My Creative Zen V Won't Turn On And the Blue Lights Go On & Off

Written by william pullman
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The Creative Zen V MP3 player may experience problems that prevent it from powering on as it should. In many cases the power switch is not being operated correctly or the battery is not charged. If you cannot power on your Creative Zen V, and you see a blinking blue light, you need to reset the player to start it again. By learning how to properly operate your Creative Zen V, you can quickly troubleshoot its failure to power on.

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Things you need

  • USB power cord (supplied)
  • Paper clip

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  1. 1

    Unlock the Creative Zen V by sliding the locking switch up. The locking switch is located on the left side of the device.

  2. 2

    Press up on the power switch, located on the left side of the Creative Zen V, and hold it until the screen turns on. Pressing up on the power switch and releasing it immediately will not turn on the MP3 player.

  3. 3

    Charge the Creative Zen V battery by plugging one end of the USB charger into the USB port on the top of the player and connecting the other end to a USB port on a computer.

  4. 4

    Reset the player when it does not turn on by inserting a straightened paper clip into the small "Reset" hole located on the lower left side of the device.

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