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Zen screen stays white

When I turn on my Zen the screen stays white and I cannot see the menu etc. I tried re-loading the firmware but it did not help. It is the 4gb version. can you help ?

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Check for new patches on the website, mine did the same thing and it seemed to be fixed once we downloaded the newest patch.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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The white screen of death is due to a hardware failure in the LCD screen and the only way to fix it is to replace the screen itself. You can find a screen and repair services at www.TheGadgetDr.com

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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  1. Check that the Creative Zen Touch has the most current version of the firmware driver. Firmware updates typically fix most common errors and problems encountered when using the Zen Touch. Turn on the MP3 player and select "System" in the home menu. Click "Information" then press "Settings." Select "About." Look for the internal firmware's version number listed under "Version." The most recent firmware is 2.01.00 and was released in 2006. If your software is outdated, download an update from the Creative support site: http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=100120
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  3. Verify that the Zen Touch's internal battery is fully charged. This may cause what appears to be a blank or dead screen, as well as slow responsiveness to your touch. Insert the power adapter brick connector into the Zen Touch's power port found on its right-hand top corner. Plug the adapter into a wall outlet to begin charging. The MP3 player will be finished charging in four hours. You may use the MP3 player while it is charging, but this may slow down the charging process.
  4. Adjust the screen contrast on the Zen Touch. This may resolve any issues you have with viewing the screen in bad lighting. From the main menu, click "Settings" and choose "Contrast." Slide your finger up or down the Zen Touch's touch pad to adjust the contrast to a suitable setting.

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I had the same problem with my Zen. I *downgraded* the firmware in mine to 1.03.04 and it seems to have fixed it. Per the Creative website, I first tried upgrading it to 1.20.02 and it only seemed to make it worse. I tried their recovery procedures to no avail.

You can download the downgrade here. It's and executable file, just have your Zen hooked up to your computer and execute it.

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Creative-ZEN--GB-Firmware-Download-41209.html

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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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I'll run a cleanup on your zen, if that doesn't work then you should format it and re-transfer everything. Additionally, you may want to upgrade your players firmware.

How to enter the Zen’s Recovery Mode for Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot:

1. With the Zen off, press and hold the "play/pause" button.

2. Continue to hold until you perform Steps 3 and 4. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.

3. Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. You should be able to feel the release click of the button.

4. Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the boot screen appears on the display.

The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown:

Clean Up: A cleanup of the file system and database files takes place. All (uncorrupted) data should stay in tact. When the cleanup is complete, select Reboot. Your player restarts and starts rebuilding its music library. All files should remain intact unless they were detected as being corrupt.

Format All: This will completely reset the Zen and remove all user stored files on it.

Reload Firmware: This will prepare the Zen to accept a reload, new, or older firmware based on the specific firmware file you download and execute on a computer. Selecting this option will prevent your Zen from being able to boot, so make sure you have the firmware file on you computer and ready to load.

Reboot: This will execute a soft reboot of the Zen's operating system.

How to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen using Zen Media Explorer:

1. Plug the Zen.
2. Go to Zen Media Explorer.
3. Select "Settings and Information".
4. Select the "Tools" Tab.
5. This page will show you the options to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen.

(Warning: When reformatting, you will lose all files you put on the Zen)

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Hello,

Have you tried to load the firmware? First you'll need to download the firmware to your PC from Creative's website: Click here. After you've downloaded it, connect your Zen via USB to your PC and open the firmware icon, then click "Upgrade."

For more detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot your Zen, click here

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· http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/



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