Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to replace the hard drive. The tool needed is a flat edged plastic tool.

  1. Pop off the top plastic on the device with a flat tool like a flathead screwdriver. Unscrew and remove the two exposed Phillips head screws.
    • Pop off the top plastic on the device with a flat tool like a flathead screwdriver.

    • Unscrew and remove the two exposed Phillips head screws.

  2. Work your way around the recess of the device with a flat tool like a flathead screwdriver. Don't try attempt to open it from the recess between the buttons and the device.
    • Work your way around the recess of the device with a flat tool like a flathead screwdriver.

    • Don't try attempt to open it from the recess between the buttons and the device.

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  4. To detach wires from the screen, gently tug on the wires connected to the battery. They are located on the bottom half of the screen. To detach wires from the screen, gently tug on the wires connected to the battery. They are located on the bottom half of the screen. To detach wires from the screen, gently tug on the wires connected to the battery. They are located on the bottom half of the screen.
    • To detach wires from the screen, gently tug on the wires connected to the battery. They are located on the bottom half of the screen.

  5. Pull black hard drive connector located at the top right.
    • Pull black hard drive connector located at the top right.

    • Ensure, as demonstrated by the image, that the screen is safely removed first. There is an iFixit guide showing how to carefully pull apart the Creative Zen Vision M.

  6. Pull off blue bumpers and connect to new hard drive
    • Pull off blue bumpers and connect to new hard drive

  7. Lift white flap on top of hard drive to disconnect hard drive connector. Lift white flap on top of hard drive to disconnect hard drive connector.
    • Lift white flap on top of hard drive to disconnect hard drive connector.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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How do you get the firmware on the new hard drive?

Selvedge - Reply

Download the firmware software from: http://support.creative.com/Downloads/we...

(Select firmware).

Then:

Close all application windows that are currently running on your computer.

Connect your player to your computer.

Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.

Regards.

Brendan Eager -

I should also update the link provided. Here’s a slightly better link. Select “Zen Series” then your specific model. To flash the firmware on the new hard drive. Download the file into your local hard disk. Close all application windows that are currently running on your computer. Connect your player to your computer (with the included adapter and USB wire). Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.

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