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© 2006 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia
2-699-312-11 (1)
Quick Start Guide
NW-S202F / S203F / S205F / S202
Table of Contents
Introduction..................................................................6
Getting Started.............................................................8
Supplied Items.......................................................................................................................... 8
Installing SonicStage.......................................................................................................... 11
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. __________________________
The use of the player is described in this “Quick Start Guide,” in the “Operation Guide” (PDF
file), and in the SonicStage Help (accessible from within SonicStage software).
Importing Music........................................................ 14
Transferring Music..................................................... 16
Playing Music............................................................. 18
Basic Operation – Parts and Controls.............................................................................. 18
Play Modes and Settings................................................................................................. 22
Listening to FM Radio (NW-S202F/S203F/S205F only).............. 24
–Quick Start Guide: Explains basic operation of the player, including importing,
transferring, and playing music songs.
–Operation Guide: Explains advanced features of the player and offers
troubleshooting information.
–SonicStage Help: Explains details of using the SonicStage software.
To learn about advanced features of the player
If you have any questions about or issue with this product, visit the following web sites.
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://www.support-nwwalkman.com
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com
For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
For information about advanced features of the player and about troubleshooting
technical issues, refer to the Operation Guide (PDF file). To view the Operation Guide
(PDF file), click “Start” – “All Programs” – “SonicStage” – “NW-S200 Series Operation
Guide.”
You need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader software in your computer.
Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the Internet for free.
For Customers in Russia
Notice for users
 The recorded song is limited to private use only. Use of the song beyond this limit requires permission
of the copyright holders.
 Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data due to problems of
the player or computer.
 The ability to display the languages on your SonicStage will depend on the installed OS on your PC.
For better results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible with the desired language you want
to display.
– We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on your SonicStage.
– User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
 Depending on the types of the text and characters, the text shown on the player may not be displayed
properly on device. This is due to:
– The capacity of the connected player.
– The player is not functioning normally.
– The ID3 TAG information for the song is written in the language or the character that is not
supported by the player.
 SonicStage and the SonicStage logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
 OpenMG, ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
 “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
 Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
 Adobe and Adobe Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in
the United States and/or other countries.
 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
 IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
 Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright © 2000-2004 Gracenote.
Gracenote CDDB® Client Software, copyright 2000-2004 Gracenote. This product and service may
practice one or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Services supplied
and/or device manufactured under license for following Open Globe,Inc. United States Patent
6,304,523. Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote.
The Gracenote logo and logotype, and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.
 All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. In this manual, TM and ® marks are not specified.
Program ©2006 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2006 Sony Corporation
On static electricity from the human body
On rare occasions, you may not be able to operate the player due to strong static electricity from the
human body. If this happens, leave the player for about 30 seconds to one minute. You will then be able
to operate the player normally again.
On sample audio data
The player is pre-installed with sample audio data so that you can try it out right away. To delete this
audio data, delete it using SonicStage.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the NW-S202F/S203F/S205F/S202*.
To begin using the player, first import music songs into your computer using the SonicStage
software, and then transfer them to the player.
After transferring the music songs to the player, you can enjoy them wherever you go.
Be sure to install the “SonicStage” software from the supplied CD-ROM in your computer.
Getting
Started
Importing
Music
Transferring
Music
Playing
Music
(See page 8)
(See page 14)
(See page 16)
(See page 18)
* Depending on the country/region in which you have
purchased the player, some models may not be available.
You can charge the player’s battery by connecting the player to your computer with the
supplied USB cable.
Make sure to charge it before using the player for the first time.
For details on charging times, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Getting Started
Supplied Items
Check the following items.
 Headphones (1)
 USB cable (1)
 Arm band* (1)
 Clip* (1)
This is used to clip onto your clothes when carrying the player.
 CD-ROM** (1)
- SonicStage software
- Operation Guide (PDF file)
 Quick Start Guide (this manual) (1)
Attaching the player with the arm band
Attach the player with the arm band following the procedure below.
1
2
Open the touch fastener, put your arm through the arm band, and then
close the touch fastener temporarily.
Slide the player (display facing up) into the holder of the arm band.
Insert the player until it clicks.
* The supplied items may differ depending on the country/region in which you have
purchased the player.
**Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an audio CD player.
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Adjust the display for best viewing angle, and fasten the belt with the
touch fastener securely, so it was not fall off.
Getting Started (continued)
To remove the player from the arm band
Pull the tab on the undersurface of the arm band’s holder in the direction of the arrow 
to detach the player, then release the player from the arm band’s holder .
Installing SonicStage
Install SonicStage according to the following instructions.
If SonicStage is already installed, it will be overwritten. All functions and audio data from
the previous installation will be preserved on the new installation.
Notes on before installing
Attaching the player with the clip
Slide the player (display facing up) on the clip.
Insert the player until it clicks.
To remove the player from the clip
Flex open the bottom position of the clip slightly in the direction of  to detach the player
, then release the player from the clip .
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Do not format the built-in flash memory of the player using Windows Explorer. When
formatting, select “Format” from the menu on the player. For details, see the Operation
Guide (PDF file).
Necessary computer system environment for using the player:
–Computer:
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows
operating systems.
Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)/Windows XP Home Edition/
Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Media Center Edition/Windows XP Media
Center Edition 2004/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
OSs other than those indicated above are not supported.
–CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher
–RAM: 128 MB or more
–Hard Disk Drive: 200 MB or more of available space (1.5 GB or more is recommended).
More space may be required depending on the version of the operating system.
Additional space is required for storing music data.
–Display:
Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or higher)
Colors: High Color (16 bit) (or higher) (SonicStage may not operate properly at color
settings at or below 256 colors.)
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Getting Started (continued)
–CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
To create original CDs or to back up audio CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required.
–Sound board
–USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later needs to be installed.
Internet connection is required to use the CD Data Base (CDDB) or Electronic Music
Distribution (EMD).
We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System
Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
–Personally constructed PCs or operating systems
–An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating
system
–Multi-boot environment
–Multi-monitor environment
–Macintosh
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2
Visit the following web sites:
Turn on the computer and start Windows.
Log on as an administrator.
Quit all activated software programs on your computer.
Be sure to quit any anti-virus software as it may strain the CPU.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer.
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The install wizard will start automatically and the Main Menu appears.
The install wizard may not start automatically depending on your computer. Rightclick the CD-ROM on Windows Explorer and double-click SetupSS.exe. The main
menu for when installing appears.
Install SonicStage and Operation Guide (PDF file).
Click “Install SonicStage” from the Main Menu, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Installation may take 20 to 30 minutes depending on your computer. If prompted,
restart the computer after installing.
To install the Operation Guide (PDF file)
Click “Install Hardware Operation Guide (PDF)”, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
When installation is not successful
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://www.support-nwwalkman.com
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com
For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
If the issue persists:
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Importing Music
Import audio data to your computer using the SonicStage.
The methods of importing songs of CD are described here.
1
2
Double-click
icon on the desktop.
SonicStage starts up.
Insert the audio CD that you want to import to hard drive of your
computer.
3
You can obtain CD information (song name or artist name, etc.) while connected to
the Internet.
Place the pointer over [Music Source] at the top of the screen and click
[Import a CD].
4
The screen for importing is displayed, and the song list of the CD appears.
Click
at the right of the screen.
Importing audio data starts.
 Hint
SonicStage also offers the following additional features. For details, refer to SonicStage Help.
–Importing audio files downloaded from the Internet and audio files stored on your computer,
such as MP3, AAC or ATRAC format audio files*.
–Importing only selected audio files from a CD.
–Changing the audio formats and bit rates of audio songs.
* WMA/AAC format audio files that are copyright-protected cannot be played back on the
player.
Note
When you use the SonicStage with the CD drive for the first time, a CD drive check will be
performed. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Transferring Music
Connect the player to your computer and transfer the audio data to the player.
1
2
3
4
5
Double-click the
icon on the desktop.
SonicStage starts up.
Connect the player to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
USB cable
(supplied)
Place the pointer over [Transfer] and select [ATRAC Audio Device] from
the transfer destination list.
Select an audio file(s) or album you want to transfer.
Click
to start transferring.
To stop transferring, click
.
Notes
The player’s battery is recharged while connected to a computer.
When the remaining battery indication of the display shows
, charging is
complete.
When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player for a long
time, recharge it fully, and then transfer the data to the player.
For information on recharging time, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
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Do not disconnect the USB cable while data is being transferred.
Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not
connected to AC power, because the player may discharge the computer’s battery.
 Hints
You can create and transfer playlists that group your favorite songs into a list. For details, refer
to SonicStage Help.
To delete songs of the player, use the SonicStage software on your computer.
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Playing Music
Basic Operation – Parts and Controls
to 
To
Operation
Folder control mode (In play mode)
Skip to the beginning of
the next album/artist.
Skip to the beginning of
the current album/artist.
 VOL +*/– button
Adjusts the volume.
 DISP/HOME button
 * button
Starts song playback. When starting
playback,  appears at the bottom left of
the display, and if the  button is pressed
again,  appears and playback stops.
When you press the  button, just after
purchasing the player or after disconnecting
the supplied USB cable from the computer,
playback starts from the first song on the
player.
 Hint
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There is no power button on the player. When
you stop song playback or FM reception
(NW-S202F/S203F/S205F only) by pressing
the  button, after about a few seconds,
the display goes off automatically and the
player enters Sleep status.
When the G Sensor menu is deactivated in
Sleep status, the player consumes very little
battery power.
When you press this button while the player
is in play or stop mode, you can change the
display. For details, see the Operation Guide
(PDF file).
Press and hold this button to display the
HOME screen ( page 22).
 Display
See  page 21.
 Shuttle switch
By rotating the shuttle switch, you can select
a menu item, skip to the beginning of the
song, or fast- forward/fast-rewind. You can
also set to the Folder control mode, Normal
mode or HOLD by sliding the shuttle
switch.
*There are tactile dots. Use them to help
with button operation.
to 
Rotate the shuttle
switch to  briefly.
Rotate the shuttle
switch to  briefly.
Folder control mode (In stop mode)
(Folder control mode)
Normal (Normal mode)
HOLD
To operate the player with the shuttle switch
To
Operation
Normal mode (In play mode)
Skip to the beginning of
Rotate the shuttle switch
the next song.
to  briefly.
Skip to the beginning of
Rotate the shuttle switch
the current song.
to  briefly.
Fast-forwards the current
Rotate the shuttle switch
song.
to  and release it at
the desired point.
Fast-rewinds the current
Rotate the shuttle switch
song.
to  and release it at
the desired point.
Normal mode (In stop mode)
Skip to the beginning of
Rotate and hold the
the next song, and if held
shuttle switch to .
longer, continues to skip
through the next song(s).
Skip to the beginning of
Rotate and hold the
the current song, and if
shuttle switch to .
held longer, continues to
skip through the previous
song(s).
Skip to the beginning of
the next album/artist, and
if held longer, continues to
skip through the next
album/artist(s).
Skip to the beginning of the
current album/artist, and if
held longer, continues to
skip through the previous
album/artist(s).
Rotate and hold the
shuttle switch to .
Rotate and hold the
shuttle switch to
.
HOLD function
You can protect the player against
accidental operation by using the HOLD
function when carrying it.
By sliding the shuttle switch to the HOLD
position, all operation buttons are
disabled. If you press buttons or rotate the
shuttle switch while the HOLD function is
activated, the current time, “HOLD” and
(remaining battery indication)
appear in the display.
If you slide the shuttle switch back to the
Folder control or Normal mode, the
HOLD function is released.
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Playing Music (continued)
Headphones
Display
 Sorting status indication (Sort) /
icon
 USB jack
Rotate the lid to the left to set the OPEN
position, and then open. Connect the player
to the small connector of the supplied USB
cable.
To close the lid, rotate it to set the OPEN
position and close, then rotate it to the right
to set the LOCK position.
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 Headphone jack
For connecting the headphones.
Connect until it clicks into place.
If the headphones do not connect properly,
it may not sound right.
 Strap hole
This is used to attach a strap (sold
separately).
During playback operation, the icon or
the current song order icon ( (Artist order),
(Album order) or (Albums by artist
order)) appears.
In Normal mode, the icon appears, and
in Folder control mode, the song order icon
appears.
 Text/graphic information display
Displays album title, artist name, song
name, current date and time, messages and
menu.
During playback operation in Normal
mode, “song title/artist name, album name”
appears.
During playback operation in Folder control
mode, “song title/song order” appears.
To change the display mode, press the DISP/
HOME button. Switch the display to Power
Save mode when you do not operate the
unit for a while.
 Play mode indication (Play Mode)
Displays the current play mode icon. If the
play mode is set to “Normal,” no icon
appears.
 Playing status indication
Displays the current playback mode
(: playback, : stop,  (): fastrewinds (fast-forwards),  (): skips to
the beginning of the current (or next) song).
 Remaining battery indication
Displays the remaining battery power.
 Hint
For information on the FM tuner display
(NW-S202F/S203F/S205F only), see the
Operation Guide (PDF file).
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Playing Music (continued)
Play Modes and Settings
The HOME screen appears when you press and hold the DISP/HOME button of the player.
The HOME screen is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, and change settings.
HOME Screen*
* 5 of the 7 icons appear in the display with the current selection in the centre. The
current icon changes depending on the function you use. By rotating the shuttle switch,
you can select an icon and press the  button to confirm.
*
SEARCH
Searches for songs of the player.
SPORTS MODE
Plays songs in sports mode.
STOPWATCH
Enables to use stop watch.
ALL SONGS
Plays all songs of the player.
FM
Enables to use listen to FM.
PLAYLIST
Plays songs which are registered in playlists.
SETTINGS
Displays setting menu.
Operating the HOME screen
When menu items appear on the HOME screen, rotate the shuttle switch to select the item
and press the  button to confirm.
When menu items appear on the HOME screen and press the DISP/HOME button, the
screen returns to the previous menu. If you press and hold it, the screen returns to the
HOME screen.
For example, when you want to change the play mode to select
(SETTINGS) on the
HOME screen during playback, the screen changes as follows.
Select (SETTINGS) and press the
 button.
Press the DISP/
HOME button.
Press the DISP/
HOME button.
Select “Play Mode>” and press the
 button.
Select (Repeat All) and press the
 button.
 Hint
For details on the functions of the HOME screen or how to use the player, see the
Operation Guide (PDF file).
* NW-S202F/S203F/S205F only
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Listening to FM Radio (NW-S202F/S203F/S205F only)
 button
 Hint
In Preset Tuning, you cannot select broadcast stations if no preset stations are entered. Preset
receivable broadcast stations in your area automatically by selecting “FM Auto Preset” in the
SETTINGS menu. This is convenient when you use the FM tuner for the first time or when you
change to a new area.
 Press and hold the DISP/HOME button until the HOME screen appears.
 Rotate the shuttle switch to select
(SETTINGS) and press the  button to confirm.
 Rotate the shuttle switch to select “FM Auto Preset>” and press the  button to confirm.
 Rotate the shuttle switch to select “OK” and press the  button to confirm.
to 
Shuttle switch
DISP/HOME button
to 
(manual tuning)
Normal (preset tuning)
HOLD
1
2
3
Press and hold the DISP/HOME button until the HOME screen
appears.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select
button to confirm.
For details on Preset Tuning, refer to the Operation Guide (PDF file).
(FM) and press the 
The FM tuner screen appears.
Select broadcast stations.
Manual Tuning
 Slide the shuttle switch to the folder (manual tuning) position to display
 Select the previous (or next) frequency by rotating the shuttle switch to
 ().
.
Preset Tuning
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(see “ Hint”)
 Slide the shuttle switch to the Normal (preset tuning) position to display .
 Select the previous (or next) preset number by rotating the shuttle switch to
 ().
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