Zune users complain of fast-draining battery with latest firmware

It’s funny I didn’t see this mentioned on ole sausage fingers or Cook’s site. I guess they can’t report any negative press on the Zune. So much for fair and balanced! Good thing there are sites like Engadget that tells it like it is.

Engadget reports that they have already had a few reports of some problems with the latest Zunes (and the latest firmware), and it now looks like there’s another issue brewing, with a number of users complaining of battery problems with Zune 30s and 80s loaded with the most recent firmware. Apparently, the Zunes have the unfortunate tendency to rapidly drain their batteries, even when the player is not in use. Judging from the discussion on the Zune.net message boards, that particular issue seems to be due to some unknown difficulty the Zune has with entering hibernate mode which it, seemingly, doesn’t do at all (at least among those who’ve reported problems). Those finding themselves plagued by similar battery issues can apparently “fix” the problem by holding back and down on the d-pad to shut the Zune off completely when its not in use, although we’re guessing few will be completely satisfied until Microsoft chimes in on the matter.


Via Engadget

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