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Guest Dec 31, 08
THIS DOES NOT WORK
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VeGiTAX2 Dec 31, 08
Odd, it's fixed 2 zunes and it seems many other sites are confirming it as a fix as well.

Did you actually remove the cable and let the cmos reset and then plug it back in? It helps when you can actually show you made the effort. As you might imagine the caps / bold / underline / username really don't go far to instill any real support to your present statement.
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Guest Dec 31, 08
is there an easier way?
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VeGiTAX2 Dec 31, 08
If you wait until January 1st comes around it should start up fine. Once the battery charges and it starts up the bug will be gone. MS plans to launch a quick fix for it soon so that when 2012 comes about it will be resolved if you're still using it.
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Guest Jan 1, 09
thank you, this was graet advice
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Guest Jan 1, 09
I followed the plan and disconnected the battery but it still rebooted and froze. Also tried the Microsoft idea of letting the battery drain out and then restart, NO LUCK STILL.

Any thoughts, my fellow Zune (BRICK) users?
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Guest Jan 1, 09
My zune 30 is working just fine now. I guess this could happen to any electrical device with an internal clock so MS gets a pass in my book. I have the 80 but still like to know the 30 is working.
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Guest Jan 1, 09
I performed the surgery on my 30GB Zune, let it boot up and then changed the clock time in settings to 11:59pm and let change to 12:00am before setting the correct time on the Zune. So far so good. It's been up and running for a few hours now.
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Guest Jan 1, 09
I also have tried all known fixes thus far with zero change. After i tried the battery removal trick it fully loads then goes to a black screen, then dies. It immediatly restarts and loads too 100% then freezes right up. I will not be buying from microsoft again...ie xbox360 and zune30.
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Guest Jan 1, 09
I would not advise removing the battery. It was a minor glitch in the clock. I let my battery drain, resynched and all is fine. For those Microsoft haters out there, I will be the first to admit that Microsoft has caused some big snafus with their operating system but the Zune is a solid device. I would also like to remind people that the problem with the Zune was derived from free firmware updates that gave them clock functionality is the first place. Not 10 dollar upgrades you get from Apple.
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Guest Jan 2, 09
Seems that most users would just let the battery die and recharge to solve the issue instead of taking the chance of ruining your Zune.
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Guest Jan 2, 09
I did the battery unplug thing and the Zune booted up and worked, but every time I go to sync the Zune to my computer, it locks up again at the opening Zune screen....I even let the battery dissipate normally and waited 24 hours but still it locks up (Jan. 2). Anyone else have similiar issues?
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Guest Jan 10, 09
This will fix some but not all of the zune lockup issues. In my particular case i had similar simptoms, but eventually found it to actualyl be the hard drive (1.8" ZIF 30G HDD) I ordered a replacement and when i botted it asked me to launch the zune software and plug the devie into the computer, it formatted the zune and now it works great. However if you try this, don't do as i did, and get greedy. I ordered a 120G drive and it is a little bit thicker than the old one and causes the case to bulge a bit. It may be possible to find a larger exact fit, just check the specs.
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Guest Jan 23, 09
It didn't work for me, I've tried all the recommended resets and nothing has worked. Microsoft mp3 players are on my sh*t list and I won't EVER be purchasing any of their small electronics crap again.
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