I plugged my zune into a Kodak USB wall plugin but used the zune chord figuring it would charge it, but the Zune loading screen came on and now it won't access my option screen, it froze. I tried to charge it with my computer and car charger but nothing worked. I let it die and tried charging it again but the same thing happened. I have an older big Zune, and I really would like to use this zune still... its in perfect condition and I'm not ready to part with it...Please help me. What can I do to save it??? :(
I would agree, reset your Zune (back button and up on the control pad, when it's unlocked of course).
And attempt to sync your device with your computer.
It's always a safe idea to stick with charger that are meant for the device you are using as voltages can vary as well as the way the devices interact.
And especially when going to a foreign country be EXTREMELY careful as outlets are usually different voltages and plugging devices intended for lower voltages into a high voltage outlet is not a good idea.
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Re: 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.
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First, you must not use the front usb ports on your cpu. You must plug your zune device in the back usb port. You must then download the LATEST Zune software. Install it and restart your computer. If done correctly, your Zune device will begin to charge and start working correctly. Have fun with your device
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
now what you do is if the zune just has a black screen with a battery symbol and it stays that way forever when on the charger. you, take the zune off the charger and press the play/pause button and if it turns on for a second with the low battery symbol then turns off, your in luck, just hold the play/pause button for 10 - 20 minutes. the zune will have turned on and off alot agitating the battery. once you hold it for 10 - 20 minutes put it on the charger, then presto it works. let charge fully then die completly for every time you use it for a bout a month to let the battery get back into it's normal cycle. ~Dan herzberg~ Thank you*