Question about Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

2 Answers

My zen v plus freezes

Mt dad found one and it worked great for 30 minutes then it died when we plugged it up the play and back button would blink blue then fade away slowly weve tried ever help site, weve tried the reset now i left it on the charger for 2 days and it fronze on the creative screen is there anyway to fix this

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • the-hawk94 Apr 16, 2008

    well see i cant get the computer to read it long enough to remove the music the day my dad found it he put like 200 dan foglberg songs on it so thatalotof song to remove inthe 2 second that it read thnx for the post

  • the-hawk94 Apr 16, 2008

    ok now i can get it on but no responce to the computer when i plugg it in i can use it it plays music video but computer doesnt respond to it

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same issue it won't charge now after freezing on me

  • Layla770 Mar 14, 2009

    My zen V Plus froze yesterday so at that moment I tried the reset and it said rebuilding library but it's still frozen. Then I waited for the battery to die out to plug it into the USB but not the computer does not recongized it. I won't do anything! What do I do?!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I have a 4gb v plus that is freezing at the Creative boot screen. I have formatted it and it still doesn't boot. Now every time I plug it into the computer or not it will freeze on that screen and the computer won't recognize it. I have tried resetting it, formatting it, and, as someone had suggested, hold the reset button for 5 seconds, then press the play and power buttons together to get into a recover screen (which doesn't work either). Also, if I press the reset button it will go blank and then try to restart if it is plugged into USB.

×

2 Answers

Hey hawk
just found this on the creative site
take a look it might be what you need
good luck jhttp://uk.europe.creative.com/landing/MP3PlayerRecoveryTool/welcome.aspohn

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Have you tried taking all the music off then doing a fomat on it
maybe reset to factory settings?
good luck
john

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Creative zen v plus start up screen freezes when switching on


I had this same exact problem. To solve it I plugged into the computer (if computer doesnt read it its ok ) then pressed the reset button for about 5 seconds. you should see a screen . Then press the play and power buttons on at the same time and you should get a recovery screen. You have three options. from ther you can rebooot and automatically upgrade the firmware after its been downloaded from the creative website. Please let me know if this helped you and write me back if you have more questions. Thank you , lahuntress

Jun 15, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

5 Answers

My zen won't turn on. only the blue light flashes when its plugged in. the screen doesnt turn on. what does this mean thanks


Well you can try this if you still got the zen, press the reste button, dont hold just press it then hold down the power button and it will start up but mine just kept on going black fter a while so i had to put it into recovery mode by doing the following.
Hold down play untill the end
Press the reset button
Hold down the power button
Makes sure you releas the play button last
after that do Reload Firmware i think
then it will delete the firmware make sure you have this downloaded on your computer
http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=10889
its the newest firmware
when you downloaded this plug in your zen into the computer and it should turn on your zen and then say Firmware problem and if it doesnt just put it into recovery mode then plug it in.
Then make sure all application are turned off like Mozzila or the Internet Explorer, then just double click on the firmware and it should fix

Feb 01, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

1 Answer

Help my creative zen v plus freezes and wouldnt start up.


**** YOURSELF AND THEN TRY TO TURN IT ON IT ACTUALLY WORKS ... DON'T BELIEVE ME GO DO IT

Nov 08, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

1 Answer

CREATIVE ZEN GONE HAYWIRE


sounds like it might be either a bad firmware driver, which can be erased and reinstalled via the USB connection to your computer and a download from creative. Or the battery has gone bad, in which case you have to have it sent to creative for Repair.

Jun 29, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

1 Answer

Black Screen, Not turning on but charges?


If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

Feb 06, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

22 Answers

Creative zen vision won't turn on


Q. Zen V is dead
"If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

also try this if above doesnt work

Feb 02, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

1 Answer

MY ZEN WAS WORKING FINE AND NOW THE SCREEN IS BLANK


If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

Jan 23, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus MP3 Player

6 Answers

Creative zen v problems-frozen


I Recently bought a Zen, and it works great. The only problem I found was that it freezes itself from time to time, and the best solution to this problem is on the bottom of your Zen, there is a very small Reset hole. With a needle or a toothpick, gently stick it in, and push lightly. This will allow the Zen to unfreeze, and return back into it's regular mode. All your files will be saved, and kept on to the Zen, so you don't need to worry about losing any of your files.

Any additional help, I'll be glad to answer!

-bananaboy101

Dec 04, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

15 Answers

Won't turn on


Ok I had same problem, Zen V Plus wouldn't switch on, when plugged into PC no lights came nothing, absolutly dead. Found this on another website and well i'll be jiggered it worked, hope it does for you too.

Plug it into the PC, hold the power switch in the 'on' position, THEN trigger the reset button, (hold it in for a few seconds). make sure you feel the reset button depress.

Good Luck

Nov 21, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player Logo

277 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Creative Labs MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Sanath Kumar V

Level 3 Expert

684 Answers

Are you a Creative Labs MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...