Sony NWZ-ZX1
Parts and Controls
Quick Start Guide
About volume operation (Only for
countries/areas complying with
European Directives)
How to Install the Supplied Software
How to Use Your “WALKMAN”
An alarm (beep)* and warning [Check the volume level] are meant to
protect your ears when you raise the volume setting beyond a specific
level for the first time. You can cancel the alarm and warning by tapping
[OK] on the alert dialog.
* The alarm (beep) does not sound when connecting a Bluetooth audio
 Screen (touch screen)
Touch (tap) icons, items, etc., on the screen to operate your Walkman.
 Headphone jack
About the manuals
In addition to this Quick Start Guide, this model is accompanied by both
an excerpted version and a full version of the Help Guide that give more
detailed operating instructions.
Help Guide (Excerpted version):
You can view the Help Guide (Excerpted version) on a computer screen.
For details, see “How to Install the WALKMAN Guide and Media Go (for
Windows)” or “How to Install the Help Guide and Content Transfer (for
Help Guide (Full version):
You can access the full version of the Help Guide from the following URL.
When you view it with your Walkman, see “How to Use the Help Guide
on Your “WALKMAN”.”
Insert the headphone plug until it clicks into place. If the headphones are
connected improperly, the sound from the headphones will be impaired.
Sound is not emitted from the headphones connected to the headphone
jack when a Bluetooth connection is active. End the Bluetooth
 WM-PORT jack
Connect the USB cable (supplied), or other accessories that support
WM-PORT (not supplied).
 Strap hole
This is used to attach a strap (not supplied).
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in antenna
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS antennas are built-in.
  (Power) button
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Press: Turns the power on or the screen on/off.
Press and hold: Turns the power off. Your Walkman will be reset if you
press and hold the  button for about 8 seconds.
 VOL (Volume) “+”* and “–” buttons
  button
Please check the items in the package.
“WALKMAN” (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Spacer (1)
USB cable (1)
Quick Start Guide (this manual)
Skip to the next music track, the next chapter of a video, or a scene
playing 5 minutes later. If you press and hold the button, tracks or videos
are fast-forwarded.
Headphones are not supplied with your Walkman.
Skip to the previous music track, the previous chapter of a video, or a
scene that played 5 minutes ago. If you press and hold the button, tracks
or videos are fast-rewinded.
About the Operating System
 RESET button
Make sure that the OS is Windows XP*1 (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows
Vista*2 (Service Pack 2 or later) or Windows 7*2 (Service Pack 1 or later), or
Windows 8.
 N mark
*1 Excluding 64-bit OS versions.
*2 [Compatibility mode] for Windows XP is not supported.
For a Mac computer, make sure that the OS is Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
Not supported by OSs other than above.
  button*
Play back or pause music tracks or videos.
  button
ˎˎYou can turn up the volume beyond the specific level after canceling the
alarm and warning.
ˎˎAfter the initial warning, the alarm and warning repeat for every 20
cumulative hours that the volume is set beyond the specific level; when this
happens, the volume is changed to the initial setting automatically.
ˎˎIf the volume is set beyond the specific level and you turn off your Walkman,
the volume returns to the specific level automatically.
Initial Settings
7Tap  to begin using your Walkman.
ˎˎWhen you execute [Setup.exe], the [Setup.exe] file stored in the [FOR_
WINDOWS] folder of your Walkman is copied to your computer for
backup, and WALKMAN Guide and Media Go are installed to your
ˎˎIf you have changed the USB connection mode, tap [Connected as USB
Storage] on the notification panel to go back to the previous mode.
ˎˎIf [Setup.exe] does not start, copy the [Setup.exe] file to your desktop,
then double-click it.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
and date/time, etc., following the
instructions shown on the screen.
 Hint
ˎˎWi-Fi connection and Google account can also be set afterwards.
Your Walkman turns on.
Connect your Walkman to a running computer using
the supplied USB cable. Plug in the USB cable with
facing upward, making sure the connection is secure.
3 Select the desired language to be used to
display the End User License Agreement.
 Hint
ˎˎIf [USB connected] appears on the screen, tap [Turn on USB storage] to
connect your Walkman.
ˎˎIf the following screen does not appear, swipe the status bar on the top
of the screen and tap [Turn on USB storage] on the notification panel.
Status bar
4 Make sure that you understand the terms of
the license agreement then tap [Agree].
The initial setup screen appears.
5Tap .
Press the RESET button with a pen or paper clip, etc., to reset your
Touch a Bluetooth device equipped with the NFC feature to this mark.
ˎˎYou can access your Walkman from the computer.
 Speaker
2 Select the following order with the computer.
ˎˎWindows 7 or earlier: Select [Start] – [Computer] or [My Computer]
* There is a tactile dot on the button. Use it to help with button operations.
ˎˎWindows 8: Select [Desktop] from [Start screen] to open [File
Explorer]. In the [Computer] list, select [WALKMAN] – [FOR_
6 Select the desired language.
Connect your Walkman to a running computer using
the supplied USB cable.
2 On the computer, select [WALKMAN] in the sidebar of
Finder, then open the [FOR_MAC] folder.
3 Double-click the installer icon of the desired software:
To install the Help Guide: [Help_Guide_Installer_for_Mac]
To install the Content Transfer software: [ContentTransfer.pkg]
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
After the installer finishes, the alias (shortcut) of the installed software
(Help Guide or the Content Transfer software) appears on the desktop
of your computer.
ˎˎBefore you attempt to delete the software from your Walkman, copy the
[FOR_MAC] folder to your Mac computer as a backup if necessary.
to quit the screen, and then proceed to the
initial settings.
* Depending on where you purchased your Walkman, the language
selection screen may not appear.
How to Install the Help Guide and
Content Transfer (for Mac)
 Hint
2 If the USB connected screen appears, tap
The language selection screen* appears.
After the install wizard finishes, the WALKMAN Guide and Media Go
shortcuts appear on the desktop of your computer.
The Help Guide is included in the WALKMAN Guide.
8 Set the Wi-Fi connection, Google account
How to Install the WALKMAN Guide
and Media Go (for Windows)
The install wizard appears.
 Hint
Use the supplied USB cable to connect your
Walkman to a running computer and charge
the Walkman.
ˎˎIf a large battery symbol is displayed while
you are charging your Walkman, the
remaining charge is still too low for the
Walkman to operate. The Walkman will
start automatically after being charged for
about 10 minutes.
3 Double-click [Setup.exe].
Turning On/Off Your “WALKMAN”
How to Use the Touch Screen
Turn off your Walkman if you will not use the Walkman for a long time.
Your Walkman screen is touch-sensitive. You can operate your Walkman
by gestures such as tapping, pressing, and flicking the screen. Refer to
the Help Guide for details.
Press and hold
How to Use the Help Guide on Your
When you access the Internet, you can view the full version of the Help
Guide on the web from your Walkman.
If your Walkman does not function as expected, try the following steps to
resolve the issue.
Starting up time from battery shortage condition
About 10 minutes
Temperature of battery use
5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
from the Home screen then tap
[Help Guide].
 Hint
Press the  button to turn on your
Press and hold the  button to turn off your
ˎˎThe Help Guide in the WALKMAN Guide installed on your
computer is the excerpted version.
ˎˎYou can access the full version of the Help Guide using
various devices, such as a computer, from the following
URL or QR code.
Find the symptoms of the issue in “Troubleshooting”
in the Help Guide (HTML document), and try any
corrective actions listed.
For details on connecting to a computer, see the table below.
2 Connect your Walkman to your computer to charge
the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
3 Press and hold the  button for about
8 seconds, or press the RESET button
with a pen or paper clip, etc.
Before resetting your Walkman, check that no
song, video, etc., is being played back. You can
then reset the Walkman safely.
2 When turning off your Walkman, tap [Power
off] – [OK].
 button
RESET button
4 Check information on the issue in the Help of
software you are using.
Turning On/Off the Screen
5 Look up information on the issue on one of the
Pinch in/pinch out
customer support websites.
For customer support websites, see “For the latest information.”
The screen will turn off if no operations are made for a certain period of
6 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the
issue, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Press the  button.
The lock screen will be
Home Screen
from left to
The Home screen is displayed by tapping
The computer does
not recognize your
 If the remaining battery power is low, charge
Your Walkman
becomes unstable
while it is connected
to the computer.
 Your Walkman may be unstable if using a USB
Your Walkman gets
 Your Walkman may become warm when the
Your Walkman is then unlocked,
and the Home screen appears.
Press the  button again to turn
off the screen.
[Music player] widget
Play back music.
[Music player] shortcut
Play back music files transferred by Media Go or drag and drop.
[Video player] shortcut
Play back video files by intuitive operations.
Displays all your applications and widgets.
[Photo viewer] shortcut
View photos and slide shows.
[DLNA] shortcut
Starts DLNA application.
Application shortcut
Starts application individually.
the battery.
 When you use your Walkman for the first time,
or if you have not used the Walkman for a long
time, it may take a few minutes to be
recognized by the computer. Check that the
computer recognizes the Walkman after you
have connected it to the computer for about 10
 Make sure that the USB cable is connected to
the computer properly and securely.
 Use the supplied USB cable.
 Connecting your Walkman via a USB hub may
not work. Connect the Walkman directly to the
USB connector on your computer.
 Make sure that the USB connection is not
turned off. Drag the status bar, then tap [Turn
on USB storage] on the notification panel
followed by [Turn on USB storage] then [ON].
 Some devices or software may not recognize
your Walkman when USB debugging is
enabled. Tap , then tap
[Settings] –
[  Developer options] – [USB debugging] and
uncheck the box.
 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve
the issue, press and hold the  button for
about 8 seconds or press the RESET button
with a pen or a paper clip, etc. to reset your
Walkman then try the USB connection again.
hub or USB extension cable. Connect the
Walkman directly to the computer’s USB port.
battery is being charged and just after
charging. The Walkman also may get warm
temporarily when a large amount of data is
transferred. Set the Walkman aside for a while
to allow it to cool down.
You must accept the terms of the End User License Agreement when you
use your Walkman for the first time. To read them again later, tap
[Settings] – [  About device] – [Legal information] – [Sony EULA].
Information on laws and trademarks
Google, Android and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and
shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative
Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
For more information on laws, regulations and trademark rights, refer to
“Important Information” contained in the supplied software. To read it,
install the supplied software on your computer.
About the headphones
ˎˎAvoid playing the unit at so loud a volume that extended play might affect
your hearing.
ˎˎAt 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.
ˎˎAs the headphones are of open-air design, sounds go out through the
headphones. Remember not to disturb those close to you.
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
For customers in the USA:
For customers in Canada:
For customers in Latin America:
For customers in Europe:
For customers in Asia, Oceania, and Africa:
Simplified Chinese:
Traditional Chinese:
For customers who purchased overseas models:
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