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Music Zune 30Gb locking up?

Discussion in 'General' started by jhanlon303, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Dis you guys see all the reports pouring in of the Zune 30Gb all locking up worldwide?
    Engadget and Gizmodo both have pages and pages of users with locked up Zunes.

    Engadget:

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/31/30gb-zunes-mysteriously-begin-to-fail-at-12am-december-31st/

    Gizmodo:

    http://gizmodo.com/5121311/30gb-zunes-failing-everywhere-all-at-once

    I don't own a Zune or a Zune tatoo.

    john

    /update
    Frome www.zune.net:

    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!

    /end update
     
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  2. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    yeah I was at the zune forums today looking at that actually. Glad that my 80gb model is still working fine. Heads would roll if it stopped working while I was away from home.
     
  3. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    Someone on DailyTech posted that it's because this was a leap year. Apparently nobody thought to correct that in the Zune 30s and now it reads today as Day 366. Somebody's already fixed it with a clock set to tomorrow, though, so this is probably a one-day problem plus a later firmware update.

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  4. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    that really doesn't make any sense. If you think about it, and it didn't know that it was a leap year, it would just read jan 1 2009.
    Not to mention that every zune device uses the same firmware, so every one would be affected by the same thing. Not just the 30gb model. Maybe I'll eat my words on this but I dont think its something that simple.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Is it exactly the same firmware though? Just because it's downloaded from the same file, and has the same number, doesn't mean it's actually identical between devices.
     
  6. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    True, but still, locking up because its a leap year? Time will tell I guess. (no pun intended)
    And maybe I will end up with egg on my face, but I would like to think that people are smart enough to get a calendar right.
     
  7. Otto69

    Otto69 What's a Dremel?

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    LMAO. Top Men at M$ strike once again. THis really reminds me of the final voiceover in Terminator 3: "Skynet was software... on millions of devices. There was no stopping it."
     
  8. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Well, it was an issue with the leap year. I'm man enough to admit that I was wrong
    :sigh: :grr: :duh:
     
  9. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm. I have the original 30GB Zune with the latest firmware. Just fired it up and its fine, no lockups and boots without any issue at all.
     
  10. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    2006 model?
    somewhere on zune.com it said it was the 2006 model that was doing it. that or its because you plugged it in today and not yesterday.

    http://www.zune.net/en-us/support/zune30.htm

     
  11. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    It's a little like the Millennium bug..... 9 years late..
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    You missed the 24-hour window to experience problems ;)
     
  13. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Excellent :D
     
  14. toric334

    toric334 What's a Dremel?

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    Lol that would eggsplane why mine still works. That be what I should have done -> :read:
     
  15. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    My Zune 80 was fine =/ yay :)
     
  16. adam197

    adam197 What's a Dremel?

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    The code that was causing the problem is quality though

    Code:
    while (days > 365) 
    {
        if (IsLeapYear(year)) 
        {
            if (days > 366)
            {
                days -= 366;
                year += 1;
            }
        }
        else
        {
            days -= 365;
            year += 1;
        }
    }
    
     

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