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How Do I Fix My Sony MP3 Player That Froze & Won't Turn On?
Sony Walkman MP3 players, like most MP3 players, can occasionally freeze up and stop working properly. Fortunately, there are two simple ways of resetting the Walkman system. The first method takes only 10 to 15 seconds to complete and is an effective way to troubleshoot most technical problems you may have with your Walkman. The second method, unfortunately, may take several hours; it requires you to allow the battery to drain completely. Whatever the problem is that's causing your MP3 player to freeze, one or both of these methods should clear it up.
Things You'll Need:
* Paperclip * Walkman MP3 player charger
Straighten the paperclip and set it aside for now. Locate the reset button on your Sony MP3 player. On most models, it can be found near the volume control mechanism. Insert the end of the paperclip into the reset button and hold it down for three to five seconds. When the screen flickers, you'll know that the MP3 player's system has been reset. Remove the paperclip and wait for the system to reboot.
Turn on your MP3 player. Let the battery's life deplete. Since the system is frozen and no music is being played, this will take longer than usual. Check that the battery is completely depleted. Sometimes the screen just goes dark during this process, but the battery is not actually drained. You can check this by pushing buttons or trying to power up the system. Connect your MP3 player to its charger and plug it in to a power source. Allow the MP3 player to fully recharge.
Power on the MP3 player. The system should be operating normally again.
Been using this for a few months. Froze up on same song while on vacation last month, and continued to play same song on repeat until battery went down. Now is frozen with "Do Not Disconnect" as it was being charged on my laptop. Attempted to unplug and plug back in and Windows gives DO NOT DISCONNECT!!!!!
Let the battery drain completely and then plug into computer. There was a leap year glitch from Microsoft and the fix is working today. Ours froze yesterday and it's OK this morning. This only fixes those that froze Dec. 31st.
this helped me as after it rebuilds the libary then it always froze on a song let the battery run out! this worked for me straight away and i had tried loads of other ideas this actually came from the tech guys !!!
Detach the player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
Press and hold the Play button while powering on the player.
When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button
Select Format (All) and select Yes to format the player.
After the player has finished formatting, select Reboot.
"If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause." Q. How to reset Zen v + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related
Press the reset button once with a pin/paper clip by the usb connection. If that does not work press the reset button again but this time hold the play button until a different screen comes up....then I selected clean up. firstname.lastname@example.org