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© 2007 Sony Corporation
NWZ-B103F / B105F
3-268-876-11 (1)

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  • Page 1: Operation Guide

    Operation Guide © 2007 Sony Corporation NWZ-B103F / B105F 3-268-876-11 (1)
  • Page 2 • 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 file due to problems of the player or computer.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started ...6 Supplied Accessories ...6 Parts and Controls ...8 HOME menu ...10 Basic Operations ... 12 Before Connecting the Player ...12 Charging the Battery ...12 Turning the Player On and Off ...14 Transferring Music ...15 Playing Music ... 17 Playing Music...17 Searching for songs by artist, album, or song name, etc.
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Thank you for purchasing the NWZ-B103F/B105F* By transferring songs from your computer to the player by drag and drop, you can enjoy them wherever you go. You can also listen to FM radio and record voice using the player. Supplied Accessories Please check the accessories in the package.
  • Page 5: Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls Front Headphones  REC/STOP button (  pages 33, 36)  BACK/HOME* Starts/stops recording. You can record the Returns to the previous menu. Press and hold sound from the microphone or the currently this button to display the HOME menu. received FM program.
  • Page 6: Home Menu

    HOME menu The HOME menu appears when you turn on the player or press and hold the BACK/ HOME button of the player. The HOME menu is the starting point to play songs, listen to FM radio, play recorded sound files, and change settings. HOME menu 4 icons appear in the display with the current selection in the center.
  • Page 7: 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, and the installed Windows Media Player version on your computer is 10 or 11. Charging the Battery The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer.
  • Page 8: Turning The Player On And Off

    Basic Operations (continued) • When disconnecting the player from your computer, follow the procedure below.  Double-click (Remove Hardware) in the task tray in the lower right portion of the screen. In the windows that appears, click [USB Mass Storage Device] or [USB Disk], and then click [Stop]. ...
  • Page 9: 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 10: Searching For Songs By Artist, Album, Or Song Name, Etc

    Playing Music (continued) Searching for songs by artist, album, or song name, etc. You can search the desired song by artist/album/song 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 ...
  • Page 11 Playing Music (continued) Press the / button to select (Music Library), and then press the  button to confirm. The following lists of transferred songs and folders appear. • “Now Playing”: Plays back the last file* you listened to. • “Play All”: Plays back all songs on the player. •...
  • Page 12: Setting The Play Mode

    Playing Music (continued) On other operations for playback Button operation Pause the song Press the  button. Restart playback Press the  button while the song is paused. Skip to the beginning of the current Press the  (  ) button. (or next) song Fast-rewind (or fast-forward) the Press and hold the ...
  • Page 13: Setting The Sound Quality

    Playing Music (continued) List of play modes Setting item/Icon Description “Normal”/No icon After the current song ends, all songs in the selected folder/ album/artist are played once. (Default setting) After the current song ends, all songs in the selected folder/ Repeat all/ album/artist are played repeatedly.
  • Page 14: Listening/Recording Fm Radio

    Playing Music (continued) List of equalizer settings Setting item/Icon Description “EQ OFF”/No icon Turns off the equalizer (Default setting). “EQ Heavy”/ Emphasizes high and low ranges for a more powerful sound. Emphasizes high and low ranges for a powerful sound. “EQ Rock”/ “EQ Classical”/ Emphasizes high and low ranges, so that even soft sounds...
  • Page 15: Listening To Fm Radio In The Preset Tuning Mode

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (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  button. Select the next receivable broadcast Press and hold the ...
  • Page 16 Listening/Recording FM Radio (continued) Press the / button to select “FM Auto Preset,” and then press the  button to confirm. 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”...
  • Page 17: Selecting Broadcast Stations In The Preset Tuning Mode

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (continued) Selecting Broadcast Stations in the Preset Tuning Mode You cannot select broadcast stations if no broadcast stations are preset. Preset the receivable stations using the “FM Auto Preset” function (  page 29), or preset the broadcast stations manually ( ...
  • Page 18: Playing Back Recorded Fm Radio Programs

    Listening/Recording FM Radio (continued) Playing Back 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 “Play Rec Data,” and then press the ...
  • Page 19: Listening/Recording Voice

    Listening/Recording Voice Recording Sound You can record sound from the microphone of the player and play recorded sound files using the “Voice” menu. The recorded sound files will be in MP3 format. Note • Recording sound cannot work in the “FM” or “Settings” function. Change the function to “Voice” or “Music Library”...
  • Page 20: Settings

    Listening/Recording Voice (continued) To delete the recorded sound files Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the HOME menu appears. Press the / button to select (Voice), and then press the  button to confirm. Press the / button to select “Delete Rec Data,” and then press the ...
  • Page 21 Settings (continued) “FM Settings” Setting Description “FM Auto Preset” Presets receivable broadcast stations automatically. For details, see “Presetting Desired Broadcast Stations”(  page 29). “Rec Settings” Setting Description Selects a level of recording quality from “Low(96kbps), ” “Mid(128kbps), ” “Codec” (voice record or “High(192kbps).
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Settings (continued) “Information” Information such as the model name, built-in flash memory capacity, and firmware version can be displayed. 1: model name 2: built-in flash memory capacity 3: version information for the player’s firmware “Language” Selects the display language from “English, ” or “Français. ” “Reset All Settings”...
  • Page 23 Troubleshooting (continued) Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites. For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 24 Troubleshooting (continued) Operation (continued) Symptom Cause/Remedy It takes time to start up the player. • It may take time to start up the player if many files or folders are stored on the player, or audio file transferred to the player has a lot of ID3 tag information.
  • Page 25 (  page 41). • The battery is required 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 26 Troubleshooting (continued) Recording Symptom Cause/Remedy “MEMORY IS FULL REMOVE • The player can display up to a combined total of 999 files and folders. CONTENT” is displayed even Although you can transfer more files or folders to the player, the player though the maximum recording cannot display or play any files, folders, or levels that exceed this limit.
  • Page 27: Connection With The Computer

    Troubleshooting (continued) Connection with the computer Symptom Cause/Remedy “USB CONNECT” does not • The player’s USB connector is not inserted to a USB port on appear when the player is your computer properly. connected to the computer.  Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it. •...
  • Page 28 Troubleshooting (continued) FM Tuner Symptom Cause/Remedy You cannot hear the FM • The receiving frequency is not fully tuned in.  Select the frequency manually to improve reception (  page broadcast well. 27). Reception is weak and sound • The radio signal is weak.  Listen to the FM broadcast near a window since the signal quality is poor.
  • Page 29: 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 30 Troubleshooting (continued) Message Meaning Remedy HOLD The player cannot be operated To operate the player, rotate the HOLD because the HOLD switch is switch to the opposite position (  page 9). set to the HOLD position. LOW BATTERY The battery is low. You must charge the battery ( ...
  • Page 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34 Additional Information (continued) Maximum recordable time (Approx.) The times below are estimated for the case where only FM or Voice audio files are stored. The time may differ, depending on the conditions under which the player is used. NWZ- B103F Codec (Bit rate) Time High(192kbps)
  • Page 35: 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 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...
  • Page 36 Release Year ... 18 Remaining battery ...13, 21 • “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • ATRAC is a trademark 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.