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Sony Walkman NWZ-A815 Quick Start Manual

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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 XP Media Center Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (Service
Pack 2 or later)/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Service Pack 2 or later)/ Windows Vista Home Basic/
Windows Vista Home Premium/Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Ultimate
Not supported by 64 bit version OS.
Not supported by OSs other than above.
* Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft.
 CPU: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher
 RAM: 128 MB or more (For Windows Vista, 512 MB or more)
 Hard Disk Drive: 380 MB or more of available space.
 Display: Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or higher), Color: 8 bit or
higher (recommended 16 bit)
 CD-ROM drive: Supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM.
To create original CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required.
 Sound board
 USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
 Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Windows Media Player 10 or 11 (Windows Media Player 11 recommended.
Some computers that already have Windows Media Player 10 installed may encounter file limitation (AAC,
video files, etc.) that can be transferred by dragging and dropping.).
 Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher needs to be installed.
 Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web
site.
 We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
Personally constructed PCs or operating systems / An environment that is an upgrade of the original
manufacturer-installed operating system / Multi-boot environment / Multi-monitor environment / Macintosh
© 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in China
3-270-643-11 (2)
Quick Start Guide
NWZ-A815 / A816 / A818

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  • Page 1  Display: Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or higher), Color: 8 bit or higher (recommended 16 bit)  CD-ROM drive: Supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM. To create original CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required.  Sound board  USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)  Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Windows Media Player 10 or 11 (Windows Media Player 11 recommended. Some computers that already have Windows Media Player 10 installed may encounter file limitation (AAC, video files, etc.) that can be transferred by dragging and dropping.).  Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher needs to be installed.  Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web site.  We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements. Not supported by the following environments: Personally constructed PCs or operating systems / An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system / Multi-boot environment / Multi-monitor environment / Macintosh © 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in China 3-270-643-11 (2) Quick Start Guide NWZ-A815 / A816 / A818...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the player. Record them in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers in the spaces whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. __________________________ Serial No.
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the NWZ-A815/A816/A818*. To begin using the player, first import music songs, videos and photos into your computer and then transfer them to the player. After transferring the data to the player, you can enjoy them wherever you go. * Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may not be available.
  • Page 4: Supplied Accessories

    Getting Started Supplied Accessories How to install the earbuds correctly If the earbuds do not fit your ears correctly, low bass sound may not be heard. To enjoy Please check the accessories in the package. better sound quality, change the size of the ...
  • Page 5: Turning The Player On And Off

    Getting Started (continued) 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( stand-by mode and the screen turns off to save battery power. If you press any button while in the standby mode, the “Now Playing”...
  • Page 6: Installing The Operation Guide And Software

    Getting Started (continued) Installing the Operation Guide and Software You can install the Operation Guide (PDF file) and software from the supplied CD-ROM following the steps below. Turn on the computer to start Windows. Log on as an administrator. When installing, it is required to log on your computer as an administrator. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer.
  • Page 7: Getting Data

    Getting Data To enjoy transferring data to the player, you need to import data, such as audio, video or photos from the Internet, audio data from CDs, photo data from a digital camera, or video data from a video camera to your computer before using the player. To import audio data from CDs, you need to use appropriate software for importing.
  • Page 8 Transferring Data  Hints  You can also transfer data to the player using Windows Media Player. For details about usage, or support on Windows Media Player, refer to the Windows Media Player information from the following web site: http://support.microsoft.com/ ...
  • Page 9 Transferring Data For videos (On Windows Explorer) Drag and drop files or folders into the “VIDEO” folder. On the 1st level, the “VIDEO” folder will recognize either a file or a folder. Files and folders beyond the 2nd level will not be recognized. However, files on the 2nd level will be recognized.
  • Page 10: Transferring Data

    Transferring Data Notes  Do not disconnect the USB cable while “Do not disconnect. ” appears on the player or the data being transferred may be damaged.  You cannot change folder names or delete the “MUSIC, ” “MP_ROOT, ” “VIDEO, ” “PICTURES, ” “PICTURE”...
  • Page 11: Playing Music

    Playing Music After transferring data to the player, the data is stored in the “Music Library” of the player. You can search for a song by album name, artist name, genre, etc., and play it back. This section explains how to search for a song by album name and play it back. Music Library After disconnecting the USB cable between the player and computer, press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 12: Playing Videos/Photos

    Playing Videos/Photos Videos transferred using Windows Explorer are stored in the “Video Library, ” and photos are stored in the “Photo Library. ” You can play a video or show a photo by selecting it from the appropriate list. Video Library Photo Library Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  • Page 13: Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls Front Rear  5-way button Press the  button to start playback. Press the  button to confirm after selecting an item with the /// button. The 5-way button performs different functions, depending on the displayed screens. For details, refer to the “Player ...
  • Page 14: About The Home Menu

    About the 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 audio, search for songs, change settings, etc. Intelligent Shuffle Plays back songs randomly. Initial Search Searches for songs, albums or artists by the initial letter.
  • Page 15 Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives  Depending on the types of the text and The manufacturer of this product is Sony characters, the text shown on the player may not Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, be displayed properly on device.
  • Page 16 For the latest information If you have any questions about or issue with this product, visit 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://support.sony-europe.com/DNA...