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Microsoft has yet to comment on what is causing massive numbers of its 30GB Zune to fail virtually simultaneously

There have been some mysteries in the technology world over 2008. It seems that the last day of the year will end on another mysterious note for technology fans and Microsoft Zune owners.

According to Gizmodo there are massive amounts of reports of 30GB Microsoft Zune players failing around the country. The proximity to the New Year has led the phenomenon to be dubbed the Y2K9 bug, though the failures actually having anything to do with a calendar issue is slim. Mostly the slim chances have to do with the fact that the calendar won’t change until midnight tonight on the players and the first reports of failures starting coming in at about 2 a.m. this morning.

The failure goes something like this according to reports. At about 2 a.m. 30GB Zune's that were reset or were tuned off failed when they were started back up. The failure is described by those affected as a freeze at the load screen.

According to reports this isn’t a few 30GB Zune's that have failed, the vast majority of the devices have the same exact failure symptoms and have been reports by hundreds of owners according to Gizmodo. At this point little is known as to what is causing the mass failures of the devices. Once Microsoft is up and running for the workday, perhaps we will get more information on the issue.

Until then if you're 30GB Zune has failed, tell us about it in the comments below.

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By JasonMick on 12/31/2008 10:14:00 AM , Rating: 4
Sounds like a bad M. Night Shamalayan film.

RE: Movie?
By Proxes on 12/31/2008 10:18:14 AM , Rating: 3
Is there a good one?

RE: Movie?
By VitalyTheUnknown on 12/31/2008 10:24:40 AM , Rating: 5
Yes. The Sixth Sense. (1999)

RE: Movie?
By mezman on 12/31/2008 2:08:33 PM , Rating: 3
And that's it.

RE: Movie?
By PhoenixKnight on 12/31/2008 10:21:14 AM , Rating: 5
What a twist!

RE: Movie?
By eheia on 12/31/2008 3:49:04 PM , Rating: 2
"..that..was a..really bad twist"

"yeah sorry about that folks"

RE: Movie?
By protosv on 12/31/2008 5:33:42 PM , Rating: 2
Is robot chicken still going? Haven't seen one of those in a while....I love that show!

RE: Movie?
By foolsgambit11 on 12/31/2008 8:19:07 PM , Rating: 3
Spoiler Alert!

Yeah, but this one is better than the twist in Signs. 'Everything goes back to normal the next day' is waaaaaaay better than 'aliens try to conquer a planet that's 70% water but water kills them'.

RE: Movie?
By Samus on 12/31/2008 10:22:28 PM , Rating: 2
what color is the ring of death this time?

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