Microsoft Zune 30 GB Go Haywire

Posted Dec 31, 2008

Microsoft’s response to the iPod has been the center of many, many jokes.  Earlier today, the Microsoft Zune 30 GB had a major outage.  People are calling the Zune blanking out today as “Zune2K9” according to Gizmodo.  A report at Gizmodo states that:

Apparently, around 2:00 AM today, the Zune models either reset, or were already off. Upon when turning on, the thing loads up and… freezes with a full loading bar (as pictured above). I thought my brother was the only one with it, but then it happened to my Zune. Then I checked out the forums and it seems everyone with a 30GB HDD model has had this happen to them

All of the complaints on major Zune forums are consistent regarding the issue.  You can read about them on ZuneScene and  Gizmodo has also released a do-it-yourself fix to the problem.

Microsoft’s official response to the situation is:

We are aware that customers with the Zune 30GB are experiencing issues with their Zune device. We are actively working now to isolate the issue and develop a solution to address it. We will keep customers informed on next steps via the support page on (

Stayed tuned to see what happens going forward.