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Zune 30 Power Surge

When I connect my Zune to charge a box pops up and say power surge on hub port. What is wrong? I can't reset the zune b/c it cant charge and the battery is dead

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Tried several usb charging options but it get the same error and wont charge. Power surge on Hub Port.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My 30 gb zune will charge on my laptop but not on the wall charger or in the car. The same usb is used for all connections.

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You might have too much power in use from the USB ports on your machine: Try unplugging some USB devices you do not need, and trying again.

I have this issue with several devices I own: not really with my zune, but I never charge it with the PC: I use the AC power adapter, which I STRONGLY recommend any zune owner purchasing.

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I have a 30g Zune which has not been holding a charge for a couple of weeks. This morning the Zune powers up and then shuts off (even while plugged in). I tried the 'hold down the back button and up at the...


Hi,

I am not sure if this is gonna work but, since you've tried all other steps why dont we give this a try too...LOL :-)

To troubleshoot this issue, try one or more of the following methods in the order in which they are listed:
  1. Let your Zune device charge for 30 minutes, then disconnect and reconnect the cable to turn on the player. It can take up to 3 hours to fully charge.
  2. Connect the Zune device to a different USB port on the computer. Use a USB port on the back of the computer. Do not use a USB hub.
  3. Use another supported high power source, such as an Xbox 360 console, a Zune AC Adapter, a Zune Car Charger, or a Zune FM Transmitter/Charger.

    Note These devices are sold separately.
  4. If you are connecting your Zune device to a mobile computer, make sure that the mobile computer is plugged in and is not running on battery power. Many mobile computers are configured to conserve power when they are running on battery power to extend battery life. This behavior may affect Zune device charging.
  5. If the Zune device is charging slowly, be aware that, for optimal charging, the Zune device requires at least 500 milliamps (mA) of power. Frequently, USB ports that are located on the front of a computer and on some USB hubs are low-power, 100-mA ports. Typically, the high-power, 500-mA USB ports are on the back of the computer. Additionally, when you suspend the computer or put the computer to sleep, high-power USB ports may be switched to low-power, 100 mA mode.
  6. If the device boots to the home screen but is still not charging correctly, continue with the "Home screen is displayed" steps in the following section.

    If the device continues to display the full-screen charging icon, continue with "Full-screen charging icon is displayed."
  7. If the battery in the device still does not charge correctly, visit the following Web site to sign in and register your device: http://service.zune.net (http://service.zune.net)

    At this Web site, you can submit a request for service if your device qualifies for service.

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My Zune 4gb won't sync with my software and will not charge


Hi,

I had a similar problem with my 30GB Zune. The first normal solution is to make sure that the USB port is providing enough power to the Zune to charge it by trying a different port or computer, but since your other Zune charges it is likely not the problem.

Other possibly solutions are performing a hard reset on the Zune (hold back and up until it resets), or allowing the zone to completely discharge and try again. In my case, none of these solutions worked and I was forced to send my Zune in for a new battery, which Microsoft was willing to replace for free.

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Nothing wont come up on my computer


Did you download the Zune software?

The Zune website has the Zune software which must be downloaded for your computer to communicate with your Zune.

And when you connect your Zune to your computer it should begin charging (as I'm assuming this is a new device).

If you have already installed the software I would assume the low battery was slowing the communication between your Zune and your computer.

If you Zune is fully charged and the software is fully installed try plugging the USB cable into a different port. Sometimes the Zune and the connector USB isn't automatically sensed on certain ports and certain moments.

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Pc will not detect zune...


You may have to reset the zune device to factory default settings and reload...

Try this....
Reset Zune: Press and hold the back button while pressing up on the control pad.
Connect Zune to a power source: If the Zune device is in sleep mode, this action will wake the Zune device and turn it on. If the battery does not have a charge, you may have to wait several minutes for the Zune device to turn on.

Also, make sure that the hold button on top of your zune is turned to the off position.

Hope this helps!

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I have a brand new Zune 8 GB player, given as a gift. I downloaded the Zune Software, but when I connect the player by the USB cable, the Zune program does not recognize a Zune as being connected. Also,...


Try this....
Reset Zune: Press and hold the back button while pressing up on the control pad.
Connect Zune to a power source: If the Zune device is in sleep mode, this action will wake the Zune device and turn it on. If the battery does not have a charge, you may have to wait several minutes for the Zune device to turn on.

Also, make sure that the hold button on top of your zune is turned to the off position.

Hope this helps

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if all else fails...

If you connected the ZUNE to your computer before installing the software the computer may have installed it as a different device.

Go to Control Panel - then System - Device Manager. Plug in ZUNE player and see if any new devices show as being connected. BE CAREFUL IN DEVICE MANAGER THOUGH, IF YOU UNINSTALL THE WRONG ITEM, IT COULD MESS YOUR COMPUTER UP.

If this works rate it a FIX-YA!

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Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


My Zune 30 is frozen. What should I do?
Follow these steps:
  1. Disconnect your Zune from USB and AC power sources.
  2. Because the player is frozen, its battery will drain—this is good. Wait until the battery is empty and the screen goes black. If the battery was fully charged, this might take a couple of hours.
  3. Wait until after noon GMT on January 1, 2009 (that's 7 a.m. Eastern or 4 a.m. Pacific time).
  4. Connect your Zune to either a USB port on the back or your computer or to AC power using the Zune AC Adapter and let it charge.
Once the battery has sufficient power, the player should start normally. No other action is required—you can go back to using your Zune!

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Unresponsive (and dead battery) zune o' saddness


Power sources that are supported loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To charge the battery in your Zune device, you must connect the Zune device to one of the following supported power sources:
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  • A Zune AC Adapter that you can connect to by using a Zune Sync Cable. Note The Zune AC Adapter is sold separately.
  • A Zune Car Charger or a Zune FM Transmitter/Charger. Note These items are sold separately.
  • An Xbox 360 console's USB port that you can connect to by using a Zune Sync Cable.
  • A “Designed for Zune” mobile battery pack
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927348

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I wound try to call about a warranty and then if that doesn't help then get a new cord!!!

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