Sony NW-A3000 mp3 player not registering on sonicstage
I run Windows Vista and have used Sonicstage to transfer music across to my NW-A3000 whilst running Vista, yet now when I run Sonicstage then plug in the device nothing happens, whereas once upon a time the program would instantly recognise the player and build a library of what was present. I could then transfer, delete, rearrange, rename tracks to my heart's content. Now nothing, not even an error message.
I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling Sonicstage, updating drivers and firmware for the player, even completely wiping all things Sony from my PC and re-downloading the sonicstage installer....... none of which have made any difference.
I'm getting desperate now (aswell as slightly annoyed) as I want to be able to put new music on my player, and can't afford to shell out for a new device for the forseeable future.
Re: Sony NW-A3000 mp3 player not registering on...
I was having these problems with mine. The first thing I tried was the reset button, it's on the back of the mp3 player and you need a safety pin or a sewing needle to push it in. Then I tried a different USB port. Problem solved.
Re: Sony NW-A3000 mp3 player not registering on...
I had the exact same problem as Hicks54, only with XP SP2. I tried JayJay's solution, but no go. I then Initialised the sony NW-A3000, and again followed jayjays advice. I cooonecte via a different usb connection, turned on the computer with it connected and this time it worked. Damian
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The NW-E55 Walkman Player is compatible only with the SonicStage Software for transferring the songs. Unfortunately, the Software is not compatible with the Windows 7 OS and won't be able to transfer the songs from the Windows 7 OS using the SonicStage Software. Only option to transfer the songs to the Player using the Software is via Windows XP or Vista. However. once you install the Software and transfer the songs, you've to use the same computer to transfer or delete the songs again.
Make sure that you have transferred songs with SonicStage and not any other software. If you used a software other than SonicStage, format the WALKMAN with the menu itself and transfer songs with SonicStage.Get SonicStage from link below:http://download.cnet.com/Sony-Connect-SonicStage/3000-2141_4-10375164.html
Try resetting the device it?s usually a small pinhole on the back or side of the device try holding that in for about 10 seconds or Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. then us: If you have a large playlist to transfer, you may prefer to do it from your media player, such as Windows Media Player. Once your MP3 player is connected to the computer, open Windows Media Player. Click on the "Sync Music" tab. Drag songs that you want from your Windows Media Library over to the "Sync Music" column to create a playlist. Click the "Begin Sync" tab at the bottom once you have all of the songs on your playlist. This action will sync all of the songs to your MP3 player with one click. Disconnect your device once songs have been transferred by clicking on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the bottom-right side of the desktop tray.
You will need to download and install sonicstage as this is the only program that can convert your MP3's to the sony walkman format. Once this has been installed, click file, import, scan folder, settings then choose the folder where you music is stored (i.e. my documents, my music) click ok and you music should be imported into you sonicstage library. Once your files are in sonicstage you can use the red arrow buttons to transfer the music you want onto your connected sony walkman
I hade just that prob. "format error" used to display. I did this:
1. dwl sonicStage (free)
2.- in the walkman went to menu/initialize/format
then displayed a confirmation screen, I confirmed
it displayed "formating...... COMPLETE"
3.- THEN plugged into the PC and transfered songs with Sonic
and it worked!
Follow these steps-
- Open the Sony Walkman from "My Computer".
- Open the folder inside, then delete all the "DAT" files.
- Open the second foler which is inside the first foler and delete all these files.
- Close that and then open up "SonicStage"
- Now delete all the files from your library, but, DO NOT delete them from your computer.
- Now import all the songs again and it should pick up the device and start to transfer with no problems.
I have done this with my Sony Walkman and it now works.
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