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Firmware prblems Whenever reset my zvm, it says rebuilding... After this it come up with firmware problem.. No matter when i connect it to my laptop it will not register my zvm for the fireware update.. :S Help!

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Go to Creative's website and get the firmware Update.

If no:
I stumbled on a knowledge base on the Creative web-site after I had registered the player; maybe this was not available to me previously.
This player has a Reset button sunk into the base. It needs a prod with the end of a paper clip during the boot up. The resultant Recovery menu gives the option to Format the disc which I've done and successfully loaded my music back again. It is now playing very nicely and hopefully will continue to do so.

I hope this info will help others with the same problem. I t appears that the music files can become corrupted very easily.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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My Zen M 30g keeps rebuilding....tried to reset but it won't work...I put the pin in the reset hole and it won't do anything til I pull the pin out then it comes on but is rebuilding???? Help please!!!


Hello.
Welcome to Fixya's Community.

Your Mp3 Player is Having Problem with the Firmware(Corrupted) Now you need to Upgrade it Firmware, in order to solve this problem Please follow these Steps:

  • To install this firmware
    1. Download the file into your local hard disk.( check out the link below)
    2. Close all application windows that are currently running on your computer.
    3. Connect your player to your computer.
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Hi you can try going to Creative's web site and downloading there Creative MP3 Player Recovery Tool software and what that does is update everything and most of the time it will fix what the problem . I would try that first.

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Usually this problem is due to the firmware. If you upgrade the firmware to version 1.62.02, this problem usually will disappear. The older firmwares have problems in recognizing the battery and allowing the battery to power the unit.

Here is what you'll need to do to save your Zen: you will need a charger for the operation. I recommend buying a brand new charger from the Creative Labs website or a used one here, instead of getting an aftermarket one off Ebay. Aftermarket ones tend to cause problems or fail to work altogether.

Plug in the wall charger and USB cable at the same time. Your Zen should power on when connected the charger. Once it is powered on, connect the USB cable to your computer.

If your Zen does not power on when connected to the 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.
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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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I had the same issue with my zen vision m. It was not recognized on any computer (although it would charge) and I noticed that when I turned it on after having it off for any amount of time, the zen would rebuild half way before turning on. 
If this is what is happening with you, then this one solution I found to fix it: 
Download the MP3 Recovery Tool from Creative Support website. Make sure that your Zen is charged at least half.   Turn on your Zen, Holding the power switch in the on position (Very Important!). While holding the Power switch on, Reset the Zen by inserting a small object in the Reset hole on the bottom of the Zen (small objects can include thumbtack, wire, earring, etc...). You will see a menu: Clean Up, Format, Reload OS/Firmware, Reboot. (It is now safe to stop holding the Power switch) I decided to go down the list until something worked.  I ran Clean Up first and that didn't work for me, so I tried Format.  It will remove all of your data. Once Format runs, Reboot the MP3 player and plug it up to the computer. Run MP3 Recovery Tool. The firmware should should install itself on your MP3. Once installed, your computer should recognize the Zen. 
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Dear All this problem is caused if the computer has windows media player 11 installed. I googled this for days trying to fix it - & was relieved when i finally sorted it - it's very easy. Just do the following.
Use a computer that has XP (either pro or home edition) (forget about vista....). go to add/remove programs - uninstall windows medi player - on my PC it does a roll back to WMP version 9. There's also a program called "Windows media format runtime 11" which comes with WMP11 & you need to uninstall this too - otherwise it still won't recognise the player.

Then restart your PC. Then make sure you have downloaded the lastest firmware version - just google it - trying to find the right one on the creative website is not easy - their website is poor - there are quite a few other places you can download it from.

Then I clicked the "reload firmware" option in the recovery mode (I had already deleted it 4 days ago). Then when your PC has restarted plug in your Zen, it should come up something like "MTP device recognised". Now when you double click on the firmware downloaded to install - it it will recognise the player & you can click the upgrade button. It does the upgrade & puts the firmware back on the ZEN. I got a message saying "firmware upgrade failed" at the end although when I started the player - it booted up as normal & I was able to reload & play my music.

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