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Sony Walkman 3-877-773-13 (1) Operation Manual

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©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China
NWZ-B133 / B135 / B133F / B135F
3-877-773-13 (1)



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  • Page 1: Operation Guide

    Operation Guide ©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China NWZ-B133 / B135 / B133F / B135F 3-877-773-13 (1)
  • Page 2 Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits Center at 1-(866)-456-7669 are designed to provide reasonable protection Write: Sony Customer Information Service Center against harmful interference in a residential 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913 installation. This equipment generates, uses...
  • Page 3 Use of the song beyond this limit requires directives permission of the copyright holders. The manufacturer of this product is Sony • Sony is not responsible for incomplete Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, recording/downloading or damaged file due to Japan.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started ...8 Supplied Accessories ...8 Parts and Controls ...10 HOME menu ...12 Basic Operations ... 14 Before Connecting the Player ...14 Charging the Battery ...14 Turning the Player On and Off ...16 Transferring Music ...17 Playing Music ... 19 Playing Music...19 Searching for songs ...20 Setting the Play Mode ...24...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Thank you for purchasing the NWZ-B133/B135/B133F/B135F* By transferring songs from your computer to the player, you can enjoy them wherever you go. You can also listen to FM radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) and record voice using the player. Supplied Accessories Please check the accessories in the package.
  • Page 6: Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls Front Headphones  REC/STOP button (  pages 36, 39)  Power Illuminator Starts/stops recording. You can record the sound from the microphone or the currently received FM program (NWZ-B133F/B135F only).  BACK/HOME*  VOL +* /– button Adjusts the volume.
  • Page 7: Home Menu

    HOME menu The HOME menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME button of the player. The HOME menu is the starting point to play songs, listen to FM radio* sound files, and change settings. HOME menu The icons appear in the HOME menu and the color of the selected icon is inverted. Voice Plays/deletes recorded sound files ( ...
  • Page 8: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Before Connecting the Player Before connecting the player to your computer, make sure that the OS is Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1), and the installed Windows Media Player version on your computer is 11. Charging the Battery The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer.
  • Page 9: Turning The Player On And Off

    Windows Media Player, refer to the Windows Media Player information from the following web site: • You can also transfer audio files from Sony Hi-Fi component systems with USB port. For details about how to transfer audio files to the player, refer to the operation instructions supplied with the device. Notes •...
  • Page 10: Playing Music

    • Be careful not to accidentally bump or put stress on the player when it is connected to your computer. It may be damaged. • The player does not use SonicStage software (SonicStage software, developed by Sony, manages music on a computer or transfers music to other types of players). For this player, you can transfer music simply by dragging and dropping, not using SonicStage.
  • Page 11: Searching For Songs

    Playing Music (continued) Searching for songs You can search for desired songs in various ways, such as by folder, artist, album name, etc. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the / button to select (Music Library), and then press the  button to confirm. The following lists appear. • “Now Playing”: Plays back the last file you listened to. •...
  • Page 12 Playing Music (continued) Display When playing back a song  Song title/File name indication  Current song number indication Displays the song number currently selected Displays the song title or file name currently or being played back. being played back. ...
  • Page 13: Setting The Play Mode

    Playing Music (continued) Setting the Play Mode The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected repeat play. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the / button to select (Settings), and then press the  button to confirm.
  • Page 14: Setting The Sound Quality

    Playing Music (continued) Setting the Sound Quality Setting the Equalizer Setting You can set your desired sound quality to match the song, etc. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the  /  button to select (Settings), and then press the ...
  • Page 15: Activating The Bass Function

    Playing Music (continued) Activating the Bass Function You can also emphasize low range by pressing the BASS button. With each press, the Bass function is activated or deactivated. Hint  • At high volume, the effect of the Bass function is limited for hearing safety. Notes •...
  • Page 16: Listening To Fm Radio In The Preset Tuning Mode

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) (continued) Press the  /  button to select the previous (or next) frequency. The frequency is changed by 0.1 MHz. Button operation Select the next frequency Press the  button. Select the previous frequency Press the ...
  • Page 17 Listening/Recording FM Radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) (continued) Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the  button to confirm. The receivable broadcast stations will be preset in order from low to high frequency. “COMPLETE” appears when presetting is completed, then the lowest frequency preset station is received. Hint  • By pressing the  button during FM reception, the player pauses the FM reception. If you press the ...
  • Page 18: Selecting Broadcast Stations In The Preset Tuning Mode

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) (continued) To delete a preset broadcast station Start FM reception (  page 29, 35). Press the BACK/HOME button to return to the FM menu, press the / button to select “Delete Preset,” and then press the  button to confirm. Press the / button to select the preset number you want to delete, and then press the  button to confirm. Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the  button to confirm. The preset broadcast station is deleted. Note • You can preset/delete broadcast stations only during FM reception. Selecting Broadcast Stations in the Preset Tuning Mode You cannot select broadcast stations if no broadcast stations are preset.
  • Page 19: Recording Fm Radio

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) (continued) Recording FM Radio Press and hold the REC/STOP button while listening to the station you want to record. The player goes to standby for recording. Press the REC/STOP button. Recording starts. To stop recording, press the REC/STOP button. The recording is saved as a file named FRnnnn* File names are automatically assigned from “FR0001.wav”...
  • Page 20: Listening/Recording Voice

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) (continued) To delete recorded FM radio programs Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the / button to select (FM), and then press the  button to confirm. Press the / button to select “Delete Rec Data,” and then press the ...
  • Page 21: Playing Back The Recorded Sound Files

    Listening/Recording Voice (continued) Notes • If you rename files of the [Record] folder on your computer, or put files which have been imported to your computer back into the [Record] folder, you may not be able to play them on the player. •...
  • Page 22: Settings

    Settings Changing the Settings You can change the various settings using the “Settings” menu. The following procedure is the basic way to change settings. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the / button to select (Settings), and then press the  button to confirm. Press the / button to select the item you want, and then press the  button to confirm. Repeat step 3 and change its value, and then press the  button to confirm each time. To return to the previous menu Press the BACK/HOME button. “Music Settings”...
  • Page 23 Settings (continued) “Common Settings” Setting Description “Set Date-Time” Adjusts the date and time. To set a numerical value, use the  /  button. To move the highlighted slider, use the  button. “AVLS(Volume Limit)” Sets “AVLS(Volume Limit)” (Automatic Volume Limiter System) on or off.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    RESET button Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites. For customers in the USA, visit: For customers in Canada, visit: For customers in Europe, visit: For customers in Latin America, visit: For customers in other countries/regions, visit:
  • Page 25 Troubleshooting (continued) If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Operation Symptom Cause/Remedy There is no sound. • The volume level is set to zero.  Turn the volume up (  page 10).
  • Page 26 Troubleshooting (continued) Operation (continued) Symptom Cause/Remedy The transferred songs cannot be • The built-in flash memory of the player was formatted using found. Windows Explorer.  Format the built-in flash memory using the “Format” menu of the player (  page 46). •...
  • Page 27 (  page 44). • The battery needs to be replaced.  Consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Copyright-protected contents are being played.  When copyright-protected contents are played, battery life may be shorter.
  • Page 28: Connection With The Computer

    Troubleshooting (continued) Recording (continued) Symptom Cause/Remedy The combined total of the • When you record many short files, they may be recorded with recorded time and the remaining automatically inserted blank spaces between files due to system time does not equal the restrictions.
  • Page 29 Troubleshooting (continued) Connection with the computer (continued) Symptom Cause/Remedy Only a small number of songs • There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory. can be transferred to the player.  Delete unnecessary songs to increase free space. •...
  • Page 30: Messages

    Troubleshooting (continued) To initialize (format) the player Be sure to format the built-in flash memory using the “Settings” menu on this player, following the procedure below. (Check all contents before formatting, as all data stored will be erased.) Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
  • Page 31 Troubleshooting (continued) Message Meaning Remedy FILE ERROR • The file cannot be read. • Transfer the normal audio file back to the • The file is not normal. computer and then format the player. • The player cannot play • If the song which cannot be played is certain files because of unnecessary, you can delete it from the incompatible formats.
  • Page 32: Additional Information

    • Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since battery liquid may remain in the player, consult your nearest Sony dealer if the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with clean water, and consult a doctor.
  • Page 33: On The Headphones

    • Be careful not to let water get into the player from the opening near the connector. • Clean the headphone plug periodically. • If you have any questions or problems concerning the player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Continued ...
  • Page 34: Specifications

    • In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software supplied with player.
  • Page 35 Additional Information (continued) Maximum recordable time (Approx.) The times below are estimated for the case where only FM (NWZ-B133F/B135F only) or Voice audio files are stored. The time may differ, depending on the conditions under which the player is used. NWZ-B133/B133F Codec* Time...
  • Page 36: Index

    Additional Information (continued) System Requirements • Computer IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems: Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) / Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later) / Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1) / Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1) / Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1) / Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1) Not supported by 64 bit version OS.
  • Page 37 Reset All Settings ... 46 License and Trademark Notice • “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.