Update: As promised by Microsoft, The Naked Loon’s 30GB Zune successfully booted to the main Zune menu after midnight. Happy New Year, you fabulous little obsolete brick! The ZuneCam will remain online until tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Final Update: For posterity, the Live 30GB Zune Webcam has been archived as a slideshow below. Relive all the excitement and tension of the great Zune Apocalypse of 2k9 (minus one).
Every 30GB Zune on the planet broke down this morning in a massive worldwide software freeze. Even here at The Naked Loon we were affected. In order to provide continuing, up-to-the-minute coverage of this important worldwide crisis, we are proud to present the live 30GB Zune webcam below.
Just refresh this page to check and see if Microsoft has fixed the problem yet.
Refresh this page to see if/when the Zune magically fixes itself, as Microsoft’s official statement says it will.
11:00 PM – Zune unplugged from USB power.
11:58 PM – Zune screen shuts off.
12:08 AM – Zune plugged back in to power.
12:12 AM – Zune successfully reboots to main menu!
12:13 AM – Zune screen shuts off, recharging commences.