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Old 09-26-2008, 09:32 AM
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Default Hard to press Zen vision M button

I use to use a leather case for my zen and I didn't realize until it was too late that I was using excessive force to press the play/pause button. Perhaps the button sunk in a bit, but now its not as easy to press as the other buttons. Also, instead of making the sound of one smooth click, it actually makes the sound of various clicks. I'm out of the warranty, so no help for me there. Anyone have any suggestions? Is it fixable? can I make it good as new?


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Old 09-27-2008, 01:00 PM
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Hello poeticmelody. Welcome. Have you given it any thought as to opening up the ZVM and taking a better look for yourself?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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hey, thanks for the welcoming

I've thought of opening it but 1. I'm afraid to scratch it, and 2. I'm afraid of breaking it lol. For me to be able to reach in and take a look at the touch pad I would first have to get rid of everything before it, then unscrew the touch pad controls, then take a look at it. After that I could either see if it's fixable or install a new touch pad control. By the time a reassemble it, I'd be praying that it still works.

I found a website that sells the part for $25 if I needed one, which isn't so bad, but if I wanted the company to install it, then I'd pay an extra $29 plus shipping, which is way too much for me considering that although the button is hard to press, it is indeed still functional.

have you ever opened up your mp3 player? Is it easier than it seems?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:21 PM
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It is much easier then most think, I believe. These should help:

Here is the ABI disassembly guide.
Here is a video of a disassembly.
Here is a Youtube video of the disassembly.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:33 PM
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Thanks! I'll take a look into it.
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No problem. Good luck and feel free to post any follow ups.
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