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Forum: Zen Vision:M 05-26-2013, 02:17 AM
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Views: 1,230
Posted By dnlbntl
All ZVM drives are standard IDE 1.8″ hard drives....

All ZVM drives are standard IDE 1.8″ hard drives. They'll either have pins, like the larger PATA drives, or a Zero-Insertion-Force ribbon connection. Of the three players I've handled one had pins...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 05-21-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By dnlbntl
Can't say I've ever experienced that one…have you...

Can't say I've ever experienced that one…have you tried reinstalling the firmware?
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 05-17-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 41,308
Posted By dnlbntl
mrtrevor1945's page on eBay...

mrtrevor1945's page on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Creative-Zen-Vision-M-Hard-Drive-ZIF-Cable-/390580413224) shows he's selling more than one, so he may have both kinds - it'd be worthwhile to send...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 05-17-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By dnlbntl
It indeed sounds like a HDD problem, but I'd wait...

It indeed sounds like a HDD problem, but I'd wait until the new battery was installed and charged up to minimize all variables.

You don't have to worry about the new drive being empty, the...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 03-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,021
Posted By dnlbntl
Have you tried System Restore? The only...

Have you tried System Restore?

The only 'trick' I can think of is connecting the ZVM through a USB hub - in my experience Windows 7 has a habit of seeing direct (native) and indirect (hub)...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 03-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,223
Posted By dnlbntl
You'll find several replacement batteries for...

You'll find several replacement batteries for sale on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Creative+ZEN+Vision%3AM+battery&_sacat=0&_from=R40) - just note that, if...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 02-12-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By dnlbntl
Great to hear it's back in action…I started...

Great to hear it's back in action…I started hearing "Empty Cans" while reading that.
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnlbntl
Hmm…I didn't have to dissect the setup file(s) on...

Hmm…I didn't have to dissect the setup file(s) on any of my installations but whatever gets the job done v( '.')v.

If you mean the MediaSource Organizer software, you can go here again...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-24-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By dnlbntl
They aren't necessarily identical - one must use...

They aren't necessarily identical - one must use each board's respective firmware. But outside of that there'd be no issue connecting either one to any player's other components.
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-21-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnlbntl
Did you choose "Windows Vista 64-bit" from the...

Did you choose "Windows Vista 64-bit" from the manual selection at the bottom of the page?
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-21-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnlbntl
You can use the Vista (Windows 6.0) versions of...

You can use the Vista (Windows 6.0) versions of programs with 7 (Windows 6.1).
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-20-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By dnlbntl
You've probably already done this, but how does...

You've probably already done this, but how does it sound with different headphones? Or through the A/V plug on the dongle?

If it is an issue with the main audio jack, I found a link a couple of...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 45,567
Posted By dnlbntl
Hmm…used players on eBay with the "Buy-It-Now"...

Hmm…used players on eBay with the "Buy-It-Now" option are currently ranging from $85-$145 at varying conditions; however, used players on auction (with bids and ending within ≈48hrs) don't seem to be...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-14-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 41,308
Posted By dnlbntl
I'm partial to Toshiba's as they've had the most...

I'm partial to Toshiba's as they've had the most information on their drives available (http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/storage/selection/built-in/eol/1263912_15129.html#size18), though...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-12-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By dnlbntl
Depending on how deeply you've sanded, there...

Depending on how deeply you've sanded, there should be a line silk-screened on the ribbon cable showing the proper connection depth - make sure the black latch on the HDD has been raised. If I recall...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By dnlbntl
Here's the list of used ZVM auctions...

Here's the list of used ZVM auctions (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_Auction=1&_sop=15&_sac=1&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=ZEN+Vision%3AM&_dcat=73839&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=4), note the non-working one...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 45,567
Posted By dnlbntl
Yeah, it was a few months before I bothered to...

Yeah, it was a few months before I bothered to replace my cracked LCD - wasn't completely unusable, just nearly so.

Oh, if you need the button/case piece you can check the links I found here...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By dnlbntl
The navigation/playback buttons involve taking...

The navigation/playback buttons involve taking the player completely apart. Since you already know how to get it started, further disassembly's fairly straightfoward - unscrew every screw you see.
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Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-05-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By dnlbntl
This isn't within my realm of experience but it...

This isn't within my realm of experience but it may be a failing HDD - as in the player getting just far enough to not show "Hardware failure" but nothing further.

Until they make terabyte PMPs...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 01-04-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,147
Posted By dnlbntl
Hm..didn't catch the edit. The MK2431GAH is...

Hm..didn't catch the edit.

The MK2431GAH is a two platter (8mm) HDD so it would only fit in the fat ZVM, of which, as far as I know, only the first run of the 60GB version was made. Though I've...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 01-04-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 45,567
Posted By dnlbntl
I've repaired/upgraded/modded my personal ZVM,...

I've repaired/upgraded/modded my personal ZVM, seen in my avatar, repaired/upgraded my father's and repaired my first ZVM as a gift to my mother last year. These have involved replacing 2 HDDs (soon...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 12-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By dnlbntl
Hmm..while Apple is notorious for coding...

Hmm..while Apple is notorious for coding (needlessly) incompatible custom firmwares, their OEM's more recent HDDs haven't been so locked - installed a couple of Apple-logo'd 160GB Toshibas into a...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 12-24-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By dnlbntl
Looking at the booklet, it turns out that the...

Looking at the booklet, it turns out that the player is apparently compatible with Creative's remote which would connect to the second TRRS ring. Since all the trouble is in the realm of playback...
Forum: Zen Vision:M 12-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By dnlbntl
I have this problem sometimes, about once a month...

I have this problem sometimes, about once a month or less depending on usage, but I keep mine on Repeat All. Tends to happen when I get somewhat over-zealous with skipping and also freezes...
Forum: Zen Vision:M Hacks, Mods, & Repairs 11-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,147
Posted By dnlbntl
Question Hmm..we'll have to hope that clare33 returns with...

Hmm..we'll have to hope that clare33 returns with further details.

Good to hear there's no song limit or at least that it isn't 16,000. Just a couple of weeks ago my Zen, having survived myriad...
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