Ok, I bought a working 30gig zune and a 60 hard drive. I followed the guide and tried installing it but when I try to turn on my zune nothing happens, I get a blank screen. When I plug the USB in, I get the flashing zune logo.
Same thing when I plug the 30 gig hard drive back in.
Well I double checked the connection and it is solid... and the little black lever is closed. So I assume I somehow messed up the zif cable.. I bought a new one on RapidRepair, along with a new battery *The extra life one*.
I assume that this is the problem, because it dosen't work with either of my hard drives.
The hard part will be putting in the new one without braking anything else. Be VERY careful when you replace it, ive had the D-Pad's cable break when i did it. Also when you do it, your going to have to take the whole Motherboard out, and when it comes out the buttons can get dislocated and its kinda tricky to put them back in the right place if youve never done it before. Other than that good luck!
Ok so I replaced the ZIF cable with a brand new one, and now whenever I plug it into the computer it just shows the zune logo.. dosent flash, but it shows it. Still dosen't turn on otherwise. Maybe its the battery, I'm waiting for it to be delivered.
The exact same thing happened to me when i bought 2 zunes, see what i did was i bought two broken zunes and combined theme to make 1 working zune which worked great but right after i finished putting all of it back togather it wouldnt turn on and one of the things i had replaced was the battery, so i hadnt dropped it nor was anything broken all tht i think the matter is was that the battery was dead so i plugged it into my computer and let it flash for 2 hours which i was told would also charge it. and now im sitting here waiting to see if it will fix the problem. and i know that nothing is broken because it was just working perfectly, which probably drained the small amount of juice this new battery probably had, and now its flashing, so i will re-post once i figure out if this fixes the problem or not.
Hey I'm having the same problem, I didnt really upgrade any thing, I had to replace the screen last week, but I wasnt paying attention and put it back together with a bunch of dust on the inside of the screen, it was driving me crazy so I took it appart, cleaned it out put it back together and it wasnt working. The first replacement screen I received was broken, and I didnt realize this untill I had it all the way back together, so I have taken it appart many times by now without any other problems, would really appreciate if you could post wether what you did worked our not.
to mine happens exactly the same, but I believe it is the battery because when I plug the Zune to the AC adapter it works perfectly, the only problem is that the Battery charge logo apears yellow (not green, not with the exclamation mark, nor the "charging" lightning icon) and the moment I unplug it it goes off. so i believe that the battery it is.
What you're seeing is a mother board failure. Typically caused by touching the exposed control pad while it was attached the the mother board while the board was getting power. There's no way to fix it besides swapping the board or finding someone with a several hundred thousand dollar machine to repair it. Even then, that might not work.
If you need parts, or a company that does Zune repairs, let me know and I'd be happy to send you a link.
IT knows you have sinned against it. It will not accept its old harddrive now. You've created a bastard Zune, forever cursed to flash the Zune logo, never again to caress your ears with beautiful sounds.