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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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RE: Thought I'd Share...
By eheia on 12/31/2008 3:37:10 PM , Rating: 2
FTW!

no srsly, well said.

I haven't used mine in a while as i've just been using my g1, so i guess i really don't care, but for real. "oh no, 1 day without constant electronic stimulation!! oh lord! guess i better go bl*w steve jobs and get an ipod, and this also means that everything else microsoft programs is messed up too!"

lame.


RE: Thought I'd Share...
By eheia on 12/31/2008 3:40:12 PM , Rating: 2
to clarify, yes i know MS doesn't always have the best software, and that a lot of it is buggy, but this one incident is not reason enough to extrapolate that all microsoft products are sh*tty.

/rant


RE: Thought I'd Share...
By Smilin on 1/5/2009 9:53:42 AM , Rating: 2
MS didn't make the first generation Zune. It was essentially a rebranded Toshiba gigabeat which also experienced the issue.

The MS manufactured Zunes (4,8,16,80,120) had no issues at all.

(this is a repost)


"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch











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