Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How to hard reset Zune player and reset the clock?

Resetting the Zune Player
- use a small screwdriver to pop off the plastic shielding where the Zune cable plugs into and remove the two screws on either side of the plug. Start by removing the bottom dock port spacer with your razor or flathead. Make sure to insert on one of the long ends and not in the middle of the dock. This should pop off fairly easy.

- Next pop the cover off and locate the battery plug at the top left corner of the zune, using your screw driver, pop the cable connection half way off, and do this to the other plug on the right side. Wait 3 seconds, then push down the right connector and then the left battery connecter. Your zune should start up immediately. Press the backing of the zune down (make sure headphone jack is aligned) and put the screws and cover back in place.
Now, How to reset Zune clock?
- Now the catch, Connect your Zune to your PC and then reset its clock to like 27th December 2009. This whole is popping up because of 31st December 2008. Seems more like a Y2K9 bug in Zune. Once you reset the date to anything older than today's date, your zune will start to work fine. Microsoft hopefully will release the patch till that time your zune will work if you follow this guide.

I'm not sure if you could disable Zune clock from your PC. I think it's better if you could disable your Zune clock. It's safer that way.

1 comment:

shiloh said...

Thax that worked. I was ready for my friend zune to meet my other friend garbadge.

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