Introduction

A quick and easy teardown/disassembly guide for the ZEN V Creative Media Player.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your ZEN V Creative Media Player, use our service manual.

Here we have Creative's ZEN V Media Player. The Navigator Stick The Play/Pause Button
  • Here we have Creative's ZEN V Media Player.

    • The Navigator Stick

    • The Play/Pause Button

    • The Back Button

    • The LCD

    • USB 2.0 Charging Port

    • Headphone Jack

    • Line In Jack

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Start by taking a pointy metal spudger and insert it on the bottom edge of the player Slide it along, prying up until a gap forms Proceed to insert and slide the tool along the left and right side of the device, until the plastic piece with the buttons comes free.
  • Start by taking a pointy metal spudger and insert it on the bottom edge of the player

  • Slide it along, prying up until a gap forms

  • Proceed to insert and slide the tool along the left and right side of the device, until the plastic piece with the buttons comes free.

  • Half of the covering plastic should be off now

    • Gap between plastics

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While doing the following steps note that this piece is glued on to the LCD. Do not apply too much force or shove your tool too far in Glue Bring your tool to the top edge of the player and insert it
  • While doing the following steps note that this piece is glued on to the LCD. Do not apply too much force or shove your tool too far in

    • Glue

  • Bring your tool to the top edge of the player and insert it

  • Insert it on the top edge and slide while prying up

    • The gap

  • Insert it on the two sides and pry until plastic comes loose

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Be very gentle with the LCD in the next 2 steps! It is glued to the logic board with black stick pads. Do not break the cable/clip! Adhesive Pads
  • Be very gentle with the LCD in the next 2 steps! It is glued to the logic board with black stick pads. Do not break the cable/clip!

    • Adhesive Pads

    • Cable Clip

  • Insert flat end of plastic spudger on the bottom of the LCD. Pry gently upwards.

    • Bottom of LCD

  • Insert on the sides and continue to pry.

  • Finally insert on the top and pry.

    • Top of LCD

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Pull back LCD to bottom of player to expose cable/clip Remove orange ESD safe tape with spudger/fingernail Orange ESD safe tape
  • Pull back LCD to bottom of player to expose cable/clip

  • Remove orange ESD safe tape with spudger/fingernail

    • Orange ESD safe tape

  • Flip up the clip with flat end of spudger/fingernail

    • Clip is flipped up

  • Pull the LCD away from the player

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Put down your spudger and pick up a Phillips #000 Screwdriver Remove the two screws on the logic board Screws
  • Put down your spudger and pick up a Phillips #000 Screwdriver

  • Remove the two screws on the logic board

    • Screws

  • Remove Volume control button by pulling it up off the board

    • Volume control button

  • Pull up board from bottom of player

  • Gently wiggle the logic board out of the casing. Be careful because it is connected to a battery underneath it

    • Battery

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Insert spudger under the top of the battery and pry Top half of battery There is an adhesive pad under the battery
  • Insert spudger under the top of the battery and pry

    • Top half of battery

  • There is an adhesive pad under the battery

  • Battery should now be free

  • Remove battery from case and set aside connected to the logic board

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Battery may now be removed from logic board with a soldering iron
  • Battery may now be removed from logic board with a soldering iron

  • Heat up the contacts and pull away wires

    • Contacts

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These all are various components that can be removed with a soldering iron USB 2.0 Port has 4 pads and 5 pins attaching it to the logic board
  • These all are various components that can be removed with a soldering iron

    • USB 2.0 Port has 4 pads and 5 pins attaching it to the logic board

    • Various Switches- 4 pads each. From the (Bottom left), Volume up, Volume Down, Mute?, (Top Left), Power on/Hold, Reset

    • Line In Jack 4 pads

    • Headphone Jack 4 pads

    • Play/Pause Button 2 pads and Back Button 2 pads

    • LCD connector and Navigtor button

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All the innards of the ZEN V Media Player
  • All the innards of the ZEN V Media Player

    • Button Plastic- Removed in Step 2

    • LCD Plastic- Removed in Step 3

    • Orange ESD Safe tape and LCD Screen- Removed in Step 5

    • Screws and Volume Button- Removed in Step 6

    • Back Plastic Case and Logic Board- Removed in Step 7

    • Battery Removed in Step 8

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