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IDG News Service | Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PT Microsoft Corp.'s Zune 30GB music player just wasn't ready for a leap year. That's what owners of the devices discovered Wednesday morning when they awoke to find their players frozen and unworkable. The …
Computer World · 12/31/2008
a bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year. "That being the case, the issue should be resolved over the next 24 hours as the time change moves to January 1, 2009. We expect the internal clock on the Zune 30GB ...
TechHive · 12/31/2008
Microsoft have responded to the spate of Zune 30 crashes, blaming a bug in the PMP's code that leaves it unable to cope with the leap year. Since the problem will apparently reset itself on January 1st 2009, at noon GMT, the company is not planning an ...
SlashGear · 1/1/2009
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The good news, though: The Zune freeze quickly dubbed “Z2K” is finally finished. At least in theory. A “bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year” led to all 30GB Zunes freezing on the loading screen with ...
The Inquisitr · 1/2/2009
Microsoft's Zune 30GB music player just wasn't ready for a leap year. That's what owners of the devices discovered Wednesday morning when they awoke to find their players frozen and unworkable. The problem turned out to be "a bug in the internal clock ...
PC World · 12/31/2008
The worldwide freezing of Microsoft's 30GB Zune media player, caused by a software bug unprepared for the 2008 leap year, has been fixed, Microsoft says. On New Year's Eve, reports began flooding across the Internet that Microsoft's Zune media player …
eWeek · ByNathan Eddy · 1/2/2009
First it was questions about whether or not we'd have to worry about the coming Leap Second, then today after our power came back on, customer questions about the Zune 30. As we have a couple of Zune 30s in our home going strong, I was surprised to …
blogs.msdn.com · 12/31/2008
More information about the non-virus problem which hung 30GB Zune MP3 players on New Year's Eve has been uncovered. It turns out that the problem is actually on the clock chip from Freescale embedded inside Microsoft's music device. As you can see …
Naked Security · 1/2/2009
Microsoft is blaming the global break down of 30 gigabyte Zunes on the way the music player handles a leap year. According to a message left by Microsoft’s Matt Akers on the Zune support forum, “there is a bug in the internal clock driver causing the ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer · 12/31/2008
It was the Z2k problem after all, a glitch related to the inability of the device clock to handle the extra day in a leap year that froze thousands of ... Early Wednesday users worldwide woke to find their 30GB Zune devices freezing. Without an immediate ...
Wired News · 12/31/2008