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Creative Zen Firmware Problem

It suddenly happened. I have my Creative Zen just one year and a half and last time that I tried to turn it on it just did not. I did not smashed it or soaked or anything. I reset it. Cleaned it up, Formated all, and the same message is coming........ Firmware Problem!!!! I have tried it all. I downloaded the Creative Zen Firmware 1.03.04 as the Creative site suggests, but my laptop just dont detect the device at all. Any suggestions????? firmware problem

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  • cabba Sep 18, 2008

    firmware problem

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    it keeps saying firmware failuare when i rebot it n it goes right back to recovery mood

  • allaround313 Oct 07, 2008

    My Zen 2mg say Firmware problem and then when I go to download the firmware my computer says that my Zen is not connected...it is.

  • william santiago
    william santiago Nov 09, 2008

    i go to it and i try to reboot by it keeps saying firmware problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, can't do anything. I tried to download the firmware 1.32.06, but my commputer doesn't recognize player,


  • mex036 Nov 23, 2008

    I've tried everything cleaning, reseting, nothing works what can I do?

  • nispat_1979 Dec 08, 2008

    Yuck The CREATIVE ZEN!!!!!!!!!!!
    Even after connecting to PC and resetting again and again even when connected it still give firmware problem error. The player itself is not getting detected how the application will upgrade the firmware in player...
    CREATIVE Yucks.....
    Nishad.


  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    Exact same problem .. what a heap of junk .. I have had it replace 3 times now and all 3 models have broken of various issues .. utterly useless piece of junk ,,

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I went to the shop and my sister changed the usb port because my Zen suggested it for a faster rate of charging then it went to recovery mode, and ever since I have been trying to fix it but it just says firmware problem, how do I fix it? I even resetted it.

  • jeanettedlt Jan 26, 2009

    my problem with my creative zen is that when i turn it on, it tells me theres a firmware problem and when i plug it to my computer, it says recovery mode... Can you please help me to get it fixed. I've only had it for a year and now it does not want to work... What can I do??? Now it does'nt even let me add my music.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    not working

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    i know it sucks so bad

  • darkangel179 Feb 04, 2009

    WOW CREATIVE REALLY **** IT HAPPENS SO TIME WHEN U HAD IT FOR A YEAR



  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    my zen v1.10.05 comes on then goes right back off i dont know what to do

  • dmarWhinery May 11, 2010

    I Can't reload my firmware back to my Zen v plus cause i don't know how please help me.!!!!!!!

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There's an updated firmware download: Firmware 1.32.01. Try downloading that.

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Tried this?

Start in recovery mode after reset (hold down play)
Select reload firmware.
Download the latest firmware from support.creative.com.
Plug the player into the computer, and reinstall firmware.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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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?

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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Most likely, the motherboard problem.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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that **** happen to me too and that shity creative is nothing but junk

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Creative Zen Firmware Problem

press play/pause, press reset button and slide power button
will bring u to recovery mode

then u reload firmware and it will erase the firmware and will connect it again to windows. then u download and install a new firrware fromc reative site and voilla.

cheers

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Creative Zen Firmware Problem

press play/pause, press reset button and slide power button
will bring u to recovery mode

then u reload firmware and it will erase the firmware and will connect it again to windows. then u download and install a new firrware fromc reative site and voilla.

cheers

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about this issue of creative zen wherein the device is not booting up to the normal os. and is not being detected by your computer, and giving you options to clean, reset, and format. my brother and i own creative zen, my brother own zen 4GB and i own 16gb. i don't have any problems at all. but my brother does. what i did is i just download the firmware version of my brother's zen that is missing which is version 1.03.04_0.6.1. unfortunately you will not find this firmware version at creative website.
i checked a website and i found this.
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1. download the firmware for your zen.
2. connect your zen to your pc.
3. run the executable file (firmware).
4. just follow the on-screen instructions on your computer and you're good to go.

hope that this step will help you guys out.

if you have any questions about fixing this kind of problem. or if this step won't help you.
email me at john.yapchapco@gmail.com

i'll be more than happy to help you guys with this kind ok issue.
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