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My Zune 4gb screen does not charge,light up,or even appear on my computer. Its been like this for at least 2008 I looked up some info in the internet but nothing helped me.I don't know if the battery does not work any more or i just did something wrong.Please help I don't know what to do!

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I suspect the battery has failed in it being the age it is .

Posted on Apr 27, 2019

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SOURCE: trouble charging my zune

I would say make sure you are in the right USB port. My laptop has 3 and only one of them will charge my mp3 player

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Frozen Zune

Turn it on: if it will stay powered up, hold down on the pad, and hold the back button at the same time: This will turn the device off, thus possibly fixing the problem. (for the record, holding up on the pad while pressing back will reboot the device, but I find this sometimes does not want to take, like in the situation you are having)


I may also suggest plugging it into any give USB port, letting it try to charge again, then, when you unplug it, do the reboot or turn off commands as described above.

Hope that this helps: I would think the system is off, since you say it "turned off" on you, and now when you start it up you get the "i need a charge" battery, but knowing how my 80 gig acts sometimes, it may THINK it is shutting of when it is not.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: ZUNE NOT WORKING! ONLY BLACK SCREEN! WONT CHARGE!

Listen everyone this is what happened to me and what I did. Let the battery drain completely (unplugged from computer). It usually takes 5 to 6 hours to drain completely.
Then plug back in and hold the back and down button at the same time. Zune should resume functioning afterwards. All that is needed is a recharge.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Zune 4gb won't sync with my software and will not charge

i had the same problem. if you have a wall charger plug it in to that and it turns right on or try to reset it. press the up and back buttons at the same time. DO NOT PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON WITH THE UP AND BACK BUTTON. IT MIGHT ERASE ALL YOU'RE media.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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I am not sure if this is gonna work but, since you've tried all other steps why dont we give this a try too...LOL :-)

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