Sony NWZ-E363 User guide
Quick Start Guide
How to Install the Bundled Software
How to Use the Player
©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in China
About the manuals
In addition to this Quick Start Guide, this model is accompanied by the User
Guide (HTML document) which you can view from the WALKMAN Guide.
For details, refer to “How to Install the Bundled Software (User Guide
Supplied Items
Three Ways to Transfer Music
How to Install the Bundled Software (User Guide included)
Please check the items in the package.
 Headphones (1)
 USB cable (1)
 Quick Start Guide (this manual)
 Software
The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes the
following items:
Content Transfer
User Guide, etc.
For details on how to install, refer to “How to Install the Bundled Software (User
Guide included)”.
From CDs, etc., using Windows Media Player
1 Connect the player to your computer.
About Windows Operating System and
Windows Media Player
From iTunes* , etc., using Content Transfer
Make sure that the OS is Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Vista*1
(Service Pack 1 or later) or Windows 7*1, and the installed Windows Media Player
version on your computer is 11 (Windows XP/Windows Vista) or 12 (Windows 7).
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows
Media Player information from the following web site:
*1 [Compatibility mode] for Windows XP is not supported.
USB cable (supplied)
You cannot transfer contents with copyright protection since the player does not
support them.
*1 Content Transfer supports data transfer from iTunes 9.0 to the player.
By drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer
For details on transferring music, videos, photos or podcasts, refer to the User
Guide. The User Guide can be readily viewed from the WALKMAN Guide.
2 Select the following order with the computer.
Select [start] - [My Computer] or [Computer] - [WALKMAN] [Storage Media].
3 Double-click [Setup.exe].
The install wizard appears.
 When you execute [Setup.exe], the [Setup.exe] file stored in the
[Storage Media] folder of the player are copied to your computer for
backup, and WALKMAN Guide and Content Transfer are installed
to your computer.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
After executing [Setup.exe], the WALKMAN Guide shortcut appears
on the desktop of your computer.
 With the player connected to your computer, when installation of
bundled software is completed, Content Transfer starts
5 Double-click
(WALKMAN Guide) on the
desktop to start the WALKMAN Guide.
For details on transferring music, etc., refer to the User Guide
included in the WALKMAN Guide.
How to Use the Player
How to use the Home menu
 Hint
You can start the WALKMAN Guide and Content Transfer from the [start] menu
(displayed by clicking [start]).
If you delete the [Setup.exe] file in the player by formatting the built-in flash memory of
the player, copy this data from the [Backup] folder on the computer to your player. Then
connecting the player to the computer to be installed, follow the above procedure from
step 1 to install.
The backup data is preserved in the following [C] drive on your computer by the default
install setting.
C:\Program Files\Sony\WALKMAN Guide\NWZ-E360\Backup
BACK/HOME button
Home menu
The Home menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME button. The
Home menu is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, changing settings,
From the Home menu, you can select the desired item on the screen by using the 5way button.
5-way button
Charging the Battery
The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running
Return to the previous screen.
2 hours
 Hint
After executing [Setup.exe] you can use the free space in the [Storage Media] folder
more effectively by formatting the built-in flash memory of the player. To format the
built-in flash memory of the player, see “To initialize (format) the player” on the
Shuffle All
What can you do with the WALKMAN Guide ?
The WALKMAN Guide includes the following items:
 User Guide
The following contents can be viewed in your web browser.
Details on how to use the player
How to use software to transfer content to the player
 Customer Registration Link
 Customer Support Link
 Other useful Links
Includes link information, etc., on the download site.
The bundled items differ depending on the country/region of purchase.
FM Radio
To prevent battery deterioration, charge the battery at least once every half a year or
every year.
Turning the Player On and Off
To turn on
Press any button.
To turn off
Press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF
Clock Display
Now Playing
Parts and Controls
 BACK/HOME button
 5-way button*1
 (play/pause/confirm) button
/ buttons
/ buttons
 Headphone jack
 USB connector
Connect the USB cable (supplied).
 Display
 VOL +*1/– button
Press to display the option menu.
If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, the screen turns off and the
player enters standby mode.
 HOLD switch
 Strap hole
 RESET button
Use a small pin, etc.
*1 There are tactile dots. Use them to help with button operations.
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve the
1 Find the symptoms of the issue in “Troubleshooting” in the
User Guide (HTML document), and try any corrective
actions listed.
For details on connecting to a computer, see the tables on the right.
2 Connect the player to your computer to charge the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
3 Press the RESET button with a
small pin, etc.
RESET button
If you press the RESET button while operating
the player, stored data and player settings may
be lost.
4 Check information on the issue in
the Help of each software.
5 Look up information on the issue
on one of the customer support Web sites.
About the customer support Web sites, see “For the latest information”.
6 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The player cannot charge  The USB cable is not connected to a USB connector
the battery.
on your computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
Use the supplied USB cable.
 The battery is charged in an ambient temperature out
of the range of 5 °C (41 ºF) to 35 °C (95 ºF).
You cannot charge the battery when
appears. Charge the battery in an ambient
temperature of 5 °C (41 ºF) to 35 °C (95 ºF).
 The computer is not on.
Turn on the computer.
 Your computer has entered Sleep or Hibernation
Release the computer from Sleep or Hibernation
 A USB hub is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
work. Connect the player to your computer using
the USB cable (supplied).
 The operating system installed on the computer is not
supported by the player.
To charge the player, connect the player to a
computer with the operating system that is
supported by the player.
 You have not used the player for more than a year.
Depending on the conditions under which your
player is used, the battery may have been
deteriorated. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
[Connected USB. The
 The remaining battery power is insufficient.
Timer and Alarm will
Charge the battery by connecting the player to a
become invalid.] or
running computer for at least 5 minutes.
[Connected USB (MTP)  The USB cable is not connected to a USB connector
The Timer and Alarm
on your computer properly.
will become invalid.]
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
does not appear when
Use the supplied USB cable.
connected to the
 A USB hub is being used.
computer with the USB
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
cable (supplied) (The
work. Connect the player directly to your computer
computer does not
using the USB cable (supplied).
recognize the player).
[Connected USB. The
Timer and Alarm will
become invalid.] or
[Connected USB (MTP)
The Timer and Alarm
will become invalid.]
does not appear when
connected to the
computer with the USB
cable (supplied) (The
computer does not
recognize the player).
The player becomes
unstable while it is
connected to the
When double-clicking
[Setup.exe] to install the
bundled software,
[Setup.exe] does not
execute, and the
Properties window
 The USB connector on your computer may have a
Connect the player to another USB connector on
your computer.
 When you use the player for the first time, or when
the battery is low, it may take the player about 30
seconds to display the message after connected to a
computer. This is not a malfunction.
 The software authentication may be performed and it
may take rather a long time. Wait for a while.
 The software installation has been failed.
Reinstall the software by using the installer. The
imported data will remain untouched.
 The computer is running another software other than
the one used for transferring.
Disconnect the USB cable, wait a few minutes, and
reconnect it. If the problem persists, disconnect the
USB cable, restart the computer, and then
reconnect the USB cable.
 [Connected USB. The Timer and Alarm will become
invalid.] or [Connected USB (MTP) The Timer and
Alarm will become invalid.] may not appear on the
player, depending on the software environment that is
running on your computer.
Activate Windows Media Player, or Windows
 A USB hub or USB extension cable is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub or extension
cable may not work. Connect the player directly to
your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
 Install the bundled software after installing Windows
Media Player 11 or 12. For details on Windows Media
Player, refer to the following web site:
To initialize (format) the player
You can format the built-in flash memory of the player. If the memory is
formatted, all files including the User Guide (HTML document) will be erased
and all setting values returned to their defaults. Be sure to verify the files stored
in memory prior to formatting, and then export any necessary files to the hard
disk of your computer or other device beforehand.
1 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home
menu appears.
2 Select
[Settings] – [Common Settings] – [Format] –
[Yes] – [Yes] in this order.
Press the /// button to select the item, and then press the 
button to confirm.
When initialization finishes, [Memory formatted.] appears.
Do not format the built-in flash memory using Windows Explorer. If you
format the built-in flash memory, format it on the player.
About the headphones
Avoid playing the unit at so loud a volume that extended play might affect your hearing.
At a high volume outside sounds may become inaudible. Avoid listening to the
unit in situations where hearing must not be impaired, for example, while
driving or cycling.
As the supplied headphones are of open-air design, sounds go out through the
headphones. Remember not to disturb those close to you.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the player. Record them in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers in the spaces whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. __________________________
Serial No. __________________________
For users in France
When replacing the headphones/earphones, please refer to the model of the headphones/
earphones adapted to your unit that appears below.
At high volume, prolonged listening to the personal audio player can
damage the user’s hearing.
License and Trademark Notice
Refer to the User Guide (HTML document).
For the latest information
If you have any questions or issues with this product, or would like information on
compatible items with this product, visit the following web sites.
For customers in the USA:
For customers in Canada:
For customers in Europe:
For customers in Latin America:
For customers in other countries/regions:
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
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