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Malfunction I had my Sony Walkman NWZ-B135F mp3 player connected to my pc through the usb port and i was adding music to it. I left it plugged in for a few hours and when i went to unplug it and turn it on, it just lit up and there was a line across the screen. I pushed the reset button many times. i tryed plugging it back into the computer and nothing happened. i just keep getting the same light with the stripe through the screen. Can somebody please identify this problem and help me fix it? Thank You in advance for your help. -brianna

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  • batb Dec 28, 2008

    The same thing happened with mine after I tried to reformat the MP3 player.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Likewise - was copying a largish (500MB) file to the player to transfer it, took it outta the PC and again, when powering on, just the "Walkman" logo (*without* the dots underneath it to show it's loading), then a white screen with black bar at the bottom, then black screen with white bar across the middle.

    Resets haven't helped, not sure what else to try. No longer recognised by PC when plugged in, so can't even format it or anything..

  • knoxcourt Dec 31, 2008

    Same thing has happened to my daughters that she got for Christmas. Just shows Walkman logo on the screen. Reset several times...

  • briannaswain Jan 03, 2009

    i tired to reset it and plug it into the computer but it didn't recognize the mp3 player. i dont know of any other solutions.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Sony said I could send it back for a replacement. They will not repair it. However, after reading about all the problems people have been having with them I'm not very confident my replacement will work much better.

  • cgilson Jan 08, 2009

    Got this for xmas - exactly the same problem. It died partway through a podcast rather than when connected via USB.

    Same white line after walkman screen. Will have to take it back for replacement :(

  • laljo Jan 29, 2009

    My sony B135 MP3 player has installation problem pleaSE FIX IT

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    same thing happened to me yesterday :/ i guess i'll just try getting it replaced but... :/

  • Lee Haysom Jun 15, 2013

    Same problem here, i reformatted the player because it said you can in the manual(file manual in the player) and now i just get the white stripe, tried to update firmware but pc doesnt recognize it. It would of been nice if Sony included in the manual if you reformat player it might become unuseable..



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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.

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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.

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I had the same problem... did you realize which the solution was?

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  • meco2305 Jan 05, 2009

    So anybody knows any solution? For what I understood resetting is not a solution to the problem, right?


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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.
good luck!

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After repeatedly experimenting by inserting my MP3 player, I got the solution!! It is as follows:

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