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A3000 is still locked on the connection screen.

I was happily downloading music to my mps player (sony NW-A3000) when my computer informed me that is was unable to read the USB device attached to it. I disconnected the walkman to find that the screen was still locked on the Connecting screen, and I am unable to access any other menus. I currently have alot of my music on the player and don't really wany to hit the reset button, which will wipe the device. The only alternative I have is to wait for the batteries to drain and try an upgrade of the firmware from Tin-ter-net. Do you have any alternative suggestions in case my method fails or it happens again.

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Re: a3000 is still locked on the connection screen.

Pressing the reset button will not scrub your a3000 memory.
I have just tried it on mine to make sure I dont give you wrong info.
It just switches it off.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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Bad news - if you tried multiple pc's and it still failed, then your player is done.

Make sure you:
reset the player
upgraded the firmware
used the recovery tool
called Sony to be sure
last ditch effort:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware.


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go to this url...i havent dowloaded from there so i dont know if its a serure link..but u could try!!

download it from HERE

wish it works and holpe u get a lesson from this..!! DO NEVER THROW YOUR DRIVERS AWAY!! KEEP THEM IN A BOX ALL TOOGETHER!!

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