W252/W253 4-180-852-12(1) Normal playback 1 2 3 Playing songs
Press the jog lev
er upward. Skipping to the previous/next song
Move the jog lever to
(backward) or (f orward).
Move and hold the jog lever to skip to the beginning of the pr
evious or next folder . Shuffle playback
Press the SHUF(Shuffle)/PLA
YLISTS button to pla y back songs in random order .
During shuffle playback, you cannot skip to the previous or next folder
, even if y ou move and
hold the jog lever
. Playing a playlist
nd hold the SHUF(Sh uffle)/PLA YLISTS b utto n to play a p laylist.
ve and ho ld the jog lever to (backward) o r (forward) to ski p to the beginning of the
o return to pla yback of all the songs transferred to the p layer , press and ho ld the SHUF(Shuffle)/
YLISTS button d uring playback of a pla ylist.
u play a pla ylist, only the songs r egistered in the playlis t are pla yed back repeatedly . To stop playback
Press the jog lev
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12(1) What is ZAPPIN Playback? Checking Supplied Accessories
er (1) • Stand with US B cable (1) •
Earbuds (Size S, L) (Su
pplied in pairs)
Operation Guide (this ma
tes on W at er Resistant S pecifications (1)
How to install the earbuds
t purc hase, M size earbuds ar e installed (S and L sizes are also su pplied). T o enjo y better sound quality ,
e the size of the earbuds o r adjust the earb ud position to fit in yo ur ears comfo rtably and sn ugly .
u change the ea rbuds, twist while installing them firmly on the player t o preven t the earbud from
detaching and r
emaining in yo ur ear .
If an earb
ud becomes damaged, o ptional earbud s (EP -EX1) are a vailable f or purc hase. How to store the player into the holder
o preven t magnetic leakage, sto re the play er in the supplied ho lder whenever carry ing or when no t using
The magnet is on the right side.
Do not place credit cards or A
etc. (magnetic coded car
ds) near the
player when it is not stor
ed in the
holder to prevent damage t
magnetic coding on the cards
Hold the player by the holder and
close the holder until it clicks.
Parts and Controls
USB jack cover
There is a tactile dot on the
on. U se it to hel p with
on operation s.
How to place the player on your ears Check the left (L) and right (R) parts of the player. Separate the left and right parts.
These parts are magnetically coup
Hang the neck band over the back of your neck and ears , and place the earbuds into your ears. 2 Preparing the Player Charging the player
pon purc hase, first, charg e the player . Connect the player to a running computer using the stand.
If a screen a
ppears presen ting a choice o f actions, click “ Cancel. ”
Charging starts. The sta
tus lam p blinks slowly during c harging. When c harging is
leted, the statu s lamp will stop b linking and light dimly while the play er is connected
to the com
puter . For details about c harging time and the ba ttery duration, see
pecifications ” on the rever se side. Checking the remaining battery power
tery power is indicated in the OPR la mp . When the O PR lamp ch anges to
rge the bat tery .
Blinks at abou t 5 second intervals.
When the battery is used up, the
OPR lamp blinks red quickly and
a long beep is heard.
Y ou cannot
operate the play
er . 1 Importing and Transferring Music
This section describes t
he procedur es from “Three W ays to T ransfer M usic ” above .
ils on the procedur es or , see the reverse side.
ou ca n transfer songs t o the player usin g W indows M edia Player o n your com pu ter .
e we describe how to im port and transfer son gs using W indows M edia Play er 11.
I mport songs from CDs, etc., to W indows Media Play er on the computer .
ils on how to im port songs from CD s, etc., refer to the H elp o f W indows M edia
. Y ou do not need to re-im port songs that ha ve pr eviously been imported to
indows M edia Player .
Click “R ip. ”
Click here to start impor ting. Connect the player to the computer by using the stand. Transfer songs from Windows Media Player to the player.
s lamp blinks b rightly while transferring songs to the pla yer .
Choose albums, etc.
Click here to transf er to the player . Hint
t about transferring music ” and “No tes about tra nsferring music ” on the
3 Playing Music Hints
u press the jog lever up ward or move i t forward/backwar d after separating the left an d
right parts of the play
er , the player will turn on and s tart playback. If you wa nt to ski p to the
ng, move the jog lever after p layback starts.
After you p
ress the jog lever , the OPR lamp b links green and red alterna tely and the beep is hear d
til the playback starts. Please wait until the OPR la mp blinking an d the beeping
ts about playing m usic” o n the reverse side.
er plays back song c lips fo r about 4 seconds each.
If the most r
ecognizable passage of the song ca nnot be found , the song is play ed back from about
the 45 second point fro
m the beginning. If the length of the song is under a bout 45 seconds, the
song is pla
yed back from some poin t b efore the end o f the song. Skipping to the previous/next song, shuffle playback, or playlist playback during ZAPPIN playback
ou ca n skip to the pr evious/next song, pla y back songs in rando m order , or play a pla ylist.
The method of operatio
n is the same as for n ormal playback. Changing the playback time of song clips in ZAPPIN playback
The playback time fo
r song clips ca n be set to either “Long ” or “ Short. ”
Press and hold the jog lev
er until either voice
guidance is heard.
When you press and hold the jog lev
the voice guidance of
“Zappin long” is
heard, the playback time of song clips
changes to about 15 seconds (Long).
you press and hold the jog lever un
” is heard during “Long”
playback, the playback time of song clips
returns to about 4 seconds (Short).
To stop playback completely during ZAPPIN playback
Press the jog lever to r
eturn to normal pla yback, then press the jog lever again.
Operation Guide NWZ-W252/W253 Turning on the player
Press the jog lev
er to start playback. Turning off the player
Changing to ZAPPIN playback
Press and hold the
jog lever during
” is heard.
Press the jog lev
Returning to normal playback Three Ways to Transfer Music From CDs, etc., using Windows Media Player 11 or 12 From iTunes *
, etc., using Content Transfer
Conten t T ransfer su pports data transfer fro m iT unes 9.0 to the player . By drag-and drop using Windows Explorer To play back the most melodic and rhythmical song clips
u transfer songs usin g Conten t T ransfer software with the 12 TONE AN AL YSIS set to “ A utom atic ” or
Always ON, ” the information o f the most recognizable sections based on melody a nd rhythm will be found an d
added to each song. Then, the most melodic and r
hythmical clips fro m each song can be play ed back sequentially
during ZAPPIN pla
t T ransfer is included with the pla yer . For details o n how to ins tall C ont ent T ransfer , see
Install the Bundled Software.
” How to Install the Bundled Software (Operation Guide included) Connect the player to the supplied stand. Connect the USB cable of the stand to a running computer.
to the USB connector
Select the following order with the computer.
start” – “ My Compu ter” or “ Computer ” – “W ALKMAN” – “Sto rage M edia. ”
hen you use the player for the first time,
or if you have not used the player for a long time, the
player may take some minutes to be recogni
zed by the computer . Double-click “Setup.exe.”
The install wizard a
When you execute
folder stored in the
the player are copied to your comp
uter for backup, and W ALKMAN Guide and Content T ransfer are instal led to
. Follow the on-screen instructions.
After executing “
Setup .exe, ” the W ALKMAN Guide shortcut a ppears on the desktop o f your com puter .
th the player conne cted to your com puter , whe n instal lation of bundled sof tware is completed, Content
ransfer star ts automatically .
Double - click ( W ALKMAN Guide) on the desktop to start the W ALKMAN Guide. Hints
ou can sta rt the W ALKMAN Guide and Con tent T ransfer fro m the “ start” menu (disp layed by c licking
u delete the “Setu p.ex e ” f ile and “I nstall” fo lder in the player b y forma tting the built-in flash memory
of the play
er , copy this data fro m the “Backup ” folder on the com puter to your pla yer . Then connecting the
o the comp uter to be installed, follo w the above pr ocedure from st ep to install.
The backup da
t a is preserved in the following “ C” dr ive on y our com puter b y the default ins tall setting.
iles\Sony\W ALKMAN Guide\NWZ-W250\Backup What can you do with the WALKMAN Guide ?
ALKMAN Guide includes the follo wing items:
mer Registration Link
mer Su pport Site Link
Other useful Lin
udes link informatio n, etc., on the download site .
The bundled item
s differ depending on the coun tr y/region o f purchase. Hint
After executing “
Setup .exe ” you can use the free space in the “S torage M edia ” folder more effectively b y
tting the built-in flash memo r y of the play er . T o format the built-in flash memory of the pla yer , see
ormattin g the player ” on the reverse side.
ZAPPIN enables sequential playback of song clips at a preset duration. Normal playback Changes to ZAPPIN. 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.” Returns to normal playback and restarts playback of the current song from the beginning.
See “ 3 Playing Music” for details on operations. Normal playback ZAPPIN playback
The software is st
ored in the built-in flash memo ry of the player , and includes
the following i
t T ransfer
ils on how to in stall, see
ow to I nstall the Bundled Software
(Operation Guide inc
o view the Op erating Guide (P DF file) on your co mpu ter , Adobe A crobat
Reader 5.0 or later
, or Adobe Reader is requir ed. Y ou can do wnload a free copy
dobe Reader from the Int ernet.