“Zune Bug” Actually a Freescale Bug Affecting Toshiba Gigabeats Too

toshiba gigabeat bug “Zune Bug” Actually a Freescale Bug Affecting Toshiba Gigabeats Too

Props go to Mike at IHaveAZune.com for putting these pieces together in an email conversation we were having.

Earlier the code for this infamous Zune bug showed up on Digg. This code is actually code written for Freescale’s MC13783 PMIC (PDF Whitepaper) and it seems like its affecting other players that have this PMIC like the Gigabeat S Series. This makes a lot of sense since the Zune 30 was heavily bases off of the Toshiba S series. So far it looks like the Gigabeat owners are trying the fix as the Zune 30 owners, letting it fully discharge. So far one user has been successful using this method and changing the date on his PC.

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Fuzzypits on January 2, 2009 5:28 PM

Wow, I really hope the fix works for non-zune users. It would suck to have a bricked player. :/Best of luck to all!

Inj3cti0n on January 3, 2009 8:33 AM

I have a zune30gb and this pissed me off, how ever I did fix my player. Its really simple.

Fuzzypits on January 3, 2009 1:00 PM

Did you do the method Microsoft suggested, Or did you open it up and unplug and replug the Hard drive and battery?

cobaiao on January 3, 2009 11:07 PM

The T series of gigabeat is affected too by the same bug.I have a T401 from Japan and jammed on 31/12. And the other owners of gigabeat with windows embedded (serie U,T,V…)had the same problem as I see on japaneeses blogs.

Used Refurbished Laptops on April 4, 2009 9:42 AM

Toshiba’s Tecra R10 is a mainstream business laptop offering a comprehensive set of features plus a decent sized display, all while keeping the weight down to a reasonable level.

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