Question about Sony NWZ-E436F MP3 Player
Reload USB drivers for your laptop, something may have corrupted them.
Posted on May 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I remembered that I had another problem with Windows Media 11 that seemed impossible to fix until I found somewhere that uninstalling or rolling back WM11 to the previous version then reinstalling fixed the issue. I decided to give that a try with this problem we're having and sure enough it worked. The Walkman is now recoginized as a Portable Device under Device Manager and in My Computer it is displayed as a Walkman and not a removable disk.
All you have to do is use add/delete software, delete or rollback WM 11 and then either use the Sony disc with WM11 or download a new version. All together it only took a few minutes and I'm back in business. No music or playlists were lost. Try it and let me know if it works for you.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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. :)
Posted on May 12, 2009
Please dont use any of the solutions above
If the Sony Walkman Mp3 is not detected as a drive in windows explorer but shows as a portable device in Device manager,, do the following
right Click My Computer > Manage
Select Device manager
right click Walkman , which will be under Windows Portable devices
Click Update driver
Select no, not this time, click next
Select Install from a specific list... ( Advanced) and click Next
select don search ,....
Put a check mark in Show compatible ...
Select USB Mass storage device and click next
Conitnue and the device will be detected as a drive in windows explorer
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Just open Device manager and click the walkman device that has the code 41 then uninstall the driver. . . then reconnect the walkman it will install back and able to access again . I tried it once and it works
Posted on Jan 13, 2011
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