This has more than probably been answered already, and i apologise if it has.
Last night i was syncing some usual songs and a couple of podcasts, left the zune in to charge fully.
I noticed the battery icon turned green after a while, and it had finished syncing, so i disconnected it.
I then went to go to bed, and decided i wanted to listen to some music, so i went and got my zune from my table, it began to act weird.
I pressed play to turn it on and all it did was let the loadig bar get to the top, then it shut down, i tried to turn it on about 10-20 times (im a persistant f*cker) and then it showed the low battery icon, and turned off.
I followed a long winded mcirosoft endorsed way to hard reset. I thought this had worked, it deleted everything, i had to reinstall the firmware, and the zune was connected and re syncing a good 20gb worth of stuff.
I got home just now, the sync had completed, i though "woo!", so i unplugged it......it turns off.....
Now all i get when i turn it on is a quick flash of the zune logo.
And when i plug it in to charge it just boots over and over again (the loading bar reaches full then it turns off, and restarts until i stop it). And windows, nor the une software picks it up because its turning on, it hasnt reached a state where it is recognisable.
I have tried many diferent combinations of key pressing including
back + up play
select, play, back (which was part of the solution i thought i had above)
Sending it back to Bill is not an option as im in the UK where zunes shouldnt be anyway =P
If i leave it plugged in and on its boot loop, it eventually gets to the "''Connected' screen, and manages to sync my stuff, but the second i unplug it. poooof, it shuts down and reverts back to its old ways.
Ive ordered a new battery off ebay, so this might help me out.
Im literally just about to cry because ive just spent 2K on a car, plus another 2K to insure it
.... I dont have money for new mp3 players.......... lol.