Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 31st Dec 2008 17:12 UTC
Bugs & Viruses "Judgment day has arrived for owners of 30GB (and only 30GB) Zunes. The music player inexplicably entered a worldwide coma last night, and players are completely non responsive." [Kroc: I wonder if this is anything like the bug that caused Windows 98 to crash after 49 days when the tick-count exceeded 32-bits :P]
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RE[5]: Sabatoge?
by DigitalAxis on Fri 2nd Jan 2009 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sabatoge?"
DigitalAxis
Member since:
2005-08-28

The 30 GB Zune is the original Zune, and likely does have rather different hardware than subsequent Zunes.

I recall some amazement in DAP circles when Microsoft actually released firmware updates to bring their first-generation products all the bells and whistles of the second generation (unlike, for instance, Apple and pretty much all other manufacturers, other than Samsung and Cowon...)

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RE[6]: Sabatoge?
by Noremacam on Fri 2nd Jan 2009 01:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Sabatoge?"
Noremacam Member since:
2006-03-08

I mistakenly thought that the 30gb was released along with another hdd based zune, which made me think they contained identical hardware. So that really explains it.

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RE[6]: Sabatoge?
by WorknMan on Fri 2nd Jan 2009 18:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Sabatoge?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yeah, I read somewhere that the 30GB Zune runs on different hardware and the drivers (or whatever) was developed by Toshiba, where as the latter ones were developed by Microsoft. Sure, it's a big screw-up and MS is ultimately to blame, but I wouldn't subscribe to any conspiracy theories.

Note: I bought a Zune for myself as a Christmas present, but returned it a day later. What a dreadful device that is.

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