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Old 10-09-2009, 05:52 PM
dajamaican dajamaican is offline
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Default Zen Micro freezes when connected to usb

OK I finally received a compact flash card to replace the dead micro drive in my zen micro. You see a few years back my zen micro would freeze at the creative screen so i busted out the cavemen method and it worked for a while. Until one day i decided to take my zen apart just for exploration but forgot to take out those two little screws and applied a fair amount of pressure until I realized the screws were still in.

Ever since that whole fiasco whenever I connect my zen to anything that powers usb it freezes (both w/micro drive and Compact Flash). And since I tried reinstalling the firmware I'm stuck in recovery mode since the zen is unable to connect because of it freezing. While I am in recovery mode i'm able to do a clean up and format without any problems.

And while I was improperly opening the zen I did not hear anything snap nor did i notice any physical damage. I've done some serious work to get it fixed such as re soldering the usb and battery connector to the board and changing out the hard drive. I did notice that the zen will not freeze when there is no hard disk/ compact flash present.

Am I missing something simple or is their something seriously wrong that occurred when I improperly opened my zen?
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