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I think my zune is fried. every time i turn it on it makes a clicking noise and on the screen its says 5 & contact support. tell me wht you think it is.

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Most zune 120s and 80 gigs with code 5 or 3 need major repair due to hard drive failed I see alot of them for sale.hard drives are not very cheap. seems to me that ms bought cheap drives.so send it in for repair or sell it.

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