Monday, December 18, 2006
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 01:00 PM
To force the Zune into sleep mode (which is when it's really off and consuming no battery power), press and hold the Back button then press down on the control pad. After four seconds or so, the Zune will go into sleep (off) mode and it will no longer use any battery power. To turn the Zune on again, you'll need to press and hold the Play/Pause button and it will boot up - taking 15 seconds to complete.
Special thanks to Harvey over at Zunerama for being the first to tell me about this tip (even though it's been known by others for a while - guess I wasn't paying attention).