Question about Sony Network Walkman NW-A3000 MP3 Player

2 Answers

The Hold Button Has Turned In On Itself

The hold button on the top of my mp3 walkman has slipped slightly inside the machine so I can't turn the hold off. Is there anything I can do to right this problem?

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: The Hold Button Has Turned In On Itself

Silly girl tells it all use the ON button and make sure u turn it back OFF mabey it doesn't turn on by itself mabey you just don't turn it off.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 513 Answers
Re: The Hold Button Has Turned In On Itself

Is there a space in the line between the back and front panels of the player, or is it seemless? If there's a slight crack, take a sharp regular screwdriver(not the philips kind, the other one, flat), hold the player with the eject button facing down, open the crack a little more with the screwdriver on the side of the player, and tap the button area, try to make it full back into place. If it does, just try to close it shut so it's seemless. If it's seemless, you could still try poking at it with a thin metal object(not something that is likely to break and leave pieces inside), but if you're worried about it you could take it to a shop that deals with things like this. Sometimes they wont even charge you if it's a 2 minute fiddling thing. Good luck, I'm curious to know how you work it out so comment back here!

Posted on Jun 26, 2006

3 Suggested Answers

SOURCE: i need help adding music to my sony walkman

it's the 4GB NWZ-A816PNK Walkman version?
connect usb to your computer
wait for the connect sound
open my computer
look for removeable drive
right click on it and explore
go to music folder
open your library
drag w/e songs u want into the music folder

dc, turn on. browse and play. hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: my walkman is stuck on hold

just restart

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My Sony Walkman MP3 player just simply won't turn on!?!?!?!

I've the problem as well. Did you find out any solution? The button is like dead but the screen is on when i plug it in my PC.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sony walkman NZ-E353 was working fine both alone and attached too a docking station. Next day it won't come on and keeps flashing "HOLD" before turing off.Battery is fully charged. Please...

I'm sorry that the Walkman Player is not turning ON normally and displaying "HOLD" message. The "HOLD" message indicates that the Walkman player is set to HOLD mode by sliding the HOLD button on the right side. Please make sure that the HOLD switch is not activated.

If the issue persists after moving it from HOLD position, please reset the Walkman player by pressing the reset button using a sharp pointed object. The reset button is located on the rear of the unit.

Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any clarification.

Jul 31, 2011 | Sony NWZ-E353 MP3 Player

3 Answers

My sony walkman mp3 NWZ-S616F screen is frozen on the walkman screen and won't turn off. I tried plugging it into the usb to charge and it will not do anything. How do I fix this?

for any1 with the bug that gets u frozen on a screen that says “every moment has its music” just hold the reset button for 10 sec

Dec 25, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

2 Answers


throw it in the trash and get a new one

Sep 16, 2008 | Sony NWZ-S615F Walkman Video MP3 Player

1 Answer

I have an older Sony Walkman MP3 player that recently just quit working. It will not turn on at all. When I plug it into my computer via usb, my computer says that it does not recognize the usb. I'm at a...

Disconnect the player from the PC, and make sure the mp3 player is turned off. Hold in the volume + button on the mp3 player, and reconnect the player to your pc while holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the volume + for 10-15 seconds until a "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up. It should recover your device if there isn't anything internally wrong with the player. Warning: this procedure will result in your songs being erased off the player, so they will have to be reloaded.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 04, 2008 | Sony MP3 & Digital Media Players

5 Answers

My mp3 player won't load up

Reset worked for me. Maybe you have to hold it longer? This is the first time I've had to do this but reset did the trick.

May 17, 2008 | Sony NWZ-S615F Walkman Video MP3 Player

1 Answer

Something wrong my hold switch

The outer hold switch sits on the actual switch that is connected to the mainboard. That may have slipped out of the outer switch or may have broken off. You would have to open up your unit and pull out your mainboard to look at the top. It is a little black switch. Easy enough to slip back in if it slipped out, but if broken off you could possibly work it back to the off position and do without a hold button, or look for one on Ebay and move your memory to that one.

Feb 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Mp3 NW-A1000 was working but then suddenly didnt work

Update firmware
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware.
Call Sony

Nov 08, 2007 | Sony Network Walkman NW-A3000 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Sony walkman wont work

try hitting the slide on the side to the top!!!

Nov 09, 2006 | Sony NW-E107 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Network Walkman NW-A3000 MP3 Player Logo

Related Topics:

121 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13317 Answers

Are you a Sony MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides