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Zune will not power up or show device connected when in zune software

As I started to power up the screen came on for a brief moment and then went dark. I then tried to power up again without any screen at all this time. It is just dead.

I then tried pluging it into my computer through the USB and still nothing. I also noticed that my zune software program does not show my Device being pluged in.

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  • tkerickson Nov 05, 2008

    When I try to power up my zune it also flashes the startup screen and then goes black.

  • yewsiraranah Nov 11, 2008

    i'm experiencing the same problem, i really would like help fast!

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    bought my zune last night and i charget it as per the instruction, dowloaded the software, my zune was playing fine all of a sudden the screan goes blank, and neva turned on..help

  • jessbbg Dec 02, 2008

    I'm also having that porblem----anyone figure out a solution yet? Suddenly it's just dead, won't power on, and it won't show that it's plugged in either...

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    do yall get like a white battery sign? mine when i connect it does not charge or nothing and it has that battery sign but i recently changed the battery and the battery was charged but then i used it all and know it wont charge or nothing. im thinking about getting an iPOD...HELP!!!

  • venkatesh G Dec 11, 2008

    same prob guyz... its suddenly got hanged !!! i turned it off and its not getting started again !!!! can anyone pls help me ????but it is showing that a zune hardware is connected (latest version).... but my Zune Software is not detecting it... and neither am i able to switch it on..... its just DEAD !!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    Yea....watz up with that

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    was listening to music in school and it just died and will not turn on. PLEASE help me I do not want to send it back again.

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I figured out the solution by just getting upset.
Hold the Back arrow (<-) and Up on the touch pad and it will restart the Zune. This works for the 8gig and 80gig Zune.

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Microsoft lists that as a solution as well, but so far it hasn't worked for me. I took mine to a friend's house and used his cable----it could be something with either my pc, or even just a bad cable. After several hours of charging it appears to be working. As an aside, mine did not happen until I performed the latest software update... So it's likely related.

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1. Sync the Zune with its "home" computer. Each Zune has a specific "home" computer that it automatically syncs with. Use your Zune-specific USB cord to connect your device to this computer, and then sync your device as you normally would. This will solve most software hiccups and will generally get your Zune out of a "frozen" state.
2. Perform a soft reset. If syncing your device doesn't work, you can reset your software by holding the "Back" and "Up" buttons on the central control pad. Your screen will flicker, and then the Zune logo will appear with a status bar. Within a few moments, your software should be returned to normal.
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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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I would then unplug the device and restart the computer. Once your computer has completely rebooted connect the device to the computer and see if it detects the device. It should work. Also you might try another USB port.

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I found this on the Zune technical support (if this does help, be sure to rate my solution please):
Your Zune device is not detected by your computer or the Zune software
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SYMPTOMS
When you try to use Zune Software, you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
• The Zune device is not detected by the computer. 
• The Zune device is not detected by Zune Software. In this case, when you pause on the device icon in the lower-left corner, you receive the following error message:
No Zune device connected 
• If you restored the Zune device software, the following messages are displayed on the Zune device:
Connect Zune to your PC
On your PC, open the Zune software and restore the Zune device firmware 

THINGS TO TRY
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:1. Update the Zune software on the computer. To do this, click settings, click software, click GENERAL, and then click CHECK FOR UPDATES.

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
2. Restart the Zune device. 

To do this, follow these steps: a. Set the Hold switch to the unlocked position. 
b. Press and hold the Back button as you press the top of the Zune pad. 
When the Zune device begins to restart, release the buttons. 

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
3. Disconnect the Zune device from the computer, restart the computer, and then reconnect the Zune device. 

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
4. 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. 

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
5. When you connect the Zune Sync Cable to the connector port of the Zune device, make sure that both ends of the sync cable click into position. Additionally, make sure that the sync cable is not connected to the device at an angle. 
6. Connect only one Zune device at a time. If you already have a Zune device connected to the computer, any other Zune that you try to connect will not be detected by the Zune software. Disconnect any additional Zune devices, and then try to connect again.

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
7. If a full-screen battery image appears when you connect the device to the computer, you must let the device charge for several minutes before the device will start and be detected by the computer. 

For more information about how to charge a Zune device, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
927348 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927348/) How to charge the battery in your Zune device 
If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
8. If you are using Windows Vista, install the Cumulative update rollup for USB core components in Windows Vista software update. This update resolves some reliability issues in the USB core components in Windows Vista. You will achieve better reliability in various scenarios by installing this update. 

For more information about this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
941600 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600/) Cumulative update rollup for USB core components in Windows Vista 
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Double-click Zune, and then click the Driver tab. The current version of the driver that is installed should be 2.3.1035.0.

If Windows Device Manager indicates a device problem, or if the version of the driver that is installed is not the current version, you must update the driver. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Right-click Zune or USB Device, and then click Properties. 
2. Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver. 
3. Click Search automatically for updated driver software. 
4. Click Install if you are prompted to do this. 
5. After the driver installation is complete, click Close. 
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2. Click Browse my computer for driver software. 
3. Click Browse, locate the \Program Files\Zune\Drivers folder, and then click OK. 
4. Click Next. 
5. Click Install if you are prompted to do this. 
6. After the driver installation is complete, click Close, and then click Close again. 

If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
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b. Click Device Manager. 
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d. Verify that no errors appear in the list of USB devices. A yellow exclamation point or a red "X" next to a device indicates errors. If any errors appear, contact the manufacturer of your computer. 

For more information about how to troubleshoot conflicts in Device Manager, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
310126 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310126/) Troubleshooting device conflicts with Device Manager 
If the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 

11. Try using a different Zune Sync Cable.

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