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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 Sazabi19 on 12/31/2008 11:06:52 AM , Rating: 3
Ya i woke up this morning and on my drive to work it froze on the loading screen. I normally have my zune on all the time, it rarely turns off, i can tell when it does because i have to lock it then unlock it for about 5 seconds. It started to load up and then just froze on the initial Zune screen and the status bar was near the end. I could feel it trying to work and come on but it just wouldnt. i took it here to work with me and it finnaly died a little bit ago and i put it back into my car to charge. I will go get it in a little bit and i will then update, but that is very weird. It has never done that before, after i put on the V.3 software it started to freeze on me but after leaving it alone for a few hours or just letting it die and a little charge time it would be good as new, no data missing or anything. I never have my wireless on either so i wonder what was pre-programmed in there...? Yay conspiracy ftw!

RE: weird...
By Sazabi19 on 12/31/2008 11:59:42 AM , Rating: 3
My watch stopped working last night as well... pretty odd but i think that was just a very peculliar coincidence. I live in IN so i do not think this is an isolated thing. Anyone else have a watch go out as well? It's not a digitial watch, just a regular Casio watch with hands on it.

RE: weird...
By Chocobollz on 1/2/2009 10:56:33 AM , Rating: 2
LOL Do you suspecting an UFO is the cause of all this? Maybe your watch stopped working because you put it in front of a magnet? :p

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