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#1
Welcome to the TPU Zune Social!

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This club is for everybody who owns a Zune 2, 4, 8, 16, 30, 80, or 120, and for those who are looking to buy one. This will also serve as a technical support for Zunes, and the Zune Software.

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Become a Member

If you would like to become a member of the TPU Zune Social, please post your Zune Tag, which Zune(s) you own (and their color), if you have a Zune Pass, and your real name if you like. We would also love to know your MP3 player history, and why you ended up with a Zune!

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Members

  1. DanishDevil (Zack)
    • Device: Zune HD 32 GB (Blue)
    • Zune Pass: Yes

  2. Cold Storm
    • Device: Zune HD
    • Zune Pass: Yes

  3. PbMaster (Ben)
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: No

  4. JoshBrunelle
    • Device: Zune 30 (White)
    • Zune Pass: No

  5. Dos101 (Dawson)
    • Device: Zune 80
    • Zune Pass: No

  6. department76
    • Device: Zune 80
    • Zune Pass: Yes

  7. Flyordie
    • Device: Zune HD 32 GB (Platinum)
    • Zune Pass: No

  8. Darknova
    (UK Member)
    • Device: Zune 30 (White)
    • Zune Pass: No

  9. Guru Janitor
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: No

  10. CarolinaKSU
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: No

  11. CStylen
    • Device: Zune 120
    • Zune Pass: No

  12. SK-1
    • Device: Zune 8 (Red) & Zune 4 (Pink - for the better half)
    • Zune Pass: No

  13. hayder.master
    • Device: Zune 2
    • Zune Pass: -

  14. sheps999
    (UK Member)
    • Device: Zune 80
    • Zune Pass: No

  15. xvi
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: No

  16. CrAsHnBuRnXp
    • Device: Zune 4
    • Zune Pass: Yes (redemption card)

  17. Murasame
    • Device: Zune 30 Blu-Blak, Zune 80 Blak
    • Zune Pass: No

  18. Lopez0101
    • Device: Zune 80
    • Zune Pass: No

  19. Scrizz
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: -

  20. WC Annihilus
    • Device: Zune 80 Black
    • Zune Pass: No

  21. ShadowFold (Louie)
    • Device: Zune 4 Black
    • Zune Pass: No

  22. Marineborn
    • Device: Zune 120 Gears of War 2 SE
    • Zune Pass: No

  23. beyond_amusia (Richard)
    • Device: Zune 30 Brown, but it's dead atm =(
    • Zune Pass: No

  24. MomentoMoir
    • Device: 2 Zune 8s one Pink and the other Blue
    • Zune Pass: No
  25. [I.R.A]_FBi
    • Device: ?
    • Zune Pass: No
  26. Kei
    • Device: Zune 30 (broken) & Zune 80
    • Zune Pass: Yes
  27. niko084
    • Device: Zune 30
    • Zune Pass: No
  28. human_error
    • Device: Zune HD 32 GB (Platinum)
    • Zune Pass: No
  29. Delta6326
    • Device: Zune 30 GB (Black)
    • Zune Pass: No

"Microsoft Zune has stopped working" error fix (courtesy of Cold Storm):

You need to reset your DRM. There is a manual way to do so, but that requires you to go into safe mode, and rename this and that... But, there is a download that you can do to reset it for ya. Funny thing is, it's from Netflix..

So here is the link for download. It starts the download of the software right there..
http://www.netflix.com/pages/previews/resetdrm.exe
 
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#2
Add me!

Cold Storm

Device: Zune 30
Zune Pass: No (don't need it)
Favorite Album: Chamillionaire Mixtape Messiah 4

I've been through around 4 mp3 players before I grabbed the Zune... I love this thing! No problems yet! :toast:

Plus, it can handle a sub-zero freezer!
 
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WTF sub-zero freezer? Was that a requirement for an MP3 player for you? LOL
 
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Lol... Well: here is my story...

1) I had a Sony Walk-man (the pencil size one) and I forgot it in a pant pocket along with my cell phone.. So..
2)Cheap-o that didn't last long in the mixture of cold and heat
3)Sanzo 4gb one that was nice, Ex-girlfriend forgot that she had it by her bed and dropped her College math book on it..
4)Samsung Touch screen one, was really nice, but bricked due to the temperature changes.. Couldn't handle the heat and coldness... It was red before I turned it in... Then was silver... lol

So, I went with the Zune for it's size and knowing I had a plane ride to my parents in WI..

I work as a Production Manager at the hospital near me. I do the inventory and stock there along with everything else.. So, I needed a Player that can handle me being in the freezer for a few hours on hand.. Not to mention being near a fire.
 
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Haha sweetness.

Here's my story:

1) Bought off ebay ginourmous (size of a tape player) MP3 player with a Compact Flash slot. I had a 32MB card and thought I was the shit!
2) RCA Lycra 256MB player. It was great for working out.
3) Bought into the iPod scheme with the first gen. iPod Video 60GB. Cost my mom $400 :p
4) Got sick of the iPod and wanted a change. Suitemate had a Zune 30 and showed me the upcoming Zune 80. Played with his for a little while, and snagged one off Craigslist for $200 flat BNIB. Loved it ever since, and I love it more and more with every update :)
 

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PbMaster(Ben)

Device: Zune 30
Zune pass: no
Favorite Album: Tool: Lateralus

Had a 64 MB RCA Lyra, but the headphone jack got fugged while cutting grass.
Then I got a Creative Labs Zen Touch 20 GB. LOVED that thing, but the firmware update fubar'ed it, rendering it useless.
Got a Zune 30, but had to return it cause of money issues.
Got my current Zune 30 for Christmas and it's been great since. Although I did have a few problems with the 3.0 update, everything seems to be fixed now.
 
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#7
Went from phenomenal creative zen touch 20gb (4 years, several drops, still works) to a 30GB Zune when dell was selling the brown ones for $100. Dell ended up running out of the brown, so I got a white one anyhow. So...

Device: Zune 30GB
Pass: No
Favorite Album: Bob Dylan's Desire

The only bad thing is the software (under vista x64)
 
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O rly? Vista 64 and the software don't get along? Please do tell about the issues! I'm about to swap to Vista 64!

And Welcome guys!
 
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Well, every time so far, when I've downloaded and installed the new firmware for the Zune, I've had it almost brick.... It would do a hard freeze and won't shut off or do ANYTHING unless I get the battery drained all the way before plugging it in again.. Even if I plug it in, it won't req. it or show that it's being charged...

That's my problems with it under Vista 64...

But, with the new one we just had a few days ago... I haven't had it done yet to me.
 
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Had some major issues with DRM, of which I have no music protected under, and was getting system lockup after many uninstall/reinstall cycles, turns out it was the DRM crap that just had to be removed so it could rebuild itself. For weeks I went without the software cause it would immediately crash on launch. It's been working fine for a little while now anyhow.
 
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Dos101 (Dawson)

Device: Zune 80 (Gen 2)
Zune Pass: Nope
Zune Tag: RandomActionMan
Favorite Album: Matthew Good Band - The Audio of Being

Upgraded from an Archos 404. Loved the thing but it was really glitchy. My Zune has been the best mp3 player I have ever owned (except for some minor freezing after the 3.0 update, 3.1 fixed that though).
 
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Hmm... debating whether to grab one myself. Someone is selling brand new sealed 80GB's on eBay for $180+10 shipping. With Live cashback, comes out to about $145
 
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To me, it was the best $200 dollars I've ever spent for a mp3 player... I can watch FF7 AC almost 2 times without it losing battery, or around 10 hours. And, that's the first gen... The second gen should be TONS better...
Hell, I spent 5 hours today, cleaning out our deep freezer (-9f) and it still hasn't broke down on me yet..
It's real easy to use, and if you have a xbox... Get stuff.
:toast:
 
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rcmartin

Device: Zune 80
Zune pass: no
Favorite Album: A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step


zune > gaypod
 
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rcmartin

Device: Zune 80
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Favorite Album: A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step


zune > gaypod
I'll never touch a Gaypod as much as my life depends on it... I don't even want to touch my parents Iphones...
 

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Bought my Zune 4GB off Ebay.
Flyordie209 is the name of muh Zune.
My fav album is Karma and Effect by Seether
No Zune Pass.
PIX!
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(sorry, only pic of it I had on Photobucket.... lol.
 
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Welcome everyone! I just realized...don't forget to list your Zune Tag! DUH!
 
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I'll join, but can't post a Zune Tag as it's not available in the UK *curses*

I've got a White Zune 30, considering upgrading the HDD to an 80Gb because I can get one quite cheap.

Favourite album changes far too often to say what it is.

As for my story:

Had a lot of MP3 players, all broke after 6-12 months.
After my last one broke I started using my phone(s) to play music, and seen as I have a lovely pair of A2DP Bluetooth Stereo Headphones they sounded amazing. Unfortunately I was very nearly mugged for them and they've never left the house since so I had to go back to an MP3 Player.
Friend of mine (who was in serious financial difficulty) was selling his Zune, so I bought it off him for a very reasonable price (exchange rate ROCKED), while he got more than he asked for it.
Bought an iPod touch, sold about 3 weeks later and back to the Zune.

And yes, the software is a BITCH on any x64 Windows OS. The only way I can get it to install is by disabling rollback and installing the Zune-x64 msi file. It leaves all the files required to use Zune, but it counts as not installed. Still waiting on SZIP for 3.0.
 
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Tag: guru janitor...I'm never logged in though haha
Device: 30gb oldschool FTW! :rockout:
Zune Pass: nope
Favorite Album: Probably...Favorite Noise by Reel Big Fish

:toast:

Oh and a story :D

I used to own a 4gb iPod Mini for a few years. The thing finally died, and a few of my friends had the zune. Lemme say, I'll never go back to apple. The Zune is hands down the best mp3 player I've ever used. Bought myne (black) for about $140 on Amazon. My next one will probably be the 120gb, unless they come out with something bigger and better.
 
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I want to join!

CarolinaKSU
Device: Black (but sorta blue!) Zune 30
Zune Pass: No
Favorite Album: 311 - Don't Tread On Me

My MP3 story goes as follows:
1. A Wayowa (sp?) 128mb POS that was pretty awesome for its time in 2002. Looked like a chunky flash drive with a screen that plugged directly into the USB port. Best part was you can drag and drop for windows explorer, no clunky software
2. RCA Lyra 20gb. This thing was a piece so I sold it to my roomate almost immediately after I bought it. Ugly square with a dot matrix screen that turned red when the backlight was on and weighed a ton. If you think the Zune30 is a brick, you ain't seen nothing. Oddly enough tho, it still works great 4 years later even after being dropped down a flight of stairs and falling into a swimming pool.
3. 20gb Ipod. I bought this with the sole purpose of putting Linux on it. Once I was bored with that it became relegated to the box of crap in my closet where gadgets go to die.
4. Sansa 2gb. I got this to supplement the ipod because it was nearly impossible to go running with and just wanted something small and that didnt require itunes. Bought approximately 2 hours before the next mp3 player...
5. Zune 30 Black. Bought during a woot-off for $105 last november. I bought the sansa right before this but was too good of a deal to turn down. It was refurbished but seemed brand new to me, no scratches, nothing. Works like a champ to this day and I love it. I may get a Zune 80 or 160 one of these days when they come out, but the ole' reliable black brick is still doing the job just fine.
 
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I believe my Zune tag is Coldstorm84.. Wait.. It is!!! :laugh:
 
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Oh, just a note to everyone with Zunes. The screen is VERY fragile (there are reports everywhere if you google). I dropped my Zune onto thick carpet and it cracked the screen :(
I've replaced the screen now with one from repairsuniverse and it's so easy to replace as well.
 
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It really depends. What's most appealing to you in there?

The cases look like absolute shit. I personally bought a SPECK case for mine. Comes with a little screen protector. I've gotten NO scratches on the Zune at ALL because of it.
 
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And yes, the software is a BITCH on any x64 Windows OS. The only way I can get it to install is by disabling rollback and installing the Zune-x64 msi file. It leaves all the files required to use Zune, but it counts as not installed. Still waiting on SZIP for 3.0.

i haven't had a single problem with zune and vista x64....


to the guy asking about accessories, it really depends on what you need. i bought a 3rd party made power pack (I got for $20 on amazon) that came with a USB wall charger and a USB car charger, branded for zune use. the best part is all you need is a normal sync cable to plug in and power up, then can also use the USB chargers for my cellphone, etc.