Sony Walkman - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
I own a walkman NWZ-S545,
Used to be jacks were wired point to point, meaning the strips of metal from the jack had a wire attached to each that lead to a circuit board. Now mostly little prongs come off the jack and are soldering straight to the circuit board so that when plugged in if the solder joint is weak or the plug takes a hit these prongs can separate from the solder. Not only was the older point to point system easier to work on since the jack was not encased in plastic but the connecting wires allowed for a lot of give if the plug/jack took a hit. When pressure or a certain angle is put on the plug it may cause the prong(s) on the jack to temporarily reconnect with the solder joint. So......take screws out so you can remove cover to expose inside of jack. Plug in buds, power on unit and play a song. With something non conductive such as a chopstick press down on areas of the jack and when sound changes you've probably found where the broken joint is. With power off you must then unscrew the board to expose the back side of the board and re-solder the connection using a soldering iron that comes to a small point so that nothing else but that joint is touched. Usually you can use the solder that's still there without adding any extra. Never soldered? Might want to get a friend who has. The only other possibility is there is no longer a good connection to the plug. Easy to fix in the point to point days, but now the jack needs to be replaced(with difficulty the jack can be repaired, but may require cutting the plastic housing in half.
on Oct 02, 2017
Boot Error Shutting Down Sony NWD-B103
Had a similar problem with the B103F. Not sure it will work for the non F version.
Goto Sony's support site at http://www.sony-asia.com/section/support.
Search model - NWD-B103F (non F is not listed)
Look at the "latest downloads" and select the "firmware update program". (alternately you could first select the "download" section and then select the model.)
Run (without the unit plugged) and when asked plug the unit. To be on the safe side, ask it also to format the data section.
When finished, the unit should be OK.
on Sep 27, 2017
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