another 2 to 3 hours
to get it fully charged.

**** notice: when using USB for charging:
1. Install the application software (from CD or Creative-download)
2. Preferred is a USB-connection at the backside of the computer
3. When more USB-connections are used, have the others disconnected: trying not to overload the USB-port power-consumption.

Support for Zen Vision M on the site of Creative:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=14331&prodName=ZEN+Vision%3aM

Aug 12, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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When I plug it in to charge the player, it says "docked" as usual, but then it turns itself off and acts like I've disconnected it. It says "Low Battery" and shuts down.


The zen need a full charge... if you have an ac adapter plug it in for at least eight hours. if you don't have an ac adapter plug it in via USB to a DESKTOP computer (not laptop) and try to use a differnt usb cord (creative doesn't always include a powerful enough cord to get the zen out of that low power state)

refer to creative.com/support and look up info on your model to see if anyone else has your issue

May 26, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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My creative zen won't charge or turn on


Hi,

To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter (separately available).
  2. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.
    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed.Cupthe player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behindthePlay/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.
  3. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
Ifthe player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on afteratleast 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.
Creativerecommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to takeadvantageof new features and functionality. To learn more, click here.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 14, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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My player wont turn on. The computer reconizes it for a couple seconds but then the player shuts down. The play/pause button blinks but the olayer doesn't seem to be charging. The reset button is broken....


Hi,

To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter (separately available).
  2. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.
    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed. Cup the player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behind the Play/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.
  3. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
If the player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on after at least 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.
Creative recommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to take advantage of new features and functionality. To learn more, click here.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 09, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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My Zen v plus won't turn on. The reset button is broken and it will have the play/ pause button blinking but it doesnt seem to be charging. The computer reconizes it for a couple seconds but then the...


Hi,

To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter (separately available).
  2. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.
    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed.Cup the player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behindthe Play/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.
  3. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
Ifthe player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on after atleast 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.
Creativerecommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to take advantageof new features and functionality. To learn more, click here.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 09, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Trouble


Hi,

To resolve this problem, establish that the player is charging correctly as follows:
  1. Connect the player to a USB port on the back of a desktop PC, to a powered hub, or to a power adapter (separately available).
  2. Check the display for the charging icon battery_ac_charge_1.jpg.
    • As the display times out after a few seconds, press any button on the player to reactivate the display.
    • If the battery is fully depleted, the charging icon may not be displayed. Cup the player in your hands to check that the blue power LED behind the Play/Pause and Options buttons is glowing on and off repeatedly. This indicates that the player is successfully charging. After 1 hour of charging, power on the unit to activate the display. The charging icon should be displayed.
  3. Allow the player to charge for at least 6 hours. During this time, if charging from a USB port, please ensure your PC does not enter a power conservation mode (Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate) as this will interrupt charging.
If the player does not indicate a charge, or will not power on after at least 6 hours of charging, please contact Customer Support.
Creative recommends updating your ZEN V or ZEN V Plus firmware to take advantage of new features and functionality. To learn more, click here.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 06, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Car charging


Sorry to not have a solution, but only to post that I have experienced the same problem trying to charge my Zen V Plus using an iGo adapter with a USB2 tip. I can't get my Zen to charge except when I use the wall charger or USB cable to PC. I'm as curious as you are about the reason why.

Jun 06, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Creative zen crash


The zen man need a full charge... if you have an ac adapter plug it in for at least eight hours. if you don't have an ac adapter plug it in via USB to a DESKTOP computer (not laptop) and try to use a differnt usb cord (creative doesn't always include a powerful enough cord to get the zen out of that low power state)

You don't loose all your music if you reset it.

refer to creative.com/support and look up info on your model to see if anyone else has your issue.

if it is totally busted your player is still under warranty

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