Zune 30 Midnight Meltdown' Angers Music Lovers

The blogosphere is churning with angry reports about frozen 30GB MicroSoft Zunes.

Discussions board like, and offer first-hand accounts of the problems with Microsoft's music player. It seems the Zunes reboot, then freeze once the status bar reaches 100 percent.

Some are calling it the "Z2K" problem, playing off the infamous Y2K bug that many thought would throw the computing industry in chaos at the beginning of the century when dates changed from 1999 to 2000. That's because the problem seems to have started at exactly midnight PST Wednesday -- the first moments of the last day of 2008.

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Snake Raiser3397d ago

but microsoft has a serious problem with things breaking. Example: you try to play METAL GEAR SOLID 4 on the 360 and you get rrod.

Snake Raiser3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

Vista. RROD. Xbox Live. Live Search. Zune. IE.

6 products. 1 word.


Guess there is a little fanboy in me! :)
Even BIG BOSS is not perfect.

Keele3396d ago


Stryfeno23397d ago

My 30gb Zune did the same but I was minor...All I did was let the battery drain and recharge and It was back to normal.

PirateThom3397d ago

That seems to be the solution Microsoft are giving people.

Seems to work, it's embarassing, but at least the things didn't all just die.

Xlll3396d ago

More crappy hardware brought to you by no other the M$. Save yourself the hassle buy an iPod.

PirateThom3396d ago

It's not the hardware, it's the software. It can't detect leap years.

Xlll3396d ago

does it matter at this point? When was the last time MS released a product that wasn't riddled with problems?

Stryfeno23396d ago

FW usually have some bug. You of all people should know that.

Xlll3396d ago

this is more then a minor "bug" and lets take a look at MS recent track record.
NXE caused RRoD

Sorry none of my FW updates caused me to send in my console. Also those zunes had no such update that noramally causes some bugs due to deadline timeframes. When you release somthing you should have had tested the product. Much like the 360 and vista this was rushed and now they are going to pay for it.

aaquib093396d ago

360 - Rushed
Vista - Rushed

This? Just a mistake that's already been fixed.

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aaquib093396d ago

Vista. RROD. Xbox Live. Live Search. Zune.

5 products. 1 word.


ambientFLIER3396d ago

Wow, the mods sure suck at keeping the trolls away...

shiramune3396d ago

How's he a troll? ms failed to deliver reliable products therefore they did Phail.

Liquid Snake3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

Microsoft are pretty much giving Apple free cash and publicity here. People will look at the Zune and think what a failure I might aswell get an ipod/iphone.

Also Mac OS X Leopard -------------> Vista.

dragunrising3396d ago

Looks like a troll, comments like a troll, is a troll.

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