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Old 03-04-2009, 03:39 PM
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Default ZVM 60 Firmware issues - Help!

Hi. I've got a ZVM 60 (over 2 years old) which started having charging problems. I tried using my son's X-fi usb/mains charger which had no effect and then read about using a PSP charger. This did the trick and fully charged the player.

I then wanted to sync on some new music but neither of my computers picked up the player when connected. I tried two dongles and my docking station to no effect. Reading around, I saw suggestions that similar problems could be firmware related so I connected up the player with it started in recovery mode and tried to reload firmware. Nothing! I then tried formatting (everything is backed up) and doing it again. Still nothing.

From reading more (dangerous I know!), this suggested that it could be a motherboard problem so I bought a defective player from ebay (dead battery) and took it apart. The motherboard wasn't the same! Luckily my wife's ZVM 30 had the same motherboard so I repaired the "new" ZVM 30 with her old battery and put her music on that. I connected mine up to the new motherboard and then up to my computer. This picked up the ZVM enough for the Creative MP3 recovery tool to pick up the right drivers.

However, once downloaded, it does not pick up the player! Also, the player itself just goes to "docked" status and you can't move through the recovery menu! The version showing is v0.0.22.

Please help somebody! Obviously I can put the spare 30gb HDD into the player but would rather not as I had over 30gb on the player before!

Thanks in anticipation
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