All Zune 30's bricked!

Discussion in 'Other MP3 Players' started by hank-the-dwarf, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

  2. RoadRunner

    RoadRunner Member

    That's pretty funny (as someone unaffected).

    They are now claiming it will self-repair tomorrow.
  3. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    It pissed me off this morning,i guess if it is fixed by tommorow i will be fine.Never had a problem with my zune and its going on 2yrs old.:clueless:
  4. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member

    I'm holding my breath on all my sat radio's. Hopefully no new years bugs in those...
  5. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    From support page!

    Join Date: 12-13-2007Posts: 868 M
    Today 5:43 PM
    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. If you’re a Zune Pass subscriber, you may need to sync your device with your PC to refresh the rights to the subscription content you have downloaded to your device.

    Customers can continue to stay informed via the support page on (

    We know this has been a big inconvenience to our customers and we are sorry for that, and want to thank them for their patience.

    Q: Why is this issue isolated to the Zune 30 device?

    It is a bug in a driver for a part that is only used in the Zune 30 device.

    Q: What fixes or patches are you putting in place to resolve this situation?

    This situation should remedy itself over the next 24 hours as the time flips to January 1st.

    Q: What’s the timeline on a fix?

    The issue Zune 30GB customers are experiencing today will self resolve as time changes to January 1.

    Q: Why did this occur at precisely 12:01 a.m. on December 31, 2008?

    There is a bug in the internal clock driver causing the 30GB device to improperly handle the last day of a leap year.

    Q: What is Zune doing to fix this issue?

    The issue should resolve itself.

    Q: Are you sure that this won’t happen to all 80, 120 or other flash devices?

    This issue is related to a part that is only used in Zune 30 devices.

    Q: How many 30GB Zune devices are affected?

    All 30GB devices are potentially affected.

    Q: Will you update the firmware before the next leap year (2012)?


    Matt Akers
    Zune Product Team

    .: This posting is provided "as-is" with no warranties, and confers no rights :.
  6. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger


    Sorry, just couldn't resist!! :D
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  7. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    Good one!:2funny:
  8. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    All good now, all zune 30's around the world are working again!Stupid leap year bug!:bigahh:

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