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I need to reload firmware...but the player will not comply

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Did u try restarting it if not ask a local retailer

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Reloading firmware on creative zen


Do you mean you want to update the firmware? Or your player is frozen?
If frozen, there's a hole in the left side of the device, the restart button is in there, find something thin enough and push it.
To update your firmware, go to www.creative.com and download the latest firmware installer, dock your zen with your PC and run the installer, following it's instructions as you go.

Feb 07, 2010 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

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RCA Pearl won't play artist after the letter L


If you used the 2.0 version firmware this should restore the firmware and you would need to reload the music files. Not sure if there is a master reset or clear but if there is, do it then reload the firmware and reload the music files. Make sure that all the files you are putting on are ok.


This is all I see, it is listed under update but this is not an update,this is the firmware that runs the player,so make sure that you are installing it the exact way that any instructions say.

Apr 16, 2009 | RCA Pearl TH1102 MP3 Player

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Creative zen micro stuck in recovery mode


To Fix any problems with broken firmware form attempted “playsforsure”
firmware updates etc where your pc finds it as a 20mb drive and it sits
in recovery mode and does bugger all:
1. Uninstall all creative software & drivers
2. Uninstall Media Player 11 and Media Player 11 runtime (will require a
reboot for each thing). This is done by going to add/remove programs and
uninstalling (this will put your pc back to wmp10).
3. Re-install the Zen Driver from the creative website and reboot (I just reloaded Media Explorer using my ZMP install CD).
4, Plug Zen in.
5, Make sure you have the firmware update ready, run it but don’t click
the language bit yet), leave the mouse hovering over your language
selection. (for ZMP, just start firmware exe file, there is no language selection. You can get the firmware update from Creative’s site, go to SUPPORT and then DOWNLOADS).
6. On the Zen- select “reload OS” (on ZMP I believe it is Erase or Reload Firmware, something like that, don’t have it in front of me).
7. As soon as it flashes up “reload new firmware now via USB” click the
language button
8. Now the pc should find it and allow you to re-load the
firmware. (it may take a few attempts)
9. Once complete, click close and restart the pc. Everything should now
be fine.
10. Once all is working, you can re-install WMP11 and it will work fine.

Dec 28, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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My systerm files is missing


Go to the iRiver website, and see about getting a firmware upgrade. Most mp3 player companies can not restore the player's software using a firmware upgrade or reload, but some of them can. Once the system files are missing/deleted, if the firmware upgrade/reload does not resolve the problem, then the player is history. Hopefully, iRiver's upgrade will resolve that issue. Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 05, 2008 | iRiver H10 MP3 Player

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My Creative ZEN 8 GB has Firmware Problems


Try uninstalling Windows Media Player version 11 from your computer before trying to reload the firmware. It works wonders.

Aug 12, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN SLEEK MP3 Player

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Recovery Mode


I agree, use the Reload Firmware tool on recovery mode and then upgrade the firmware from the website. If you get "firmware failed!", then try it from a different computer.

May 08, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Creative zen mp3 help please


You will need to put the Zen into recovery mode and erase the firmware, then reload the firmware. Follow these steps:

To Erase the Firmware:

1. Get a paperclip and straighten it out.

2. Hold down the Play/Pause button, and put the paperclip through the reset hole. Release the paperclip while continuing to press the Play/Pause button until you see the screen change.

3. Select "Reload Firmware."

To Load the new Firmware:

Go to www.Creative.com/support --> downloads. Click through the navigation and download the latest Zen Touch firmware. Reboot your computer, then plug in your Zen via USB cable. Double-click the firmware icon and then click upgrade.

Apr 02, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Problem wen i pressed reset button


· Make sure you have media player 11
· If you can, the best test is to try your player with another PC, to see if you still have the problem. This localises whether the problem is with the PC (most likely the USB) or the player. See the link below (search on "connection problems") for a lot more troubleshooting on this.

try downloading the MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok?

Sep 03, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Firmware not reloading


Take out the battery, press and hold the ON switch and reinsert the battery. Hold the ON switch until the recovery menu appears shortly after the Creative Logo disappears. Selection option 3, which is to reload the firmware. Keep in mind that doing so will delete everything on the player.

Oct 19, 2006 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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