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Won't respond My Zen micro got a little damp. I dried it for 30+hrs and put the battery back in then turned it on. Now it lights up and displays the Creative logo, thats as far as it goes and my computer doesn't recognize the device any more. Also the screen icon doesn't indicate if it's charging the battery...any suggestions? Is it fried ?

Posted by linda mcdill on

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  • linda mcdill Jan 11, 2007

    Gee thanks to all those who posted a response...;( was quite helpful.

  • linda mcdill Dec 03, 2007

    Thanx ctf1800 for the reply.....I contacted the site I purchased the MP3 player from and was given a new device... no problem, no questions at all... :> )

  • descot Dec 09, 2007

    My computer won't recognize that my player is connected. When I plug it in a windows screen comes up that asks which program I want to use with this device and when I go to media player, it says to please connect my player. It says the same thing when I go to the Zen player.

  • evangelist Dec 09, 2007

    My computer won't recognize my zen micro

  • evangelist Dec 09, 2007

    My zen micro plays, however my computer won't recognize it. when I plug it in I get a 4 bar tune instead of the normal 2 bar tune, and when I open the software to add music or edit playlists it states there are no connected devices


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It fried, sorry...
you can try and take it apart

clean it with 99% alcohol
good luck

sell it on ebay for parts

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