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Froozen my zen always freeze right when i turn it on and and it just gets to the part were it says ZENvplus and it always freezes therer

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    today is my first time using my creative zen. i had the time, date, and radio programed. when i tried to download a cd, the system froze on the recovery mode and will not let me do anything. please help. i have only had for 1 day.

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Have you tried updating the firmware of your Zen V Plus? I've had mine for almost an year and haven't had these issues -- I updated the firmware as soon as I unpacked it.

try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok?

I hope it won't keep freezing on you after the update

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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