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Zune froze won't reset tried back button in unlock and held top of zune button but did nothing.

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Followed explanation on Yuotube on how to disconnect battery. Rebooted Zune and all works normally?????
This is the first time I have had any problem with Zune in 12 months and very grateful to Fixya in helping me find the solution.

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Does anyone know how to fix error 5 code?


Many Zune users will tell you of the dreaded error 5.

When the error occurs it means that the Zune has encountered a problem that it cannot recover from and informs users to contact customer support.

Usually to fix this error, the Zune must be sent to Microsoft. If the Zune is under warranty and the owner is within the US, this is little more than an inconvenience.


If the owner is outside of the US this is not and option and if the warranty has expired, the fix can come at a high price.

However, before sending a Zune off to Microsoft for fixing, there are a number of things to try.

The first thing to try would be to restart the Zune.


The steps to restart the device vary based on Zune model. For the Zune HD player, the user should press and hold the on/off button for roughly ten seconds and the player will reset.

For the non-touchscreen models of Zune, the user should unlock the hold switch.


Then, press and hold the back button and the top button of the Zune pad. The device should restart and the user can release the buttons.


If this does not fix the error, then the user should try reinstalling the software on their Zune device.

To reinstall the software on a Zune HD, the user should press and hold the on/off button for about ten seconds.


When the device restarts, the user should press and hold the "Media" button until the message "Connect Zune To Your PC" displays on the screen.

The user should make sure they have the most up to date Zune software installed on their computer and connect the Zune.


Update the Zune and it should be ready for use again. If the user continues to experience problems, then the Zune HD software may have to be completely deleted and reinstalled. Doing this will completely delete everything on the Zune, so anything that has not been backed up will be lost, including purchased items.


To do this, the user should hold down the on/off button again until the Zune HD restarts.

Upon restarting, the user should immediately press both the "Media" and the "Home" buttons until "Connect Zune To Your PC" displays.


The user should then connect their Zune HD to a computer with the most up to date Zune software and update the Zune.

For the non-touchscreen Zune models, the following step will erase user data (including purchased items), so a backup is recommended.


First, the user should unlock the hold button.

Then the back button and the top button should both be pressed and held down.


The next step varies by model. For owners with a Zune 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 80GB, and 120GB, the Back button, Zune pad, and Play/Pause button should all be pressed and held down.

The user should continue to hold them until they get a "Please wait" message.


For owners of the Zune 30GB, the Back button, the left side of the Zune pad, and the center of the Zune pad should all be held down until "Please wait" displays.

After data is cleared, the message "Connect Zune To Your PC" will appear.


The user should connect the Zune to a computer with the most recent version of the Zune software installed on it.

After the software is installed, the Zune should be ready for use.

If these measures fail to fix error 5, then the Zune owner will likely have to send the device to Microsoft as the problem is deeper than a software issue.

Sadly, it is not always clear what causes error 5 to occur. In these cases, there are few other options than to leave it to the experts.


hope this helps

Oct 05, 2012 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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Have a 80 GB Zune. It froze one day and was showing the message 'Connect the player to your PC'. I did that but then some error message started appearing in the Zune PC software. I tried formatting the...


Try the reset procedure...

hold the back button and the up button until you see the Zune logo then release. if this doesnt work then you are going to have to reset your Zune....however this will loose all the data on the zune so your music/movies will be completely gone. you are going to need to press and hold the back and up button until the zune logo appears then hold the back,play/pause, and the center button until you see "please wait"

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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My 30gig zune is froze and unresponsive. Please help


there is a "lock" button on the top on the left side make sure this switch is turned to off.
Try one or more of these solutions to resolve this problem:
  • The Zune may be locked. Move the hold switch to the unlocked position. It may help to move the switch back and forth. Then press the play/pause button for a second.
  • The battery may be drained.try recharging it
  • To reset your Zune, press and hold the back button while pressing up on the Zune pad. Resetting turns Zune off and on again.

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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Zune lock


Zune lock is the switch at the top of the zune correct? Slide it into unlock position.

If it's passworded and you can't get it unlocked
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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Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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My Zune froze from using the wrong charger


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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Jan 01, 2009 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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How to unfreeze my zune???


Microsoft is aware of the problem. Everyone has the same problem. It is a bug in Zune firmware. One option that works is to disconnect the internal battery and that will reset the system. Here is a link to the problem
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Zune-Media-Player-Bug,news-3236.html

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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My zune froze when I turned it on. It is frozen on the Zune welcome screen with the loading bar at the bottom. I have tried the back and up button and it has not worked. I have also tried the back, up and...


There's a fix:

Your Zune will need a "hard reset."

To do this, 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. 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 connector. 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.

It's an easy process but if you're unsure don't attempt it.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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30 gig Zune is froze up


Mine is locked up also. I tried the back and up keys simultaneously and nothing happened. The screen is stuck on the zune logo with the white bar on the bottom.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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Mirosoft zune froze up


To restart the Zune device, follow these steps: 1. Set the Hold switch to the unlocked position. Note To make sure that the Hold switch is in the unlocked position, you may have to move the switch back and forth until the switch is in the correct position. 2. Press and hold the Back button zune_button_back.gif while you press the top of the Zune pad

Dec 26, 2007 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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My Zune Won´t turn on


my son's just did this and the reset method worked (press the back button and up and hold both for about 10 seconds until the zune screen appears)

Nov 08, 2007 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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