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    Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight


    from GamePolitics News | GamePolitics
    Multiple reports are coming in that every 30GB Zune (Microsoft's mp3 player) failed this morning at 2 a.m.

    College OTR has this:

    Microsoft is just squeezing in under the wire to claim the rights to “weirdest tech story of the year.”Last night at approximately 2 AM, every 30GB Zune model on the planet crashed... The Zunes reset, powered up, then froze on the loading bar screen, and no conventional method of resetting them appears to work.


    This is brought to you courtesy of Microsoft, who has been selling a video game console with a nearly 100% fail rate for three years. The Zune situation is all the more disasterous however seeing as all of them failed at the exact same moment, which people have taken to calling 2K9.

    From Gizmodo:

    Right, so this is a weird one: we're getting tons of reports—tons—about failing Zune 30s. Apparently, the players began freezing at about midnight last night, becoming totally unresponsive and practically useless.

    The crisis has been dubbed by Zune users 'Y2K9', due to the apparently synchronized faceplantings across the country... This report is consistently corroborated by literally hundreds of others across the various Zune support and fan forums.

    If you have this problem you can call 1-877-GET-ZUNE and get a case number. I wouldnt call today though because you would be on hold for days anyway. You can also go to the forums at Zune.net for any other info
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    Re: Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Microsoft has already posted a solution to this problem...
    "We expect the internal clock on the Zune 30GB devices will automatically reset tomorrow (noon, GMT)," Microsoft said. "By tomorrow you should allow the battery to fully run out of power before the unit can restart successfully, then simply ensure that your device is recharged, then turn it back on. If you're a Zune Pass subscriber, you may need to sync your device with your PC to refresh the rights to the subscription content you have downloaded to your device."
    Evidently, the issue isn't limited to the Flash ROM update, but is common to all 30GB Zune models (something to do with not handling leap years correctly!!!)

    Users report 30GB Zunes seizing up; Microsoft IDs clock bug | Microsoft - CNET News
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    Re: Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight

    Just make sure to warn me if they suddenly reboot and show a Skynet logo.
    Is there any news about Zunes which didn't have a battery in them at the time?

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    Re: Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight

    yeah, i have a 30GB Zune, but it's been out of commission for months cuz the screen is broken...

    will there be any unexpected surprises for me when the screen is finally fixed?

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    Re: Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight

    Grumble Grumble Grumble
    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Dhabi View Post
    yeah, i have a 30GB Zune, but it's been out of commission for months cuz the screen is broken...

    will there be any unexpected surprises for me when the screen is finally fixed?
    Shouldn't be... The issue is caused by the unit being used on Dec 31 of a leap year...
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    Re: Zune 30Gig 2k9 Crash - 3.1 firmware update cooks Zune @ Midnight

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post

    from GamePolitics News | GamePolitics
    Multiple reports are coming in that every 30GB Zune (Microsoft's mp3 player) failed this morning at 2 a.m.
    Not that too many people in the US will care, but this was a Toshiba issue, so the Toshiba Gigabeat also has the same fault. They a pretty much the same hardware.

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