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Erm.... How can you plug both the usb and wall charger into the Zen at once? There doesn't seem to be a usb plug on the zen, and the adaptor plugs into the same place asthe wall charger... If the blue light flashes when It is being charged in the wall, but it doesnt turn on, is it considered "dead" and will need a new motherboard?

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If your wall charger has a mini-USB ending that looks the same as the end of your USB cable, you have the wrong wall charger! The Zen Vision:M wall charger has a circle-shaped ending that plugs into the adapter; it looks nothing like the USB ending.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    You should have these 3 items for it to work:

    USB cable:http://www.aerozbooks.com/index.php?act=...

    Dongle:
    http://www.aerozbooks.com/index.php?act=...

    Zen Vision:M Wall Charger:
    http://www.aerozbooks.com/index.php?act=...


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Hi there, you need to purchase the accessory which has the usb 2.0, DC in and A/V out on it. This is the accessory that allows you to plug your Zen into the TV to play the movies.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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My zen vision m is completely dead and will not turn on. When plugged into the usb charging cord and into my computer, it still will not even turn on to at least the charging screen like it should, or at...


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Were you able to try this to another computer? If it happens that it's still the same then the Zen is the main problem.

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You will need a wall/AC charger for the operation. Plug in the wall charger and USB cable at the same time. Your Zen should power on when connected to direct AC power via the wall charger. Once it is powered on, connect the USB cable to your computer. Then begin the firmware download.

If your Zen does not power on when connected to the wall charger, your unit is dead and its time to replace it or get the motherboard replaced via one of the Repair services offered on this website.

If the upgrade button on the firmware window is not available, it is also time to replace your motherboard due to corruption of a chip on the board.

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