Old 03-28-2008, 12:39 PM
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Default My Zen just did something weird

So I dunno if this has happened to any of you....

This morning, I turn my zen on without looking at it, plug it into my car adapter, and rush to class. The music is jamming; all is well. I'm late and therefore in a rush. When I park, I clamp my zen on my belt, switch from car to headphones (still not looking at my mp3 player) and rush to class. As I usually do, I turn the zen off before I get into class. So in the middle of class, I look down and see the blue power light flashing. Weird, I think. I then turn on my zen to see what's amiss. The music plays, but the screen remains blank--as if it were off. And the Blue power light is still flashing.

So as I'm walking to this computer I am now typing into, I'm thinking I'm doomed. It's been a good year and a half, but it looks like I'm going to have to buy a new mp3player. I'm cursing the industry for purposefully creating such a short lifespan on relatively expensive devices like mp3players.

So when I get to the computer, I plug my zen in. Immediately, the compy recognizes my zen as if everything is normal. Yet, my zen's screen remains blank. I unplug it from the computer, wait for all lights to go off, and turn it back on. And--praise Bob!--the screen lights up like normal

Phew!!! Hopefully, all is well

So has this happened to any of you?
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:20 PM
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sounds as if you may have had the key lock on. this blanks out your screen.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:54 PM
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noooo... that's the first thing I checked.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:58 PM
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yeah even if it was locked the screen comes on when plugged in to usb...maybe your screen got disconnected...
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:02 AM
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Does the screen turn off like this when the video output is enabled?
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:46 PM
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I've had something similar happen when disconnecting from A/V using the sync connector on the bottom of my zen. Static electricity from sliding on car seats can cause the player to freeze, although I usually use the reset. Nothing is usually lost when this happens.
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