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My Walkman won't charge

Well every time I insert the Walkman into the computer or an outlet...A message says LOW BATTERY MUST CHARGE...also the sony Walkman screen logo stays in one place...I have no idea why this is happening

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  • akpaws Aug 26, 2008

    Held the reset button for 10 seconds. It seemed to work bur the next day it was the same thing. Now it's not recognized by the computer.

  • music gal Sep 17, 2008

    my walkman won't charge...pressed the reset button but it seems stuck.

  • motznarf Sep 27, 2008

    My walkman will not charge and is not recognized by computer. Tried to refresh and now did a reformat. No luck, help.

  • bbyjenay Oct 10, 2008

    when i try to charge it all it shows is the logo screen. i reseted but it still dont work .

  • recordnow Oct 30, 2008

    Low Battery please charge but will not take a charge

  • almcclure Nov 03, 2008

    Same problem... connected by usb cable to computer but wont charge

  • cybermammy Nov 10, 2008

    same problem! there's also a subtle uh-oh beep noise from pc - it's like it just can't make the connection. Anyone got any solutions??

  • Kaos1107 Nov 24, 2008

    Can't charge my device. It's not recognized by my computer, when I plug it in, nothing happens

  • dmackx_210 Dec 30, 2008

    i plug it up to the computer and it says low battery must charge and the walkman logo just stays there.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    when i connect the usb cable to the computer it wont charge and i cant put music into it

























  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Same here,i had lost mine, it worked fine when i last used it, found it again but won't charge, have a feeling the battery is at fault as i've let it go to long without charging it which doesn't do any battery any good.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I plug it into the computer and it won't charge it is really starting to piss me off.

  • CHUY777 Jan 10, 2009

    Well every time I insert the Walkman into the computer or an outlet...A message says LOW BATTERY MUST CHARGE...also the sony Walkman screen logo stays in one place...I have no idea why this is happening


  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    walkman will not charge

  • Wraithmaster Jan 13, 2009

    same problem here i plug the dam thing in it looks like its charging then says full unplug tells me its dead

  • janaymonique Jan 29, 2009

    i cant get it to turn on or get it to charge

  • xwidgywoox Feb 04, 2009

    mine wont charge the screen comes up teling me to charge and the loading bar comes up,loads then doesnt work recognise on my laptop and doesnt charge

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    When I plug/unplug the player into the computer or the USB charger, the player would light up but it would not charge or be recognized by the computer. I have tried to reset/reformat but it would still not work.

  • joenicholas1 Feb 14, 2009

    my sony will not charge it says low battery please charge and creating library i hit the reset button with no result?


  • alexskater09
    alexskater09 Aug 31, 2012

    what happend when u pres the rest button does it erase everything???

  • Jorge Anthony Vallejo Nov 22, 2012

    My walkman WONT TURN ON NO MATTER WHAT I DO! And Im missing a part on the side of it! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAASE HEEEEEEEEEELLLPPP!

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What I did when I got this error was to push the reset button on the bottom of the player itself... Mine rebooted and took a charge from the computer. Hope this all works for you.

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If none of the above work, try a different USB port. It does not like to connect through a USB hub, and I discovered that the two USB ports in the front of my desktop system simply will not recognize the player. When I plug it into one of the USB ports in the back of my computer, the system recognizes the device and my player charges fine.

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Hi, I had the same problem. I have an old computer, so I tried it on my daughter's laptop and it started charging. I bought a Music Power dual port USB AC Charger at Walmart for about $15, plugged it into the wall, and it is charging away. I hope this will solve my problem.

I think my computer just wasn't compatible enough to actually charge it. Hope this helps!

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  • jo6608 Jan 15, 2009

    It charged for several hours, and seems to work fine (for now).

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Push the reset button dn't do anyfin put the usb in and it will start to charge it wrks trust me i had da sme problem

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I had the same problem with not able to charge my Sony Walkman, because it kept saying: FULL when I plugged it in my USB, and when I unplugged it, it said LOW BATTERY.

Eventually I tried everything, and something that did help for me was unplugging all my unnecessary USB products. (I had 2 monitors, printer and etc) After unplugging it all I rebooted, and plugged in my Sony Walkman again, and it started charging!
So it's probably a power source problem.

=D

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One way to ruin a bettery is to keep running it until it goes completely dead. Digital SONY Walkman devices try to prevent this from happening by not letting you turn it on if the voltage gets below a specified level. One thing that helps is to recharge before they get so low they wont power on. Another trick is to recharge it using a wall charger instead of using the USB cable connected to a laptop. They make wall charger units that any USB cable can plug into, and this only supplies the voltage needed to recharge the unit, but bypasses the step of booting up the Walkman, so in many cases you can just plug the device into the wall and it will charge up fine, then after it gets charged enough to boot okay, you can plug it back into your laptop and sync new music, and let it charge from the computer again. If you cant get it to charge with a wall charger, you may have to go through the process of deleting the Walkman device from Device Manager, Portable Devices in Control Panel, but try the wall charger approach first, that has worked for me in some stubborn cases. Good Luck!

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  • steven m fisher Nov 09, 2012

    One way to ruin a bettery is to keep running it until it goes completely dead. Digital SONY Walkman devices try to prevent this from happening by not letting you turn it on if the baterry voltage gets below a specified level. One thing that helps is to recharge the battery before they get so low they wont power on the Walkman completely.
    Another trick is to recharge it using a wall charger instead of using a USB cable connected to a laptop. They make wall charger units that any USB cable can plug into, and this only supplies the voltage needed to recharge the unit. When you connect the Walkman to a laptop, the computer assumes it wants to communicate with the Walkman, and tries to boot up the Walkman first before it will charge it. The wall charger bypasses the step of booting up the Walkman, so in many cases you can just plug the device into the wall and it will charge up fine, then after it gets charged enough to boot okay, you can plug it back into your laptop and sync new music, and let it charge from the computer again. I also agree it can help to plug the Walkman cable directly into a USB port on the laptop (i.e. bypass any USB hub, etc. you may have in between), but try the wall charger approach first, it's easy to do, and that has worked for me in some pretty stubborn cases. Good Luck!

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If none work, connect the player to the usb port, get yourself a needle and keep pressing the reset button. when it reaches 20% it will charge itself fine.

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I had the problem everyone else had and got a USB AC charger and it charged up great.

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