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Hello, my name is Kristine I own a Sony NWZ-W202 black walkman. I love it. But recently took up jogging and one day it just stopped working. I plug it into my laptop and it is sporatically recognized by my computer. It wont turn on and if it does its brief enough to give me 3 beeps and one high pitched one after the 3. The serial number is 5116398. Could someone please help me with this issue...I love love love this walkman!

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SOURCE: remove write protection on a walkman nwz-s616f

I had the same problem after using this product for a month, suddenly it showed the warning of write protection.

I even contacted the sony customer center but to no avail. their answer was of no help at all. so here is what i did to make it work: 1) First install "QuickTime version 7.2" or later (you can download it from torrent if you are unable to register it, i.e. with a crack) 2) Then install "Windows Media Player 11 " (you can download it from torrent if you are unable to validate it, i.e. if WinXP not original) 3) Now install "Media Manager for WALKMAN" (a compatible software provided by the sony company to interact or communicate with the walkman), freely available for you to download at sony's website.
After the installation, connect the walkman to your computer. Now it should easily add or delete data from you walkman using this software or without it as well.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony walkman NWZ-S615F, it keeps freezing

Mine was doing the exact same thing.. like i kept pluggin it in and when it said recharge i kept hitting reset on the bottom and it actually worked ... like it didnt the first few times i havent used it becuz of that but dont let the batttery die or its gonna keep doing it. so try to keep it on so it wont freeze any more hope this helped

mines chargin right now i just fixed it.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Laptop wont recognize my mp3 player Sony walkman NWZ-E438FBLK

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

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SOURCE: My Sony Walkman NWZ-E435F wont turn on at all even when plugged in with my USB

I had the same problem. For at least a week. Try pressing the reset button. The reset button won't delete your music, videos, pictures, etc. Just resets your system. If that does not work then i don't know what else to tell you.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: my nwz-e438f walkman wont charge anymore.

Hi hellohello21,
attach the supplied cable directly to the computer's USB port (don't use any other extension cord simultaneously). If that doesn't work, check if you've some problems with your USB driver.

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Try resetting the Walkman by pressing the RESET button located near the Jog Dial.
Press the reset button using a sharp pointed object like a ball pen. Be sure that the Walkman is playing when resetting.
Try connecting the Walkman Player to the Computer by using the stand to charge the battery and check if it works normally.
If the issue persists after resetting, try Formatting the Player back to factory defaults. Formatting the Player will erase all the files and all the settings will be back to factory default. Please be sure that a backup is there with you before formatting the player.
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