System ZD 1100 USB

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I format the USB key which is located at the inner casing of ZD 1100 helped me how can I repair my zone director
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moncef zellou

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John D, AlphaDog

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I've had one ZD1100 where I did something like this, but I have bad news: If you are seeing some sort of reboot loop occasionally which can only be solved by unplugging the hot-glued USB key inside the ZD1100, then you likely have a hardware failure of that USB key and need to RMA your ZD.

Note that you can indeed format and, if you're a Linux guy, even look at its reiserfs filesystem on a computer. But it's rarely helpful. My advice is, if you need to recover your ZD, follow the procedure at

If you see this happening a lot, then you should RMA the unit.

(P.S. If you're tempted to try to replace the USB key, I'll save you some time: It doesn't work. The ZD seems to rely on that specific Winbond USB drive. Putting in another identically sized USB2 key, even with the exact same contents, didn't work)