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The Hold Button Has Turned In On Itself

The hold button on the top of my mp3 walkman has slipped slightly inside the machine so I can't turn the hold off. Is there anything I can do to right this problem?

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Silly girl tells it all use the ON button and make sure u turn it back OFF mabey it doesn't turn on by itself mabey you just don't turn it off.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007


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Is there a space in the line between the back and front panels of the player, or is it seemless? If there's a slight crack, take a sharp regular screwdriver(not the philips kind, the other one, flat), hold the player with the eject button facing down, open the crack a little more with the screwdriver on the side of the player, and tap the button area, try to make it full back into place. If it does, just try to close it shut so it's seemless. If it's seemless, you could still try poking at it with a thin metal object(not something that is likely to break and leave pieces inside), but if you're worried about it you could take it to a shop that deals with things like this. Sometimes they wont even charge you if it's a 2 minute fiddling thing. Good luck, I'm curious to know how you work it out so comment back here!

Posted on Jun 26, 2006


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SOURCE: i need help adding music to my sony walkman

it's the 4GB NWZ-A816PNK Walkman version?
connect usb to your computer
wait for the connect sound
open my computer
look for removeable drive
right click on it and explore
go to music folder
open your library
drag w/e songs u want into the music folder

dc, turn on. browse and play. hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008


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SOURCE: my walkman is stuck on hold

just restart

Posted on Aug 24, 2009


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SOURCE: My Sony Walkman MP3 player just simply won't turn on!?!?!?!

I've the problem as well. Did you find out any solution? The button is like dead but the screen is on when i plug it in my PC.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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To turn on the player
Press the >|| (center round button) button to turn on the player. The player resumes the operation from the point where you last turned off.

If “HOLD” appears in the display, slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction of the arrow (--->) to release the HOLD function.

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If there is no operation for a certain period of time while in stop mode, the display turns off automatically to save the battery power. If there is no operation for an extended period, the player turns off completely. The batteries are consumed a little in this status.

You cannot operate the player when it is connected to a computer. Disconnect the player before operating the player.

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