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Why won't my zen boot?

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My creative zen(just zen, not v plus, zen touch, etc) wont boot. I think its bricked. Sometimes, i can get it to boot after it has been sitting around for a few weeks, but it always fails to boot after i unplug it. I have used recovery mode to clean up, format, and reload firmware. I have the latest version now. I am willing to take it apart, and have already done it once, but i didnt know what to do.

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I noticed you never got an answer to this. Are you still having this problem

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Yeah. I tried booting it into recovery mode, then I wiped the memory that showed up on my computer. It worked for a while, but now it's back where I started.

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i have the same problem. i was able to reboot it by following a starting sequence with the unit plugged in, Press and hold one of the buttons and turn the power on. But i can no longer find that tech article online, and i didn't archive the web page i read it on, as it no longer is in the creative database.

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I remember reading the article. That didn't work for me. For anyone who doesn't have a problem as serious as the one i mentioned above, I the sequence was- 1. Hold play/pause 2. (still holding play/pause)Push the reset button and hold it as well. 3. (still holding play/pause) Release the reset button, and Slide the power switch to turn it on. 4. It should be in recovery mode. Format all, Reload firmware, Etc. until the problem is fixed.

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I have the same problem :\. I tried that steps but I can't install the firmware. If you find something that solves the problem please share. thank you.

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