Microsoft blames leap year for Zune freeze

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  1. Ryan

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    Microsoft said late Wednesday that a leap year issue caused problems with the 30-gigabyte versions of its Zune digital music player. The statement followed a flood of online customer complaints about the devices freezing up.

    Microsoft said late Wednesday that a leap year issue caused problems with the 30-gigabyte versions of its Zune digital music player. The statement followed a flood of online customer complaints about the devices freezing up.

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    The official response, posted to a Zune forum, pinpointed “a bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year.”

    Microsoft also said that “the issue should be resolved over the next 24 hours as the time change moves to Jan. 1, 2009."

    An extra day was tacked on to February in 2008, making it a leap year. By international agreement, the world’s timekeepers also added a “leap second” to Dec. 31 to keep Earth apace with very precise clocks.

    The internal clocks on what is known as the Zune 30 were due to reset at noon GMT on Thursday, the company said. After that, 30-gigabyte Zune users should follow these three steps:

    * Let the battery die.
    * Recharge it.
    * Turn the device on.

    Zune Pass subscribers may need to sync their devices with their PCs to “refresh the rights to the subscription content you have downloaded to your device,” according to Microsoft’s statement.

    Users of the 30GB model began reporting problems on a Microsoft message board early Wednesday. Customers similarly are saying that their digital music players get stuck on the Zune logo screen as it appears to load, and efforts to unjam the device are mostly fruitless.



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  2. BaseballMVP755

    BaseballMVP755 Banned

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    haha.. thats funny

    cuz im blaming them
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    lol@ "World's timekeepers".
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    i already pointed this out YESTERDAY search noob
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    5 infractions - I'm not surprised.
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    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Bleeding hell, calm down. I don't usualy search because when I put the title in it shows me all threads like it. Yours was not there so I asumed it was unposted.


    No need to call me a noob when technicaly your more of a noob than me as your have only 800 posts and 5 infractions and 1 ban which tells me that your obviously not a law abiding person.

    Next time a simple, I already posted this. Would work much better.
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    rofl riley got pwned
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Just a correction. 5 warnings, and 1 infraction. I have had one warning as you can see.
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    hmmm well ive had an infraction and got a warning yesterday but says 2/0
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    I thought the reason was obvious. I saw this information earlier but didnt post it because theres another thread saying most of it.

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