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Hard Disk problem

I have a Creative Nomad Zen Xtra with a 40GB hard disk. It has a hard drive error that won't do anything besides take me to rescue mode. I found a forum that suggested I tap the player on a certain place, but I tried the tapping thing and the player briefly went back to normal, but then froze. Try as I might it still would not do anything so I hit the reset button and then it went back to recovery mode. I tried the tapping again many times but I cannot get it to go back to working regularly. Does anyone have any alternate tips?

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem too, its been like this for the past few years in fact! I bought it in 2004 and it did me great, then all of a sudden a year later, just outside of its warranty it stopped working. This recovery mode is there but when I try rebooting or anything else it doesn't work. Its a shame as the player is still in v good condition but I have been afraid to tamper with it incase i could damage it for good. I wondered if some of the music on it may have contained viruses as I used to download a lot from limewire and kazaa back then????

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Replaced the hard drive. with a flash drive.
Replace hard drive
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=9&id=1331

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Manual for my nomad jukebox zen xtra 40gb v 1.03.02


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Creative Nomad Jukebox zen xtra says Firmware problem


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would appear that the fix requires a Windows machine. Solution then would be two fold:
  • download the firmware update/fix even meant for Windows;
  • install and run Windows inside your Mac.
The last could be achieved by:
Of course the easiest is to use a Windows based computer of a friend.

Your Creative Zen Nomad Xtra mp3 player uses a memory system similar to a flash/thumb drive much like the hard disk of any computer. Just as a computer on certain instances freezes/hangs, the same would happen to your MP3. Like again the computer, the OS would need to be re-installed. In your MP3 the OS is the firmware which has to be reloaded/updated.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Download creative mediasource5 BUT ALSO the nomad plugin, then your computer will pick it up

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My Nomad zen xtra 40gb is stock !!!


It sounds like the hard drive may be damaged. Have you tried to put it in recovery mode?

Put a paperclip in the reset hole while holding down the play button until you see the screen go to recovery mode. Then try the format option; this will erase all your files but it will tell you if you need a new hard drive.

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First thing i would do is make sure your at the current firmware.

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Zen Nomad Xtra - to go to Rescue Mode do the following:
1. Insert a pin into the small hole on the left side of the player
below the volume adjustment switch.
2. Hold down the Play button on the right side of the switch
3. Rescue Mode Menu will appear
4. There are 4 Options available, but best option to fix most
problems is reformat hard drive.
5. Reformat is very fast
6. Turn off and reboot.
7. Problem solved.

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To fix this bug you may have to format your Hard disc, because something has corrupted and stopping the hard drive from reading.

Plug it in your computer and format from the software provided if that won't allow you to format go to "My Computer" find it on there usually named "Removable" then right click on that then click "Format" then once format has complete unplug see if it works then.

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Hard Drive problem


If it's making cliking noises then that's a sure sign of a dead hard drive. Probably the best thing you could do is get a new one, or call Nomad tech support and see what they have to say about it.

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