For quite sometime, I didn’t bother to use my Creative ZEN pmc (Fondly called as vethalai petti by my friends). With all those scary deadlines, I didn’t bother to listen to music at work. One fine saturday, I took it to upload some latest film hits and the device wouldn’t turn on. To my shock, I found a dark spot on the screen and unit suddenly appeared a bit bulky. Yes, it was swollen. The back cover was jammed.
With a sinking feeling, after a couple of searches, landed in Corey Gouker’s Machine Inside The Mind blog. Felt relieved. After making few scratches on the back cover, I decided not to open the device by myself. Finding the Creative’s service center in Triplicane deserves a separate post. The service center guy felt that my LCD was broken. With enough Gyan from Corey Gouker’s blog, I argued with him saying it is the case of swollen battery. The guy gave me a stare and attempted to open. After some struggle, he popped the battery out and the black dot on the LCD disappeared. He said it is the first case he has encountered in Chennai. I felt so honoured. 🙂 I have ordered for the replacement battery which needs to arrive from their office in Mumbai.
After a couple of days, the battery cracked open. Am not sure, if it would explode in the coming days. I will keep you posted 🙂
So folks, if you own this device, please ensure you don’t keep it unused. Atleast remove the battery, if you are not going to use it for few weeks together.