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30G Zunes Died

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Route 66, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Just an FYI-

    I own a Zune and found it this morning in a lockup on the startup screen for some reason. All types of reboots and resets didn't fix it. I did some research on a zune forum and found that it seems every 30G Zune on the planet with the clock turned on is now dead. This happened last night around midnight. Interesting how this happened on the last day of 2008...

    No word on a fix as of yet. Thanks Microsoft!
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    The latest update is Microsoft is aware of the problem and is working on it. Also, a lot of people who had the clock turned off are still having the same issue. It's Y2K!! :D
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    :laugh2: Y2K.

    I remember so many people taking their money out of the bank and buying extra food and bottled water over that thing.

    My mother actually bought a few cases of bottled water and I laughed about it, but like she said...she can still drink it even if nothing happens.
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    The Zune forums now have 70 pages on this subject already this morning. It's amazing how people feel like their life is over. I do see some points being made about a lot of people had their New Year's Mix music set up for parties tonight that they now can't use.
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    My 120 is fine....for now :eek::
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    So was it a virus or something that got into the zune tunes site (not sure what it is called but the zune version of the itune site is what I mean)?

    Or was it a bad update?
  7. avaj

    avaj Guest

    I have iPod touch and no problem as of yet ;)
  8. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    I think the Zune Marketplace didn't cause it as it is only the 30G Zunes that are all bricks right now. Apparently the clock is different in the 30Gs. About 130 pages on the forum now and counting. :D
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    My daughter's zune is dead. She did not have the clock feature on.
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    The latest I heard is that everything will be back to normal after midnight PST. Some Aussies have already confirmed that theirs are now working again.
  11. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Mine died too.
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Someone posted this as legit but take it for what its worth...

    "Ok, so I just got off the phone with Zune Support. I have some news as well. The error was in fact a developmental error, so a firmware UPDATE will come out to fix it. However, they said if the firmware will not work, they will be replacing EVERY ZUNE30 WITH NEW ZUNES.
  13. Route 66

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    "Early this morning we were alerted by our customers that there was a widespread issue affecting our 2006 model Zune 30GB devices (a large number of which are still actively being used). The technical team jumped on the problem immediately and isolated the issue: a bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year. The issue should be resolved over the next 24 hours as the time change moves to January 1, 2009. We expect the internal clock on the Zune 30GB devices will automatically reset tomorrow (noon, GMT). 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."
  14. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Boo! I was hoping for that free upgrade.
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Me too! :D
  16. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    My Zune! It's ALIVE!!!!
  17. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Mine is too. :)

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