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NWZ-W273S/W274S
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Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about
your “WALKMAN.”
Settings
Troubleshooting
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Customer Registration Web Site
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Customer registration Web site
Settings
Troubleshooting
Before Use
Important Information
Before first use
Specifications
How to use this Help Guide
Contents list
Using your Walkman while swimming
Operation Flow of “WALKMAN”
Operation flow to transfer music
Power/Charging
Turning your “WALKMAN” on and off
Charging the battery
Extending the battery life
Parts and Controls
Parts and controls
About the status of the OPR lamp
How to install the earbuds
How to place your “WALKMAN” on your ears
About the Software
About the software
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Transferring Content
Transferring Content
Media Go (Windows Only)
Music
Settings
Installing Media Go
Troubleshooting
Importing music from CDs using Media Go
Important Information
Transferring music using Media Go
Content Transfer (Mac Only)
Specifications
Contents list
Installing Content Transfer
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Drag-and-Drop
Transferring music using Windows Explorer/Finder on Mac
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Playing Music
Music
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Playing music
Troubleshooting
Skipping to the previous/next song
Important Information
Skipping to the previous/next folder
Shuffle playback
Specifications
Playing songs in a playlist
Contents list
ZAPPIN playback
Adjusting the volume
Deleting Songs
Deleting songs
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Common Settings
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Limiting the volume (AVLS (Volume Limit))
Settings
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Important Information
Music Settings
Setting the play mode
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Music
Settings
What can I do to solve a problem?
Troubleshooting
Customer support Web site
Important Information
List of symptoms and possible causes
Operation
Specifications
Contents list
Power
Connection to a computer
Fitting
Water resistance performance
ZAPPIN
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Important Information
Precautions
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Settings
Important product information
Troubleshooting
Warning
Important Information
Caution
Notice for users
Specifications
Notes on safe listening
Contents list
Notes on the software
Cleaning
Notes on cleaning
Updating the Firmware of your “WALKMAN”
Updating the firmware of your “WALKMAN”
Formatting your “WALKMAN”
Formatting your “WALKMAN”
Deleting the Supplied Software
Deleting the supplied software
License and Trademark Notice
License and trademark notice
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Getting Started
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Customer Registration Web Site
Customer registration Web site
Before Use
Before first use
Contents list
How to use this Help Guide
Using your Walkman while swimming
Operation Flow of “WALKMAN”
Operation flow to transfer music
Power/Charging
Turning your “WALKMAN” on and off
Charging the battery
Extending the battery life
Parts and Controls
Parts and controls
About the status of the OPR lamp
How to install the earbuds
How to place your “WALKMAN” on your ears
About the Software
About the software
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Transferring Content
Media Go (Windows Only)
Installing Media Go
Importing music from CDs using Media Go
Transferring music using Media Go
Content Transfer (Mac Only)
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Installing Content Transfer
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Drag-and-Drop
Transferring music using Windows Explorer/Finder on Mac
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Music
Playing Music
Playing music
Skipping to the previous/next song
Skipping to the previous/next folder
Shuffle playback
Playing songs in a playlist
ZAPPIN playback
Adjusting the volume
Deleting Songs
Deleting songs
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Settings
Common Settings
Limiting the volume (AVLS (Volume Limit))
Music Settings
Setting the play mode
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Dealing with Troubles
What can I do to solve a problem?
Customer support Web site
List of symptoms and possible causes
Operation
Power
Connection to a computer
Fitting
Water resistance performance
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ZAPPIN
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Important Information
Precautions
Important product information
Warning
Caution
Notice for users
Notes on safe listening
Notes on the software
Cleaning
Notes on cleaning
Updating the Firmware of your “WALKMAN”
Updating the firmware of your “WALKMAN”
Formatting your “WALKMAN”
Formatting your “WALKMAN”
Deleting the Supplied Software
Deleting the supplied software
License and Trademark Notice
License and trademark notice
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Specifications
Specifications
Contents
System requirements
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Customer registration Web site
Sony recommends that you register your Walkman so we can provide better
customer support. Visit one of the following Web sites if you wish to register
your Walkman.
Important Information
For customers in the USA:
http://www.sony.com/walkmanreg/
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For customers in Canada:
English
http://www.Sony.ca/Registration
French
http://www.Sony.ca/Enregistrement
For customers in Latin America:
http://www.sony-latin.com/registration
For customers in Europe:
http://walkman.sony-europe.com/usb-registration
For customers in Asia/Oceania/Africa:
English/Korean/Traditional Chinese
http://www.sony-asia.com/dmpwalkman/register/
Simplified Chinese
https://www.sonystyle.com.cn/b2c_sony/b2c/productRegister.do
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Before first use
Music
Thank you for purchasing this Walkman.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
This Help Guide explains how to transfer music to your Walkman and how to
use its various functions. Browse this Help Guide for necessary information.
Before you start using your Walkman, be sure to read the section “Important
Information” that contains important information on the use of the Walkman.
To read that section, click “Important Information” in the side bar on the left of
the browser window.
The printed manuals supplied with your Walkman, such as “Quick Start
Guide,” also contain important information for you.
For information about customer support web sites, see [Details].
About model names mentioned in this Help Guide
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased your
Walkman, some models may not be available.
About the operating system
For details about the operating system, see [Details].
About battery charging
The battery might not be charged at time of purchase. See [Details] for how to
charge the battery.
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How to use this Help Guide
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
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Selecting a topic to display
Searching this Help Guide
Returning to a previous page
Printing out a page
This Help Guide explains how to use each function of your Walkman, how to
change settings, and how to troubleshoot problems.
Selecting a topic to display
Internet Explorer 7 is used for illustration purposes.
1. Click a title ( ) in the side bar on the left side of the browser window.
The title’s topic list appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title (
) in the list.
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Searching this Help Guide
You can search by keyword in the context of a desired topic. Enter the
keyword in the window( ), and click the search button ( ).
Returning to a previous page
Use the back button of your web browser ( ) or breadcrumb trail navigation
( ) to return to a page you have previously viewed.
Printing out a page
Click the print button (
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Using your Walkman while swimming
Notes while swimming
Preparations before swimming
Improving the fit
If the sound becomes muffled during swimming
Taking your Walkman off
Maintenance
Liquids that the water resistant performance specifications apply to
Notes on charging the battery
Notes on using your Walkman
Water resistant performance of this Walkman
How the sound may be muffled while you are swimming
About the differences between the two types of earbuds
To use your Walkman while swimming, note the following and fit your
Walkman into your ears correctly:
Choose the size of earbuds that feel quite snug.
Fit your Walkman into your ears firmly.
Notes while swimming
Do not use your Walkman in places where an inability to hear surrounding
sound would be dangerous.
When you use your Walkman in public or private swimming facilities,
follow the rules of that facility.
Do not use your Walkman while swimming in a river or in the ocean.
Preparations before swimming
1. Select the appropriate earbuds.
The standard-type earbuds ( : black/transparent) are attached when
you purchase your Walkman.
For replacement, in addition to different sizes of standard-type earbuds
(*1), the same sizes of Swimming earbuds ( : smoke gray) (*1) are
also supplied.
(*1) For characteristics of each type of earbuds, see “About the
differences between the two types of earbuds.”
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Hole
Thin film
Hint
: The standard-type earbud has an open hole.
: Swimming earbud has a hole covered with a thin film to make it
difficult for water to get in.
2. Choose the best fitting earbuds (Applicable to
and
).
There are 8 different earbuds (standard-type earbuds S/M/L/LL and
swimming earbuds S/M/L/LL) including the ones initially attached to
your Walkman, supplied inside the box.
For swimming, choose a size slightly tighter than your usual size.
Your ears may require different sized earbuds as not all ears are the
same. For example: left side medium size – right side large size.
3. Attach earbuds to your Walkman (Applicable to
and
).
Install the earbuds onto the headphones so that the tip of the inner part
( ) of the earbuds fits into the
position on the projection of the
headphones.
Make sure that the earbuds fit straight on, not at an angle, to prevent
the earbuds from detaching and remaining in your ears.
4. Fit your Walkman into your ears firmly (Applicable to
and
).
Follow the procedures below and fit your Walkman into your ears firmly:
Place your Walkman so that the earbuds fit in your right and left ears
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snugly.
Turn the headphones part of your Walkman clockwise-counterclockwise
to find the best position.
Note
Fit your Walkman into your ears before swimming while the earbuds and
your ears are still dry.
Make sure to fit your Walkman into your ears firmly so that water does
not get into your ears through a gap between your ears and the
headphones.
Improving the fit
Stabilizing your Walkman with the supplied
and )
adjustment band (Applicable to
You can place your Walkman more firmly into your ears by using the supplied
adjustment band.
Stabilizing your Walkman with swimming goggles
and )
(Applicable to
By stabilizing the arrow-pointed part on your Walkman with the band of your
swimming goggles, you can prevent your Walkman from detaching because
of water pressure.
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If the sound becomes muffled during swimming
Water inside your ears or headphones may cause the sound to be muffled.
Removing the water from your ears (Applicable to
and )
Remove the water from your ears.
Removing the water from earbuds (Applicable to
)
Remove the water from your earbuds.
When you are using standard-type earbuds, remove the water as follows:
Hold the headphones with their openings facing down and pat the hand
holding the headphones against your wrist 5 to 10 times to remove the
water as shown.
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If you still cannot remove the water from earbuds
(Applicable to
and )
If this does not remove the water, remove the earbuds from the
headphones and pat the headphones lightly an additional 5 to 10 times on
a dry cloth.
Taking your Walkman off
Gently move your Walkman up and down to take it off your ears. (Applicable
to
and
)
Note
Removing the Walkman suddenly when the earbuds are fitted firmly in
your ears may cause damage to your ears or eardrums, or the earbuds
may remain in your ears.
Maintenance
Clean the earbuds and your Walkman after every use as follows. (Applicable
to
and
)
Note
The build up of foreign substances such as earwax etc. in the headphone
sections may cause deteriorated sound quality or sound loss. If there is a
build up of any foreign substances on the terminals, your Walkman may
not be charged or may not be recognized by your computer.
1. Wash the earbuds.
Remove the earbuds.
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Wash the earbuds by hand using a mild detergent solution.
After washing the earbuds, dry them well.
2. Wash your Walkman.
Do not rub foreign substances on the mesh sheet. Doing so
may push them into the headphones.
mesh sheet
Rinse the terminals and headphone sections of your Walkman with
gentle running tap water.
terminals
headphone sections
If the terminals are not clean, wet a soft brush such as toothbrush with
water and clean the terminals.
Wipe the moisture off the terminals and surface of your Walkman using
a soft dry cloth.
Pat the headphones softly against a dry cloth. Repeat patting about 20
times.
Then place a dry cloth under the headphones and leave at room
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temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
Liquids that the water resistant performance
specifications apply to
Applicable fresh water, tap water, perspiration, pool water
liquids other than those above (examples: soapy water,
Not
detergent water, water with bath agents, shampoo, hot spring
applicable
water, salt water, etc.)
The water resistant performance of your Walkman is based on our
measurements under the conditions described above. Note that malfunctions
as a result of water immersion caused by misuse by the customer are not
covered by the warranty.
Notes on charging the battery
The USB cradle supplied with your Walkman is not water resistant.
Before charging the battery, make sure your Walkman is not wet.
If there is moisture on the Walkman, wipe it off completely, and leave the
Walkman at room temperature to dry until no moisture remains on the
Walkman before you start charging.
Never use the USB cradle (supplied) with wet hands or when your Walkman
is wet. Doing so may cause an electric shock, smoke emission, or a fire, etc.
Notes on using your Walkman
The earbuds seal your ears. Therefore, be aware that there is a risk of
damage to your ears or eardrums if strong pressure is applied to the
earbuds, or the earbuds are removed suddenly from your ears. Due to this
risk, do not do vigorous exercise, dive into a swimming pool, etc., while
wearing your Walkman.
Do not pour hot water directly on your Walkman and do not blow hot air
from a hair dryer, etc., directly on the Walkman. Never use the Walkman in
high temperature locations such as in saunas or near a stove.
Water resistant performance of this Walkman
The water resistant specifications (*1) of this Walkman are equivalent to
IEC60529 “Degrees of protection against ingress of water (IP Code)” IPX5/8
(*2), which specifies the degree of protection provided against the entry of
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water.
If you use your Walkman in a swimming pool, do not exceed a depth of 2 m
(6.5 feet) while wearing it. Before use, be sure to read and understand the
water resistant specifications completely.
(*1) The headphone sections are not water-tight.
(*2) IPX5 (Degrees of protection against jets of water): Your Walkman , with
standard-type earbuds attached, will maintain its operability even when
exposed to direct streams of water from any direction in a situation where
approximately 12.5 l/min. of water is supplied for more than 3 minutes
from a distance of about 3 m using a nozzle with an inner diameter of
6.3 mm. However, this does not apply to the headphone sections.
IPX8 (Degrees of protection against continual water submersion): Your
Walkman, with standard-type earbuds attached, will maintain its
operability even when submersed in water to a depth of 2 m for 30
minutes.
How the sound may be muffled while you are
swimming
1. If the water gets into a gap between your ears and the headphones (
and covers the eardrum ( ), sound may become muffled.
)
You can prevent water penetration by using the most appropriate size
of earbuds that fits your ears firmly.
2. If water accumulates in the drivers of the headphones ( ), the sound
may become muffled.
You can prevent water penetration by using the Swimming earbuds
supplied with your Walkman.
About the differences between the two types of
earbuds
Standard-type earbuds (Applicable to
)
You can use them in a wide variety of situations, even swimming.
Swimming earbuds (Applicable to
)
Employing a structure that prevents water penetration inside the
headphones, Swimming earbuds allow you to enjoy music more
comfortably during swimming.
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Note
The sound volume is lower with Swimming earbuds than with standardtype earbuds. Increase the volume as needed.
When you replace Swimming earbuds with the standard-type earbuds,
the sound becomes louder. Adjust the volume so as not to hurt your
eardrums.
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Operation flow to transfer music
Transferring music using Media Go (Windows only)
Transferring music using Windows Media Player (Windows only)
Transferring music using Content Transfer (Mac only)
Transferring music by drag-and-drop
You can use your Walkman to enjoy music stored on your computer. Transfer
music to the Walkman in the following ways.
Transferring music using Media Go (Windows only)
You can use Media Go to import music from your CDs, etc., for transfer to
your Walkman. If you have already managed music with iTunes, etc., you
can use Media Go to transfer music to the Walkman by drag-and-drop.
For details on how to use Media Go, see the following topics.
Media Go (Windows only) [Details]
Importing music from CDs using Media Go [Details]
Transferring music using Media Go [Details]
Playing songs in a playlist [Details]
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
(Windows only)
You can import music from your CDs, etc., to your computer, and transfer
them to your Walkman using Windows Media Player.
For how to use Windows Media Player, see the following topics.
Windows Media Player (Windows only) [Details]
Playing songs in a playlist [Details]
Transferring music using Content Transfer (Mac
only)
You can use Content Transfer to transfer music from your Mac computer. If
you have already managed music with iTunes, you can transfer music or
playlist to the Walkman by Content Transfer.
Content Transfer (Mac only) [Details]
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Transferring music using Content Transfer [Details]
Playing songs in a playlist [Details]
Transferring music by drag-and-drop
You can directly transfer music stored on your computer by drag-and-drop.
For information on how to transfer music by drag-and-drop, see [Details].
Hint
For detailed information on how to import music, refer to the Help of the
individual software.
For details about supported file formats, see [Details].
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Turning your “WALKMAN” on and off
Turning on your “WALKMAN”
Turning off your “WALKMAN”
Important Information
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(Power) button
OPR lamp
Power lock switch
Turning on your “WALKMAN”
Press and hold the
(Power) button ( ) for about 3 seconds. If you
cannot press the
(Power) button, slide the Power lock switch.
Your Walkman turns on and a startup sound will be heard.
The OPR lamp ( ) blinks once every 5 seconds while your Walkman is
turned on.
Turning off your “WALKMAN”
Press and hold the
(Power) button ( ) for about 3 seconds.
Your Walkman turns off and a shutdown sound will be heard.
The OPR lamp ( ) turns off.
Slide the Power lock switch ( ) to lock the
(Power) button.
Hint
When paused, if there is no operation for about 30 minutes, your
Walkman automatically turns off.
Note
If you do not slide the Power lock switch to lock after you turn off your
Walkman, it may start playing back due to an accidental operation.
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You cannot operate your Walkman when it is connected to a computer.
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Charging the battery
Music
Settings
Troubleshooting
Checking the battery charging status
Checking the remaining battery power
Notes on charging the battery
Important Information
The battery of your Walkman is recharged while the Walkman is connected to
an operating computer using the USB cradle (supplied).
Specifications
Contents list
Terminals
OPR lamp [Details]
Terminals
OPR lamp window
1. Dry the terminals of your Walkman (
) using a soft dry cloth if needed.
2. Attach your Walkman to the USB cradle.
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Make sure that the terminals of your Walkman (
) are in contact with each other.
) and the USB cradle (
3. Connect the USB plug of the USB cradle to an operating computer.
Charging starts. Make sure that the OPR lamp window ( ) on the USB
cradle lights up in red.
Charging time is approx. 1.5 hours.
When your Walkman has been fully charged, disconnect it from the computer.
For a Mac computer, click the eject icon of [WALKMAN] on the sidebar of
Finder to disconnect your Walkman.
Checking the battery charging status
While the battery is charging, the OPR lamp indicates the charging status of
your Walkman. You can see the status of the OPR lamp through the OPR
lamp window ( ) on the USB cradle (supplied).
Lights up in red: Being charged
Turns off: Charged fully or not being charged. Your Walkman may consume
battery power in this state. (*1)
(*1) The Walkman will not charge if the computer enters a power saving mode
such as Sleep or Hibernate, and will discharge in this case.
Hint
The procedure to cancel Sleep mode or Hibernation mode may vary
depending on the computer. Please contact the manufacturer of your
computer for details.
Checking the remaining battery power
Remaining battery power is indicated by the OPR lamp. When the OPR lamp
color changes to red, recharge the battery.
(*1) Blinks at about 5-second intervals during playback and pause.
(*2) Blinks quickly with a long beep.
When the battery is depleted, the OPR lamp blinks red quickly and a long
beep is heard. After that, you cannot operate your Walkman. See [Details] on
battery duration.
Hint
When you turn off your Walkman, the OPR lamp turns off slowly by
indicating the charging status.
Notes on charging the battery
The USB cradle (supplied) is not water resistant. Before charging the
battery, make sure your Walkman is not wet. [Details]
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 ºC (41 ºF) to
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35 ºC (95 ºF). If you try to charge the battery in an ambient temperature
outside this range, it will not properly charge. In such a case, the OPR
lamp blinks red.
The number of times the battery can be recharged before it is used up is
approximately 500 times. This number may vary depending on the
conditions under which you use your Walkman.
The control buttons on your Walkman become inoperatable while
connected to a computer.
To prevent battery deterioration, charge the battery at an interval of at least
every six months to a year.
The Walkman will not charge if the computer enters a power saving mode
such as Sleep or Hibernate, and will discharge in this case.
Do not leave your Walkman connected for extended periods of time to a
laptop computer that is not connected to AC power. Leaving the Walkman
connected may discharge the computer’s battery.
Disconnect your Walkman from the computer before you turn on, restart,
wake up from the sleep mode, or shut down the computer.
Heat may build up in your Walkman while charging. This is not a
malfunction.
When you use your Walkman for the first time, or if you have not used the
Walkman for a long time, recharge it fully (until the OPR lamp turns off).
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, even if charging has already started (the OPR lamp lights up
in red). Check that the computer recognizes the Walkman after you have
connected it to the computer for about 5 minutes.
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Getting Started
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Extending the battery life
Music
Turning off your “WALKMAN” manually
Turning the volume down
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
By managing the power supply properly, you can save battery power for
longer usage time between charges.
Specifications
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Turning off your “WALKMAN” manually
Even while paused, your Walkman consumes battery power. To prevent the
battery power from being depleted, turn off the Walkman manually.
Turning the volume down
You can save battery power by turning down the volume on your Walkman.
Related Topics
Charging Time
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Important Information
Specifications
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Tactile dot
There is a tactile dot on the left part of your Walkman. Use it to
distinguish left from right when you operate it.
Neckband
Earbud [Details]
Headphone section
P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF (Shuffle) button
Press to start shuffle playback. [Details]
Press and hold for longer than 1 second to play a playlist. [Details]
VOL + (*1)/– button [Details]
Press to adjust the volume.
(*1) There is a tactile dot. Use it to help with button operations.
Terminals
OPR (Operation) lamp [Details]
Power lock switch
When you slide the Power lock switch to lock, the
disabled.
(Power) button is
(Power) button [Details]
Previous button [Details]
Press to skip to the previous song.
Press and hold for longer than 1 second to skip to the beginning of the
previous folder.
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Next button [Details]
Press to skip to the next song.
Press and hold for longer than 1 second to skip to the beginning of the
next folder.
RESET button [Details]
Press the RESET button with a pen or a paper clip, etc., to reset your
Walkman.
button (*1)
Press to start/pause playback. [Details]
Press and hold for longer than 1 second to start ZAPPIN playback.
[Details]
(*1) There is a tactile dot. Use it to help with button operations.
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OPR lamp
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About the status of the OPR lamp
The OPR lamp indicates the following conditions in addition to charging
status and remaining battery power.
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OPR lamp
When you turn on your “WALKMAN”
Condition
indicated
Status of OPR lamp
Sound
Starting up and
initializing.
Lights up and then
blinks
Repeated startup
sound
An error has
occurred.
Lights up
Error sound
When you turn off your “WALKMAN”
Condition indicated
Current remaining battery
power. (*1)
Status of OPR lamp
or
or
Sound
Lights up and then turns Shutdown
off slowly
sound
(*1) When you turn off your Walkman, the OPR lamp turns off slowly by
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indicating the charging status.
During playback or pause
Condition indicated
Current remaining battery
power.
Status of OPR lamp Sound
or
or
Blinks at about 5—
second intervals
Error-beep and
message “NO
DATA”
There is no file that can be
played on your Walkman.
You are trying to play an
unsupported format or DRM
file.
Blinks repetitively
You are trying to play an
expired file.
The battery power is nearly
depleted.
Double short beep
Message
“EXPIRED”
Blinks three
times repetitively
Long double beep
While connected to a computer
Status of
OPR lamp
Condition indicated
Sound
Battery is being charged.
Lights up
—
Battery has been fully charged.
Turns off
—
Accessing to your Walkman via the USB cradle
(supplied), such as when data is being
transferred.
Blinks
quickly
—
You are trying to charge the battery in an ambient
temperature out of the range of 5 ºC (41 ºF) to 35
ºC (95 ºF).
Blinks
twice
—
repetitively
AVLS setting
Condition indicated
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Status of OPR lamp
Sound
You have entered AVLS setting
mode.
Lights up
—
AVLS is set to on.
Blinks twice
repetitively
—
AVLS is set to off.
Blinks twice
repetitively
—
Formatting setting
Condition indicated
Status of OPR
lamp
Sound
You have entered formatting setting mode.
Blinks
—
Waiting for setting whether formatting is
executed or not.
Lights up
—
Waiting for execution of formatting.
Lights up
—
Formatting is being executed.
Blinks quickly —
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Settings
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Important Information
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To enjoy better sound quality, change the size of the earbuds or adjust the
earbuds position to fit
in your ears comfortably and snugly.
Note
Choose the size of earbud which fits comfortably into your left and right
ears separately. If you find that the earbuds fall out of your ears easily,
try another size that fits into your ears better.
1. Install the earbuds onto the headphones so that the tip of the inner part (
) of the earbuds fits into the
position on the projection of the
headphones.
2. Make sure that the earbuds fit straight on, not at an angle, to prevent the
earbuds from detaching and remaining in your ears.
Optional replacement earbuds can be ordered from your nearest Sony dealer.
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How to place your “WALKMAN” on your ears
Settings
1. Check the left (
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) and right (
) parts of your Walkman.
Note
Choose the size of earbud which fits into your left/right ear each. If you
find that the earbuds easily come off, try another size that fits into your
ears.
2. Slide the Power lock switch to unlock the
3. Press and hold the
Walkman.
(Power) button.
(Power) button for about 3 seconds to turn on your
4. Hang the neckband over the top of your ears and behind your head.
5. Place the headphone sections into your ears.
6. Adjust your Walkman so it feels comfortable.
To prevent your Walkman from accidently coming
off your ears
Attach the supplied Adjustment band to the neckband part before placing
your Walkman on your ears.
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Note
After wearing your Walkman with the adjustment band attached, adjust
the position of the adjustment band to a position where it feels
comfortable.
Hint
If your Walkman comes off your ears while you are swimming, try
keeping it in place by putting the band of your goggles over the neckband
that passes over your ears.
Taking your Walkman off
Gently move your Walkman up and down to take it off your ears.
Note
Removing the Walkman suddenly when the earbuds are fitted firmly in
your ears may cause damage to your ears or eardrums, or the earbuds
may remain in your ears.
If your Walkman does not feel comfortable, replace the earbuds. For
details about how to install the earbuds, see [Details].
Do not use strong force to deform or bend the neckband. If you bend the
neckband at the same part repeatedly, it may break. If it breaks, a wirelike metal may project from the covering and you could injure yourself. If
the neckband breaks, stop using your Walkman.
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About the software
Music
Supplied software
Compatible software
Settings
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Important Information
You can use the software shown below to manage music on your computer
or transfer music to your Walkman.
Specifications
Contents list
Supplied software
Media Go (Windows only)
Media Go is software that allows you to copy (import) music from your CDs to
your computer and to manage the stored content on your computer.
You can transfer content stored on your computer to your Walkman using
Media Go. If you have already managed music with iTunes, etc., you can use
Media Go to transfer content to the Walkman. You can also use the Windows
Explorer to drag-and-drop content to Media Go.
Walkman Guide (Windows only)
The Help Guide (this manual) and a useful list of links are available to you.
Content Transfer (Mac only)
You can transfer content stored on your computer to your Walkman using
Content Transfer.
Content Transfer is software for your Mac computer that allows you to
transfer content such as music, photos or videos managed with iTunes or the
Finder to your Walkman easily. You can transfer files, folders, and playlists to
the appropriate folder of the Walkman simply by dragging and dropping.
Compatible software
iTunes (Mac only)
You can directly transfer music by drag-and-drop using iTunes on your
computer.
Windows Media Player (Windows only)
Windows Media Player can import audio data from CDs and transfer data to
your Walkman.
Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA)
For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software, or visit the following
web site.
http://support.microsoft.com/
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Related Topics
Importing music from CDs using Media Go
Transferring music using Media Go
Transferring music using Content Transfer
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Installing Media Go
Settings
Install Media Go to your Windows computer.
Troubleshooting
1. Connect your Walkman to your Windows computer using the USB cradle
(supplied).
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2. Open the “WALKMAN” folder by following one of the procedures below
depending on the operating system of your computer.
Windows 7 or earlier:
Select “start” – “Computer” or “My Computer,” and select the folder
under “WALKMAN.”
Windows 8:
Select “Desktop” from the “Start screen” to open “File Explorer.” In the
“Computer” list, select the “WALKMAN” folder.
3. Double-click “FOR_WINDOWS.”
4. Double-click “Setup” (or “Setup.exe”) in the folder. The setup file is
extracted.
Depending on the version of Windows, a “User Account Control” screen
may appear. In this case, click “Yes.”
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Media Go.
When you click “Finish” after installation, Media Go automatically starts.
Hint
During installation, you may be prompted to install additional software
components that are necessary to run Media Go. If prompted, follow the
on-screen instructions to download and install the components.
When your Windows computer is connected to the internet, the latest
version of Media Go is automatically searched and downloaded. If a
message to install the latest version of Media Go appears, click the
message and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
“WALKMAN Guide,” which includes a list of useful links, is also installed.
Note
Depending on the environment, restarting your computer may be
required. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Importing music from CDs using Media Go
You can use Media Go to copy (rip) music from your CDs. Follow these
instructions to rip songs from a CD to your computer.
Important Information
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Hint
For details about how to use Media Go, refer to the help of Media Go.
1. Start up Media Go, and then insert an audio CD.
Media Go detects the CD and displays a window for CD information.
When Media Go obtains the CD information (CD title, song name, artist
name, etc.), it is displayed in the window.
2. Click
.
Wait until all songs have been imported.
Hint
Recommended file formats for ripping CDs are AAC (.mp4) and MP3
(.mp3). You can transfer music more effectively to your Walkman using
those formats.
Media Go obtains the CD information from a database on the Internet.
However, depending on the CD, information may not be available in the
database. If a CD’s information is missing, you can add it after importing.
For information about adding and editing CD information, refer to the help
of Media Go.
Note
Imported songs are for private use only. Use of the songs beyond this
limitation requires permission of the copyright holders.
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About the software
Transferring music using Media Go
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer/Finder on Mac
Playing music
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Transferring music using Media Go
You can use Media Go to transfer music from your computer to your
Walkman.
Note
Media Go does not support content that uses digital rights management
technology (“WM-DRM”) for Windows Media.
Music with copyright protection cannot be transferred.
Transferring music managed with Media Go
1. Connect your Walkman and your computer using the USB cradle
(supplied), and then start Media Go.
2. Select the desired music ( ), and drag-and-drop it to your Walkman (
).
Media Go recognizes the type of data by filename extension, and sends it
to the appropriate folder of your Walkman.
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1. Connect your Walkman and your computer using the USB cradle, and
then start up Media Go.
2. Start up iTunes.
3. Select the desired music from iTunes ( ), and drag-and-drop it to your
Walkman ( ).
Media Go recognizes the type of data by filename extension, and sends it
to the appropriate folder of the Walkman.
Note
Do not disconnect the USB cradle while the OPR lamp is blinking.
Otherwise, the data being transferred or the data stored in your Walkman
may be damaged.
The control buttons on your Walkman become inoperatable while
connected to a computer.
Related Topics
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Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer/Finder on Mac
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Content Transfer
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Installing Content Transfer
Settings
Install Content Transfer to your Mac computer.
Troubleshooting
1. Connect your Walkman to your Mac computer using the USB cradle
(supplied).
Important Information
2. Select “WALKMAN” in the sidebar of the Finder.
Specifications
3. Double-click the “FOR_MAC” folder.
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4. Double-click “ContentTransfer.pkg.”
The installer starts.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Content Transfer.
is displayed in the Dock when the installation is completed. Click
start Content Transfer.
to
Hint
Each software stored in the “FOR_MAC” and “FOR_WINDOWS” folders
in the memory of your Walkman can be deleted after installation to
increase the free space in the Walkman. Before you delete them, copy
the data in the “FOR_MAC” folder to your computer as a backup if
necessary.
Related Topics
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Transferring music using Content Transfer
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Transferring music using Content Transfer
Settings
Use Content Transfer to transfer music such as music on your Mac computer.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
Music with copyright protection cannot be transferred.
1. Connect your Walkman to your Mac computer using the USB cradle
(supplied), and then start Content Transfer.
2. Display the desired music or playlists on iTunes or the Finder.
3. Drag-and-drop the music or playlists you want to transfer to Content
Transfer.
The music or playlists are transferred to your Walkman.
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Transferring music using Windows
Explorer/Finder on Mac
You can directly transfer music by drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer or
Finder on Mac.
1. Connect your Walkman and your computer using the USB cradle
(supplied).
2. Open the [Music] folder by following one of the procedures below,
depending on the type of computer you use.
Windows 7 or earlier:
Select [start] – [Computer] or [My Computer] – [WALKMAN] – [Storage
Media] – [Music].
Windows 8:
Select [Desktop] from [Start screen] to open [File Explorer]. In the
[Computer] list, select [WALKMAN] – [Storage Media] – [Music].
Mac:
Select [WALKMAN] in the sidebar of Finder, then open [Music].
Data hierarchy may differ depending on your computer environment.
3. Drag-and-drop songs or folders into the Music folder or one of their
subfolders.
About the data hierarchy
Drag-and-drop songs or folders into the correct folder as shown in the
following illustrations.Your Walkman can play back songs on the 1st to 8th
level of each folder.
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Note
Do not disconnect the USB cradle while the OPR lamp is blinking.
Otherwise, the data being transferred or the data stored in your Walkman
may be damaged.
The control buttons on your Walkman become inoperatable while
connected to a computer.
Do not change folder name or delete the Music folder.
Some songs may not be played back on your Walkman due to copyright
protection.
Related Topics
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Transferring music using Content Transfer
Playing music
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Playing music
Music
About volume operation (Only for countries/areas complying with European
Directives)
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
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1. Turn on your Walkman. [Details]
2. Press the
button.
To pause music, press the
button again.
3. To stop playback completely, turn off your Walkman manually.
Slide the Power lock switch to lock the
(Power) button.
Note
When paused, if there is no operation for 30 minutes, your Walkman
automatically turns off .
When paused, your Walkman consumes battery power.
Hint
Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second while playing
back music, and ZAPPIN playback starts. [Details]
To specify the playback order of songs, edit the playlist using the Playlist
function of Media Go, Windows Media Player or iTunes, and then transfer
it to your Walkman. Use Content Transfer to transfer playlists from iTunes
to your Walkman.
When playback of the last song is finished, your Walkman automatically
restarts playback from the first song and continues in sequential order.
About volume operation (Only for countries/areas
complying with European Directives)
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 (*1) for
the first time. You can cancel the alarm and warning by pressing any button.
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You can turn up the volume beyond the specific level (*1) after canceling
the alarm and warning.
After the initial warning, the alarm and warning repeat for every 20
cumulative hours that the volume is set beyond the specific level (*1);
when this happens, the volume is changed to level [7] automatically.
If the volume is set beyond the specific level (*1) and you turn off the
Walkman, the volume returns to the specific level (*1) automatically.
(*1) Specific level = [18]
Related Topics
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Transferring music using Media Go
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer/Finder on Mac
Skipping to the previous/next song
Skipping to the previous/next folder
Playing songs in a playlist
Shuffle playback
ZAPPIN playback
Adjusting the volume
Deleting songs
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Skipping to the previous/next song
Music
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Previous
Next
1. Press the button to skip to the previous/next song.
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Music
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Previous
Next
1. Press and hold the button for longer than 1 second to skip to the
beginning of the previous/next folder.
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1. Press the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF (Shuffle) button during playback to play
songs in random order.
To return to normal playback, press the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF (Shuffle)
button again.
Note
During shuffle playback, you cannot skip to the previous or next folder.
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Music
Settings
Troubleshooting
You can transfer and play back playlists created by using an application like
Media Go, Windows Media Player or iTunes. For information on how to
create a playlist, refer to the Help of your application.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
1. Press and hold the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF (Shuffle) button for longer than
1 second during playback to play songs in a playlist.
Press and hold the
/
button for longer than 1 second during
playback to skip to the beginning of the previous/next playlist.
To return to playback of all the songs transferred to your Walkman, press
and hold the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF (Shuffle) button for longer than 1
second during playback of songs in a playlist.
Note
When you play songs in a playlist, only the songs registered in that
playlist are played back repeatedly.
About the playlist format
Playlists are formatted as below:
OS
Windows
Mac
Application
Playlist format
Windows Media Player
.pla
Media Go (Ver. 2.5 or higher) .m3u
iTunes (*1)
.m3u
(*1) If you create a playlist using iTunes and transfer it to your Walkman
using Content Transfer, you can use the playlist on your Walkman.
Note
If two playlist formats are on your Walkman, the playlists are played back
in alphabetical order, starting with “.pla” format, then followed by “.m3u”
format.
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ZAPPIN playback
Music
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
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What is ZAPPIN Playback?
Starting ZAPPIN playback
Skipping to the previous/next song, shuffle playback, or playlist playback
during ZAPPIN playback
Changing the playback time of song clips in ZAPPIN playback
Returning to normal playback
Pausing playback during ZAPPIN playback
What is ZAPPIN Playback?
ZAPPIN enables sequential playback of song clips for a preset duration.
Normal playback
Press and hold the
playback.
button for longer than 1 second during normal
ZAPPIN playback
The ZAPPIN playback can be set to either “Zappin short” for 4 seconds or
“Zappin long” for 15 seconds.
Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second to change to “short”
or “long.”
ZAPPIN Short
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ZAPPIN Long
Press the
button shortly during ZAPPIN playback.
Normal playback
Starting ZAPPIN playback
1. Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second during normal
playback.
The voice guidance “Zappin in” is heard and ZAPPIN playback starts.
(*1) Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second.
Note
If the most recognizable part of a song cannot be found, the song is
played back a point about 45 seconds from the beginning. If the length of
the song is less than 45 seconds, the song is played back from a point
somewhere before the end of the song.
To find the most recognizable part of a song, the song must first be
analyzed using 12 TONE ANALYSIS (SensMe). Transfer songs using
Media Go which will analyze songs by 12 TONE ANALYSIS (SensMe).
Skipping to the previous/next song, shuffle
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playback
During ZAPPIN playback, you can skip to the previous/next song, play shuffle
playback, or play a playlist.
The operating procedure is same as that for normal playback.
Changing the playback time of song clips in
ZAPPIN playback
The playback time for song clips can be set to either “Long” or “Short.”
ZAPPIN Short (4 seconds)
ZAPPIN Long (15 seconds)
1. Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second during ZAPPIN
playback.
The voice guidance “Zappin long” or “Zappin short” is heard and the
playback time of song clips changes.
(*1) Press and hold the
button for longer than 1 second.
Returning to normal playback
1. Press the
button.
The voice guidance “Zappin out” is heard and your Walkman returns to
normal playback.
(*1) Press the
button shortly.
Your Walkman restarts normal playback from the beginning of the song
being played when you pressed the
button.
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1. Press the
button.
The voice guidance “Zappin out” is heard and your Walkman returns to
normal playback.
2. Press the
button again.
Playback is paused.
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Adjusting the volume
Music
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Adjust the volume with the VOL+/- button. The volume can be adjusted in 31
steps: from 0 to 30. “10” is set by default.
If you turn off your Walkman with the volume set to “0,” the volume will be
automatically set to “1” when you start playback next time.
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Deleting songs
Music
Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
To delete songs from your Walkman, connect the Walkman to a computer
and use the software you used to transfer the songs, such as Media Go and
Content Transfer. If you used Windows Explorer or the Finder on a Mac to
transfer the songs, use Windows Explorer or the Finder on a Mac to delete
the songs.
Hint
Use Media Go or Content Transfer to delete the sample data, which is
preinstalled with some models.
Note
Do not delete or rename the “MUSIC” folder. Otherwise, they may not be
displayed or played on your Walkman.
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Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
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Limiting the volume (AVLS (Volume Limit))
You can set AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) to limit the maximum
volume to prevent auditory issues or distractions such as leaking noise at
high volume, oppressive feeling in the ear, and danger from blocking outside
sounds.
AVLS is set to off by default.
Note
The AVLS setting is available only while playback is paused.
1. Turn on your Walkman.
2. Press and hold the Next button ( ) for about 5 seconds while pressing
the VOL+ button ( ) until the OPR lamp lights in orange.
The OPR lamp turns off when you release the Next button and the VOL+
button. The OPR lamp blinks green twice and AVLS is set to on.
The volume is kept to a moderate level.
To return the AVLS setting to off, repeat steps 1 to 2. When AVLS is set to
off, the OPR lamp blinks red twice in step 2.
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Music
Your Walkman offers a variety of playback modes as follows.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Mode
Description
Normal
The songs in your Walkman are played back in the song list
order. [Details]
Shuffle
The songs in your Walkman are played back in random order.
[Details]
Playlist
The songs in your Walkman are played back in the playlist order.
[Details]
ZAPPIN
Short
The songs in your Walkman are sequentially played back in clips
of 4 seconds each. [Details]
ZAPPIN
Long
The songs in your Walkman are sequentially played back in clips
of 15 seconds each. [Details]
Important Information
Specifications
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Settings
Troubleshooting
What can I do to solve a problem?
If your Walkman does not function as expected, try the following steps to
resolve the issue.
Important Information
1. Find the symptoms of the issue in this manual, and try any corrective
actions listed.
Specifications
2. Connect your Walkman to your computer to charge the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery. [Details]
Contents list
3. Press the RESET button with a pen or a paper clip, etc.
When you reset your Walkman, please make sure of the following.
Your Walkman is not connected to your computer.
Your Walkman is not playing back music.
4. Check information on the issue in the Help of the individual software.
5. Look up information on the issue on one of the customer support web
sites. [Details]
6. If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Hint
No data will be deleted by resetting your Walkman.
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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.
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For customers in the USA:
http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
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For customers in Canada:
English
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
French
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Latin America:
http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
For customers in Europe:
http://support.sony-europe.com/dna/wm/
For customers in Asia/Oceania/Africa:
English
http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Korean
http://scs.sony.co.kr/walkman/
Simplified Chinese
http://service.sony.com.cn/KB/
Traditional Chinese
http://service.sony.com.tw/
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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Sound became muffled while swimming.
Because the headphone sections are not water-tight, sound quality of your
Walkman may deteriorate if water gets inside the headphones. If this
happens, remove the water and be sure they are completely dry before
you use the Walkman again. [Details]
Be sure to choose the best fitting earbuds before you use your Walkman
for swimming to prevent water from getting inside the headphones.
[Details]
There is no sound.
The volume level is set to zero.
Turn the volume up.
Your Walkman does not work. (It does not respond to
any button operations.)
The power is not on.
Press and hold the
(Power) button for about 3 seconds. [Details]
The remaining battery power is low or insufficient.
Charge the battery by connecting your Walkman to your computer.
[Details]
Your Walkman is connected to your computer via USB connection.
Disconnect the USB connection, then operate your Walkman.
There is insufficient volume.
[AVLS (Volume Limit)] is set to on.
Set [AVLS (Volume Limit)] to off. [Details]
Operation of skip folder does not work.
Your Walkman performs shuffle playback.
Return to normal playback by pressing the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF
(Shuffle) button. [Details]
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Playback is not in the order that you expected.
Your Walkman performs shuffle playback.
Return to normal playback by pressing the P.LIST (Playlist)/SHUF
(Shuffle) button. [Details]
You transferred the track by drag-and-drop.
When tracks are transferred from the computer using drag-and-drop, the
track order may be different from the album track order. Use Media Go
or iTunes to create a playlist and transfer it to your Walkman.
For details on playlists, refer to the Help of the application you are using.
During playback of a song, the next song is suddenly
started.
Your Walkman may be set to ZAPPIN playback mode.
Return to normal playback by pressing the
button shortly. [Details]
The OPR lamp blinks red, an error sound is heard, and
no data is played/your Walkman cannot be turned on.
[Details]
The remaining battery power is low or insufficient.
Recharge the battery, see [Details].
You are trying to play an unsupported format or DRM file.
Transfer files in a playable format, see [Details]. If you don’t need the
files that cannot be played, delete them from your Walkman.
Formatting your Walkman failed to complete, or you formatted the
Walkman on the computer.
Retry formatting your Walkman. [Details]
There is no song that can be played on your Walkman.
Transfer data to your Walkman.
There is not sufficient free space.
Delete any unnecessary data to increase free space.
For details on the maximum recordable number of files, see [Details].
The OPR lamp blinks red while playing back and the
voice guidance “EXPIRED” is heard. [Details]
The playback limitation period of the song has expired or the playback
limitation count has been reached based on subscription conditions, etc.
Visit the distributor’s web site from which you purchased the song, and
update it.
If you don’t need the song, delete it from your Walkman.
I want to backup the content saved on my
“WALKMAN.”
Connect to a computer and copy the files onto the computer.
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If you have already deleted content transferred to your Walkman from
Media Go, transfer the content again from the Walkman to Media Go.
The voice guidance “Check the volume level” is heard.
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 (*1) for the first time.
You can cancel the alarm and warning by pressing any button.
You can turn up the volume beyond the specific level (*1) after canceling
the alarm and warning.
After the initial warning, the alarm and warning repeat for every 20
cumulative hours that the volume is set beyond the specific level (*1);
when this happens, the volume is changed to level [7] automatically.
(*1) Specific level = [18]
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Battery life is short.
The operating temperature is below 5 °C (41 ºF).
Battery life becomes shorter as a result of the battery characteristics.
This is not a malfunction.
Battery charging time is not sufficient.
Charge the battery until the OPR lamp goes off. The OPR lamp lights up
during charging.
The volume level is high.
If you turn up the volume, battery life will become shorter, because this
increases the consumption of battery power.
You have not used your Walkman for a prolonged period.
The efficiency of the battery will improve by repeatedly charging and
discharging it.
When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging
the battery fully, the battery should be replaced.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The Walkman will not charge if the computer enters a power saving mode
such as Sleep or Hibernate, and will discharge in this case.
Disconnect the USB cradle after fully charging.
For a Mac computer, click the eject icon of [WALKMAN] in the sidebar of
Finder to disconnect it.
Prevent your computer from entering Sleep or Hibernation mode.
The power of your Walkman is not turned off after use.
After use, make sure to turn off the power and slide the Power lock
switch to lock the
(Power) button to prevent your Walkman from
being turned on accidentally.
Your Walkman cannot charge the battery.
The USB cradle (supplied) is not connected to a USB connector on your
computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cradle, and then reconnect it.
Use the USB cradle.
If the terminals are not clean, wet a soft brush such as toothbrush with
water and clean the terminals.
Remove your Walkman from the USB cradle and repeat attaching and
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removing it to/from the USB cradle for several times.
The battery is charged in an ambient temperature out of the range of 5 °C
(41 ºF) to 35 °C (95 ºF).
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of 5 °C (41 ºF) to 35 °C
(95 ºF). [Details]
Your computer is not on.
Turn on the computer.
Your computer has entered Sleep or Hibernation mode.
Cancel the computer’s Sleep or Hibernation mode.
If the symptom that you encountered does not apply to those listed above,
press the RESET button of your Walkman [Details] and reconnect it to the
computer by using the USB cradle.
You have not used your Walkman for more than a year.
Depending on the conditions under which your Walkman is used, the
battery may have been deteriorated. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Your Walkman takes a long time to start.
It may take time to start if many files or folders are stored. While starting,
your Walkman emits a startup sound.
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The computer does not recognize your Walkman.
Your Walkman is not attached to the USB cradle (supplied) properly.
Attach your Walkman to the USB cradle properly and firmly. Charging
will start (the OPR lamp lights up in red) even if the connection was not
made properly, but there is a possibility that the computer has not
recognized the Walkman. In such a case, remove the Walkman from the
USB cradle and then attach to the USB cradle again.
If the terminals are not clean, wet a soft brush such as toothbrush with
water and clean the terminals.
Remove your Walkman from the USB cradle and repeat attaching and
removing it to/from the USB cradle for several times.
The remaining battery power is low or insufficient.
Recharge 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, even if charging has already
started (the OPR lamp lights up in red). Check that the computer
recognizes the Walkman after you have connected it to the computer for
about 5 minutes.
Data cannot be transferred to your Walkman from your
computer.
If you transfer files by drag-and-drop on a computer that does not have
Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, only a limited amount of files
may be transferable by drag-and-drop.
Install Windows Media Player 11 or later from the Windows Media Player
download site, then transfer files by drag-and-drop again. Before
installing Windows Media Player 11 or later on your computer, make
sure to check whether your software or service corresponds to Windows
Media Player 11 or later. For details on usage, or support on Windows
Media Player, visit the following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
Your Walkman is not attached to the USB cradle (supplied) properly.
Remove the USB cradle, and then reattach it.
There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.
Transfer any unnecessary data back to the computer to increase free
space.
For details on the maximum recordable number of files, see [Details].
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Songs with a limited playing period or play count may not be transferred
due to restrictions set by copyright holders. For details on the settings of
individual audio file, contact the distributor.
You may be attempting to transfer files that are not in a playable format.
Transfer files in a playable format, see [Details].
Cannot install software to your computer.
If other software is running, it may interfere with the installation. Be sure to
quit all other software before installing this software. Particularly, be sure
to disconnect from the Internet and quit security software as it can put a
heavy load on the computer.
There may not be enough free space on the hard drive. Check the amount
of free hard drive space required to install the software, and delete any
unnecessary files.
You may not be able to install the software if your account does not have
administrator privileges or if you have not logged in as a computer
administrator. Log in using an account with administrator privileges or as
the computer’s administrator. Furthermore, if two-byte characters are used
in the user name, create a new account using only one-byte characters in
the user name.
A message dialog may be hidden by the install screen making the install
process seem stopped. Press and hold the “Alt” key while pressing the
“Tab” key several times. When the dialog is displayed, follow the
instructions in the dialog box.
The progress bar on the install screen does not
proceed while installing the software. Or, the access
lamp of the hard drive does not light for several
minutes.
Wait until the installation is completed, because it is progressing properly.
Installation may take 30 minutes or more depending on the computer used.
Media Go does not start.
The software may not start if the computer operating environment has
been changed, such as by updating the Windows operating system, etc.
Media Go does not respond (freeze).
When transferring or deleting songs from a computer that is running the
64-bit version of Windows Vista, an error may occur in the Windows
operating system. In this case, access the Microsoft support website and
find “Article ID: 972839.”
Your “WALKMAN” is not recognized by Media Go.
Your Walkman may not be recognized by the computer. Remove and then
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reconnect the USB cable.
The software may have failed to install correctly. Use the installer to reinstall the software. The imported data will remain untouched.
If the remedies above do not solve the problem, use a pen or paper clip,
etc. to press the RESET button and reset your Walkman, and then
connect again using USB.
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Fitting
The headphones come off from your ears.
The headphones are not firmly seated on your ears.
Place the headphone sections into your ears, and then adjust your
Walkman so it feels comfortable. [Details]
The earbuds do not fit.
Try earbuds of different sizes. [Details]
The neckband part does not fit.
Attach the supplied adjustment band to the neckband part, and then
place your Walkman on your ears. [Details]
If your Walkman comes off your ears while you are swimming, try keeping it
in place by putting the band of your goggles over the neckband that passes
over your ear.
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Water resistance performance
Sound became muffled when using your Walkman in
water such as when swimming.
The headphone sections are not watertight, so sound quality of your
Walkman may deteriorate if water gets inside the headphones. If water
gets in the headphones, remove the water and dry well before using again.
[Details]
Before swimming, attach the appropriate earbuds to prevent water from
getting inside the headphones. [Details]
You dropped your Walkman in water.
The headphone sections are not watertight, so sound quality of your
Walkman may deteriorate if water gets inside the headphones. If water
gets in the headphones, remove the water and dry well before using again.
[Details]
You spilled a drink (such as coffee or water) on your
Walkman, or washed your Walkman in a washing
machine.
The water resistance performance of your Walkman is not intended to
protect against liquids other than fresh water, tap water, sweat and pool
water.
Rinse your Walkman off with fresh water at room temperature or gently
running tap water immediately, and then dry it well with a soft dry cloth.
Because the headphone sections are not watertight, sound quality of
your Walkman may deteriorate if water gets inside the headphones. If
water gets in the headphones, remove the water, and dry well before
using again. [Details]
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ZAPPIN
The most melodic and rhythmical part of a song is not
played back in ZAPPIN playback.
The song was not analyzed by 12 TONE ANALYSIS (SensMe).
Transfer songs using Media Go which will analyze songs by 12 TONE
ANALYSIS (SensMe) (Windows only).
12 TONE ANALYSIS (SensMe) does not work with a Mac computer.
Instead, every song is played back from the point where 45 seconds
have passed from the beginning.
If the length of the song is under about 30 seconds, the information on the
most melodic or rhythmical section cannot be added.
Information on the most melodic or rhythmical section cannot be added to
linear PCM (.wav) files.
You cannot return to normal playback from ZAPPIN
playback.
To return to normal playback, press the
second. [Details]
button for less than about 1
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The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model
manufactured for sale in the USA.
NOTE:
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 help.
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model
manufactured for sale in the USA.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model
manufactured for sale in the USA.
If you have any questions about this product:
Visit: www.sony.com/walkmansupport
Contact: Sony Customer Information Service Center at 1-(866)-456-7669
Write: Sony Customer Information Service Center 12451 Gateway Blvd.,
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
NWZ-W273S/W274S
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Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:.
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A
Telephone Number:
858-942-2230
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.
Notice for customers: the following information is
only applicable to equipment sold in countries
applying EU directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse
61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable accessories: USB cradle
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the
European Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a
chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are
added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
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By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the
battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at
end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery
from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
For users in Canada
Listening for a Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only
the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can
maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer,
the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA) want you to get the most out of your
equipment by playing it at a safe level; a level that lets the sound come
through clearly without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly,
without damaging your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to
higher volumes of sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and
harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment at a
safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
TO ESTABLISH A SAFE LEVEL:
Set your volume control to the lowest level where you can hear the music
comfortably and clearly. Prolonged exposure to anything over 85 decibels
can cause gradual hearing loss.
Once you have established a sound level where you can hear the audio
comfortably, clearly and without distortion, set the dial and leave it there.
See if your music player has a volume limiter that allows you to set a safe
listening level by establishing a maximum volume level on your player.
This is a great solution for parents to ensure their children listen at a safe
level.
Limit listening time to give your hearing “quiet breaks.”
BE SURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WHEN
WEARING YOUR HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS:
Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear sounds around you.
Do not use headphones or earbuds while operating a motorized vehicle; it
may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide years of fun and
enjoyment.
Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late,
this manufacturer, CEA and ASHA recommend that you avoid prolonged
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exposure to excessive noise. The following list of sound levels is included for
your information so that you can better protect your hearing.
DECIBEL LEVEL EXAMPLES:
30 Whisper
40 Quiet room
50 Moderate rainfall
60 Normal conversation
70 Busy traffic, vacuum cleaner
80 Alarm clock
CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO THESE NOISES CAN BE
DANGEROUS:
90 Lawn mower, motorcycle
100 Chain saw
110 Rock concert
120 Jet plane takeoff
130 Jackhammer
140 Firecrackers
This information courtesy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (ASHA), the national professional, scientific and credentialing
association for more than 135,000 audiologists, speech-language
pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists.
For information on protection against noise-induced hearing loss, call the
ASHA Action Center (800-638-8255), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. To find an audiologist in your area, visit www.asha.org/findpro. Parents
can find helpful information about how to protect their children’s hearing and
how to teach them about safe listening at www.listentoyourbuds.org, an
ASHA award-winning public education campaign sponsored in part by CEA.
A safety tip from the Consumer Electronics Association, 1919 South Eads
Street, Arlington, VA 22202 and the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.
Other supplied manuals, such as Quick Start Guide, also
contain important information.
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The following instructions are important for using your Walkman. Be sure to
follow the instructions below.
Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of your Walkman with metallic
objects.
Do not put any foreign object in the Walkman. Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
If fire or electric shock occurs, turn off your Walkman immediately, remove
the Walkman from the USB cradle (supplied) and consult your nearest
Sony dealer or Sony Service Center.
Do not place your Walkman in fire.
Do not take apart or remodel your Walkman. Doing so can result in electric
shock. Consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center for
exchange of rechargeable batteries, internal checks or repair.
Do not put any heavy object on top of your Walkman or apply a strong
shock to the Walkman. Doing so may cause a malfunction or damage.
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The following instructions are important for using your Walkman. Be sure to
follow the instructions below.
Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since
battery liquid may remain in your Walkman, consult your nearest Sony
dealer if the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub
your eyes as doing so may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with
clean water, and consult a doctor.
Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If
you do not, it may cause burns or injury. If you are burned or injured by
the liquid from the battery, consult a doctor.
If your Walkman causes interference to radio or television reception, turn
your Walkman off and move it away from the radio or television.
In particularly dry air conditions, mild tingling may be felt on your ears. This
is a result of static electricity accumulated in the body, and it is not a
malfunction of your Walkman.
The effect can be minimized by wearing clothes made from natural
materials.
Refrain from using your Walkman according to the in-flight announcements
during take off or landing in an aircraft.
If you see lightning or hear thunder, take off your Walkman immediately.
If you experience an allergic reaction to your Walkman, stop using it at
once and contact a doctor.
Notes on usage environment
Never use your Walkman in a place subject to extremes of light,
temperature, moisture or vibration. Also, never leave your Walkman
exposed to high temperature such as in a car parked in the sun or under
direct sunlight. Your Walkman may become discolored, distorted or
damaged.
Do not leave your Walkman in a place subject to excessive dust.
Do not leave your Walkman on an unstable surface or in an inclined
position.
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Recorded songs are limited to private use only. Use of the songs beyond
this limit requires permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damage
to data due to problems with your Walkman or computer.
Heat may build up in your Walkman while charging if it is used for an
extended period of time.
Note that condensation may form temporarily in cases such as when your
Walkman is moved quickly from a low-temperature environment to a hightemperature environment or used in a room where a heater has been just
turned on. Condensation is a phenomenon where moisture in the air
adheres to surfaces such as metal panels, etc. and then changes to liquid.
If condensation forms in your Walkman, leave it turned off until the
condensation disappears. If you use the Walkman with condensation
present, a malfunction may result.
Do not rename the Music folder.
About sample data (*1)
Your Walkman is pre-installed with sample data.
If you delete the sample data, you cannot restore it, and we will not supply
any replacement data.
(*1) In some countries/regions some sample data may not be installed.
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Do not use your Walkman while operating a motorized vehicle. Doing so may
create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
Avoid using your Walkman during sporting competition to avoid injury.
Avoid listening to your Walkman in situations where hearing must not be
impaired.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using your Walkman at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears,
reduce the volume or discontinue use.
Do not turn the volume up high all at once, especially when using your
Walkman. Turn up the volume gradually to avoid excessive levels hurting your
ears.
Consideration for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside
sounds and to be considerate to people around you.
About the in-ear headphones
The earbuds seal your ears. Therefore, be aware that there is a risk of
damage to your ears or eardrums if strong pressure is applied to the earbuds,
or the earbuds are suddenly removed from your ears. When taking your
Walkman off, move the Walkman slowly up and down. Gently take the
Walkman off your ears.
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Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the manual
accompanying it in whole or in part or renting the software without the
permission of the copyright holder.
In no event will Sony be liable for any financial damage or loss of profits,
including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the
software supplied with your Walkman.
The software provided with your Walkman cannot be used with equipment
other than that for which it is designated.
Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software
specifications may be changed without notice.
Operation of your Walkman with software other than that provided is not
covered by the warranty.
The ability to display the languages on supplied software will depend on
the installed OS on your computer. 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 the supplied software.
User-created characters and some special characters may not be
displayed.
The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the
basic operations of Windows or Mac OS.
For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer
to their respective manuals.
For Windows users: You can install the supplied software on another
computer through the following procedure even if you delete the
“Setup.exe” file by formatting the built-in flash memory of your Walkman.
Copy the “Setup.exe” file and the “Install” folder from the “Backup” folder of
your computer to your Walkman. Then, connect your Walkman to another
computer and install the software. The “Backup” folder can be found at
C:\Program Files(*1)\Sony\WALKMAN Guide\NWZ-W270S\Backup
(*1) “Program Files(x86)” may be displayed depending on the computer
OS.
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Clean your Walkman with a soft cloth, such as a cleaning cloth for
eyeglasses.
Should your Walkman become excessively dirty, clean it with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water or mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as
alcohol or benzene, as doing so may damage the surface of your
Walkman.
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Maintenance
Clean the earbuds and your Walkman after every use as follows.
Note
The build up of foreign substances such as earwax etc. in the headphone
sections may cause deteriorated sound quality or sound loss. If there is a
build up of any foreign substances on the terminals, your Walkman may
not be charged or may not be recognized by your computer.
1. Wash the earbuds.
Remove the earbuds.
Wash the earbuds by hand using a mild detergent solution.
After washing the earbuds, dry them well.
2. Wash your Walkman.
Do not rub foreign substances on the mesh sheet. Doing so
may push them into the headphones.
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mesh sheet
Rinse the terminals and headphone sections of your Walkman with
gentle running tap water.
terminals
headphone sections
If the terminals are not clean, wet a soft brush such as toothbrush with
water and clean the terminals.
Wipe the moisture off the terminals and surface of your Walkman using
a soft dry cloth.
Pat the headphones softly against a dry cloth. Repeat patting about 20
times.
Then place a dry cloth under the headphones and leave at room
temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
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“WALKMAN” > Updating the firmware of your “WALKMAN”
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Updating the firmware of your “WALKMAN”
Updating the firmware using a Windows computer
You can update the firmware of your Walkman. Installing the latest firmware
allows you to add new features to the Walkman. For details on the latest
firmware and how to install it, visit the customer support web sites. [Details]
1. Download the update program to your computer from the web site.
2. Connect your Walkman to your computer, and then start the update
program.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware of your Walkman.
Firmware update is completed.
Updating the firmware using a Mac computer
Consult your nearest service center. Refer to the “Customer support Web
site.”
Displaying the information of your “WALKMAN”
Before updating the firmware, check the information of your Walkman such as
the model name, etc. To check the information, connect the Walkman to your
computer by using the USB cradle (supplied). On your computer, check
“information.txt” in the [WALKMAN] folder.
The “information.txt” contains the following information.
01: Model name
02: Memory capacity
03: Firmware version
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“WALKMAN” > Formatting your “WALKMAN”
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You can format the built-in flash memory of your Walkman.
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Note
If the memory is formatted, all data (songs, etc., including sample data
installed at the factory, supplied software installer and the Help Guide) will
be erased. Be sure to verify the data stored in memory prior to formatting
and export any important data to the hard disk of your computer.
Be sure not to initialize (format) the built-in flash memory of your
Walkman using a computer. If you have formatted with a computer,
format again using the Walkman.
Formatting is available only while playback is paused.
If the OPR lamp lights up in red due to low remaining battery power,
charge the battery before formatting your Walkman.
The software included with your Walkman will also be deleted if the
memory is formatted. If you need to reinstall it, download software from
the customer support web sites. [Details]
The settings of shuffle playback, playlist playback, ZAPPIN playback,
AVLS (Volume Limit) and volume setting also return to their defaults if the
memory is formatted.
1. Turn on your Walkman.
2. Press and hold the
button for about 15 seconds until the OPR lamp
blinks orange quickly.
Release the
button. The OPR lamp lights up in red.
3. Press the
or
button within 30 seconds after the OPR lamp lights
up in red.
The OPR lamp lights up in green and red alternately each time you press
the
or
button.
4. Press the
button while the OPR lamp lights up in green.
The OPR lamp blinks green quickly and formatting is executed. When the
OPR lamp turns off, formatting is completed.
If you press the
button while the OPR lamp lights up in red, or if 30
seconds have passed, formatting will be canceled.
Note
When formatting is finished, your Walkman will turn off automatically.
When you turn on your Walkman again, the Walkman will reconstruct its
database. While that is being done, you may not be able to transfer music
or otherwise operate the Walkman.
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Hint
You can install the supplied software even if you delete the “Setup.exe”
file by formatting the built-in flash memory of your Walkman. Copy the
“Setup.exe” file and the “Install” folder from the “Backup” folder of your
computer to the Walkman. The “Backup” folder can be found at
C:\Program Files(*1)\Sony\WALKMAN Guide\NWZ-W270S\Backup
(*1) “Program Files(x86)” may be displayed depending on the
computer OS.
Each software stored in the “FOR_MAC” and “FOR_WINDOWS” folders
in the memory of your Walkman can be deleted after installation to
increase the free space in the Walkman. Before you delete them, copy
the data in the “FOR_MAC” folder to your computer as a backup if
necessary.
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Deleting the supplied software
You can delete the supplied software from built-in memory with the following
procedure or by formatting your Walkman. If necessary, copy the data to your
computer as a backup before deleting the supplied software.
If you use a Mac computer, copy the [FOR_MAC] folder to your computer as
a backup if necessary.
1. Connect your Walkman to your computer using the USB cradle (supplied).
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2. Follow one of the procedures below, depending on the type of computer
you use.
Windows 7 or earlier:
Select [start] – [Computer] or [My Computer] – [WALKMAN] – [Storage
Media].
Windows 8:
Select [Desktop] from [Start screen] to open [File Explorer]. In the
[Computer] list, select [WALKMAN] – [Storage Media].
Mac:
Select [WALKMAN] in the sidebar of Finder.
3. Delete the [FOR_WINDOWS] and [FOR_MAC] folder.
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License and trademark notice
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“12 TONE ANALYSIS” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
SensMe and the SensMe logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sony Mobile Communications AB.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
Apple, Mac and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
ZAPPIN and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders. In this manual, TM and
® marks are not specified.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation.
Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
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USB:
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
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Output (headphones)
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Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
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Power source
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
USB power (from a computer via a USB Cradle of the player)
Charging Time
USB-based charging
Approx. 1.5 hours
Quick charge
Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback.
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C (41F to 95F)
Mass
Approx. 29 g (1.1 oz)
Water resistance
IPX5/IPX8 (IEC60529) or equivalent
Capacity (User available capacity) (*1)
Actual available memory for other contents (*1)
4 GB (approx. 3.54 GB = 3,803,414,528 bytes)
8 GB (approx. 7.10 GB = 7632747544 bytes)
(*1) Available capacity may vary.
A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
File Format
Audio Formats (Codec)
MP3
Media File format: MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer3) file format
File extension: .mp3
Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
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Sampling frequency (*2): 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wma
WMA (*1)
Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz
Linear
PCM
Media File format: Wave-Riff file format
File extension: .wav
Bit rate: 1,411 kbps
Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz
AAC (*3)
Media File format: MP4 file format
File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
Bit rate: 16 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) (*4)
Sampling frequency (*2): 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1,
48 kHz
(*1)
(*2)
(*3)
(*4)
Copyright protected WMA files cannot be played back.
Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included
depending on the sampling frequency.
Maximum recordable number of songs and time
(Approx.)
The approximate times are based on the case in which you transfer or record
only 4 minute songs (not including videos and photos) in the MP3 format.
Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from
those of the MP3 format.
NWZ-W273S (4 GB)
Bit rate
Number Time [H:M]
128 kbps 990
66:00
NWZ-W274S (8 GB)
Bit rate
Number Time [H:M]
128 kbps 1,970
131:20
Battery Life (continuous playback)
The time below may differ depending on ambient temperature or the status of
use.
MP3 128 kbps:
Approx. 8 hours
Linear PCM 1,411 kbps:
Approx. 7 hours
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Note
Even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of
battery power is still consumed.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Earbuds (1 set)
Swimming earbuds (1 set)
USB cradle (1)
Adjustment band (1)
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Using your Walkman while Swimming
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Computer
Windows® XP Home Edition (*1) (Service Pack 3 or later)
Windows® XP Professional (*1) (Service Pack 3 or later)
Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows Vista® Business (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows Vista® Ultimate (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows® 7 Starter (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 8
Windows® 8 Pro
Mac OS X v10.6 or later
Not supported by OSs other than above.
[Compatibility mode] for Windows XP (included with Windows Vista and
Windows 7) is not supported.
(*1) Excluding 64-bit OS versions.
CPU: 1 GHz processor (2.6 GHz recommended for video playback)
RAM: 1 GB or more (2 GB RAM required for Windows 8 64-bit)
Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive: 600 MB or more of available space
Internet Explorer 7 or later
Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID® service, podcast features,
Store access, or online help)
Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows
Media Player 12 for Windows 7
We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above
System Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
Personally constructed computers or operating systems
An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed
operating system
Multi-boot environment
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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