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Old 12-29-2008, 09:27 PM
ChrisV2 ChrisV2 is offline
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Unhappy Aux connection to phone jack - dead Zen?

OK, so I picked up (cheap) one of those FM transmitters for my car, just to see how it would work with my Zen. It connects to the headphone jack of the Zen and transmits audio to an unused spot on the car's FM radio. I know these things are usually a joke, but I figured I would try it.

My Zen had about 25% battery left, according to the green battery bar.

When I connected it (via headphone jack) to this FM device, the screen flashed white briefly and the Zen shut down. Now the Zen appears to be dead. Every time I start it, it goes to the (!) icon and says "low battery".

I can get to the recovery screen and I rebooted it a couple of times...didn't help. I plugged it into my usual USB port on the computer and let it charge for about an hour. No blue LED, and no charging indication on the Zen's LCD screen. The computer doesn't see the Zen device any longer, either. The Zen does not get warm at all, like it normally does when it is charging.

I guess I can leave it overnight to see if it somehow "catches" and charges.

I have a feeling my Zen is fried. What do you guys think?

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