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Zen Touch My Zen Touch will not recharge. It seems to be completely dead. There is nothing wrong with the power (I use the same one to charge my other ZEN).

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Plug the Zen into a self powered USB hub that is not connected to a PC and leave overnight. You may also use other devices such as a printer USB port etc.

It recharges very slowly over USB but it will recharge.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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