Microsoft facing 'Red Ring of Zune'?

Strange reports of widespread Microsoft device failures in US...
Mass Zune suicide reported in the US...

An as-yet unspecified number of Microsoft Zune 30s stopped working at exactly the same time across the US earlier this week.

Gizmodo reports that "the players began freezing at about midnight last night, becoming totally unresponsive and practically useless" and that the "crisis has been dubbed by Zune users 'Y2K9', due to the apparently synchronized faceplantings across the country."

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Capt CHAOS3606d ago

Dude, Get a life and stop smoking that sh1t. Smoking some weed might put more sense into your posts.. Is that horse sh1t or dog sh1t you're smoking there?

MaximusPrime3606d ago

urm.... what does MGS4 got to do with Zune?

have you found that bone, pp? Fetch it.

PS3ALLDAY1223606d ago

you are as dumb as i thought

xtreampro_REVENGE3605d ago (Edited 3605d ago )

i dont remember sanke being dressed up as an ipod, so how exactly is MGS4 a wannabe, the word means when you copy someone, not some 'thing', idiot!!, and plus u said that uncharted 2 wil be amazing but the sales will flop R E M E M B E R!!!, that comment just prooves how stupid u r, thats like saying Gears 2 sucks, bad reveiws and everything yet the game sold like 3 million on the first day, u see how retarded you sound...IDIOT!!!.

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gaffyh3606d ago

Dunno about the new one, but I've had no problems with my 8GB Zune

Bubble Buddy3606d ago

Ipod Touch/Phone and other MP3's FTW.

The Killer3606d ago

at both level at the executable's and manager levels who poorly manage the projects to build such hardware

ActionBastard3606d ago

It's true:

zune service status


Customers with 30gb Zune devices may experience issues when booting their Zune hardware. We’re aware of the problem and are working to correct it. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience!


Sayai jin3606d ago

I had this problem, but here is a easy way to fix it.

The problem that a lot of 30GB Zune owners are having is that when they go to turn on or listen to music on their Zune it is getting stuck on the loading screen; which displays the Zune logo. Note: This problem has only been identified on the 30GB Zune. This could void your warranty!!! I am not liable if you mess something up! With that said it is a very simple fix. You need to do a "Hard Reset" on you 30 GB Zune.

***Step 1: Look at the bottom of your Zune. Use a very small flat tip screw driver and gently pop of the small plastic shielding cover that is located by where you plug in your zune power/USB cable. Nore: Make sure you are using a non magnetic screwdriver (most are non magnetic)./

***Step 2. You will notice that there are two small screws (very small). You need to unscrew these two screws. You will need a Phillips screw driver for this. Make sure not to lose them.

***Step 3. Next, look around the paremeter of your Zune. You will notice a seperation point where you can fit a small screw driver or razor. Use the flat tip screw driver to gently pry open the protective case. You may have to gently tap down on.

***Step 4. Slowly pry they each corner off. It may seem akward at first, but this is just the protective case.

***Step 5. Face the Zune face down (screen facing down) and place it with the bottom facing you. You will see to gold lead (flat wires) running from the top to the bottom. Follow the leads all the way down. Start with the lead on the left. You will notice it is connected to a white or brown connecter pin. slightly lift this connecting pin HALF way up. Then do the same to the one on the right. Then wait 3 to 5 seconds the push the pin down on the right and then the one on the left. Congratulations you just did a hard restart on your Zune. Now you can power your Zune on now or put your Zune back together and the restart it. I would recommend doing it before just to make sure you connected the pins all the way down.

It is a very simple process. I was having this same problem with my two 30GB Zunes and they are working fine now.

Carbide73606d ago

"Official response for Zune 30 Freezing Issue (Zune 30gb stuck at reboot screen)

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."

mega BIG time3605d ago

serves them right.. zune is a cheesy name anyway.

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MaximusPrime3606d ago

Red ring of Zune...

Getting worst at MS.

Nathan Drake3606d ago

Wait until they unveil the Xbox Handheld,probably come with a portable extinguisher in the box

MaximusPrime3606d ago

lol. well it needs to be carbon dioxide. im sure in manual it will say something like this:

"if extinguisher runs out and your console is still burning, use your breath. it too is carbon dioxide."

Sully3606d ago (Edited 3606d ago )

Well at the moment guys there is no 'console war' between Sony and Nintendo portable devices. Imagine if Micro$haft came along with their portal Xbox.

That PR rep Aaron Chesseburger will be making anti-Sony speeches like theres no tommorow. Also all the hospitals around the world will be full of amputees due to the portal Sh1tbox® blowing off peoples arms due to hardware faults and portal RROD.

xwabbit3606d ago

Lol this cant be true. If it was.... it will be extremely funny and sad.

doctorstrange3606d ago

how they all died at the same time

BLuKhaos3605d ago

The PSkynet 3 is aware of it's competitors and is hunting them down one by one until none are left....