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Operation Guide
NWZ-E435F / E436F / E438F
©2008 Sony Corporation
4-109-569-12 (2)

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  • Page 1 Operation Guide NWZ-E435F / E436F / E438F ©2008 Sony Corporation 4-109-569-12 (2)
  • Page 2 Browsing the Operation Guide To use the buttons in the Operation Guide Click the buttons located in the upper right of this manual to jump to “Table of Contents, ” “Home Menu List, ” or “Index. ” Jumps to the table of contents Find what you are looking for from a list of topics in the manual.
  • Page 3 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 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Home Menu List ... 6 Supplied Accessories ... 8 About the bundled software ...9 Parts and Controls ... 11 Front ...11 Rear ...13 Player Controls and Screens ... 14 How to use the 5-way button and screen ...15 Displaying the “Now Playing”...
  • Page 5 Common Settings Limiting the Volume ... 73 Turning Off the Beep Sound ... 74 Setting a Screensaver Type ... 75 Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen ... 76 (Brightness) Setting the Current Time ... 77 Setting the Date Format ... 79 Setting the Time Format ...
  • Page 6: Home Menu List

    Home Menu List You can display the Home menu by pressing and holding the BACK/HOME button of the player. The Home menu is the starting point of each function, such as playing songs, videos and photos, searching for songs, listening to FM radio, and changing settings.
  • Page 7 Settings Music Settings Play Mode ... 41 Equalizer ... 43 Video Settings Zoom Settings ... 51 Video Orientation ... 48 Display ... 50 Photo Settings Photo Orientation ... 57 Display ... 59 Slide Show Repeat ... 61 Slide Show Interval ... 62 FM Radio Settings Scan Sensitivity ...
  • Page 8: Supplied Accessories

    Supplied Accessories Please check the accessories in the package.  Headphones (1)  USB cable (1)  Attachment (1) Use when connecting the player to the optional cradle, etc.  CD-ROM*  Windows Media Player 11  Media Manager for WALKMAN* ...
  • Page 9: About The Bundled Software

    About the bundled software Windows Media Player 11 Windows Media Player can import audio data from CDs and transfer data to the player. When you use copyright-protected WMA audio files and copyright- protected WMV video files, use this software. Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA), Video (WMV), Photo (JPEG) For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software or visit the following website.
  • Page 10 Content Transfer Content Transfer can transfer music, videos or photos from a computer to your “WALKMAN” by a simple drag-and-drop operation. You can use Windows Explorer or iTunes® intuitively to drag and drop data to Content Transfer. For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software. Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA, AAC* (MPEG-4 Simple Profile, AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile, WMV* DRM files are not compatible.
  • Page 11: Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls Front  BACK/HOME button* Press to go up one list screen level, or to return to the previous menu. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button to display the Home menu (  page 14).  Headphone jack For connecting the headphones.
  • Page 12  HOLD switch You can protect the player against accidental operation by using the HOLD switch when carrying it. By sliding the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow , all operation buttons are disabled. If you slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position, the HOLD function is released.
  • Page 13: Rear

    Rear  RESET button Resets the player when you press the RESET button with a small pin, etc. (  page 92).
  • Page 14: Player Controls And Screens

    Player Controls and Screens Use the 5-way button and the BACK/HOME button to navigate through screens, play songs, videos, and FM radio, and to view photos or change the player’s settings. The Home menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME button. The diagram below shows how the screen changes when you press various operation buttons.
  • Page 15: How To Use The 5-Way Button And Screen

    How to use the 5-way button and screen The 5-way button performs different functions on the list screens, on the thumbnail screens, and on the “Now Playing” screen. There are tactile dots. Use them to help with button operations. How to use the 5-way button on the list screen Music Buttons Description...
  • Page 16 Photo Buttons Description Confirms the item of the list.  Press and hold to play back a slide show of photos in the selected item. Moves the cursor up or down. / Press and hold to scroll up or down faster. Displays the previous or next screen of the list.
  • Page 17 How to use the 5‑way button on the “Now Playing” screen Music Buttons Description  Starts song playback. When playback starts,  appears on the display, and if the  button is pressed again,  appears and playback pauses.* on the “Now Playing” screen. /...
  • Page 18 Video When you change the display orientation to horizontal, the /// button orientation and functions will also be changed. Buttons Description  Starts video playback. When playback starts,  appears on the display, and if the  button is pressed again,  appears and playback pauses.* “Now Playing”...
  • Page 19 Photo When you change the display orientation to horizontal, the /// button orientation and functions will also be changed. Buttons Description   appears on the display and a slide show starts. If the  button is pressed again,  appears and playback pauses.* Displays the previous or next photo.
  • Page 20 About the information area The icons, shown in the table below, appears in the information area. The icons vary according to the playback status, settings or the screens. For details about the icons, see each reference pages. Icons , , , , , etc , etc , etc...
  • Page 21: Displaying The "Now Playing" Screen

    Displaying the “Now Playing” screen You can quickly display “Now Playing” screen from various screens.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  Detailed information about the currently playing content file appears. ...
  • Page 22: Using The Option Button

    Using the OPTION Button You can change various settings of each function when you press the OPTION/ PWR OFF button. The OPTION/PWR OFF button is useful since you can display the setting screen immediately without selecting setting items from the (Settings) menu of the Home menu.
  • Page 23: Getting Started

    Getting Started Preparing the Player Charging the player The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer. When you connect the player to your computer, use the supplied USB cable. When you insert the connector of the USB cable into the player, do so with mark facing up.
  • Page 24 Getting Started Notes  Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 to 35 ºC (41 to 95 ºF).  The number of times the battery can be recharged before it is used up is approximately 500 times. This number may vary, depending on the conditions under which you use the player.
  • Page 25: Turning The Player On And Off

    Getting Started Turning the player on and off To turn on the player Press any button to turn the player on. To turn off the player If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button(  page 12), the player enters the standby mode and the screen turns off to save battery power.
  • Page 26: Getting Data

    Getting Started Getting Data To enjoy music, photos and videos on the player, you need to prepare the data on your computer. To import the data into your computer, use appropriate software. For details about supported file formats, see “Supported file format” (  page 118).
  • Page 27: Transferring Data

    Getting Started Transferring Data You can directly transfer data by dragging and dropping using Windows Explorer on your computer. Playable data hierarchy has rules. To transfer data properly, see the following instructions. For details about the bundled software that can transfer data, see ...
  • Page 28 Getting Started For songs (On Windows Explorer) Drag and drop files or folders onto the “MUSIC” folder or one of its subfolders. There is no limit to folder depth, although accessibility to any files and folders beyond the 8th level is not ensured. (On the player) Folders are displayed in the folder name order first, then files are displayed in the file name order.
  • Page 29 Getting Started For photos (On Windows Explorer) Drag and drop files or folders onto the “PICTURE” folder or one of its subfolders. There is no limit to folder depth, although accessibility to any files and folders beyond the 8th level is not ensured. (On the player) Only folders containing photos are displayed in alphabetical order.
  • Page 30: Playing Music

    Playing Music Searching for Songs You can search for songs by title of songs, albums, artist, and genre, etc. Note  It may take time to start up the player or display the file/folder list when many files or folders are stored on the player. Searching for songs by song name ...
  • Page 31: Searching For Songs By Album

    Playing Music Searching for songs by album  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The “Music Library” screen appears.  Press the /// button to select “Album,” and then press the button to confirm.
  • Page 32: Searching For Songs By Artist

    Playing Music Searching for songs by artist  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The “Music Library” screen appears.  Press the /// button to select “Artist,” and then press the button to confirm.
  • Page 33: Searching For Songs By Genre

    Playing Music Searching for songs by genre  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The “Music Library” screen appears.  Press the /// button to select “Genre,” and then press the button to confirm.
  • Page 34: Searching For Songs By Release Year

    Playing Music Searching for songs by release year  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The “Music Library” screen appears.  Press the /// button to select “Release Year,” and then press button to confirm.
  • Page 35: Searching For Songs By Folder

    Playing Music Searching for songs by folder  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The “Music Library” screen appears.  Press the /// button to select “Folder,” and then press the button to confirm.
  • Page 36: Playing A Playlist

    Playing Music Playing a Playlist You can play lists of songs (playlists). Also, you can create playlists using the bundled Windows Media Player 11, or another transfer capable software. However, some playlists may not be recognized by the player, depending on software.
  • Page 37: Playing All Songs In Random Order

    Playing Music Playing All Songs in Random Order All the songs stored on the player are played in random order.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select button to confirm. ...
  • Page 38: Deleting Songs From Music Library

    Playing Music Deleting Songs from Music Library When you delete songs from “Music Library,” use the software you used to transfer the songs, or Windows Explorer. For details about using the software, see the Help of the software.
  • Page 39: Displaying The Music Option Menu

    Playing Music Displaying the Music Option Menu You can display the Music option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on a list screen, such as a song list, or on the music “Now Playing” screen. From the Music option menu, various settings of music are available. The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen from which you display the option menu.
  • Page 40 Playing Music Option items appear on the “Now Playing” screen Option items Play Mode Equalizer Cover Art* Detailed Information* Add to Wishlist/Remove from Wishlist Clock Display “Cover Art” screen  If the songs do not have cover art information, the default picture of the player will be displayed.
  • Page 41: Setting The Music

    Setting the Music 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 button to confirm.
  • Page 42 Setting the Music The list of play modes The player plays back songs only in the lists from which the playback starts (album list, artist list, etc.). Play mode type/icon description Normal/No icon The songs within the playback range are played back in the song list order.
  • Page 43: Setting The Sound Quality (Equalizer)

    Setting the Music Setting the Sound Quality You can set the sound quality according to the music genre, etc. Changing the sound quality You can customize the player’s sound quality.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 44 Setting the Music To return to the normal sound quality Select “None” in step  Hint  You can also set the sound quality from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the OPTION/ PWR OFF button, and select “Equalizer” from the option menu. Notes ...
  • Page 45: Customizing Sound Quality

    Setting the Music Customizing sound quality You can preset the value of 5 bands Equalizer as “Custom 1” or “Custom 2. ”  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select button to confirm.
  • Page 46: Playing Videos

    Playing Videos Playing a Video You can play videos contained in the “Video Library. ”  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The video list appears. ...
  • Page 47   Playing Videos On video playback operations To (icon) Find the beginning of the next video Find the beginning of the current video Go forward slightly ( Go backward slightly ( Go forward quickly over the paused video ( )* Go backward quickly over the paused video ( )* Go forward quickly Go backward quickly...
  • Page 48: Setting The Video Orientation

    Playing Videos Setting the Video Orientation You can set the video orientation to “Vertical” or “Horizontal (right). ”  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select  button to confirm. ...
  • Page 49 Playing Videos  Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then press the   “Vertical”: Displays at 240 × 180 pixels. (Default setting)  “Horizontal (right)”: Displays at 320 × 240 pixels. The operation of the 5-way button is switched according to the setting of “Video Orientation”...
  • Page 50: Setting The Display Of The Video Screen

    Playing Videos Setting the Display of the Video Screen You can display or hide the detailed information of a video, such as its title, playback icon, and elapsed playing time, etc., during playback.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 51: Setting The Zoom Function

    Playing Videos Setting the Zoom Function You can zoom in the currently playing video.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select  button to confirm.  Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press button to confirm.
  • Page 52 Playing Videos  Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then press the   “Auto”: The video image is enlarged/reduced by fully fitting it to the available display area, keeping the aspect ratio. When a 16:9 video image (oblong) is displayed, it appears with the long side of the video image fully fit to the screen, and black bands up and down on the screen.
  • Page 53: Deleting Videos From The Video Library

    Playing Videos Deleting Videos from the Video Library When you delete the videos from “Video Library, ” use Media Manager for WALKMAN or Windows Explorer. For details about using Media Manager for WALKMAN, see its Help.
  • Page 54: Displaying The Video Option Menu

    Playing Videos Displaying the Video Option Menu You can display the Video option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on a list screen, such as the video list, or on the video “Now Playing” screen. From the Video option menu, various video settings are available. The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen from which you display the option menu.
  • Page 55: Playing Photos

    Playing Photos Displaying a Photo You can either display one photo fully on the screen (single display) or a number of photos continuously (slide show play) (  page 60).  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 56   Playing Photos  Hints Playback of songs or FM tuner reception continues even while you are searching for photos in the photo folder lists or photo lists, or when the “Now Playing” screen of the Photo is displayed. You can display the photos in a selected folder continuously (slide show play) (  page 60).
  • Page 57: Setting The Photo Orientation

    Playing Photos Setting the Photo Orientation You can set the photo orientation to “Vertical, ” “Horizontal (right), ” or “Horizontal (left). ”  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select button to confirm.
  • Page 58 Playing Photos  Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then press the   “Vertical”: Displays at 240 × 320 pixels. (Default setting)  “Horizontal (right)” or “Horizontal (left)”: Displays at 320 × 240 pixels. The operation of the 5-way button is switched according to the setting of “Photo Orientation”...
  • Page 59: Setting The Display Of The Photo Screen

    Playing Photos Setting the Display of the Photo Screen You can display or hide the detailed information of a photo, such as an icon that shows playback status, etc., while displaying a photo.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 60: Playing A Slide Show

    Playing Photos Playing a Slide Show You can display photos in a selected folder continuously.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select press the  The list of photo folders appears. ...
  • Page 61: Setting The Slide Show Play Mode

    Playing Photos Setting the Slide Show Play Mode You can display photos as a slide show repeatedly.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select  button to confirm. ...
  • Page 62: Setting The Interval Of A Slide Show

    Playing Photos Setting the Interval of a Slide Show You can set the time each photo is displayed.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select  button to confirm. ...
  • Page 63: Deleting Photos From Photo Library

    Playing Photos Deleting Photos from Photo Library When you delete the photos from “Photo Library, ” use Media Manager for WALKMAN or Windows Explorer. For details about using Media Manager for WALKMAN, see its Help. Note  Media Manager for WALKMAN cannot delete photos whose name has been changed using Windows Explorer.
  • Page 64: Displaying The Photo Option Menu

    Playing Photos Displaying the Photo Option Menu You can display the Photo option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on a list screen, such as the photo folder list, or on the photo “Now Playing” screen. From the Photo option menu, various photo settings are available.
  • Page 65: Listening To Fm Radio

    Listening to FM Radio Listening to FM Radio You can listen to FM radio. The headphone cord serves as an antenna, so connect the headphones and extend it as far as possible. 1 Switching to the FM radio  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 66: Presetting Broadcast Stations Automatically (Auto Preset)

    Listening to FM Radio 2 Presetting broadcast stations automatically You can preset receivable broadcast stations (up to 30 stations) in your area automatically by selecting “Auto Preset. ” When you use the FM tuner for the first time, or when you move to a new area, we recommend you preset receivable broadcast stations by selecting “Auto Preset.
  • Page 67: Selecting Broadcast Stations

    Listening to FM Radio 3 Selecting broadcast stations Select the previous frequency Select the next frequency Search the previous receivable broadcast station* Search the next receivable broadcast station* Select the previous preset number* Select the next preset number* By pressing the  () button during FM reception, the previous (or next) broadcast station is found.
  • Page 68: Presetting Broadcast Stations Manually

    Listening to FM Radio Presetting Broadcast Stations Manually You can preset broadcast stations which “Auto Preset” cannot detect (  page 66).  Press the / button to select the desired frequency during FM reception.  Press and hold the  button. The frequency you select in step number appears below the frequency.
  • Page 69: Deleting Preset Broadcast Stations

    Listening to FM Radio Deleting preset broadcast stations  Select a desired preset number for the frequency by pressing the / button during FM reception.  Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button. The option menu appears.  Press the /// button to select “Delete from Preset,” and then press the ...
  • Page 70: Setting The Reception (Scan Sensitivity)

    Listening to FM Radio Setting the Reception When you select stations using the “Auto Preset” function (  page 66) or the / button, the FM receiver may receive many unwanted broadcast stations because sensitivity is too high. In this case, set the reception to “Low. ” “High” is set by default.
  • Page 71: Changing To Monaural/Stereo (Mono/Auto)

    Listening to FM Radio Changing to Monaural/Stereo If noise occurs during FM reception, set the receiver to “Mono” for monaural. If you set it to “Auto, ” monaural/stereo reception is selected automatically, depending on reception conditions. “Auto” is set by default. ...
  • Page 72: Displaying The Fm Tuner Option Menu

      Listening to FM Radio Displaying the FM Tuner Option Menu You can display the FM tuner option menu by pressing the OPTION/ PWR OFF button while the FM radio screen is displayed. From the FM tuner option menu, various FM tuner settings are available. Option items Save to Preset Delete from Preset...
  • Page 73: Common Settings

    Common Settings Limiting the Volume You can set “AVLS (Volume Limit)” (Automatic Volume Limiter System) to limit the maximum volume to prevent auditory disturbance or distraction. With “AVLS (Volume Limit), ” you can listen to music at a comfortable volume level.
  • Page 74: Turning Off The Beep Sound

    Common Settings Turning Off the Beep Sound You can turn off the beep sounds of the player. “On” is set by default.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select the ...
  • Page 75: Setting A Screensaver Type

    Common Settings Setting a Screensaver Type You can set the screensaver to either “Clock” or “Blank” for when there is no operation for more than 30 seconds during song playback or FM tuner reception.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears. ...
  • Page 76: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Screen (Brightness)

    Common Settings Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen (Brightness) You can set the display brightness to one of 5 levels.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select the  button to confirm. ...
  • Page 77: Setting The Current Time

      Common Settings Setting the Current Time You can set the current time by adjusting it manually.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select the  button to confirm.  Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then press the  button to confirm. The list of “Common Settings” options appears.  Press the /// button to select “Set Date-Time,” and then press the  button to confirm. The screen used to set the date and time appears. ...
  • Page 78: Clock Display* 1

    Common Settings To display the current time Select (Clock Display) on the Home menu.  Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the “Now Playing” screen and select  “Clock Display” from the option menu.  Hint  You can select the date format from among “YYYY/MM/DD, ” “MM/DD/YYYY, ” and “DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Page 79: Setting The Date Format

    Common Settings Setting the Date Format You can set the date format displayed for the current time (  page 77) as “YYYY/MM/DD, ” “MM/DD/YYYY, ” or “DD/MM/YYYY. ”  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 80: Setting The Time Format

    Common Settings Setting the Time Format You can select the time format displayed for the current time (  page 77) from either a “12-hour” or “24-hour” display.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears. ...
  • Page 81: Displaying The Player Information (Unit Information)

    Common Settings Displaying the Player Information (Unit Information) Information such as model name, firmware version, etc., can be displayed.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select the  button to confirm. ...
  • Page 82: Resetting To Factory Settings (Reset All Settings)

    Common Settings Resetting to Factory Settings You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player does not delete data such as audio and photo data. Note  This function is only available in the pause mode.  Press and hold the BACK/HOME button in the pause mode until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 83: Formatting Memory (Format)

    Common Settings Formatting Memory You can format the built-in flash memory of the player. If the memory is formatted, all data will be erased. Be sure to verify the data stored in memory prior to formatting and export any important data to the hard disk of your computer.
  • Page 84 Common Settings To cancel the operation Select “No” in step cancel the operation by pressing the BACK/HOME button in step Notes  Do not format the built-in flash memory using software or Windows Explorer. appears instead of  (available only in U.S.A.). To restore player ( ...
  • Page 85: Selecting The Display Language

    Common 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 the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.  Press the /// button to select the ...
  • Page 86 Common Settings Display language settings Setting Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Português Русский Description Messages and menus are displayed in German. Messages and menus are displayed in English. Messages and menus are displayed in Spanish. Messages and menus are displayed in French. Messages and menus are displayed in Italian.
  • Page 87: Useful Facts

    Useful Facts Maximizing Battery Life By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible to save the battery power and use the player for a longer time. Turn off the player manually If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, the player enters standby mode and the screen turns off to save battery power.
  • Page 88: What Are Format And Bit Rate

    Useful Facts What are Format and Bit Rate? What is audio format? Audio format refers to the method used when importing audio data from the Internet or audio CDs to a computer and saving it as an audio file. Common formats include MP3 and WMA, etc. MP3: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) is a common audio compression technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
  • Page 89: What Is Video Format

    Useful Facts What is video format? Video format refers to the method used when importing video and audio data to a computer and saving it as a video file. Common formats include MPEG-4 and AVC, etc. MPEG-4: MPEG-4 refers to Moving Picture Experts Group phase 4, developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
  • Page 90: Storing Data

    Useful Facts Storing Data You can store computer data into the built-in flash memory of the player by transferring the data from your computer using Windows Explorer, or another transfer capable software. If the player is connected to the computer, the built- in flash memory appears in Windows Explorer as [WALKMAN].
  • Page 91: Upgrading The Player's Firmware

    For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/  Download the update program to your computer from the web site. ...
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    Check the information about the issue in the Help of each software. Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites. For customers in the USA, visit: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport For customers in Canada, visit: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe, visit: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA For customers in Latin America, visit: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp...
  • Page 93 Troubleshooting Operation Symptom There is no sound. No data is played. Cause/Remedy  The volume level is set to zero.  Turn the volume up (  page 11).  The headphone plug is not connected properly.  Connect the headphone plug properly (  page 11).
  • Page 94 Troubleshooting Operation (continued) Symptom Transferred data is not displayed in its list. When “All Songs” or “Album” is selected, all the songs will appear, but some songs will not appear when “Folder” is selected. Songs are played back within a limited playback range only, such as within one album.
  • Page 95 Troubleshooting Operation (continued) Symptom Noise is generated. Buttons do not work. Playback does not stop. Cause/Remedy  A device emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player.  When using devices such as mobile phones, keep them away from the player.
  • Page 96 Troubleshooting Operation (continued) Symptom The player does not work.  The remaining battery power is insufficient. Transferred data cannot be found. The volume is not loud enough. There is no sound from the right channel of the headphones. Or the right channel sound is heard from both sides of the headphones.
  • Page 97 Troubleshooting Operation (continued) Symptom Thumbnails are not displayed. Cover art is not displayed. The player cannot format.  The remaining battery is low or insufficient. The player’s power was inadvertently turned off, and then on again. The player does not work properly.
  • Page 98 Troubleshooting Display Symptom is displayed instead of (Clock Display) on the Home menu. “” appears for a title. “Unknown” is displayed for an album or artist name, etc. Garbled characters are displayed. The screen darkens while displaying a photo. The screen turns off. A message appears.
  • Page 99  When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery fully, the battery should be replaced.  Consult your nearest Sony dealer.  Copyright-protected contents are played.  When copyright-protected contents are played, battery life may be shorter.
  • Page 100 Troubleshooting Connection with a computer Symptom Media Manager for WALKMAN does not start up. “Connecting” or “Connected USB (MTP)” does not appear when connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable. The player is not recognized by the computer when it is connected to the computer.
  • Page 101 Troubleshooting Connection with a computer Symptom Data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer. (continued) Cause/Remedy  Transferring may be stopped due to noise such as static electricity, etc. This happens to protect data information.  Disconnect the player, then reconnect it. ...
  • Page 102 Troubleshooting Connection with a computer Symptom Data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer. (continued) Only a small amount of data can be transferred to the player. The player becomes unstable while it is connected to the computer. You cannot delete or rename the folders.
  • Page 103 Troubleshooting FM Tuner Symptom You cannot hear an FM broadcast well. Reception is weak and sound quality is poor. The FM broadcast is affected by interference. Other Symptom There is no beep sound when the player is operated. The player gets warm. The date and time have been reset.
  • Page 104: Messages

    Troubleshooting Messages Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display. Message All group numbers have been used. Cannot play; file format is not supported. Cannot play; the license is expired. Meaning Remedy Songs exceeding the limit  The total number of list items (except for the are stored in “Others.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Message Cannot save more than 30 Preset stations. Do not disconnect. Firmware update failed. LOW BATTERY. Please Charge. Not enough free space in memory. Delete files to ensure free space. On hold... Cancel HOLD function to activate controls. Preset already exists. The device’s memory was not formatted correctly.
  • Page 106: 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 Service Center 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913...
  • Page 107 Additional Information Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 108 Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 109  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 110 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 malfunction or damage.  Never use the player where it will be subjected to extremes of light, temperature, moisture or vibration.
  • Page 111 Additional Information On heat build‑up Heat may build up in the player while charging if it is used for an extended period of time. On the headphones Road safety Avoid listening with your headphones in situations where hearing must not be impaired.
  • Page 112  To clean the earbuds, remove them from the headphones, and hand wash with a mild detergent solution. Dry off sufficiently before use after washing. If you have any questions or problems concerning the player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Continued ...
  • Page 113  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 bundled with this player.
  • Page 114  The recorded song is limited to private use only. Use of the song 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 115: License And Trademark Notice

    Additional Information License and Trademark Notice  ATRAC is trademark of Sony Corporation.  “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.
  • Page 116 Additional Information THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
  • Page 117 LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. Program ©2008 Sony Corporation Documentation ©2008 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications Supported file format Music Audio Formats (Codec) AAC-LC* Linear PCM Video Video Formats (Codec) (H.264/AVC) MPEG-4 Windows Media Video 9* Audio Formats AAC-LC (Codec) (for AVC, MPEG-4) (for Windows Media Video File size Max. 2 GB The number of files Max.
  • Page 119 Additional Information Photo* Photo Format JPEG (Codec) The number of files Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. Copyright-protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back. Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency. Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player Some photo files cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.
  • Page 120 Additional Information Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.) The approximate times are based on the case in which you transfer or record only 4 minutes songs (not including videos and photos) in the MP3 format. Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from MP3 format.
  • Page 121 Additional Information Capacity (User available capacity)* NWZ-E435F: 2 GB (Approx. 1.69 GB = 1,811,415,040 bytes) NWZ-E436F: 4 GB (Approx. 3.49 GB = 3,744,464,896 bytes) NWZ-E438F: 8 GB (Approx. 7.05 GB = 7,572,815,872 bytes) Available storage capacity of the player may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
  • Page 122 Additional Information Battery life (continuous playback) By setting as follows, a longer battery life can be expected. The times below are approximated when “Equalizer” (  page 43) is deactivated, and “Screensaver” (  page 75) is set to “Blank. ” Furthermore, for videos, the time approximated when the brightness of the screen ( ...
  • Page 123 Additional Information System Requirements  Computer IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems* Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Page 124: Index

    Additional Information Index Symbols 5-way button ... 11 (Repeat) ... 42 (Shuffle) ... 42 (Shuffle&Repeat) ... 42 (Repeat 1 song)... 42 (Heavy)... 44 (Pop) ... 44 (Jazz) ... 44 (Unique) ... 44 (Custom 1) ... 44 (Custom 2) ... 44 AAC ...
  • Page 125 Additional Information Media Manager for WALKMAN ... 9 Messages ... 104 Model ... 81 Mono/Auto ... 71 MP3 ...88, 118 MPEG-4 ...89, 118 Music Library ... 6, 30 Normal ... 42 Now Playing ... 7 Now Playing screen ... 21 OPTION/PWR OFF button ...
  • Page 126 Additional Information Windows Explorer ... 90 Windows Media Player ... 9 WM-PORT ... 11, 81 WMA ...88, 118 WMV ...89, 118 Zoom ... 51...