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My Laptop wont recognize my mp3 player Sony walkman NWZ-E438FBLK

I plug my walkman to my laptop XP PRO and it does not read it. It makes that noise when it connects and then real quick it makes the other noise when it disconnects.

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    same

  • shinyhunter Dec 25, 2008

    I'm trying to connect it to my desktop computer, and even tech support gave up on me.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Sony Walkman connects to my PC, then 30 seconds later it disconnects and the Driver gets fragged. Tech Support has been unable to help me fix this. I returned my original, got a new one and the same thing is happening.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem but my laptop has not been modified at all and I am not priveledged enough to have a PS3 to help me out. I have been able to get it to connect once after I went thru Geek Squad, who gave up on me, Sony Tech support who just had me uninstall the driver and reboot my computer. When I got back up after the reboot it magically worked again, without reinstalling the driver which i found odd but I didn't care cuz it worked but now back to not recognizing it nor will it seem to charge. The battery icon on the device seems to be charging but when I go to use it the battery icon says its not charged!! 

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Exactly the same prob as the OP.

  • parisaca1 Mar 28, 2009

    its same with my computer and now its installed as another device and i cant transfer anything to it help!?!?!?

  • dangegirl Apr 05, 2009

    I am having this problem also...I've only owned this thing for approximately 2 weeks now. It worked fine at first. I loaded approximately 500 songs onto it and have been trying to load additional. When I connect the USB cable, the screen comes alive and I only get the CONNECTING message...that's it, and the Content Transfer program is not picking up that it is connected. I went to the Sony site and even downloaded Content Transfer 1.1. I also downloaded Media Manager for Walkman 1.2. Still nothing. I'm concluding that Sony has produced and is knowingly still selling defective products (see this article from 2006: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/news.pht...

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Was having the same problem. All I did was plug it into my usb port in my laptop, made sure HOLD wasn't on, and then hit the reset button. A few seconds later my computer recognized it. All the songs and everything I had on there previously are still all there. Hope this helps. :)

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Happens to me too... it still lets you upload music and stuff
but not recharge the battery, WHY?
in the manual it says "sometimes to cannot charge ur walkman if the computer has been modified."
What do i do?
charge it on my ps3
Hope this helps u

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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