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G-CPTN
31st Dec 2008, 21:35
(from Seacue) Don't know whether this is the right place. Found the following on another forum:
Quote:
Every Microsoft 30 gigabyte Zune ever made committed sucide this morning at 2 AM. Ones that weren't on at that time commit suicide as soon as they are turned on. Every 30 Gb Zune audio player ever made is now a doorstop.

Microsoft has no comment
The message was posted by someone in California, so your time may differ. Surely some Microsoft programmers will be enjoying a stressful New Year's party.

Zune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zune_Software#Zune_Software)
Zune 30 Freezing
At approximately midnight Pacific Standard Time, on the morning of December 31, 2008, some first generation Zune 30s were reported to have automatically rebooted and frozen during the boot process.
College on the Record has dubbed the event 2k9, Entertainment Weekly and TechRadar have dubbed it Y2K9, Gizmodo has dubbed it Y2K9 and Z2K9.
Some users have suggested that the problem may be related to 2008 being a leap year, making Dec 31st the 366th day of the year.
As of 11:00 AM (EST) Microsoft updated the Zune support page to indicate that they are aware of the issue.

Zune.net | Support (http://www.zune.net/en-US/support/default.htm)
zune service status
Status:
Customers using the Zune 30 might experience problems starting their players. We’re aware of the problem and are working to correct it. The Zune Social might be slow or inaccessible. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience!

Keef
31st Dec 2008, 22:35
Doesn't affect the iPod, I trust.

I'd not heard of the Zune. Sounds like I hadn't missed much ;)

Checkboard
31st Dec 2008, 22:42
... so.... EIGHT years after Y2K, Microsoft manages to invent something that actually does crash! :hmm:

BombayDuck
31st Dec 2008, 23:09
This is indeed impressive, by even MS standards! Lets see your eye-pods do THAT! All those who accused MS of being inconsistent, apologize NOW!

bnt
1st Jan 2009, 22:32
Last I heard (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9124638&intsrc=hm_list), this is being called a Leap Year issue, with the Zune thinking the year is already over, yet getting confused that it wasn't 1/1/2009 yet. They say wait a day with the batteries out, and try again.

RJ Kanary
1st Jan 2009, 23:17
Didn't the Royal Navy have MicroSloth do some OS work on their vessels? I wonder what the future might bring?

RJ