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My Zen is Really Broken!

The other day I was trying to charge my Zen when suddenly the charger stopped working. Now when i go to play my Zen, the screen is black, and i tried the reset button multiple times, but it wont do anything. I noticed the little play and back buttons are dimly glowing blue all the time, so it must mean it's on somehow. It won't play any music either. Is my Zen really dead? Please help me fix it!!!

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I guess it broke.
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I had exactly the same problem as Damma32.

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I plugged the ZEN out from the PC and pressed the reset-button, then pressed the play-button while turning it on again. when the creative logo appeared on the screen I released the play-button and a recovery-meny appeared. I used the clean-mode, which fixed the problem.

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Try a different usb cable.

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Some USB ports are not powered. I've had problems on certain computers with it working/charging correctly. Laptops especially. Car charger works great everytime. Go figure. Some PC's may have an older version of WMP on it, which somehow gum's up the detection processes. Make sure the PC has WMP 11, and the drivers you need/Creative software on it.

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