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My 8gb creative zen player: it was working fine yesterday, cycled home in the rain and i think it got a bit wet, i switched it off, then it switched itself back on with just a grey screen, it now won't switch on at all, but when i hook it up nia the usb the grey screen comes on and nothing else...iv'e tried resetting and holdin play whilst resetting, but nothing, PLEASE HELP

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  • stonerchic01 Jun 28, 2008

    i have that exact same problem, only i spilled my patron and it got my zen 4gb wet. All i see is a blinking gray screen. HELP!



  • Kristi_V Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Zen got a little wet and now I get a flickering gray screen. I saw another blog where someone poured rubbing alcohol all over their wet Zen to "flush the water out" and then when the alcohol evaporated all the way it worked again (about 6 days later). I just got mine wet yesterday and I can't decide whether to just wait it out and see if it works when it dries or if I should do the alcohol trick. I am a little nervous about dumping a bunch of alcohol on it, but at this point it is messed up anyway.... Has anyone else had luck with their Creative Zen (not V or micro - Just Zen) working once it dried?

  • shinn01hi Sep 22, 2008

    my 8gb creative zen player: it was working fine yesterday, cycled home in the rain and i think it got a bit wet, i switched it off, then it switched itself back on with just a grey screen, it now won't switch on at all, but when i hook it up nia the usb the grey screen comes on and nothing else...iv'e tried resetting and holdin play whilst resetting, but nothing, PLEASE HELP

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Mine got wet about a week ago - see my original response.. The screen was just flickering and I could see condensation on the screen. I kept hoping it would dry out, but days went by with no change. Yesterday I finally put it on the dash of my car and let it sit in the sun all day. When I came out of work that evening, the Zen seemed completely dead - and HOT! I let it cool down and plugged it into the charger - still nothing. But this morning -YAY! It is completely functional again!

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