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My nano won't turn on soetimes

I checked the battery and everything. but when i try to turn on my mp3 playre after i haven't used it for a while it won't do anything. I have to hold down the power buttom for like 10 minutes before it does anything and then when it does turn on the volume doesnt work, and it keeps on shutting off on its own. When i get it to work normally it only stays on for two minutes and then shuts off again and i have to do the same thing over and over again. And it seems fixed but then the next day it does the same thing all over again. Does anybody know how to fix that?

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    i pluged my zen into my comp and the mouse werent workin so i turned it of and now the computer is fine but my zen wont work iv tried reseting it and holdin the on button for long help

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem! It had stopped completely and then I found a site, somewhere, that said all Zen nano problems could be fixed through an online link. I tried it and it worked, but it does this 2 minute thing.... I'm going to try 'zapping' it again.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I tried out your suggestion, but now my mp3 player won't even format. it's a zen nano plus. what should i do now? Whenever I tried to format, I get messages like "Operating System reported error: The semaphore timeout period has expired." What's that about? I've never seen that message before.

  • jasinthmv Aug 16, 2008

    it wil shutdown automaticaly after 2-3 second wen its turned on


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In my case I have a Zen Nano Plus 1GB. It won't turn back on. I was really sad, but I found a way to restore it. 1) Go to creative and search for the Mass Storage driver, the file name is MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250.exe 2) Install it this software for updating Windows Drivers. 3) Go to creative and search for the software ZENNanoPlus_PCFW_L16_1_14_03.exe 4) Hold down the player's power button while connecting to PC USB port. 5) Run the software for recognizing Zen nano you just downloaded. You shall see a ballon in windows task bar telling that it was found a new hardware. Confirm all Windows installation wizards for this new device! Now you can release the player's power button. 6) When the device is found and recongnized, just format your player! And voil?!

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