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Zune 30. does not charge, sync

Just added a new battery.
Will play on a direct power but will not charge.
usb port detects a device but not a connection.

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Jesse Techno
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SOURCE: Zune 30 gig Brown Overheating

well?    This sounds like you have the wrong cord.  It is too short and so it gets power every now and then and then after doing this for a wile it gets over heated.  The power going into the Zune is changing so fast that it is causing the plug to burn-up inside itself!
I wound try to call about a warranty and then if that doesn't help then get a new cord!!!

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Zune 30 Power Surge

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.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

braichizz
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SOURCE: usb device not recognized when i plug in my zune

maybe the USB is rusty or dirty...it also happens to me

Posted on May 05, 2009

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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.

Dec 24, 2009 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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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.

Jul 29, 2009 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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Zune won't respond to any key presses.


I would first allow the Zune to completely charge (the battery symbol should be full and green[i believe--it's been a while since I first got mine]).

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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My 4 gb Zune was charging and now it wont come back on!


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
View products that this article applies to.

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 
If you are not using Windows Vista, or if the issue is still not resolved, go to the next step. 
9. Examine Windows Device Manager. To do this, follow these steps:a. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. 
b. Click Device Manager. Zune should be listed under Portable Devices. 
Note If the device was installed incorrectly, Zune may be listed together with a yellow exclamation mark (!). Or, it may be listed under Other devices as USB Device.
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. 
If Windows Device Manager found the drivers, click Close. If you want to locate the drivers manually, follow these steps:1. In the Zune Properties dialog box, click Update Driver. 
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. 
10. Examine the computer for conflicts that involve the USB host controller or the root hub. To do this, follow these steps:a. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. 
b. Click Device Manager. 
c. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. 
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.

Apr 10, 2009 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

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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:
  • A computer’s USB port that you can connect to by using a Zune Sync Cable.
  • 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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Zune 30 Power Surge


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.

Oct 05, 2008 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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Problem with syncing


Maybe try updating the software for your Zune.

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Zune charging problems, hardware problems


I had a 30g w/same problem. I installed the Zune software from CD. Plugged the Zune into my USB jack and waited hrs for the full screen battery icon to go away. It never did. Here is what I did to fix it. I left the Zune disconnected until its battery drained and the lcd went dark. In this state, pressing the play/pause button, caused the full screen battery icon to appear briefly before the lcd went dark again. With the Zune disconnected from my xp pc, I ran Windows Update in express mode. I have Windows system restore and auto-update turned off and rarely update my pc, so I also took the opportunity to take a manual system check-point (so I could restore from the check-point if an update trashed my pc). I took and installed all the latest Windows updates. When it was done, I had all the latest security updates and IE 7. At this point I went to http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/zunesoftware/download.htm and downloaded the latest Zune software. I installed the Zune software update. I ran the new Zune software on my PC and found the device tab. NOW I connected the Zune to a USB port on the back of my PC. The full screen battery icon appeared on the Zune but nothing appeared in the Zune software. I left it this way for a few minutes. It occurred to me that I might get more power through the USB port if I turned off my other external USB devices, which I did. Within a few minutes, the Zune FINALLY came to life and a Zune splash screen appeared on the device. The device booted and was FINALLY recognized by the Zune software on my PC. Shortly after that I noticed that it already started synchronizing with my PC music collection. I figured it would charge up and download my entire collection (20gig) so I grabbed some sleep for a few hours. When I returned, the PC was asleep too. Unfortunately, the Zune was not charged and had stopped sync'ing. Not to be discouraged, I woke up the PC, exited the Zune software and left the device charging for an hour or so. When I returned, the device was about 80% charged. I quickly disconnected and played my first music video on the device!!!! I reconnected (the Zune software auto-launched) and left it sync'ing and charging for a while longer. When it was 100% charged, I disconnected and have been using it for a few hours. It was a long painfull road to get this thing setup, but it was WELL WORTH IT! I am already a huge fan of this device. In fact, I'm considering passing this one on to my wife so I can get the 80gig. Hang in there, it's worth it!!!!

PS: one sidebar -- I have noticed that the pc software will only sync about 800 songs in a session. I have simply been restarting the sync to get the next session going. At this point, I am fully synchronized and have 4.5 gig free.

Dec 27, 2007 | Microsoft Zune JS8-00001 Digital Media...

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