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Sony NW-E105... I keep getting CANNOT PLAY on my screen of my MP3 Player

I put the music on my MP3 Player. I know the music works because my friend has the same one and put the same stuff on it from my computer. The only thing is everytime I go to listen to any of the songs the title of the song pops up and then right after CANNOT PLAY pops up. I am not sure whats going on if you could give me any advice that would be great. Thank you.

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Re: Sony NW-E105... I keep getting CANNOT PLAY on my...

This means that the MP3 file does not comply with the WALKMAN. Make sure that your MP3 file is:

  • MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
  • Sampling frequency : 44.1MHZ
  • Bit rate : 32 to 320kpbs, variable bit rate compliant.

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Where is the reset button??? sony mp3 nw-e105

There isn't one. To reset the player, remove the battery and re-insert it.

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Hi..i formated my sony E-105 player.. and when i put new music in it.. the screen shows.. NO DATA Please help me!

Syncronise you MP3 player with Media Player 11.

It will start to paly your new stored songs.


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Sony NW-E507 Cannot play!

The songs that won't play are in the wrong format. Three common music formats are: WMA AAC Mp3
AAC (ITunes) does not work with most players, WMA is problem-prone. I would use Mp3 format only.

Sep 08, 2008 | Sony NW-E507 MP3 Player

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Snoy NW-E105

ok go to my computer right click format then use itunes which will reinstole settings or one from snoy?

Jan 03, 2008 | Sony Network Walkman NW-E005 MP3 Player

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Snoy NW-E105

Well first, some of the songs that you put in, well...Sony Co. cannot transfer directly, so you would have to use their Sonicstage program, aka the converting button.
Like most Sony mp3 players, you need to use Sonicstage to put songs in the mp3 player.

For the Sony NW-E405, simply go to the Transfer menu at the top right of the program, (along where the My Library button is) and select the song. In the middle of the screen should be arrows along with a suitcase looking button. Click the luggage button and a screen should pop out. It should have two choices, a Standard Transfer Mode and a Specified bit rate transfer mode. Click the Specified one and select either the 105kbps (ATRAC 3) or the 132kbps (ATRAC 3) for great sound quality and small memory usage. The others are too big or too bad for sound quality. It should now work.

Now the mp3 player should be able to read it, since it is now in ATRAC 3 version, not the mp3 version.

Hopefully this solution helped.
Have a nice day!

Nov 27, 2007 | Sony Network Walkman NW-E005 MP3 Player

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Mp3 sony model #NW-E105

For sony mp3 player, u can only use SonicStage software only now is version 4.3 but beware as this software may crash ur system and a lot of flaws. If u can find alternatif pls advise me at

Sep 01, 2007 | Sony NW-E105 MP3 Player

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Format problem

If "format error" is flashing, the format of the file system is wrong - it needs to be reinstated as Atrac3 file format. I'm guessing you formatted it using the option on your computer. I've had this problem with my Sony NW-E105, and fixed it. Turn on the player, and press your menu button. Scroll over until the option displays "format", and then select that.

Oct 12, 2006 | Sony NW-E105 MP3 Player

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Sony Walkman NW-E105 Format error

get in menu at settings then go to advenced menu , initialize then select format
Your mp3 will work its good

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Check the battery to see if it has the original capacity if not you may need to rejuvenate it. Also try to open the unit and reattach the LCD. Good Luck.

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Your data may not be soported by your player. Check again.

Jun 15, 2006 | Sony NW-E105 MP3 Player

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