User manual Sony WALKMAN NWZ-W252

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Checking Supplied Accessories  
Parts and Controls  
Three Ways to Transfer Music  
What is ZAPPIN Playback?  
This player (1)  
Earbuds (Size S, L) (Supplied in pairs)  
Operation Guide (this manual) (1)  
USB cable* (1)  
From CDs, etc., using Windows Media Player 11 or 12  
Status lamp  
ZAPPIN enables sequential playback of song clips at a preset duration.  
Holder (1)  
Notes on Water Resistant Specifications (1)  
OPR (Operation)  
RESET button  
Jog lever  
Normal playback  
Use only the supplied USB cable.  
PLAYLISTS button  
From iTunes* , etc., using Content Transfer  
VOL+*/- button  
USB jack cover  
* There is a tactile dot on the  
button. Use it to help with  
button operations.  
Operation Guide  
Changes to ZAPPIN.  
How to install the earbuds  
At purchase, M size earbuds are installed (S and L sizes are also supplied). To enjoy better sound quality,  
change the size of the earbuds or adjust the earbud position to fit in your ears comfortably and snugly.  
When you change the earbuds, twist while installing them firmly on the player to prevent the earbud from  
detaching and remaining in your ear.  
How to place the player on your ears  
2010 Sony Corporation  
Printed in Malaysia  
Check the left (L) and right (R) parts of the player.  
Content Transfer supports data transfer from iTunes 9.0 to the player.  
ZAPPIN playback  
Separate the left and right parts.  
By drag-and drop using Windows Explorer  
If an earbud becomes damaged, optional earbuds (EP-EX1) are available for purchase.  
These parts are magnetically coupled.  
Hang the neckband over the back of your neck and ears, and place the earbuds into  
your ears.  
Supplied Software  
The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes  
the following items:  
Short recognizable clips of songs (such as the most melodic or rhythmical section)  
The ZAPPIN playback time for song clips can be set to either “Short” or “Long.”  
Content Transfer  
Operation Guide, etc.  
To play back the most melodic and rhythmical song clips  
For detail on how to install, see  
“How to Install the Bundled Software  
Returns to normal playback and restarts playback of  
the current song from the beginning.  
How to store the player into the holder  
When you transfer songs using Content Transfer software with the 12 TONE ANALYSIS set to “Automatic” or  
“Always ON,” the information of the most recognizable sections based on melody and rhythm will be found and  
added to each song. Then, the most melodic and rhythmical clips from each song can be played back sequentially  
during ZAPPIN playback.  
Operation Guide included).”  
To prevent magnetic leakage, store the player in the supplied holder whenever carrying or when not using  
the player.  
To view the Operating Guide (PDF file) on your computer, Adobe Acrobat  
Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader is required. You can download a free copy  
of Adobe Reader from the Internet.  
The magnet is on the right side.  
Do not place credit cards or ATM cards,  
etc. (magnetic coded cards) near the  
player when it is not stored in the  
holder to prevent damage to the  
magnetic coding on the cards.  
Hold the player by the holder and  
close the holder until it clicks.  
Content Transfer is included with the player. For details on how to install Content Transfer, see “How to  
Install the Bundled Software.”  
Normal playback  
See “3 Playing Music” for details on operations.  
How to Install the Bundled  
Importing and  
Preparing the Player  
3Playing Music  
Turning on the player  
Software (Operation Guide included)  
Transferring Music  
Charging the player  
Connect the player to a running computer using the USB cable.  
Upon purchase, first, charge the player.  
Turning off the player  
This section describes the procedures from “Three Ways to Transfer Music” above.  
For details on the procedures or , see the reverse side.  
When you press the jog lever upward or move it forward/backward after separating the left and  
right parts of the player, the player will turn on and start playback. If you want to skip to the  
previous/next song, move the job lever after playback starts.  
Use only the supplied USB cable.  
Connect the player to a running computer using the USB cable.  
You can transfer songs to the player using Windows Media Player on your computer.  
Here we describe how to import and transfer songs using Windows Media Player 11.  
If a screen appears presenting a choice of actions, click “Cancel.”  
Charging starts. The status lamp blinks slowly during charging. When charging is  
completed, the status lamp will stop blinking and light dimly while the player is connected  
to the computer. For details about charging time and the battery duration, see  
After you press the jog lever, the OPR lamp blinks green and red alternately and the beep is heard  
repeatedly until the playback starts. Please wait until the OPR lamp blinking and the beep stop.  
See also “Hints about playing music” on the reverse side.  
Status lamp  
to the USB connector  
Import songs from CDs, etc., to Windows Media Player on the computer.  
For details on how to import songs from CDs, etc., refer to the Help of Windows Media  
Player. You do not need to re-import songs that have previously been imported to  
Windows Media Player.  
“Specifications” on the reverse side.  
Press the jog lever to start playback.  
Checking the remaining battery power  
Click “Rip.”  
Remaining battery power is indicated in the OPR lamp. When the OPR lamp changes to  
red, recharge the battery.  
Quick red  
When the battery is used up, the  
OPR lamp blinks red quickly and  
a long beep is heard. You cannot  
operate the player.  
Normal playback  
ZAPPIN playback  
Orange* Red*  
Select the following order with the computer.  
Select “start”  
“My Computer” or “Computer”  
“Storage Media.”  
Click here to start importing.  
Blinks at about 5 second intervals.  
Playing songs  
Changing to  
ZAPPIN playback  
The player plays back song clips for about 4 seconds each.  
If the most recognizable passage of the song cannot be found, the song is played back from about  
the 45 second point from the beginning. If the length of the song is under about 45 seconds, the  
song is played back from some point before the end of the song.  
When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player for  
player may take some minutes to be recognized by the computer.  
long time, the  
Connect the player to the computer by using the USB cable.  
Transfer songs from Windows Media Player to the player.  
The status lamp blinks brightly while transferring songs to the player.  
Press and hold the  
jog lever during  
playback until  
Double-click “Setup.exe.”  
Skipping to the previous/next song, shuffle playback, or playlist  
playback during ZAPPIN playback  
You can skip to the previous/next song, play back songs in random order, or play a playlist.  
The method of operation is the same as for normal playback.  
The install wizard appears.  
Press the jog lever upward.  
“Zappin in”is heard.  
When you execute Setup.exe,the Setup.exefile and Installfolder stored in the Storage Mediafolder of  
the player are copied to your computer for backup, and WALKMAN Guide and Content Transfer are installed to  
your computer.  
Skipping to the previous/next song  
1 Choose albums, etc.  
Zappin in  
Changing the playback time of song clips in ZAPPIN playback  
The playback time for song clips can be set to either “Long” or “Short.”  
Follow the on-screen instructions.  
After executing “Setup.exe,” the WALKMAN Guide shortcut appears on the desktop of your computer.  
With the player connected to your computer, when installation of bundled software is completed, Content  
Transfer starts automatically.  
2 Click here to transfer to the player.  
Zappin long  
Zappin short  
When you press and hold the jog lever until  
the voice guidance of “Zappin long”is  
heard, the playback time of song clips  
changes to about 15 seconds (Long). When  
you press and hold the jog lever until  
“Zappin short”is heard during “Long”  
playback, the playback time of song clips  
returns to about 4 seconds (Short).  
Move the jog lever to (backward) or (forward).  
Move and hold the jog lever to skip to the beginning of the previous or next folder.  
(WALKMAN Guide) on the desktop to start the WALKMAN Guide.  
See also  
reverse side.  
Shuffle playback  
Returning to  
You can start the WALKMAN Guide and Content Transfer from the “start” menu (displayed by clicking  
“Hint about transferring music” and “Notes about transferring music” on the  
normal playback  
If you delete the “Setup.exe” file and “Install” folder in the player by formatting the built-in flash memory  
of the player, copy this data from the “Backup” folder on the computer to your player. Then connecting the  
Press the jog lever  
during ZAPPIN  
Press and hold the jog lever until either voice  
guidance is heard.  
player to the computer to be installed, follow the above procedure from step  
to install.  
Press the SHUF(Shuffle)/PLAYLISTS button to play back songs in random order.  
During shuffle playback, you cannot skip to the previous or next folder, even if you move and  
hold the jog lever.  
The backup data is preserved in the following “C” drive on your computer by the default install setting.  
C:\Program Files\Sony\WALKMAN Guide\NWZ-W250\Backup  
To stop playback completely during ZAPPIN playback  
Press the jog lever to return to normal playback, then press the jog lever again.  
What can you do with the WALKMAN Guide ?  
The WALKMAN Guide includes the following items:  
Operation Guide  
Customer Registration Link  
Customer Support Site Link  
Zappin out  
Playing a playlist  
Press and hold the SHUF(Shuffle)/PLAYLISTS button to play a playlist.  
Move and hold the jog lever to (backward) or (forward) to skip to the beginning of the  
previous/next playlist.  
To return to playback of all the songs transferred to the player, press and hold the SHUF(Shuffle)/  
PLAYLISTS button during playback of a playlist.  
Other useful Links  
Includes link information, etc., on the download site.  
The bundled items differ depending on the country/region of purchase.  
When you play a playlist, only the songs registered in the playlist are played back repeatedly.  
After executing “Setup.exe” you can use the free space in the “Storage Media” folder more effectively by  
formatting the built-in flash memory of the player. To format the built-in flash memory of the player, see  
“Formatting the player” on the reverse side.  
To stop playback  
Press the jog lever upward.  

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