Latest in Bug

Image credit:

Y2K8 Zune quirk really a Freescale bug?

Darren Murph
01.03.09
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


Well, here's an interesting twist to this story. That mysterious and completely enraging "Zune bug" that cropped up on the final day of 2008 may not have been restricted to Microsoft PMPs. A much smaller cadre of Toshiba Gigabeat users reportedly experienced similar issues, and some even noted that the whole "discharge and re-date" rigmarole fixed their unit right up as well. Upon further investigation, it seems that the issue may actually reside in the Freescale MC13783 processor, which -- coincidentally enough -- is used in the Zune 30 and a few of Toshiba's alternatives. We suppose it's a little late to ask, but did any non-Zune owners experience similar issues just prior to the dawn of '09? Or were you too busy, um, partying like it was 1999?

[Thanks nywytboy68]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Apple gets its WiLan patent payout reduced to $85.2 million

Apple gets its WiLan patent payout reduced to $85.2 million

View
Senator calls on Tesla to make Autopilot safety changes

Senator calls on Tesla to make Autopilot safety changes

View
The Morning After: Vine is back, but now it's Byte

The Morning After: Vine is back, but now it's Byte

View
Four Netflix originals are coming to the Criterion Collection

Four Netflix originals are coming to the Criterion Collection

View
Tesla update leaks some upcoming changes for Model S, Model X

Tesla update leaks some upcoming changes for Model S, Model X

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr