Matt Akers of the Zune Product Team wrote Wednesday on Zune.net that the problem should resolve itself after 7 a.m. ET Thursday. He goes on to say that users should allow the internal battery to fully drain, then recharge by connecting the Zune to a computer or AC power after noon GMT (7 a.m. ET) on New Year’s Day.
So if you still aren’t up and running, drain it, recharge it, and fire it up and your Zune should be back to life.
You may be noticing this morning that your Microsoft Zune has frozen while starting up. This is due to an issue with the latest firmware and Microsoft should be issuing a fix sometime in the next week or so.