Hello, I have a creative zen V and it will not turn on. The lights that light the play/pause and go back button just turn on...stay on for a couple of seconds...then turn off again. Even when I connect it to my computer the lights turn on, off, then on again. Its wierd because when the light up, they graudually dim and brighten, not fully on then off.
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First of all, I hope you mad a backup of it's content, becouse there is no other way, it need to be fomated from it's service menu.
1. Make sure bthat your Zen is turned off and has a full battery. 2. Press and hold the Play/Pause button and Back/Options button simultaneously. 3.The Recovery Mode screen appears when the player, and three menu items are shown: Clean Up, Format and Reboot. 4.Format your ZEN and then do a clean up. 5. When done reboot. 6. Hook it up to your computer an reflash to the latest firmware, you can download the tool here to flash your firmware: http://ccfiles.creative.com/ManualDn/Applications/PDE/10398/0x8CCCF7FC/CT-RT_PCAPP_2_00_05.exe
If you plug your Zen to a PC and connect to the autodetect feature of Creative Labs at the below link you then can download the manual, use the knowledgebase, read the FAQ and even update the firmware and drivers for it. http://support.creative.com/downloads/SoftwareAutoUpdate.aspx I hope I helped you Regards, PDG
First back up all of your music and do this: Turn off the player and make sure it is disconnected from the computer. Then press and hold the play/pause button and turn it on simultaneously. It will then enter recovery mode. Scroll down and select format (all) and let it format and it should work like normal. If it freezes again, then you may need a firmware update.
Befor you turn it on, press and hold the play/pause button and turn it on. It will be in recovery mode. Scroll down and select reload firmware and connect it to the computer. You can download the firmware from here: http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=10889
I would try to get into the recovery menu and see if you can run a clean up first (a clean up will not erase anything on the player). To access the recovery menu 1. Detach the Zen player from your PC , and ensure that the Zen Sleek is turned off. 2. Connect the power supply to the player. 3. Hold down the Play/Pause button while inserting a paper clip into the Reset hole underneath your player, beside the data/power connector. Keep on holding the Play/Pause button while you release the Reset button. The Rescue Mode screen will then appear. 4. After the recovery mode has started, release the Play/Pause button.
Again if you can get into this menu, try a clean up first to see if that resolves the problem. Clean up should be the first option in the menu.
You probably shouldnt play with any of the buttons really but i know how to fix it. You hold down the slide power for about 5 seconds and poke the reset button with a pen tip or w.e for about another 5 seconds till it restarts itself.
I would run the recovery console from the player itself. Make sure the Touch's power supply is plugged in (and unplugged from a PC) then to access the recovery mode of the Touch, hold down the Play/Pause button while inserting a straightened paper clip into the reset hole on your player, give it about five seconds then remove the paper clip. Next, keep on holding the Play/Pause button until the Rescue Mode screen appears. After you see the rescue mode menu, you can release the play/pause button. I would try a "clean up" first, as this is less intrusive and will not erase data.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8g0sh7pc54 1. Fully charge the unit 2. Get a song to play 3. Lock the device 4. Wait for black screen and leave it like that for 20 seconds 5. Hold the play/pause button down and move the side switch out of lock mode, then push all the way down (like you're turning it off) and release (back to middle position) 6. Release the play/pause button