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Good day i really hope you can help me out, cause I'm really feeling blue about my ZEN, cause i love it so much. I was transferring some files to my creative Zen 32GB when, it looked like the transfer was about complete and my Zen froze. i left it alone for a while about 3-5 minutes but nothing happened, so i turned of the computer. before that though, the screen on my zen was blank and the blue light which says its on is light. both the blank screen and light are still on, the device doesn't even respond to being charged and when placed in a USB port the computer says it has malfunctioned. Can you help please?

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This can be fixed,

Most caes what we got here is a bad battery, now most people will call me nuts but once they changed there battery they found there device now fuctional. The battery is inside and I would recommend highly you send it in to have it changed out verses doing it yourself.

The unit will be reformatted and returned to your in working order the people who do this is www.pdarepair.com yes you do need to send it in unless you can find someone local.

there is no magic tricks, RESETS or anything you would might have though before comming ot fixya.com so please be advised the only fix here is changing out the battery thus the unit will loose all data.

Thanks

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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