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updated 05:25 pm EST, Thu February 1, 2007

Cracking Zune screens?

A call center employee suggests that Microsoft may be dealing with an unusual number of cracked Zune screens, Electronista notes. According to the Engadget tip, a number of callers have been complaining about Zunes whose screens cracked after being left to charge overnight. The source believes that this could be due to the position of the lithium-ion battery in the player, which is directly behind the LCD, and may be expanding far enough to put pressure on the screen. This is unconfirmed however, and Microsoft does not consider the problem to be within warranty coverage. Other Zune owners have also disputed the claim, noting that their own Zunes have been charged for hours or days at a time without trouble.

by MacNN Staff





  1. macnorway2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Class action

    Maybe all 57 Zune owners should gather together a class action lawsuit and sue the h*** out of them...

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You are obviously a shill for M$. They wish they had 57 sales. ;-)

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    unusual number??

    What is an unusual number? 821? 31? All of the numbers I know are usual... Maybe that would have been better stated as "unusually high number". Top notch writing as.. errr... usual. :)

  1. bsnoel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ZARN, ZAT ZUCKS! I hope Zey get Zhem fixed Zune!

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969



    glad somebody said it, LOL :)

  1. Sprocket

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Priceless . . .

    just priceless!! (LMAO)

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969


    And now...

    And now we see where MS has their money. In their own pockets, instead of proper thorough R&D. Anyone who knocks the iPod after this nonsense is talking out of their rear.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Class Action

    I am an attorney with a consumer protection / class action law firm in North Brunswick, NJ.

    My firm is currently investigating consumer complaints concerning the cracking or breaking of the internal LCD screen of the Microsoft Zune during normal use.

    If you or someone you know has experienced this alleged manufacturer’s defect, or have information you believe could be helpful, you may be eligible to join our investigation. Please call Jon of Galex Wolf, LLC at (732) 257-0550 or e-mail your name, contact information, and circumstances to For more information, you can also visit

    Thank you.

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