30GB Zunes all over the world fail en masse

zune2kIt seems that a random bug is affecting a bunch, if not every, 30GB Zunes. Real early this morning, a bunch of Zune 30s just stopped working. No official word from Redmond on this one yet but we might have a gadget Y2K going on here. Fan boards and support forums all have the same mantra saying that at 2:00 AM this morning, the Zune 30s reset on their own and doesn’t fully reboot. We’re sure Microsoft will get flooded with angry Zune owners as soon as the phone lines open up for the last time in 2008. More as we get it.

Update 2: The solution is … kind of weak: let your Zune run out of battery and it’ll be fixed when you wake up tomorrow and charge it.

Zune.net, ZuneBoards, ZuneScene, Gizmodo

Update: Reddit adds: