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A1000 not switching on

Hi. During play my player just stopped working. When I try to switch it back on the spinning disc appears for a moment then it switches itself off. The player is 'ticking' when i try this. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: A1000 not switching on

I had this problem and even bought a new battery for it. that didnt solve the problem.i kept resetting it with no joy. i ended up getting REALLY REALLY annoyed with it and whacked it on the computer desk( quite hard that at first i thought i had broken it) low and behold its working again!my thought was that if it is knackered then whacking it hard is not going to do much harm is it?

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

Re: A1000 not switching on

When you have the player stop working and the 'spinning disk' appears, do not bother pressing the reset button-this only switches the unit off. Try giving the unit a sharp shock by dropping it on a carpeted floor from no more than 9-12 inches or holding the unit in your hand and hitting your leg, again with a sharp hit. What ever is skipping in the unit stops and normal operation is resumed. Try not to break your unit by dropping it or hitting it with too much force!

Posted on May 24, 2007

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Try connecting your player to the USB cable to ensure that it is being charged before attempting to turn it on again. You may have to leave it for a short while to get enough charge to start up. Also, try pressing the reset button on the player and see if that makes a difference (You won't loose any songs while doing this)

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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If you get the spinning disc error on your sony nw a1000 it means the hardrive is knackerd.
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My NW-A1000 also threw up the same problem when I left my laptop and it went into sleep mode.

Pressing the reset button with the end of a paper clip did cure the problem with no loss of music.

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Maybe the mp3 player is dead.. but.. you should install the firmware update for it.. because maybe the mp3 player ROM has a defect..

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When i turn my sony nw A1000 it starts up then gets stuck with a cd spinning on the screen until the battery runs the only way to switch it off is by pressing the reset button

your hard drive is dead, you are going to need to buy a new one, you can buy micro drives off ebay of about £30 of you could take it to a sony repair center but that is going to cost.

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