Question about Sony NWZB135F MP3 Player
Hello everyone. i encountered the same problem. after i unplugged the mp3 player the screen hung/froze showing only the sony walkman logo. i used the reset feature numerous times, but no luck (initially.)
im a linux user (ubuntu 8.10) and the sony mp3 player NWZ-B135F is in fact COMPATITIBLE with the Ubuntu Linux operating system. i tried DanTester's solution mentioned above since he's an ubuntu user as well. i let the power drain completely. however after the whole "it hung/froze" incident, even linux was not able to read the usb device. it wouldn't turn on and it wouldn't charge at all. so to troubleshoot this issue i used the Windows XP prof. OS which was able to detect the the sony mp3 player when plugged into a usb port. but mind you, the mp3 player device was not appearing under "my computer"
i downloaded the FIRMWARE for NWZ-B135F found on this page below:
after running this program, the Windows XP prof. OS clearly detected the mp3 player device and it now appeared under "my computer" as a removable disk. (at this point, the sony mp3 player lit up and it started to charge again) i reformatted the sony mp3 player memory to FAT and ran the NWZ-B130_V1_01.exe (firmware) again. the system reset and it worked! i only had 20 songs so losing the files was no big deal. i was just glad it started to work again.
anyway, hope this helps someone. if you have questions, just message me. have a good day.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
My brand-new NWZ-B135 failed in just the same way. Sadly, the white bar is all the player can do to signal that it has failed its self-test, rather like a PC that can only emit beeps because it has no memory chips fitted. It needs expert repair or replacement.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I had the same problem - nwz-b135 locked up with "Walkman" on the screen. Here's what I did (may not be most efficient solution also - I'm using Ubuntu - don't know if that makes a difference)
1. let walkman stay on until battery ran out
2. plugged into USB.
3. used fdisk to remove all partitions, then set up a new fat16 partition
4. formatted drive, then made a Music folder.
-After this it seems to be working.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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