New Zunes randomly resetting and Zapping people through the headphones

I was not going to post this here but I thought it could be pertanant to Xbox 360 owners because of how the Zune works with the 360

"So, is anyone else out there having issues with there Zune randomly turning off? Now I know what your thinking, charge your damn battery but that is not it. My battery has been fully charged and it will just turn itself off while listening to music or the radio. And when it does that sometimes it resets itself for me, I get the reset screen that has the Zune logo and the progress bar on the bottom. And sometimes I actually have to wait around 5 minutes or so in order to turn it back on. Now I do not know about you guys but this is extremely annoying. What compounds this is if I was listening to a podcast, I now have to go re-find my spot on the current episode. So this is where the time stamping would be nice or faster fast forwarding would be awesome, along with letting me hear where I was while I was fast forwarding. I have also had an issue that involved this same thing as stated above but my Zune decided to zap me in the ear."

Read Full Story >>
PS3n3606433d ago

Too funny. Take that ipod Zune has iTazer

dutchmole6433d ago

How is one report of this happening considered "News"

calderra6433d ago

..and people seem to forget iPod's launch.

Little bits like the irreplacable battery without support from apple, meaning if your battery croaked, you had to buy a completely new iPod because the company designed the battery to be irreplacable.

Case mod tutorials followed soon after, but still. It's not like crazy tech issues never happen to new products.

And correct me if I'm wrong, isn't fast-forwarding actually on the system? I ddi it on the demo unit, anyway.

MicroGamer6433d ago

trying to assimilate you into the collective. ;-D

BIadestarX6433d ago

I will get one of these as soon as they release another version.

Show all comments (7)

Ranking The Coldest, Most Ruthless Protagonists In Gaming

Not all video game protagonists are sweet, jolly, or wholesome. Folks like Agent 47 are cold, ruthless, and reserved and it shows.

Armyofdarkness3h ago

Ah, fond memories of strangling all the people in their hotel rooms in Hitman 1

bunt-custardly1h ago

Lara Croft, Nathan Drake etc, cos they pretend to be the good guys but are mass murderers that show no remorse.


With The Xbox 360 Store Closing Soon, Let’s Look Back At The Console’s Legacy

As the Xbox 360 store will shut down on July 29, 2024, I think now is the best time to look back at the console's legacy.

Read Full Story >>
MaximusPrime_4d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1014d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv724d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1013d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21833d ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19723d ago (Edited 3d ago )


Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit2d ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 2d ago
Reaper22_3d ago

True. Still spanked the ps3 though.


shinoff21832d ago

It didn't though in the end Ms stopped supporting it halfway through and ps3 ended up with better games. Last of us over everything released that gen, alone.

Far as sales ps3 was also on top of the 360

darthv724d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Great system marred with poor design choices in its early life. From the first redesign on though... it was nearly flawless. and the games hold up remarkably well still to this day.

Kinect would be the only late in life blemish, but one that 'thankfully' didnt last for too long. Its a really cool piece of camera tech... just not that great for games.

purple1013d ago

I actually thought Kinect was good, they could have tried harder with it and found some success,

the only problem was them including it bumping up the price, they could have had a bundle with it included and another without, but they only had the one bundle, so people felt forced into it.

Kurisu3d ago

Will the 360 games still be available to buy on Series X|S, or is that going as well?

anast3d ago

The Xbox game machine that almost succeeded.

Reaper22_3d ago

360 wasn't perfect but it was a huge success.