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Frozen I was re-charging my creative zen when it froze and now the recovery tool says it is not connected to the pc

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When the battery ran out and I re-connected the mp 3 player to the pc at first it showed as not connected but as the battery re charged it came back on as normal and so far so good!

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Hello,

The following worked for me. Go to the Creative Zen Support warranty info page of their site:

http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/MP3PlayerRecoveryTool/welcome.asp?

I ran the recovery tool with my zen connected to the computer and it changed from being in a docked state to updating firmware, after it had done this it worked fine again.

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

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