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Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-08-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,993
Posted By ziny
Revive the dead ZVM

Hi,

You have two ZVM's.

Try swapping the hard drives, or the batteries in the players and seeing what the effect is.

At least you can recover the hard drive data from the sick ZVM.

And...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-06-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,993
Posted By ziny
Hi, Its been a while since I tinkered with a...

Hi,

Its been a while since I tinkered with a ZVM.

I would try using a proper Creative or PSP charger to make sure enough charge is getting into the player. USB can sometimes have trouble for...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 04-12-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,189
Posted By ziny
Could be short circuit

Hi,

The symptoms you describe seems like the remote control function being inadvertently activated.

The remote control uses the first two metal rings in the earphone socket to control the...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-06-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,738
Posted By ziny
Line Out Dock LOD for Zen Vision M

Hi,

I looked through some old favourites and found this old thread from another site.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/tutorial-how-make-zen-v-m-lod-pictures-245517/

It discusses how to...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 08-10-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By ziny
Suggest fix for connectivity problem

Hi,

The most straightforward way to get out of this mess is to get back to Windows Media Player 10.

What I did, was update to the latest Windows Media Player 11 with all updates.

Then I...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 08-08-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 82,562
Posted By ziny
Zen Vision M Battery connector snapped

Hi,

I encountered an interesting situation with a Zen Vision M player that suddenly stopped working after it slipped out of my hand and dropped about 10 centimeters onto my desk. It was vertical...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 08-07-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By ziny
Unlock freeze on ZVM hard drive change-over

Hi,

I was just experimenting with a hard drive swap as you mentioned between two ZVM's.

I did get the lock-up on the Zen logo when reinstalling another hard drive. This hard drive was known to...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 08-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 45,255
Posted By ziny
Another explanation for the ZVM white screen of death

Hi,

I attempted to revive a ZVM which I bought off ebay some time ago.

It had some latent faults with erratic controls but it looked cosmetically great and the screen was glorious.

As it...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 08-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By ziny
A method to maybe get your ZVM firmware working

Hi,

I am not sure if I understand your exact situation.

However, if you can't get your firware loaded on the hard drive, then there may be a work around.

My suggestion is to get a formatted...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 06-26-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 52,087
Posted By ziny
New Compact Flash adapter options

Hi,

There is a new type of compact-flash adapter from PhotoFast coming out next month.

This adapter may be useful for upgrading the hard drives of Zen Vision M players.

The compact-flash...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 06-14-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By ziny
Working ZVM Dongle adapter to Zen Wired Remote

Hi,

I have modified the ZVM Dongle Connector so that it can be used to interface the standard Zen Wired Remote.

This is a proof of concept and works very well. It can natively control Mode...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By ziny
Cool Extending or rewiring the ZVM remote

Hi,

It should be easy to extend the ZVM remote to the length you require.

The first approach is to make an extension cable. If you can get a 4-pin socket and a 4-pin plug from the electronics...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 11-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By ziny
Cool Using ZVM Remote in Dock Port

Hi,

I have done some preliminary testing of a Zen Vision M Remote Control being interfaced through the Dock.

Basically I modified an Ipod Mini Dock connector because the circuitry seems to be...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 11-12-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By ziny
Lightbulb Refurbish ZVMs with bigger hard drives Creative !!!

I just had this idea.

Creative are quite willing to sell Zen Vision M players which are refurbished.

Since they don't (apparently) make new ones anymore, why don't they offer to install bigger...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 09-11-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,035
Posted By ziny
anyone know anything about the 120gb 5mm Toshiba MK1231GAL?

I thought I would get in first.

Toshiba Corp. today announced the world's first dual-platter 240GB HDD (MK2431GAH).

According to the Toshiba website:
...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 07-09-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By ziny
Suggestions

Provided your player is not totally destroyed, it may be possible to repair the player with new or spare parts.

If the hard drive is the main problem, this is what I would do.

[1] Open the...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 07-02-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By ziny
Hi, The Toshiba 3006GAL is compatible with the...

Hi, The Toshiba 3006GAL is compatible with the ZVM provided you have the pins connector.

In the GAL designation, "A" is for ATA not "S" for SATA connection, and "L" is for Low Profile (single...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 05-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,431
Posted By ziny
Possible Fix for MTP access and firmware upgrade

Hi,

I recently bought a ZVM 30GB from ebay with this connectivity problem. I had already erased the firmware on the ZVM - thinking I could just plug and play.

For some reason my computer did...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 04-15-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,564
Posted By ziny
Clean your ear .... Jack

I read an article today about earphone jack cleaning.

It apparently refers to audio problems with the "iphones" .... But it may be relevent to Zen users as well.

The article is found in...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 04-12-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,564
Posted By ziny
JMX747 headphone repair mod

JMX747, I feel very happy for you.

I too had a look at the headphone jack on my faulty ZVM, but nothing looked untoward from the outside or inside.

If my ZVM was still working, I would try your...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 04-11-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,564
Posted By ziny
Screen Lockups on ZVM

JMX747,

There are a couple of related threads with respect to this problem.

Read on from here:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25729

My advice is to send it in for...
Forum: Zen Stone 03-17-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,779
Posted By ziny
USB power chargers not the same

Hi,

I am not familiar with the Zen Stone, but I am aware of Creative USB chargers in general and the problems caused by not using one.

Point 1: USB is a data transmission standard and is not a...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 02-02-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,539
Posted By ziny
Thumb Down Zen Vision M Screen Locking Up

Hi, I had this exact same problem.

I wrote about it in this article http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21642

Whilst I attempted a number of different methods to clear the...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-27-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,231
Posted By ziny
Creative Zen Wired Remote Schematic

Hi Zenners.

I have examined the Creative wired remote with a multimeter and have come up with a "black-box" circuit model that explains the resistance outputs found.

I did not break the remote...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 11-04-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By ziny
Smile Mr Des Kovacs

Hi,

My parents are Hungarian but I dont speak it .... much. I am lucky they emmigrated to an English speaking country.

I just came back from overseas and am VERY impressed with the great...
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