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Old 01-15-2011, 02:51 AM
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Default Creative Zen Vision W - "Hardware Problem"

Lemme tell you teh story of this thing. What happened to this, is somehow every file in this thing gone missing inside. Can't even dock in.

When i Discovered about Recovery Mode, i tried to use Clean up.
It kinda fixed a bit, that i can access that info folder.

I tried to use clean again. Then i tried to reload firmware.

What happened is, it failed to update firmware which is displayed in the PC.
And there, One big big Error displayed on the screen. Hardware Problem.


Any way to fix this? all i know is, Reinstalling Firmware would really Fix this. But how? It doesnt even display the Creative Logo. It just goes straight. HARDWARE PROBLEM.

Its been a year ever since its like this. I really want it to be fixed. Rather than Buying another one. No money, And living in the Philippines. Full of cloned iPod models. Aka Chinapods.

Soooooo...... Any way? Custom Firmware? Manual Install? Or what. Just something that i can do-it-myself or let somebody fix it.

Creative Support already told me the nearest Support Center for this.... But hey, its a few nations from here. I called them for this, yet its a big nope. They can't fix it cause of no parts.

Please somebody just reply. =/
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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Have you been helped with this issue?
Please private message me if you have not had any luck.

It used to be that people actually answered these questions.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:18 AM
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Default No luck Man.

No Luck man. No luck.

I've been searching throughout. I've been Contacting the nearest Creative Support, they ran outta parts. No Luck.

Please help man.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:58 AM
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No Luck man. No luck.

I've been searching throughout. I've been Contacting the nearest Creative Support, they ran outta parts. No Luck.

Please help man.
The player is displaying hardware problem.Considering the first issues you had I would say the problem is the hardrive failed. You can get another drive from an Ebay seller.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:32 AM
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Can't I Fix the Hard drive by reformatting it or any other option rather than that or something?

Cause if nothing else works, then i'd buy one.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:38 AM
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Have you opened your player? You could try taking the drive out & connect it to a external portable drive enclosure & formatting it. Then put it back into the player & see if that helps to being able to reinstall the firmware.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:55 AM
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Actually I opened it once. But the thing is, I dont have any ZIF Reader out there.

But i tried to disconnect the Hard Drive from the player, the message is still the same. "Hardware Problem"

Meh, is ZIF quite common or not, cause i might find some out there...
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:39 PM
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Hi,
Yes, as usual Coachop is absolutely correct.
I have bought several of these Zif connectors and they are real cheap.
Here is one on eBay right now...
http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Aluminum-Enc...item256175a434
Also if you determine that it is in fact the bad drive, then you have options of what to put back in. You can save some money and just put in a 30gb drive. The hitachi 30gb drives are really cheap.
If you decide that you can afford the 60g drive it will be hitachi 08k1571. If you get rich, you can upgrade to 100 or 120gb by purchasing the Toshiba MK1011gah or the MK1214gah.
So get the adapter and check the drive.
A little warning, my experience is that when it says "hardware problem" it is mostly the controller on the motherboard. But I think that you are better off starting with the least expensive part and trying that first.
An added plus? If your board is dead and you have a good drive, you can use the 60gb drive in your drive enclosure that you bought for a 60gb USB backup for your PC!
Good luck!
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