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Old 08-27-2008, 11:30 AM
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Hi,
I bought a docking speaker station for my creative zen a few days ago and it seemed to fit the docking connector fine. After a few seconds however the mp3 player smked a little and smelt strongly of metallic burning (sorry only way I can describe it!). After a I let it cool down I tried to boot it up and when it has shown the logo screen it just goes blank. I can hear a bit of whirring and am able to get to the recovery screen have tried both cleanup and format of player but am not sure what else to try as the mp3 player is not recognised by the computer as being connected! Any ideas?
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:17 PM
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Hello EmmaJane. Welcome to ABI. What kind of docking speaker station exactly? Do you have a link?
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:09 PM
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Hi,
The make was proline and I bought it from comet. It said it was a docking system for ipod and mp3 players.
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Here's the link

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro...speaker-system

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I'm sorry for telling you this, but you most likely caused damage to your ZVM. That speaker dock is for iPods, not ZVM's. Although iPod and ZVM docks/ports look the same and can basically fit each other, that doesn't mean that they will work correctly. Most likely what happened is that since you connected and applied power, the dock applied power/ground to the wrong pins (or just too much power) in the ZVM and caused damage. (See pinouts here: ZVM/IPod) From the sound of your problems, most likely the hard drive is ruined and maybe part of the mainboard has been damaged as well.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:37 AM
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Hi,
Thanks for your help! I definately won't make that mistake again....
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:48 AM
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No problem. If you decide to try and fix the ZVM yourself by replacing the hard drive, have a look at these links below for help:

Here is the ABI disassembly guide.
Here is a video of a disassembly.
Here is the hard drive replacement thread.
Here is the new tested hard drive swap thread.
Here is the hard drive connector type thread.

Good luck!
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