My wireless is off. I don't have the latest firmware/software. Hasn't been turned on in about a month. lolsorry to all of you who have had it break down...dont leave your wireless on!!! its the AIDS of the Zunes lol....Wireless off = protection? idk its probably the most recent update, and i guess my neglegence on updates paid off.
I'm assuming/hoping that they wont remain bricked... I guess I'll keep my eyes on the news.
Edit: Microsoft says:
Follow these steps:
1. Disconnect your Zune from USB and AC power sources.
2. Because the player is frozen, its battery will drain—this is good. Wait until the battery is empty and the screen goes black. If the battery was fully charged, this might take a couple of hours.
3. Wait until after noon GMT on January 1, 2009 (that's 7 a.m. Eastern or 4 a.m. Pacific time).
4. Connect your Zune to either a USB port on the back or your computer or to AC power using the Zune AC Adapter and let it charge.
Once the battery has sufficient power, the player should start normally. No other action is required—you can go back to using your Zune!