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30GB Zunes dying en masse across the globe

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:11PM EST

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We haven’t the slightest clue as to why this is happening so please bear with us, but owners of Microsoft Zunes with 30GB hard-drives have been reporting that their devices have inexplicably malfunctioned and refuse to boot up. Seriously. Reports are flooding in from all over the world and the same sad story is being repeated over, and over, and over again. People are waking up and have been attempting to power on their Zunes for a morning commute or just for some morning tunes, only to find that they are holding nothing more than an expensive brick that freezes on the Zune boot-up screen. The problem is so widespread that all of the Zune forums (yes, apparently there are more than one) are buzzing with people swapping stories about their “Z2K” experiences. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear something from Microsoft, but so far it looks like no one has successfully brought a 30 back from the dead.