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How do I get my creative Zen out of recovery mode after failed attempt to download firmware?

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  • gemclips Jun 11, 2008

    cant get creative zen out of recovery mode

  • keerthu Jul 10, 2008

    When i switch on my creative zen player, it is showing me firmware problem, and ending up in recovery mode, tried to instrall the firmware, but i am unable to do it, it is again ending up with recovery mode, please let me know how this problem could be solved.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    keep ******* up this **** needs 2 stop

  • bren1994don Oct 27, 2008

    goes into a recovery mode get me out

  • sarabeara Nov 30, 2008

    as soonas i turn my zen on it says " frimwall problem" then it saya recovery mode. how do i fiz that?

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    how much does it cost to replace a broken/cracked lcd on a 4gb creative zen mp3

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Hello my Z has a white screen when i turn it on and it stays like that i can still hear my jams but cant see nothing or where iam going. what cant i do to fax it?

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I have a problem with my mp3 palyer

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How do I convert Zune music files to work on my creative zen?

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

  • krazyhackzor Sep 18, 2008

    Contact Creative Zen via email or phone, and they'll know.

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In the recovery mode, select format and then reinstall firmware with this tool

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

My problem is that i had it to the PC for too long so it stopt working i think or its the ''Black screen of death'' again. this is the secong time it happens with me

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If you cannot load the firmware, you cannot get out of Recovery Mode; the Zen will not let you get out. Why couldn't you load the firmware? Was the Upgrade button grayed out? Or did you load it and get an error message?

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    HAAi May 09, 2008

    Hi!





    The link at my previous post isn't redirecting it to the answer. Anyways, getting it out of recovery mode can be found at
    Creative's Knowledge Base website. The best way is to visit the site
    and just browse thru their Knowledge Base for the complete steps to do it.





    Hope this helps!

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You will have to download new firmware onto your player. You can download it from here and if you scroll down, it will give you instructions on how to do it correctly: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Creative/Creative-ZEN-V-Plus-Firmware-1-32-01e.shtml

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First off, download the Firmware upgrade from Creative (http://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nDriverType=4#type_4)

Don't run it just yet!

Now, go into the Zen Micro's Recovery Mode:

1. Take out the battery
2. Press and hold the ON/LOCK button in the ON position (far left) and put the battery back in the player.
3. The player will then switch on - wait until "Recovery Mode" appears on the screen then let go of the ON/LOCK button.

The Recovery Mode options include an option to "Reload Firmware".

Now connect your Zen Micro to your PC and run the Firmware upgrade. Your player should be recognized by the Firmware uploader. If it isn't, then then your player has other damage.

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To Fix any problems with broken firmware form attempted “playsforsure”
firmware updates etc where your pc finds it as a 20mb drive and it sits
in recovery mode and does bugger all:
1. Uninstall all creative software & drivers
2. Uninstall Media Player 11 and Media Player 11 runtime (will require a
reboot for each thing). This is done by going to add/remove programs and
uninstalling (this will put your pc back to wmp10).
3. Re-install the Zen Driver from the creative website and reboot (I just reloaded Media Explorer using my ZMP install CD).
4, Plug Zen in.
5, Make sure you have the firmware update ready, run it but don’t click
the language bit yet), leave the mouse hovering over your language
selection. (for ZMP, just start firmware exe file, there is no language selection. You can get the firmware update from Creative’s site, go to SUPPORT and then DOWNLOADS).
6. On the Zen- select “reload OS” (on ZMP I believe it is Erase or Reload Firmware, something like that, don’t have it in front of me).
7. As soon as it flashes up “reload new firmware now via USB” click the
language button
8. Now the pc should find it and allow you to re-load the
firmware. (it may take a few attempts)
9. Once complete, click close and restart the pc. Everything should now
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10. Once all is working, you can re-install WMP11 and it will work fine.

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Zen stuck in recovery mode, reboot failed, firmware recovery tool downloaded and updated, reset button failed, last time this happend we had to wipe it totally off and start over, much time...


You can reset your zen by placing the pen head in the hole below the power button for 20 seconds.


Or


Attempt to slide the switch like you are shutting it down and then use a pin to reset the mode. By doing so all song could be washed out

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Have you tried to load the firmware? First you'll need to download the firmware to your PC from Creative's website: Click here. After you've downloaded it, connect your Zen via USB to your PC and open the firmware icon, then click "Upgrade."

For more detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot your Zen, click here

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Download the firmware from creative to your pc and plug in your
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http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

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