Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Gripe of 2008...(Thanks Steve!!)

Check out this story...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/12/zune-30-shutdow.html

I got the idea from Steve's blog here. I am the proud owner of two 30GB Zune media players. I know, I know, should've bought an Ipod, but I didn't. Here's my story. I am getting things together for our youth group's New Year's party and I go to plug in my Zune and lo, and behold, it freezes up! Me thinks, hmmm....I need to reboot this crazy thing. So I try without success to reboot the Zune....it is frozen on the startup screen!! So, me thinks maybe there are some other upset Zune customers and I do a Google search on "frozen Zune" and walla! Looks like it's Zunepocalypse!!! All Zune 30 GB's are freezing up across the world!! Possible cause: Zune's internal clock is not programmed for a leap year & blitzes out. Possible solutions so far: Crack the unit open, voiding any possible warranty and disconnect the battery and reconnect & reassemble. I tell you, I am gonna crack this thing open......but I highly doubt thet there will be any reassembling because of mass structural failure of the external casing!!!! Ok, in English....It's time for Susie Sledgehammer!!!!!
It's crazy. Oh well, time to get an Ipod.
I, like Steve, am ready to do some major destruction on stupid consumer products!!

Edit......1-4-2009.....I fired the Zune up this morning and walla!!!! It works!!!!! I guess that in Microsoft's brilliance they forgot to program a leap year into the Zune so it did a Y2K-ish thing....froze up on the 366th day of the year!! Go figure!! I'm still in the market for an Ipod after I get all my Christmas bills paid lol.....

2 comments:

Steve Miller said...

Amen, brother!

Heidi said...

I just saw the headline about this Zune thing, had no idea you were affected! =-O