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Old 06-25-2008, 01:24 PM
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Default playback garbled and at high speed!

History: Zen was great, no problems for year+. Then had recovery mode issues because the hard drive connection was not 100%. A bump got the HD going again and seemed to be fine! Just a few days later started doing the following:

During song playback, after 5 seconds, FM comes on for 1 sec, then goes back to the song but starts playing faster, the scrollbar accelerates until the last few secs, where it hangs. Sometimes, the FM doesn't always come on.

Also, when scrolling through the library, a selected song might randomly play.

Also, the videos play at normal speed, but the sound is garbled, like voices were spoken under water.

I thought the control might be stuck, but if I quickly put the lock on, it still speeds up.

I have just formatted the drive, downloaded and ran the creative recovery tool, reinstalling the firmware. I added one song, and still get the same problem, except I haven't tried a video yet.

I have opened the zen up, the HD is still screwed in, and I haven't taken the control buttons off (need a smaller screwdriver).....

Any thoughts? Thanks
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