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Operation Guide
NW-A1000 series / A3000 series
©2006 Sony Corporation
2-683-714-11 (1)

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  • Page 1 Operation Guide NW-A1000 series / A3000 series ©2006 Sony Corporation 2-683-714-11 (1)
  • Page 2: About The Manuals

    About the Manuals Included with the player are the Quick Start Guide and this PDF-format Operation Guide. Additionally, after installing SonicStage or CONNECT Player software, you can refer to the Help within each software. – The Quick Start Guide explains set up and the basic operations, enabling you to import tracks into a computer, to transfer them to the player, and to play them back.
  • Page 3 • The supplied software may differ depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, or the model you have purchased. • You can download the latest version of SonicStage from the following web sites: For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport/ For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://www.sonydigital-link.com/DNA/ For customers in China: http://service.sony.com.cn/KB/...
  • Page 4 To change the page layout The buttons at the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen enable you to select how pages are displayed. Single Page Pages are displayed one at a time. When you scroll, the display changes to a previous or succeeding page. Continuous Pages are displayed as a continuous roll of pages.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Supplied Accessories... 7 Guide to Parts and Controls ... 8 Using the Player Controls ... 9 Playing Tracks Searching for Tracks ... 11 By track name ... 11 By album... 12 By artist... 13 By genre ... 14 By ✩...
  • Page 6 Player HOME Menu Reference The HOME menu is the screen that appears either when you turn the player on or when you connect it to SonicStage or CONNECT Player. The HOME menu is the starting point to play audio, search for tracks, and change settings.
  • Page 7: Supplied Accessories

    The AC power adaptor supplied with this unit is not intended to be serviced. Should the AC power adaptor cease to function in its intended manner during the warranty period, the adaptor should be returned to your nearest Sony Service Center or Sony Authorized Repair Center for replacement, or if a problem occurs after the warranty period has expired, the adaptor should be discarded.
  • Page 8: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Front HOLD button  (Headphones) jack Headphone extension cord Headphones HOLD button When you press and hold the HOLD button, “HOLD On” appears, the player is disabled, and the controls are locked. When you press and hold the HOLD button while the HOLD feature is on, “HOLD Off”...
  • Page 9: Using The Player Controls

    Using the Player Controls Use the 5-way button and the BACK button to navigate through screens, play tracks, and change the player’s settings. The diagram below shows how the screen changes when you press the operation button. For example, a player’s screen changes as shown below by selecting “Music Library”–...
  • Page 10 The 5-way button performs different functions depending upon the screen shown on the player’s display. List screens enable you to search for and select tracks. The Now Playing screen provides information about the currently playing track. * Use the raised dot on the  button as a tactile reference when operating the player.
  • Page 11: Playing Tracks

    Playing Tracks Searching for Tracks You can search for tracks by “Genre,” “Artist,” “Album,” “All Songs,” etc. Searching for tracks by track name The list of tracks is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or by some other method.  Press and hold BACK.
  • Page 12: By Album

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks by album The list of albums is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or by some other method.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list screen appears.
  • Page 13: By Artist

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks by artist The list of artists is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or by some other method.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list screen appears.
  • Page 14: By Genre

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks by genre  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list screen appears.  Press / to select “Genre,” and then press The list of genres appears. ...
  • Page 15: By ✩ Rating

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks by ✩ Rating You can rate tracks by assigning them from one to five stars ( ) and then later search for tracks by their star rating. For details on assigning star ratings, see ...
  • Page 16: By Release Year

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks by release year  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list screen appears.  Press / to select “Release Date,” and then press The list of release years appears. ...
  • Page 17: From Albums Recently Transferred

    Playing Tracks... Searching for Tracks Searching for tracks from albums recently transferred You can search for tracks from albums transferred during the three most recent connections to SonicStage or CONNECT Player.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. ...
  • Page 18: Searching For Tracks By Initial Letter

    Playing Tracks Searching for Tracks by Initial Letter You can search for tracks by the initial letter of the artist name, album title, or track title.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select A screen appears that enables you to select a character.
  • Page 19: Playing A Playlist

    Playing Tracks Playing a Playlist You can play lists of tracks (playlists) created either in SonicStage or CONNECT Player or on the player (Bookmark List).  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The screen to select a playlist type appears. For details of each of playlist type, see ...
  • Page 20: Playlists

    Playing Tracks... Playing a Playlist Types of playlists There are five types of playlists, as described below. Playlist type B.mark List 1 – 5 Playlists Favorite 100 Trash Bin If you change a Bookmark List’s name or a Playlist’s name in CONNECT Player, the list appears with the edited name.
  • Page 21: Playing Your Top 100 Tracks

    Playing Tracks Playing Your Top 100 Tracks The player can select and play the 100 tracks that have been played the most times.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of the top 100 tracks appears. ...
  • Page 22: Searching For Tracks By Dates Played

    Playing Tracks Searching for Tracks by Dates Played You can search for tracks according to the dates on which the player has played them.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select A list of dates on which tracks were played appears, starting with the most recent.
  • Page 23: Playing Tracks In Random Order (intelligent Shuffle Play)

    Playing Tracks Playing Tracks in Random Order (Intelligent Shuffle Play) The player offers four random play (also known as “shuffle play”) modes: “My Favorite Shuffle,” “Artist Link Shuffle,” “Time Machine Shuffle,” and “Shuffle All.” Each shuffle play mode plays a different selection of tracks in random order.
  • Page 24 Playing Tracks... Playing Tracks in Random Order  Hints • Intelligent Shuffle play is automatically cancelled by any of the following operations: – Starting playback of a track by selecting it from the Music Library. – Using the Artist Link feature. –...
  • Page 25: Playing Tracks Of Similar Artists In Random Order (artist Link Shuffle)

    Playing Tracks... Playing Tracks in Random Order Playing tracks of similar artists in random order (Artist Link Shuffle) The player selects other artists in similar musical genres to the selected artist, and plays their tracks in random order.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.
  • Page 26: Playing Tracks Released In The Same Year Randomly (time Machine Shuffle)

    Playing Tracks... Playing Tracks in Random Order Playing tracks released in the same year randomly (Time Machine Shuffle) The player selects a year at random and plays tracks released in that year.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. ...
  • Page 27: Playing All Tracks In Random Order

    Playing Tracks... Playing Tracks in Random Order Playing all tracks in random order All the tracks stored on the player are played in random order.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select . The screen to select a shuffle type appears.
  • Page 28: Changing The Play Mode

    Playing Tracks Changing the Play Mode The player offers a variety of play modes, including normal play and several shuffle play (random play) and repeat play options.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of play modes appears.
  • Page 29: Normal

    Playing Tracks... Changing the Play Mode The list of play modes Play mode type/Icon Normal/No icon Repeat/ Shuffle/ Shuffle&Repeat/ Repeat 1 Song/ Notes • When you start Intelligent Shuffle play, the play mode changes to “Shuffle” or “Shuffle&Repeat.” • To move back through as many as the last 20 tracks played during shuffle play, press ...
  • Page 30: Displaying The Now Playing Screen

    Playing Tracks Displaying the Now Playing Screen The Now Playing screen displays information about the currently playing track, such as the artist name and album title.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select Detailed information about the currently playing track appears.
  • Page 31: Displaying The Option Menu

    Playing Tracks Displaying the Option Menu From the Option menu, you can modify settings for the currently playing track and access a variety of player features.  Press OPTION. The Option menu appears.  Press / to select an option item, and then press Depending upon the item selected, either an option setting screen appears or the selected item is activated.
  • Page 32 Playing Tracks ...Displaying the Option Menu  Hint • Press OPTION to view a list of setting and navigation options for the track, as described in the following table. Item Go to Album Go to Artist Go to Genre Bookmark Select Bookmark Remove Bookmark Clear Bookmark List...
  • Page 33: Searching For Tracks Based On The Currently Playing Track

    Playing Tracks Searching for Tracks Based on the Currently Playing Track By displaying the Option menu from the Now Playing screen, you can search for other tracks and albums by the artist of the currently playing track and for tracks by other artists that belong to the same genre as the currently playing artist.
  • Page 34: Adding/editing Tracks To A Bookmark List

    Playing Tracks Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List A Bookmark List is a feature that groups your favorite tracks into a list. The player supports five Bookmark Lists, each of which can contain up to 100 tracks. For details on playing Bookmark Lists, see  page 19. To add a track to the default Bookmark List You can add a track to the default Bookmark List by pressing Now Playing screen is displayed.
  • Page 35 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To add tracks to a selected Bookmark List You can add a track to a Bookmark List selected from “B.mark List 1” to “B.mark List 5.” Display the Now Playing screen of the track you want to add to the Bookmark List.
  • Page 36 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To change the default Bookmark List Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. Press /// to select Press / to select “Default Bookmark,” and then press A list of the Bookmark Lists appears. Press /...
  • Page 37 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To remove a track from a Bookmark List Display the Now Playing screen of the track you want to remove from the Bookmark List. Press OPTION. The Option menu appears. Press / to select “Remove Bookmark,” and then press The screen used to select a Bookmark List appears.
  • Page 38 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To remove all tracks from a Bookmark List Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. Press /// to select The list of playlists appears. Press /// to select the Bookmark List from which you want to remove all tracks, and then press The track list appears.
  • Page 39 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To rearrange the track order of a Bookmark List Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. Press /// to select The list of playlists appears. Press /// to select the Bookmark List whose track order you want to rearrange, and then press The track list appears.
  • Page 40 Playing Tracks ...Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List To change a Bookmark List icon You can select the icons that are shown when a track added to a Bookmark List is played. The icons enable you to tell at glance which Bookmark Lists contain the track.
  • Page 41: Deleting A Track From The Player

    Playing Tracks Deleting a Track From the Player By adding tracks to the Trash Bin, you can delete them from the player the next time you connect the player to SonicStage or CONNECT Player. Deleting tracks from the player does not delete them from SonicStage or CONNECT Player.
  • Page 42 Playing Tracks... Deleting a Track from the Player To restore a track from the Trash Bin Display the Now Playing screen of the track you want to remove from the Trash Bin. Press OPTION. The Option menu appears. Press / to select “Rescue,” and then press “Rescued from Trash Bin.”...
  • Page 43 Playing Tracks... Deleting a Track from the Player To restore all tracks from the Trash Bin You can restore all tracks from the Trash Bin only while playing the Trash Bin playlist (when any track appears with Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.
  • Page 44: Rating Tracks

    Playing Tracks Rating Tracks You can assign ratings of one to five stars ( ) to tracks and then search for tracks by their star ratings (  page 15). There are two types of ratings: ratings that you manually assign to tracks and ratings automatically assigned by SonicStage or CONNECT Player.
  • Page 45: Using The Artist Link Feature

    Using the Artist Link Feature Searching for Artists Belonging to Similar Genres With the currently playing track as a starting point, you can find other artists and tracks in similar musical genres. In the artist list, preview clips of tracks by the artists are played (Preview Play) as you move the cursor up and down the list, enabling you to hear samples of their music as you search.
  • Page 46 Using the Artist Link Feature  Hints • If you select any artist in the artist list and press and hold artist are played. • The previous screen reappears when you press BACK. • If you press LINK while an artist name or track title is selected in step while the Now Playing screen is displayed in step begins playing the currently playing track from the beginning and pauses when the track finishes.
  • Page 47 Using the Artist Link Feature To cancel Artist Link Press BACK while viewing the artist list. To increase the search range (Wide Range) Select “Increase search range” at step Belonging to a Similar Genres” (  page 45), and then press The search begins.
  • Page 48: Settings

    Settings Customizing Sound Quality (6-Band Equalizer) You can customize the sound quality to match the genre of music. Customizing sound quality to match the type of music You can customize the player’s sound quality to match the genre of music you want to listen to.
  • Page 49 Settings... Customizing Sound Quality List of sound quality settings The sound settings appear on the screen as the letters in parentheses. Setting None Heavy ( Pop ( Jazz ( Unique ( Custom 1 ( Custom 2 ( Notes • If your chosen sound setting causes the sound to be distorted when you turn up the volume, try turning the volume down.
  • Page 50 Settings... Customizing Sound Quality Customizing sound quality You can create your own customized sound quality settings and save them as “Custom 1” or “Custom 2” while looking at the player’s screen. For each custom setting, you can individually adjust the sound of six frequency ranges to any of seven sound levels.
  • Page 51: Limiting The Volume From The Headphones

    Settings Limiting the Volume from the Headphones You can limit the headphones volume level to protect your hearing and to reduce sound leaking into the environment around you.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.
  • Page 52: Turning Off The Player Operation Beep

    Settings Turning Off the Player Operation Beep You can set the beep sound on and off.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup option appears.  Press / to select “Beep,” and then press ...
  • Page 53: Connecting To Other Devices

    Settings Connecting to Other Devices You can listen to the tracks on your player through a stereo system or record them onto a MiniDisc or a cassette tape by connecting your player to external devices. See the instruction manual that came with the device you want to connect to for information about connecting devices like the player.
  • Page 54: Setting The Screen Display Option

    Settings Setting the Screen Display Option You can choose when the display is shown and how long it stays on. Setting the display time You can set the length of time the Now Playing screen is displayed during playback.  Press and hold BACK.
  • Page 55 Settings...Setting the Screen Display Option Displaying the Now Playing screen each time the tracks switch You can display the Now Playing screen automatically each time the tracks switch.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.
  • Page 56: Setting A Screensaver

     Hints • You can download and add up to four screensavers from the following web sites: For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport/ For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://www.sonydigital-link.com/DNA/ For customers in China: http://service.sony.com.cn/KB/ For customers in Taiwan: http://www.twsupport.css.ap.sony.com/ For customers in Korea: http://scs.sony.co.kr/walkman/...
  • Page 57: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Screen

    Settings Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen The screen offers five brightness settings.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.  Press / to select “Brightness,” and then press The brightness adjustment screen appears.
  • Page 58: Displaying Player Information

    Settings Displaying Player Information You can view information about your player, including its model name, serial number, version, and the total number of tracks stored on the player.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.
  • Page 59: Selecting The Display Language

    Settings Selecting the Display Language You can select from a variety of languages for the display of menus and messages on the player.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears. ...
  • Page 60: Setting A Clock

    Settings Setting a Clock You can set and display a clock. You can set the clock by synchronizing the clocks of the player and your computer when the player is connected to SonicStage or CONNECT Player or by setting the clock manually. Synchronizing clocks with your computer ...
  • Page 61 Settings...Setting a Clock Setting the clock manually  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.  Press / to select “Clock Setting,” and then press The clock-setting screen appears. ...
  • Page 62: Setting The Date Display

    Settings Setting the Date Display You can set the method to be used for displaying the date from “year/month/ day,” “month/day/year,” or “day/month/year.”  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears. ...
  • Page 63: Setting The Time Display

    Settings Setting the Time Display You can select the method to be used for displaying the date time from a 12- hour display or a 24-hour display.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press /// to select The list of setup options appears.
  • Page 64: Resetting To Factory Settings

    Settings Resetting to Factory Settings You can restore the player to its original factory settings. Resetting the player does not delete the music tracks you have transferred to the player.  Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears.  Press ///...
  • Page 65: Initializing The Hard Disk

    Settings Initializing the Hard Disk You can initialize the built-in hard disk of the player. If the hard disk is initialized, all the audio data and the other data stored will be erased. Be sure to verify the data stored in the hard disk prior to initializing. ...
  • Page 66: Advanced Feature

    Advanced Feature Charging the Battery Using the AC Power Adaptor You can charge the battery by connecting the player to a computer. When away from your computer, you can charge the battery from a wall outlet using the supplied AC power adaptor** and USB cable. ...
  • Page 67 Advanced Feature To check the remaining power of the battery The remaining battery power is displayed at the bottom right of the Now Playing screen and setting screens, etc. As the battery runs down, the black portion of the indicator becomes smaller. ...
  • Page 68: Maximizing Battery Life

    Advanced Feature Maximizing Battery Life By following a few simple guidelines, you can extend the playing time available from a battery charge. Turn off the player manually Although the player turns off automatically if left in pause mode for a few minutes, you can save some battery power by manually turning off the player when you are finished using it.
  • Page 69: What Are Format And Bit Rate

    Advanced Feature What are Format and Bit Rate? What is format? The format of a track refers to the method used by SonicStage or CONNECT Player to store the track’s audio information when tracks are imported to SonicStage or CONNECT Player from the Internet or audio CDs. Common formats include MP3, WMA and ATRAC, etc.
  • Page 70 Advanced Feature What is the relationship between bit rate, sound quality, and storage size? Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage space for the same length of audio, so you can store fewer tracks on the player.
  • Page 71: Playing Tracks Without Pauses

    Advanced Feature Playing Tracks Without Pauses If you import tracks into SonicStage or CONNECT Player software in ATRAC format and transfer them to the player, you can play them on the player continuously, without pauses between the tracks. For example, an album that includes a long recording of a live performance with no pauses between songs can be played continuously without pauses after the tracks are imported to SonicStage or CONNECT Player software in ATRAC format and then transferred to the player.
  • Page 72: Playing Audio Files Registered In Sonicstage Or Connect Player

    Advanced Feature Playing Audio Files Registered in SonicStage or CONNECT Player You can play tracks registered in either SonicStage or CONNECT Player software on the player by first importing the registration into the other software. To play tracks registered in CONNECT Player When you use SonicStage, you can play tracks registered in the CONNECT Player software on the player by first importing the registration into SonicStage.
  • Page 73: How Is Track Information Imported Into The Player

    Advanced Feature How is Track Information Imported into the Player? When you import CD tracks into SonicStage or CONNECT Player, SonicStage or CONNECT Player automatically retrieves information about the tracks (such as album title, artist name, and track name) from a CD database service (CDDB, the Gracenote CD DataBase) on the Internet at no charge.
  • Page 74: Storing Data Other Than Audio Files

    Advanced Feature Storing Data Other Than Audio Files You can store computer data on the hard disk built into the player by transferring it from your computer with Windows Explorer. The player’s hard disk appears in Windows Explorer as a removable storage drive.
  • Page 75: Updating The Player's Firmware

    For details about the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit the following web site: For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport/ For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://www.sonydigital-link.com/DNA/ For customers in China: http://service.sony.com.cn/KB/...
  • Page 76: Troubleshooting

    Player. Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites (  page 98). If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power Symptom The lamp of the USB cable does not light.
  • Page 77 Troubleshooting Sound Symptom There is no sound. Noise is heard. The volume does not increase. There is no sound from the right channel of the headphones. The volume cannot be adjusted. When using the player with a stereo system connected, the sound is distorted or noisy.
  • Page 78 Troubleshooting Operation/Playback (continued) Symptom The HOLD feature cannot be activated. Playback stops suddenly.  The remaining battery power is insufficient to “” is displayed as part of a title. The screen turns off. Cause or corrective action  The HOLD feature cannot be activated when the player is turned off.
  • Page 79 Troubleshooting Connection with the computer/SonicStage, CONNECT Player Symptom The SonicStage or CONNECT Player software cannot be installed. The progress bar on the display of your computer is not moving. The access lamp of your computer has not lit for a few minutes.
  • Page 80 Troubleshooting Connection with the computer/SonicStage, CONNECT Player (continued) Symptom “Connecting” is not displayed when the player is connected to the computer with the USB cable. The player is not recognized by the computer when it is connected to the computer. Cause or corrective action ...
  • Page 81 Troubleshooting Connection with the computer/SonicStage, CONNECT Player (continued) Symptom Audio data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer. Only a small number of tracks can be transferred to the player. (Available recording time is short.) Audio data cannot be transferred back to your computer from the player.
  • Page 82 Troubleshooting Others Symptom There is no beep sound when the player is operated. The player gets warm. Noise comes from the inside of the player, or the player shakes. The screen turns on whenever tracks change. The player does not lie in a stable position.
  • Page 83: Error Messages

    Troubleshooting Error Messages Follow the instructions below if an error message appears on the display. Message AVLS (vol. limit) is On. Volume cannot be increased. Battery too low to update firmware. Please charge. Cannot add more than 100 songs per list. Cannot add to a Bookmark List currently playing.
  • Page 84 Troubleshooting... Error Messages Message Cannot edit song order in a Bookmark List that is playing. Cannot play. Connect compliant software and update information. Cannot play. Incompatible music file. Cannot play. Music file damaged. Connect compliant software and transfer again. Cannot play. Playback possible in [ ...
  • Page 85 Troubleshooting... Error Messages Message Hard Disk not properly initialized. Re-Initialize from Settings. HOLD. Keep pressing HOLD button to unlock the controls. Insufficient information. Connect compliant software and transfer information. LOW BATTERY. Please Charge. No Database Found. Please connect compliant software. Meaning Corrective action •...
  • Page 86 Trash Bin. SonicStage CP (SonicStage Ver.4.0) or CONNECT Player. when you press the LINK button. number, and consult your nearest Sony dealer. “ Rating,” and then connect the player to SonicStage or CONNECT Player. Continued ...
  • Page 87 Troubleshooting... Error Messages Message There are no songs in this Bookmark List. Add songs using Options menu. There are no “[  ]” transferred album. (“Most Recent,” “2nd Recent,” or “3rd Recent,” appears in parenthesis.) This function is currently unusable. Connect compliant software and transfer information to use.
  • Page 88: Uninstalling Sonicstage Or Connect Player

    Troubleshooting Uninstalling SonicStage or CONNECT Player To uninstall the software from your computer, follow the procedures below. Uninstalling SonicStage  Click “Start”– “Control Panel.”  Double-click “Add/Remove Programs.”  Click “SonicStage” in the “Currently Installed Programs” list, and then click “Change and Remove.” Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer.
  • Page 89 Troubleshooting Uninstalling CONNECT Player  Click “Start”– “Control Panel.”  Double-click “Add/Remove Programs.”  Click “CONNECT Player” in the “Currently Installed Programs” list, and then click “Change and Remove.” Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer. The uninstallation is completed when the computer has restarted. “Settings”...
  • Page 90: Additional Information

    The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the player. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. __________________________ Serial No. __________________________ WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus...
  • Page 91 Additional Information If you have any questions about this product: Visit: www.sony.com/walkmansupport Contact: Sony Customer Information Service Center at 1-(866)-456-7669 Write: Sony Customer Information Services Center 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913 Model NW-A1000/A1200/A3000 Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Model No.:...
  • Page 92 Additional Information For Customers in the USA and Canada RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Lithium-ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/.
  • Page 93: Precautions

    • 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.
  • Page 94 Additional Information... On installation • Do not put any heavy object on top of the player or apply a strong shock to the player. It may cause a player to malfunction or damage. • Never use the player where it will be subjected to extremes of light, temperature, moisture or vibration.
  • Page 95 Additional Information... Precautions On the headphones Road safety Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. Doing so may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play the player at a high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings.
  • Page 96 • The recorded music is limited to private use only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. • Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data due to problems of the player or computer.
  • Page 97 • 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 this player.
  • Page 98 • The recorded music is limited to private use only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. • Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data due to problems of the player or computer.
  • Page 99: Notes On Disposing Of The Player

    Additional Information Notes on Disposing of the Player This player has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. When you dispose of the player, be sure to dispose of it properly. For disposal information for the NW-A1000 series, see  page 100. For disposal information for the NW-A3000 series, see ...
  • Page 100 Additional Information...Notes on Disposing the Player To remove the built-in rechargeable battery of the NW-A1000 series Remove the strap connector from the back of the player. Remove it from the side of the strap connector using a small pair of tweezers.
  • Page 101 Additional Information...Notes on Disposing the Player To remove the built-in rechargeable battery of the NW-A3000 series Remove the screw cover on the back of the player. Remove it from the side of the screw cover using a small pair of tweezers.
  • Page 102: On Copyrights

    Sony Corporation. • OpenMG, ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 103: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications Audio compression technology – MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) – WMA (Window Media Audio) – ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) – AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) WMA format tracks can be supported after updating the player’s firmware to version 2.00 or later. AAC format tracks can be supported after updating the player’s firmware to version 3.00 or later.
  • Page 104 Additional Information... Supported bit rates MP3: 32 to 320 kbps (supports variable bit rate (VBR)) WMA: 48 to 192 kbps (supports variable bit rate (VBR)) ATRAC: 48/64/66 (ATRAC3)*/96/105 (ATRAC3)*/128/132 (ATRAC3)/160/192/256/320/352** kbps * You cannot record CDs in ATRAC3 format at 66 or 105 kbps using SonicStage or CONNECT Player. **You cannot record CDs at 352 kbps using CONNECT Player.
  • Page 105: Minimum System Requirements

    Additional Information... Minimum System Requirements Using the player with SonicStage • Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with Windows. SonicStage is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: - Windows 98 Second Edition, - Windows Millennium Edition, - Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later), - Windows XP Home Edition, - Windows XP Professional, - Windows XP Media Center Edition,...
  • Page 106 Additional Information... Using the player with CONNECT Player • Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with Windows. CONNECT Player is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: - Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or later), - Windows XP Home Edition, - Windows XP Professional, - Windows XP Media Center Edition, - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004,...
  • Page 107: Optional Accessories

    Updating the player’s firmware to version 3.00 or later enables all the features of the player. • For detail on other optional accessories, visit one of the following web sites: For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport/ For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://www.sonydigital-link.com/DNA/ For customers in China: http://service.sony.com.cn/KB/...
  • Page 108: Index

    Additional Information Index Symbols 5-way button ...8, 9 (Custom 1) ...49 (Custom 2) ...49 (Heavy) ...49 (Jazz)...49 (Pop) ...49 Rating ...44 (Repeat) ...29 (Repeat 1 song) ...29 (Shuffle)...29 (Shuffle&Repeat)...29 (Unique)...49 Adobe Reader...4 Artist Link...45 Artist Link Shuffle ...25 Audio Output ...53 AVLS (Vol.
  • Page 109: Time Machine Shuffle

    Additional Information... Normal ...29 Now Playing Screen...30 OPTION button...8, 31 Player information ...58 Playlist ...19, 20 Playing ...19 Playlist types...20 Playlists ...20 Play History ...22 Play Mode ...28, 29 Pop ...49 Rate Tracks ...44 Recent Transfers...17 Release Date...16 Remaining battery power ...67 RESET button ...8, 76 Reset to Factory setting...64 Screensaver ...56...

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