Leap-Year Bug Zapped Zunes

Microsoft advises Zune30 owners to drain batteries, then recharge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2009 6:21 AM CST
Leap-Year Bug Zapped Zunes
Microsoft apologized for the "big inconvenience" caused by a bug in its 2006 model Zune30.   (©ace10414)

All 2006 model Zune30s froze up at midnight last night because of a problem handling the last day of leap years, according to Microsoft. The company advises owners to wait until 4pm PST today, drain the device's batteries, and then recharge, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Microsoft apologized for the inconvenience, and promised that a future program update would fix the bug in the internal clock.
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