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I first found that when I plugged my player into my computer it registered it as a MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) device and in turn never showed up as a storage device on my computer. I fixed this by going into my Control Panel -> System Icon -> Hardware Tab -> Device Manager button.
Clicking on the "System Devices" tab should have "Walkman" or MTP device. Right click on it and go to properties, now before doing anything it should say "Location -- ------ Location 0 (Walkman)" if not try unplugging the walkman and see if the MTP device you're looking at is removed from the list, just to make sure it's the right device we're looking for.
If you've confirmed it's the Walkman, click on the "Driver tab" and click on "Update Driver...". Then click on the "Install from a list or a specific location (Advanced)" option and click "Next". Now select the "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." and click next. It should now bring up 2 driver choices, one being "MTP Device" and the other "USB Mass Storage Device". Select the USB option and select next, it will then install your walkman as a USB storage device and after that's done. It should be a matter of unplugging and plugging the Walkman back in and it should show up on your storage options in "My Computer"
on Mar 12, 2016
This issue may occur if the portable player was formatted via Windows Explorer. Follow these steps to correct this issue:
NOTE: If the message you receive is Format OK? , select Cancel .
1. Connect the player to the computer.
2. Click Start and then click My Computer .
NOTE: If the Portable Device box appears, click Cancel .
3. In the My Computer window, under Other , double click the icon for your portable player.
4. In the My Computer [Name of your device] window, right click the Internal Storage icon and then click Format from the menu.
5. In the Format box, click OK .
6. In the Format Complete box, click OK .
7. Close the My Computer windows.
8. Disconnect the portable player from the computer.
9. If it is not on, press the power button to turn it on.
10. Press the selector button repeatedly until Settings is highlighted.
11. Press the Play / Pause button.
12. Press the selector button repeatedly until Format is highlighted.
13. Press the Play / Pause button.
14. Press the selector button one time to highlight OK .
15. Press the Play / Pause button.
16. Once the player has finished setting up, Music Library will appear in the display and you can now use your portable player.
17. Test the player for proper functionality. If the error still occurs, reset the player by pressing the RESET button with a small pin or similar object.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required.
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on Apr 21, 2015
Make sure that HOLD function isn't on.
Connect it to the computer and reset it again, leaving it connected.
Check the Sony Support Web site to see if there are any available firmware updates for your model.
If possible, instead of connecting the USB cable to the computer, connect it to a USB AC adapter (if available) and try to charge it.
2GB Walkman MP3 Player
on Feb 03, 2014
Power off button NWD B105f does not react
on Jul 07, 2013
hi elada2005,check if the new battery is placed in right polarity \-. Often it goes on when you hold on the "play" button for 5 sec. what is that for model?
on Jan 08, 2012
I tried something and it seemed to work ( though how long it will lst I don't know ).
1. Let the battery go dead
2. Put the player in the USB port
3. Update with latest Flash Driver ( check the format option )
4. When finished, remove from the USB port WITHOUT disabling the port through Windows ( just pull it out )
5. Hold down the play button and keep it held down.
6. Navigate to Settings.
7. Go to Restart option and click ok. You have to be quick here since you have to release the Play button. Once you get to the next level , keep the play button pressed or else it will shut off
8. Once it says restart is complete, press power button to shut it off.
9. If you have enough power, give it a try otherwise plug it back in USB port for about 5 to 10 min to get a charge.
10. Remove from USB port the same way as before.
on Oct 20, 2011
it stuck yesterday and its still working. cannot restart.
on Sep 01, 2011
You don't need any driver if your PC has windows XP sp2 or later and Windows Media Player 11.
Try to do these steps:
1. Connect the player to the computer.
2. From the computer, select start - Control Panel - Performance and Maintenance - System. "System Properties" is displayed.
3. Select Hardware tab, and open Device manager.
4. Open Universal Serial Bus controllers, and select USB Mass Storage Device or WALKMAN NWZ-XXXXX.
5. Select Action - Update Driver ... from the menu bar. "Welcome to the Hardware Update Wizard" is displayed.
6. A dialog on Windows Update connection will be displayed. Select No, not this time., followed by Next.
7. Select Install from a list or specific location [Advanced], followed by Next for the hardware install method.
8. Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install., followed by Next for the search and install option.
9. Check Show compatible hardware, and then select MTP Device* in the model list, followed by Next. The device driver is installed.
10. "Completing the Hardware Update Wizard" message is displayed, and confirm "MTP Device" message. Click Finish.
I hope this helps.
on Aug 31, 2011
Delete the files from your device the easy way...follow these instructions below:
BIG WARNING: DO NOT DELETE THE FILES NEEDED TO OPERATE YOUR MP3 PLAYER.
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release,right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
ONE MORE BIG WARNING: BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT DELETE THE FILES NEEDED TO OPERATE YOUR MP3 PLAYER.
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on Aug 30, 2011
Try changing the battery. Try charging the battery. Try plugging it into your computer, PC, Mac, desktop, or laptop.
If all else fails, your MP3 player could possibly have water or humidity damage (which are relatively the same thing)
on Jun 22, 2011
OVER JAMING THE WALKMAN BY ACCIDENT. OR TRY THE SETTINGS.
on Jun 02, 2011
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