It worked fine on my moms. thought it didnt work on my dads cuz no software, cept it wouldnt charge with the usb port on the wall. It charged fine on the wall charger using the charging port, just not with the usb adapter clip on. anyways, got the software and sync adapter but it still wont work. my dads zen microphoto is working and my player charges on my boyfriends computer so I know the problem isnt with the player.
When i plug it in, instead of ba-bum i get a ba-ba-ba-ba-bum. my zen media explorer doesnt recognize it nor does media player. I redownloaded version 11 again and rebooted twice. still nada. Help!!
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if you don't have the kind of charger that goes directly into the dock connector, the zen vision needs a 5V charger ( it happens to be compatible with the PSP charger). if you just plug it into a usb cord it will not charger. you may also need the little white adapter piece the goes into the dock connector. i know only one place that sells older creative zen accessories and repairs creative zen visions . if you have all of that: i assume you pressed the little reset button on the bottom, it may just be frozen? if that doesn't work and you are sure you're charging it right, your logic board is dead.
I had the same problem. This worked for me on a Zen that is 2 years old: Go into the Control Panel on the start menu and select System. Then select Hardware and then Device Manager. You will see a list of all the devices on your pc. Now you should see your Zen about half way down the list. Highlight it and then at the top in the menu item Action select Uninstall. Windows will then uninstall your hardware. Unplug your Zen from the USB port, if you haven't already done so, and then plug it back in. Windows should then reinstall your device and you should be good to go.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off,hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If that doesn't fix it trythe USB cable Screen Doesn’t come on anymore http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18859 If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."
if you are using a fromt usb port- switch to the back usb. The front ports don't always give the zen enough power. Also- look in Device Manager and see if there is a zen listed there- and if it is does it have a yellow exclamation mark? It may not be the zen that is having problems but your computer.