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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the player.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to
these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. NW-HD3
Serial No. ___________________________
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with
newspapers, table cloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
Note on installation
If you use the unit at a place subject to static or electrical noise, the
track’s transferring information may be corrupted. This would
prevent successful transferring authorization on your computer.
If you have any questions about this product:
For the customers in the USA and Canada
Write: Sony Customer Information Services Center12451
Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913
Lithium-ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning
your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and
recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-ion
For the Customers In Netherlands
Voor de Klanten in Nederland
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als
klein chemisch afval (KCA).
In sommige landen gelden wettelijke voorschriften met betrekking
tot de afvoer van de batterij waarmee dit toestel wordt gevoed.
Raadpleeg hiervoor de lokale instanties.
For the Customers in Russia
Для покyпaтeлeй в Pоccии
Этот знaк отноcитcя только
к aдaптepy пepeмeнного токa.
Портативный плеер со встроенным жёстким диском
Portable Hard Disk Audio Player
Network Walkman NW-HD3
Operating Instructions
Quick Start Guide
Printed on 100% recycled paper using
VOC (Voltile Organic Compound)free vegetable oil based ink.
This Quick Start Guide briefly explains the preparation, how to
transfer audio data, and basic playback procedures of the player.
Contact: Sony Customer Information Service Center at
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127 USA
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
© 2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
Checking the supplied accessories
• Headphones (1)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• USB adaptor (1)
(For connecting to the supplied USB cable and
the AC power adaptor)
• AC power adaptor (1)
• Carrying case (1)
• CD-ROM (1) *
− SonicStage software
− Operating Instructions for the player (PDF)
• Quick Start Guide (this book) (1)
* Do not play this CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
On the softwares
• SonicStage and SonicStage logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• OpenMG, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are 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.
• IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International
Business Machines Corporation.
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel
• US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
• All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
In this manual, TM and ® marks are not specified.
• Adobe Reader is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright ©
2000-2003 Gracenote. Gracenote CDDB® Client Software,
copyright 2000-2003 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.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote.
The Gracenote logo and logotype, the Gracenote CDDB logo,
and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of
• Dedicated USB cable (1)
Preparing a power source
You can charge the battery using a USB connection. See the
PDF of the Operating Instructions for details.
Program ©2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2004 Sony Corporation
Slide the BUILT-IN BATTERY switch to ON.
Power is supplied from the built-in lithium-ion
rechargeable battery.
If the player will not be used for three months or more, set the
BUILT-IN BATTERY switch to OFF to prevent degradation
of the battery.
CHG lamp
Connect the AC power adaptor to the USB
adaptor, and then connect the AC plug to an AC
To remove the USB adaptor from the player, while
pressing the gray buttons on both sides, push the USB
adaptor inward, and then pull it outward.
to an AC outlet
When installing is not successful
Check the required hardware and software below
for using SonicStage.
• IBM PC/AT or Compatible
• CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450
MHz or higher is recommended.)
• Hard disk drive space: 200 MB or more (1.5 GB or more
is recommended.) (The amount of space will vary
according to the Windows version and the number of
music files stored on the hard disk.)
• RAM: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is
• Others
– CD drive (capable of digital playback by WDM)
– Sound Board
– USB port (Hi-Speed USB is supported.)
Operating System
Factory installed: Windows XP Media Center Edition
2005/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004/Windows
XP Media Center Edition/Windows XP Professional/
Windows XP Home Edition/Windows 2000 Professional/
Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition
High Color (16 bit) or higher, 800 × 600 dots or better
(1024 × 768 dots or better is recommended.)
USB adaptor
Check the following items.
 Close all Windows applications before installation.
 Check that there is at least 200 MB free space on the hard
disk of your computer. If not, delete the unnecessary files
on your computer.
 When the installation appears to have stopped before it has
finished, check for the appearance of an error message
beneath the installation window. Press the “Tab” key while
holding down the “Alt” key. If an error message has
appeared, follow the instructions on the screen. If there is
no message, the installation is still in progress. Wait for a
little while longer.
 When the progress bar on the display of your computer is
not moving or the access lamp of your computer has not lit
for a few minutes, the installation is progressing normally.
Please wait. The installation may take 30 minutes or more,
depending on your CD drive or system environment.
Should any problem persist after you have
checked these symptoms, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
• We do not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers that
satisfy the system requirement.
• The NTFS format of Windows XP/Windows 2000 Professional can
be used only with the standard (factory) settings.
• For Windows 2000 Professional users, install Service Pack 3 or later
version before using the software.
• We do not guarantee trouble-free operation of the system suspend,
sleep, or hibernation function on the computers.
to DC IN
SonicStage is not supported by the following
environments: OSs other than those indicated above,
personally constructed PCs or OSs, an environment that is
an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed
operating system, Multi-boot environment, Multi-monitor
environment, and Macintosh.
AC power
Installing SonicStage on your computer
Make sure to use the supplied CD-ROM for installing
SonicStage. If SonicStage or OpenMG Jukebox has been
installed, the existing software will be overwritten by the new
version. You will still be able to use the existing functions and
audio data registered by the existing software.
The PDF of Operating Instructions is also installed at the same
Turn on your computer and start up Windows.
Close all other software.
Make sure to close any virus-check software, as such
software usually demands a large amount of system
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD drive of
your computer.
The setup program starts up.
Click the region in which you will use SonicStage
• Internet access: for Web registration, EMD services and
• Windows Media Player (version 7.0 or higher) installed
for playing WMA files
Insert the USB adaptor to the player until it clicks
into place.
Charging of the battery starts. The CHG lamp lights up on
the USB adaptor, and if the player is on, the battery
indicator in the display changes.
Charging is completed and the CHG lamp goes off in
approximately 3 hours. The lightning mark lights up in
the display if the player is on. To charge quickly, turn the
display off and disconnect the USB cable from the USB
adaptor, and then it takes approximately 1 hour to charge
up to 80%.
Click “Install SonicStage,” and then follow the
displayed instructions.
“Get Adobe Reader”
Read the instructions carefully. Depending on your
region, the buttons other than “Install SonicStage” may
differ from those in the illustration above. The
installation may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on
your system environment.
Make sure to restart your computer only after the
installation is completed. If any problem occurs during
the installation, see  “When installing is not
successful” on the left.
To open the PDF of Operating Instructions, Adobe
Acrobat Reader 5.0 or Adobe Reader is required. If you
cannot open the PDF, click “Get Adobe Reader” and
follow the instructions on the screen.
go to
Using SonicStage more
See the SonicStage Help.
SonicStage window
Audio data
Importing audio data
to SonicStage
Select “Help” – “SonicStage Help”
to display the Help. The player is
explained as “ATRAC Audio
Device” in SonicStage Help.
Transferring audio
data to the player
SonicStage Help window
Music CD
Music file
(MP3, WAV, WMA* format)
Click “
About This Help File”
in the “
Overview” to see how
to use the Help.
* WMA files protected by copyright
cannot be transferred.
Importing audio data to
your computer
Transfer the tracks (audio data) stored in SonicStage “My Library” to the player in
ATRAC3plus or MP3 format.
ATRAC3plus (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus) is an audio compression
technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression
The audio data to be transferred includes the information, such as an artist name and
an album name (original album name) in the CD information.
Record and store tracks (audio data) from an audio CD to the SonicStage “My
Library.” To obtain CD information automatically, connect your computer to the
You can also record or import tracks from other sources such as the Internet and
your computer’s hard disk. Refer to SonicStage Help for details.
(SonicStage) on the desktop of your computer.
SonicStage starts up.
Insert the audio CD that you want to record into the CD drive of
your computer.
Click “Music Source” on the SonicStage window.
Transferring audio data to the player
Click “Transfer” in the SonicStage window.
Connect the USB adaptor to your computer and the AC power
adaptor ( to ). Then, insert the USB adaptor to the player until it
clicks into place ().
“PC Connect” appears in the display.
 to AC outlet
to start recording.
USB adaptor
To stop recording, click
Select “ATRAC Audio
Device” from the
transfer destination list.
To stop transferring,
Click the tracks you
want to transfer.
start transferring.
You can also automatically transfer albums include tracks which have not been
previously transferred to the player (Automatic Transfer function). For details, see
the SonicStage Help.
 to DC IN jack
to USB jack
To change the format and
bit rate, click “Format/Bit
rate” before .
AC power adaptor (supplied)
USB cable (supplied)
If CD information does not appear
automatically, click “CD Info” before
 while connecting to the Internet.
to USB port
Selecting the transferred tracks to play back
Five MODEs and displays
By grouping the tracks into a “MODE,” such as by “Artist” or “Album,” you can select
tracks you want to listen to.
There are five MODEs, and the explanation here uses the “Artist” MODE as an
• When transferring audio data, make sure to connect the AC power adaptor to the USB adaptor.
You cannot transfer audio data without connecting them.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable or the USB adaptor while the data is being transferred. If you
do, the data being transferred may be destroyed.
• The number of transfers for a track may be limited for reasons of copyright.
You can select the searching MODE by pressing MODE repeatedly in step . The
list displays in each MODE are changed as follows. Select a track you want to listen
to by the same procedure as an Artist MODE.
Press MODE.
The list of artists appears. To start playback from the
first track of the first album of the artist listed on the
top, press  here.
Press / to select the artist you want to
listen to.
To select an album or a track of the selected artist,
press . The list of albums or tracks appears, and
you can select the album or the track by pressing /.
List display (Press  or  to change.)
 Artist ( )
Album ( )*
Genre ( )
Group ( )**
Others (New Tracks or Bookmark)
Artist  Album  Track
Playing back
You can change the language to your own for the menu and the messages in the
Connect headphones to  (headphones)/LINE OUT jack.
Album  Track
Press  (play/stop) to start
To stop playback, press  again.
Press VOLUME +/– to
adjust the volume.
Genre  Artist  Track
Group  Track
(Group)  Track
* An album name (original album name) in the CD information of SonicStage is displayed.
**An album in SonicStage is recognized as a group.
Press .
Playback starts from the first track (or an album, a
track) of selected artist.
To search tracks
Use  and  on the player.
Example: Displays and operations in Artist MODE
List of albums
List of artists
MODE appears.
List of tracks
for the artist selected
for the audio data transferred
Selected artist
Press .
for the album selected
Selected album
Press .
Operation on the player
Find the beginning of the current track
Press  once.
Find the beginning of previous tracks
Press  repeatedly.
Find the beginning of the next track
Press  once.
Find the beginning of succeeding tracks
Press  repeatedly.
Go forward/backwards quickly
Press and hold /.
Press .
Press .
Press .
Press .
Press .
Playing back
Press /.
Using the player more
You can enjoy various play modes and setup items on the
player. See the PDF of the Operating Instructions for details
on functions and troubleshooting.
The PDF installed together with SonicStage from the
supplied CD-ROM.
To use the Operating Instructions, click “Start” –
“SonicStage” – “Operating Instructions” (or double-click
“NW-HD3 Manual” on the desk top).
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