Question about Creative Labs ZEN SLEEK MP3 Player
Had to reformat because of a firmware malfunction some time back and was subsequently never able to communicate with with my laptop. Want to try again and overcome this so I'm hoping someone here can help me. Am currently working with Windows 7 (do not have access to Windows XP etc). In order to communicate to the Zen Sleek (with current laptop on Win 7) what do I need to do. Download later version of firmware ? Install specific driver to recognize the device? Any reply much appreciated.
Use the latest firmware version in your MP3 device. If you have PC program to work with your Player, use windows media player instead
Posted on Aug 16, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the sleek photo and mine bugged out. It would go to
the splash screen and then go blank and just sit there. Nothing would
respond. I tried reset, reboot and other things too. My pc
also would not recognize the player. To make a long story short, I
tried other suggestions I found on the web. They didn't work and my
player would now only go to a garbled splash screen and go right to the
I had the new firmware, but I couldn't use it because the pc wouldn't detect the goofy player. I removed both WMP (mine was 11) and WMP runtime using the add/remove programs option on the control panel. I restarted the pc and BAM! the player was now recognized. I ran the new firmware application and the player works fine now. The key for me was getting rid of WMP and the WMP runtime.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
This is what I found. Windows Media Player 11 messes it up. All you have to do is uninstall anything Windows Media Player 11 and then run the firmware upgrader. It's some sort of but. You can reinstall WMP when your done installing the firmware. I found it on the creative forum.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
SOURCE: Creative Zen Micro
vista is not supported . you can try this:
you should not have had to install anything for the Zen to work on Vista. If you have installed any Creative software, remove it. Reboot, plug your player in, open Device Manager, and remove the device that shows up representing your player (completely uninstall it). Reboot again, and plug in your player. It should be recognized now.
If that still doesn't work, then boot your player into Recovery Mode, and perform both a Disk Cleanup and a Reformat. Reboot the player and try plugging it in again.
if it still doesn't try another computer and upload the latest firmware to it and then try it on your pc after firmware is loade
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
I got my Creative Zen Sleek Photo from a friend and everything I did wouldn't let Windows recognize it, but then I got it to work almost magically.
1. Make sure you have the proper drivers installed for it that come with the CD. If you don't have the CD, you can download the ISO here.
2. Reboot. When it comes back up, plug the cable into your computer, then into your Sleek. The software should sync up. For some reason, my Zen wasn't being recognized from the usb port on my computer tower, but I plugged it into my monitor's USB port and then it worked. Try that, if none of that works, then it may be a problem with your computer not knowing which driver to assign to your Zen, and if so, try the steps below.
1. Plug your Sleek to your computer.
2. Open up Windows' Device manager (right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". Go to the "Hardware" tab, then click "Device Manager").
3. Locate the entry for "Creative Zen Sleek" in your device list. It should appear either under "Sound, video, and game controllers" or under "USB Devices". Once you locate the entry, uninstall it.
4. Unplug your Sleek and wait a few seconds.
5. Plug your Sleek back in and allow the "new Hardware Wizard" to identify and install the drivers for it.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Go into device manager in control panel in add/remove hardware and find the usb port its plugged into and uninstall then reinstall the driver.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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