Friday, March 13, 2009

How To Reset A Zune

Zune?? Yes, they are still out there and in my opinion, they still rock! Seriously though, one of the problems that seems to keep coming up is that the player locks up and there's no escape. So when you get locked up, what do you do? There's the reset which is bacically holding the Back button (<-) at the same time as you press and hold the top of the Zune Pad. This would be the same as turning your Zune off and On (reboot). However, sometimes you need to just start over and resync all your data. There are two methods to do this listed below. Remember...if you use the methods below, it WILL erase your Zune...

Soft reset: (Erases all content)
Press and hold the Back button (<-) at the same time as you press and hold the top of the Zune Pad. When the Zune device begins to power up, release the buttons.

Now as soon as you release these buttons you must enter a second combination of buttons so immediately press and hold the Back button at the same time as you press both the right side of the Zune Pad and the Play/Pause button. Continue to hold these buttons until your Zune device restarts and "Please wait" appears on the screen.

Hard reset: (Erases all content & firmware)
Press and hold the Back button (<-) at the same time as you press and hold the top of the Zune Pad. When the Zune device begins to power up, release the buttons.

Now as soon as you release these buttons you must enter a second combination of buttons so immediately press and hold the Back button at the same time as you press both the left side of the Zune Pad and the Play/Pause button. Continue to hold these buttons until your Zune device restarts and "Please wait" appears on the screen.

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