Log in or register to post comments march 1, 2007 9. With this free dvd to zune converter, you can view the dvd content in mp4 or wmv format with your zune media player. Zune 80gb hard drive rapid repair serves portage and kalamazoo for all ipod repair, iphone repair, ipad repair, zune repair. Switching to a new phone or need to save some data. Hi everyone, i dropped my zune 30gb too many times and the hard drive died, so i bought a replacement hard drive on ebay, opened it up and replaced the hard drive, but the software wont recognize it, so i came here and noticed posters mentioning formatting the drive. How do i easily transfer zune softwaremusicpictures to. Plug in your zune, and make sure the zune software starts up. Open up regedit by going to the start menu and selecting run. The zunes hdd is locked until you run the zune software, and therefore the zune software needs to unlock the hdd for you to be able to transfer files. If your hard drive in your microsoft zune mp3 player is acting up, maybe its time you had it replaced. If you put it up as wanted, in the buy and sell forum, you may get something.
Next, unclip the sides, top, and bottom of the zune. As for the zune software, youll probably just have to change the destination file to point to the new external storage hard drive. Zune software in a portable hard drive microsoft community. Almost everthing that is on my zune is on my external hard drive. The microsoft zune portable media player contains a miniature hard drive that is used to store your music files, videos and pictures. The zune software is not a driver, but it is a media player, such as windows media player. Did you ever want to transfer music and pictures from zune to your hard drive. Microsoft zune 30 gb hard drive replacement ifixit. Microsoft zune third generation hard drive specs cnet. To copy files, make sure the zune software is running and set to syncing. You have to use the zune software to get content on the zune device. The zune pc software also includes a new podcast tab that allows users to browse through a growing library. If you have a zune, or know someone who does, youre likely disappointed that its pretty much the only music player that doesnt let you access the hard drive on it, all 30 gb are hidden because its confusing and were all pirates or something but dan seems to have figured out a way around, heres how 1.
How to update the firmware on your zune, without microsoft, dammit. Exit out of any zune software that you may be running. You should close any software in your zune player and disconnect it from the. How to copy data off a microsoft zune use as a hard drive.
Microsoft zune 80 hard drive replacement ifixit repair guide. Use your zune as an external hard drive lifehacker. Enable copy and transfer of data with zune to use as. How do i put my zune library on my external hard drive. Turns out its just a registry value to enable visibility in the shell. Weve already told you how to use your zune as a portable hard drive so your zune can double as an external drive, but if youve tried the hack and had some trouble dragging files to your zune, the. However, the zune software saves my playlists to my computers hard drive and i want to save it to my external hard drive. Safely disconnect your zune from your computer by rightclicking on it and selecting eject. Zune was a line of digital media products and services marketed by microsoft. I have a 30gb zune and the software installed on my desktop computer.
Unlike most other portable media players, ipods, mp4 players and the like, the zune does not appear as an external hard drive in my computer. Zune consisted of a line of portable media players, digital media player software for. View full microsoft zune third generation hard drive specs on cnet. So i just got a zune hd out of a stroke of luck allowing me to replace my baby that was my halo 3 military 30gb that i had put a larger ssd into, now my question is is there anything i can do like that on the zune hd to have a larger hard drive, or am i.
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Zune firmware hacked for usb drive goodness techcrunch. Causes range from the easily resolved, such as common battery issues, to critical failures, such as malfunctioning hardware. Use your zune as an external hard drive lifehacker australia. Then i went into the zune program and clicked on settingscollection and changed the monitored folders.
There is a way to hack your zune and make it operate as an external harddrive, but i was wondering if you could run games off of it ex. How to use a zune as a hard drive the easy way bright hub. How to hack a zune and make it a storage device youtube. The only content youll be able to sync to it is music, pictures, videos, podcasts. You have to use the somewhat clunky zune software to add and remove files. The zune, microsofts answer to the ipod, has received a lot of criticism in relation to its apple counterpart. Someones found a way to enable a sort of hard drive support, which although doesnt assign a drive letter to your zune, does allow you to drag and drop files from it.
How do you save zune softwareplayer playlists to an external hard drive. Since the zune software was made in a simpler time a decade ago it doesnt use ssl or do any checking for the cert to confirm the identity of the zune server. Someones found a way to enable a sort of hard drive support, which. One of the biggest complaints from consumers is that the mp3 player cant operate as an external hard drive when connected to a computer. After doing hard reset not possible to recover your data, so online backup is always important. The zune hd 32 is driving me nuts with the random mp3 file corruption that doesnt seem to go away and ruin the podcast or song i really want to listen to most. How to upgrade hard drives in a microsoft zune mp3 player. However, you cannot use it as an external hard drive like other players right after. When a problem arises that prevents your zune media player from powering on, you could lose an important opportunity share video or audio with a client or coworker. I moved the files to the external hard drive and deleted them from my computers hard drive. Even pata drives are getting hard to come by these days.
Leawo free dvd to zune converter is a totally free dvd converter that can convert dvd to mp4 and wmv free for zune player with high speed and quality without source limitations. Getting it to reload the firmware after install is a bit more of a challenge but we. You can also back up the dvd to your hard drive or. I bought it when the large hard drive version came out and it still works just fine.
You must remember that its necessary to run your zune software every time you use the device as an external hard disk. The new ssd will go to code 1 telling me to connect to the pc. How to update the firmware on your zune, without microsoft. Its our opinion that every portable media device should double as an external hard drive though the trend with zunes, iphones, and the like is to disable disk modes, so if youre bummed about this deficiency on your zune, this simple hack should do the trick. Zune firmware hacked for usb drive goodness 12 years i was unaware that you couldnt use the firstgen zune as an external drive via usb without hacking it. Solved looking for a ssd replacement for zune 120 hd. Also i also was wondering if itd be hard on my zune to store big files on it.
How do you save zune softwareplayer playlists to an. Make sure your zune is not plugged in and your zune software isnt running. Weve already told you how to use your zune as a portable hard drive so your zune can double as an external drive, but if youve tried the. Recuva is the very best free data recovery software tool available, hands down. We offer iphone screen repair, ipad screen repair, device batteries, iphone backups and more. The zune 30, the original zune music player, has a 30 gb hard drive, 3 inch. This article describes how you can make your zune portable media player appear to.
How do i put all my music from my zune software onto my. I think i might just send the hard drive and zune away to the good folks at rapid repair and get my battery replaced and have the hard drive. Also can you run a game off of any external harddrive. In this howto video, you will learn how to dismantle an 80gb microsoft zune and remove the hard drive. How to make a zune behave like an external hard drive. We service device repairs nationally from our diagnostics from our website. Microsoft will begin sales of a new model of the zune the zune hd on september 15. Press and hold power button button on top of the device for 10 seconds. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your microsoft zune digital music player. For example, if it was formerly pointing to your music folder on your c drive, change it to point to whatever folder you placed it in on the external hard drive. You will still be able to synchronize or sync through zune software too this is still the way to copy files to zune. Enable copy and transfer of data with zune to use as portable.1157 547 1382 597 1017 1133 68 598 31 1375 743 627 518 1455 142 810 1198 27 924 565 104 1108 650 1130 396 342 562 150 1339 1444 1418 263 61 451 342 386 808 459 1358 26 1118