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Zen battery is dead and computer wont recognize or charge it. all i get is a blinking light next to the switch. itll sit there for hours and will do nothing but blink

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You can get a new battery.
http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/storefrontprofiles/processfeed.aspx?sfid=92714&i=230057486&mpid=7840&dfid=1

You will also need this guide to know how to take it apart and replace it.
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2006/02/how-to-disassemble-the-creative-zen-vision-m.php

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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