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ZEN NOT CHARGING

Hi Guys,

My zen appears to be frozen, the screen is blank and will not take a charge from my PC. When plugged into the PC, the blue power light on the top of the zen flashes continuously. Can you help?

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  • Crake Apr 13, 2008

    When i connect my wall power source it turn on, but appears the green icon on the screen which represents that it's full charged. That's not true, because since i unplugged it, it automatically turns off. With the usb cable it just blinks the blue light on the top of the unit, nothing else happens.

  • iacchos777 Apr 15, 2008

    I also have this problem and don't udnerstand what to do. I've tried to hit the reset button witha pin at the bottom but, nothing seems to work. It's just that stupid little blue light! lol! :-( Anyhow, I am just past my warranty so I can't even get help from Creative.



    I hope someone figures out what the answer is and how to fix this.

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    yes

  • ZenBad Jun 19, 2008

    Sounds like my problem too. One day it worked fine, the next day the screen would not come on. I could still hear music and the buttons would operate, but I could not navigate without seeing the menus. Then when the battery went down, nothing happens. When I plug it into my PC the blue light flashes, but the PC does not even recognize the Zen like it should. Reset button doesn't do anything, and it doesn't seem to take a charge. It happened exactly 2 weeks after the 1-year warranty expired. Is this pre-programmed?

    Anyone have any answers?


  • ckwashuk Jun 27, 2008

    Creative Zen Micro not charging...purchased new battery and it worked again, until the battery drained now I am singing to myself again, and let me tell you its not pretty, please help.

  • psuanimal May 11, 2010

    ellobobill
    was correct, this worked for me! problem solved! thanks alot...

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Here, this is what I did to fix this problem. copy and paste from my original post on anythingbutipod.com

"My player is completely charged, I have XP w/SP2 - I can turn it on and listen to the default audio tracks and videos...I just can't get my computer to recognize it AT ALL!"

and then:

also, when I try to allow "everyone" to the USB....I found that in the advanced section I have TWO "everyones".

The one that says "full control" says "not inherited" in the inherited from column...the other says "read" and "machine\system\currentcontrolset......."

Should there be two of them in there??? Because when I try and switch the read to full control, it reverts back as soon as I select apply or ok....I tried deleting it but it re-creates itself soon as I go out of the window.

so I was told to do this:

Sounds like an NT problem. I don't know the exact steps to do this, but you'll need to remove inheritable permissions from that, which will remove the "inherited" attribute, leaving the locally-controllable one.


So open "run" command in the start menu and type "regedit"

From there follow this path...

"hkey_current_config" -> system -> current control set -> Enum -> USB

Do what I copy and pasted above and then plug your Zen V:M in and it should recognize it.

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I cannot get my zen to take a charge and if it does the battery saying full is only holding about 2 minutes, and this is a replacement battery

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I also have this same problem. Just started happening today. NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!

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