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My Zen Freaking Froze Up!!!

My zen is FREAKING frozen.
here's what happens:

  1. I press the reset button
  2. It turns on
  3. Then it freezes after it says "rebuilding library"
  4. Now it's stuck on one of my songs and paused itself
  5. It doesnt respond to any buttons so far as I know
HELP ME!!!!! ALL TECH GENIUSES APPRECIATED!!!!!

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Hello, man, i found the solution, i promes it will help you, visit this page http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/board/message?board.id=dap&message.id=168928#M168928

in the last part, do everything it says BUT JUST CLEAN UP AND REBOOT DONT Format (All) AND Reload OS/ Firmware

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Reset button to left - use a paperclip. If its a 4gB it might be faulty.

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