Question about Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player
How can i solve a firmware problem on a creative micro.no other screen will show only the problem screen
I just got a ZEN Micro 4GB player for free due to Firmware problem. This totally fixed the firmware issue. Windows XP PC with Media Player 10 and the latest driver and firmware from creative. Once I had all that I plugged in my player, let it recognize and then re-flashed to latest firmware. BAM now the play is working perfectly and I can sync music to it. Thanks for the fix.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
OK to everyone who messed up the firmware of Zen Micro and run vista, u r all idiots, including me. my zen was stuck in recovery mode and recovery menu as everyone experienced and tried to upgrade the firmware via the firmware updater that didnt work, right? ok through research and time i came to realize that what was causing the updater to fail (...please connect your media player...) is windows media player 11 (ELEVEN !!) zen update firmware will work only with windows media player 10 (TEN !!) installed. y? i dont know and i dont care anymore now that my micro is fixed up and running with the latest released firmware.
u can find smne with xp and wmp10 (rare) install drivers and run the updater or
u can DIY and since it is impossible to uninstall wmp11 i did the unthinkable, no no not format and install xp to use wmp10 no no.
instead i used a program called VIRTUAL MACHINE WORKSTATION 6.5 (for links keep confidential suppling ur email to me) this program will allow u to install and run several operating systems at a time regardless of your current hardware, it will run as an application in vista O/S. so i installed xp pro (on vmware 6.5) that i had handy somewhere, and then the drivers from the creative disc. then i run the firmware updater and yes it recognises my zen for the first time and loads a brand new firmware. easy as that, zen reboots and main menu appears, what a joy.
so all i used was:
xp pro (wmp10)
firmware updater by creative
installing operating systems on vmware is very easy and doesnt require restarts etc.. u can switch through vista and xp like a window application just like that.
hope this helps, zen micro is by far the ultimate mp3 player for its sound breathtaking performance and loudness, totally worth the trouble. this is 100% fixable
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
The best solution for the firmware problem is to uninstall the creative source then restart the computer again and reinstall the creative source but choose( the plays for sure option ) not creative media source
i'm sure of it , it 'll also updates the firmware and everything is gonna get back try my solution guys it's the best
hope it helps thx
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Hey guys this is the solution for zen micro firmware problem
1. you must install windows xp sp3
2. Download firmware upgrade for your zen
you can download it here
3. Connect your zen to computer and run the firmware upgrade.....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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