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Sony NW-S603Emergency AA Battery Charge Extender for The Sony Walkman NW-S603 - Gomadic Brand w/ TipExchange Tec


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About the serial number

The serial number provided for this player is required for the customer registration. The number is shown on the rear of the player. You can also check the serial number on this player. See page 55 for details.

Parts and Controls

WM-PORT Connect to the supplied USB cable, accessories for WM-PORT such as optional accessories for recording with the player, or peripheral device. Display See page 11. * button Starts song playback. When starting playback, appears in the display, and if the button is pressed again, appears and playback stops. When a menu appears on the display, use this button to confirm the item of the menu.
DISPLAY/HOME button When you press this button while the player is in the play or stop mode, you can change the display ( page 41). When you press this button while using the FM tuner (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) or Intelligent Shuffle, the current time appears for a specified duration. Press and hold this button to display the HOME screen. While the menu appears, when this button is pressed again, the previous screen returns and when pressing and holding, the screen returns to the HOME screen. Shuttle switch By rotating the shuttle switch, you can select a menu item, skip to the beginning of the song, or fast-forward /fast-rewind ( page 9). You can also set to the FOLDER mode or normal mode by sliding the shuttle switch.

to Normal mode

There is no power button on the player. When you stop song playback or FM reception (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) by pressing the button, after about a few seconds, the display goes off automatically and the player enters Sleep status. The player consumes very little battery power.
VOL +*/ button Adjusts the volume.
* There are tactile dots. Use them to help with button operation.

FOLDER mode

To operate the player with the shuttle switch
Normal mode To In play mode Skip to the beginning of the next song. Skip to the beginning of the current song. Fast-forwards the current song. Fast-rewinds the current song. Operation Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate the shuttle switch to and release it at the desired point. Rotate the shuttle switch to and release it at the desired point.
In stop mode Select the beginning of the next song, and if Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to. held longer, continues to skip through the next song(s). Select the beginning of the current song, Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to. and if held longer, continues to skip through the previous song(s). FOLDER mode To In play mode/In stop mode Skip to the first song in the next sort category set by the song order ( page 39). Skip to the first song in the current sort category set by the song order ( page 39). Select the first song in the next sort category, and if held longer, continues to skip through the next sort category set by the song order ( page 39). Select the first song in the current sort category, and if held longer, continues to skip through the previous sort category set by the song order ( page 39).

(Jacket Search) do not appear
Playing lists of songs created in SonicStage (Playlists)
You can play lists of songs (Playlists) created in SonicStage. If you change a name in SonicStage, the changed name appears on the player. See SonicStage Help for details.
button to confirm. The Playlist menu appears.
(Playlist Select) and press the
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Playlists and press the
button to confirm. Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any song, playback starts from the beginning of the playlist created in SonicStage. Playback continues in the order through to the last song and then stops.
Playing Songs.Playing Lists of Songs
To skip to the beginning of the song By rotating the shuttle switch to () briefly while in the play or stop mode, the player skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song. If the shuttle switch is slided, and then rotated to () briefly while in the play or stop mode, the player skips to the beginning of the current (or next) playlist.
You can change the play mode to random, repeat, etc., by pressing the PLAY MODE/ SOUND button ( page 27).
Playing songs from 100 favorite songs (Favorite 100)
You can play lists of songs automatically created in SonicStage. When connected to SonicStage, 100 frequently-played songs are renewed and appear in the order of times and frequency.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Favorite 100 and press the
button to confirm. Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any song, playback starts from the beginning. Playback continues in the order through to the last song and then stops.
The 100 most frequently-played songs are updated every time you connect the player to SonicStage.
Playing songs from albums recently transferred (Recent Transfers)
You can play albums transferred most recently.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Recent Transfers and press the

(Intelligent Shuffle)

The player offers 4 different random and repeat play modes (also known as shuffle play) (Intelligent Shuffle).
The play mode automatically switches to the shuffle mode during Intelligent Shuffle. When you press the DISPLAY/HOME button during Intelligent Shuffle, the current time appears for a specified duration.
Playing your 100 favorite songs in random order (My Favorite Shuffle)
The player selects the 100 songs that have been played the most and plays them in random order repeatedly.
(Intelligent Shuffle) and press the button to confirm. The Intelligent Shuffle mode menu appears. the button to confirm. The 100 songs that have been played the most are shuffled and played back repeatedly.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select My Favorite Shuffle and press
If you slide and rotate the shuttle switch, the 100 most frequently played songs are reshuffled and played back from the first song. The 100 most frequently-played songs are updated every time you connect the player to SonicStage. If the total number of songs transferred on the player is less than 100, all transferred songs on the player are played in random order.

button to confirm. The song lists for the artist, selected from the release year, appear.
Searching for Albums by Jacket Picture

(Jacket Search)

You can search for songs by album jacket picture after you register the album jacket picture and transfer songs from SonicStage.
(Jacket The song order is always listed in the album order when you search songs by Search). If no jacket pictures have been registered, a preinstalled image in the player appears.
button to confirm. The jacket list appears and at the same time the first song of the selected album will be monitored. By rotating the shuttle switch, you can go forward or backward one jacket picture at a time in the normal mode, and three pictures at a time in the FOLDER mode.
(Jacket Search) and press the
button to confirm. The first song of the selected album starts to playback. Playback continues in the order through to the last song and then stops.
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when (Jacket Search) is activated.
Changing the Play Mode (PLAY MODE)
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected repeat play.

PLAY MODE/SOUND button

Press the PLAY MODE/SOUND button repeatedly to select the

desired play mode.

List of play modes
Play mode type/Icon Description
Normal/No icon Folder/ Repeat All (all repeat)/ Repeat Folder (folder repeat)/ Repeat 1 Song (one song repeat)/ 1 Repeat Shuffle All (all song shuffle repeat)/ SHUF Repeat Shuffle Folder (folder shuffle repeat)/ SHUF
All transferred songs after the current song are played once, and then playback stops. (Default setting) All transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played once, and then playback stops. All transferred songs after the current song are played repeatedly. All transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played repeatedly. The current song is played repeatedly. The current song is played, and then all transferred songs are played in random order. The current song is played, and then all transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played in random order.
Reducing the Ambient Noise (Noise Canceling)
(NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)
The internal microphone of the headphones can catch the ambient noise. It reduces noise by outputting an antiphase sound against the noise.
You cannot use the Noise Canceling function when: you are using headphones other than the supplied headphones. playback stops. you are monitoring the sound of a recording. The setting screen for this function appears only when the supplied headphones are connected to the player. The following operation is only available while in the play or stop mode or using the FM tuner (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only).

Rotate the shuttle switch to select the desired value and press the
Changing the Song Order (Sort)
You can set the song order by Album order, Albums by artist order, Artist order, Genre order or Release year order.
button to confirm. button to confirm.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Sort> and press the Rotate the shuttle switch to select a song order ( page 40) and
press the button to confirm. Slide the shuttle switch to the FOLDER mode, the song order appears as an icon.
Sorting status indication
Settings.Changing the Song Order

List of song order

Setting item/Icon Description
Sort Album (Album order)/ Songs appear in album order. In the album, songs appear in song number order. In the FOLDER mode, songs are skipped by album. (Default setting) Sort Artist/Album (Albums Songs appear in album order by artist. In the album, by artist order)/ songs appear in song number order. In the FOLDER mode, songs are skipped by album. Sort Artist (Artist order)/ Songs appear in artist order. The same artists songs appear in song number order for each album. In the FOLDER mode, songs are skipped by artist. Sort Genre (Genre Songs appear in artist order by genre. The same order)/ artists songs appear in album order, and in the album, songs appear in song number order. In the FOLDER mode, songs are skipped by genre. Sort Release Year Songs appear in artist order by release year. The (Release year order)/ same artists songs appear in song title order. In the FOLDER mode, songs are skipped by release year.
Changing the Display Mode
You can change the desired display for the play or stop mode. Press the DISPLAY/HOME button to change the screen. The following shows the screen types. You can select the screen to use from the setting menu in advance ( page 43). Basic: The basic display (Default setting) Property: Song information Displays the current play mode, the current category* number/total category* number of the play range, the current song number/total song number of the play range, Clear Stereo icon ( page 36), VPT icon ( page 35), codec (compression type), and bit rate. *Changes according to the category set by the song order ( page 39).
Clock: Time information Displays the year, month, date, and current time. For information on setting the time, see Setting the Current Time (Set Date-Time) ( page 50). Breath: Displays animations.

Set the Power Save Mode setting ( page 60) to Save OFF to show the screen constantly.
When the Clear Stereo function ( page 36) or VPT function ( page 35) is set to Clear Stereo OFF or VPT OFF, icons do not appear on the Property screen. When you press the DISPLAY/HOME button while using the FM tuner (NW-S703F/ S705F/S706F only) or Intelligent Shuffle, the current time appears for a specified duration. In this case, the display does not change to the one you set as Display Screen ( page 43).
Settings.Changing the Display Mode
Changing the display mode
Press the DISPLAY/HOME button while in the play or stop mode.
Each press changes the display mode as follows:
Basic (basic display) Property Clock Breath
The diagram above shows the order when all display types are set to on (check mark applied) in the Display Screen menu ( page 43). Display types set to off (no check mark) will not appear. All display types are set to on (check mark applied) at the default setting. When you press the DISPLAY/HOME button while using the FM tuner (NW-S703F/ S705F/S706F only) or Intelligent Shuffle, the current time appears for a specified duration. In this case, the display does not change to the one you set as Display Screen ( page 43).
Selecting the display types (Display Screen)
You can select whether or not to display the following screens: Property, Clock, and Breath when pressing the DISPLAY/HOME button. You can only view the screen which is set to on (check mark applied) in the Display Screen menu.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Display Screen> and press the
Rotate the shuttle switch to select the desired display type and
press the button to confirm. If a check is already marked , the above steps will uncheck .
Setting the Jacket Picture Display ON/OFF

(Jacket Mode)

You can display the album jacket picture after you register the album jacket picture and transfer songs from SonicStage. For details on registering the jacket picture, see SonicStage Help.
If no jacket pictures have been registered, a preinstalled image in the player appears. Jacket pictures you register for playlists do not appear on the player.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Jacket Mode> and press the

Rotate the shuttle switch to adjust the year setting and press the
button to confirm. The month value appears highlighted.
As you did in step , adjust the settings for month, date, hour, and
minute. After rotating the shuttle switch to adjust the date and time setting, press the button to confirm.
Setting the Date Format (Date Disp Type)
You can select the date format displayed for the current time ( page 41) from among year/month/day, day/month/year, and month/day/year.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Date-Time> and press the Rotate the shuttle switch to select Date Disp Type> and press the
Rotate the shuttle switch to select the desired format and press the
button to confirm. You can select the date from the following 3 types. Date yy/mm/dd: The date appears as year/month/day. (Default setting) Date dd/mm/yy: The date appears as day/month/year. Date mm/dd/yy: The date appears as month/day/year.
Setting the Time Format (Time Disp Type)
You can select the time format displayed for the current time ( page 41) from either a 12 h or 24 h display.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Date-Time> and press the Rotate the shuttle switch to select Time Disp Type> and press the
button to confirm. Time 12h: Displays the current time in 12 hours. Time 24h: Displays the current time in 24 hours. (Default setting)
Displaying the Player Information (Information)
Information such as product name, built-in flash memory capacity, serial number, and firmware or WM-PORT version can be shown.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Information> and press the
button to confirm. Rotate the shuttle switch to show the following information. 1: product name 2: built-in flash memory capacity 3: serial number 4: version information for the players firmware 5: version information for WM-PORT changes.
Press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button until the display
Resetting to Factory Settings (Reset All Settings)
You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player does not delete the music songs you have transferred to the player.
This function is only available in the stop mode.
Press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button in the stop mode until
the HOME screen appears. button to confirm.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Initialize> and press the Rotate the shuttle switch to select Reset All Settings> and press
Rotate the shuttle switch to select OK and press the button
to confirm. When resetting is completed, COMPLETE appears.
To cancel restoration of factory settings Select Cancel in step and press the button. To return to the previous menu Press the DISPLAY/HOME button.
Formatting Memory (Format)
You can format the built-in flash memory of the player. If the memory is formatted, all music data, other stored data and registered jacket pictures will be erased. Be sure to verify the data stored in memory prior to formatting and export any necessary data to SonicStage or the hard disk of your computer.

Setting the Reception (Scan Sens)
When you set the FM Auto Preset ( page 62) or Manual Tuning ( page 63), it may receive many unnecessary broadcast stations because the reception is too sensitive. In this case, set the reception to Scan Sens Low. Scan Sens High is set by default.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Scan Sens> and press the Rotate the shuttle switch to select Scan Sens Low and press the
To set back the reception Select Scan Sens High in step and press the button. To return to the previous menu Press the DISPLAY/HOME button.
Changing the Monaural/Stereo (Mono/Auto)
If noise occurs during FM reception, set to Mono for monaural. If you set to Auto, stereo/monaural reception is automatically set, depending on reception conditions. Auto is set by default.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Mono/Auto> and press the
button to confirm. button to confirm.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Mono and press the
To return to the automatic setting Select Auto in step and press the button. To return to the previous menu Press the DISPLAY/HOME button.

Recording (Rec)

You can record songs on the player without using the computer by connecting the player and the audio device with the optional accessory for recording with the player. A cradle (BCR-NWU3)* and recording cable (WMC-NWR1)* are available for the player as optional accessories.
When connecting an optional cradle
Audio device with LINEOUT (such as Walkman)
Audio connecting cable Cradle (optional)
* Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some optional accessories may not be available.
Connect the audio device to the optional accessory for recording
with the player. For details, see the operation guide supplied with the optional accessories for recording with the player.
Connect the player to the optional accessory for recording with the

player.

Rotate the shuttle switch to select (Rec) and press the
button to confirm. The player enters the record standby mode, so that you can monitor the source sound by the supplied headphones. You can also adjust the monitor sound level with the VOL +/- button, but it does not affect to the recording sound level. An animation appears while calculating the recording remaining time. No operation will be available while an animation appears.

Recording display

Recording status Folder name Song name

Sync Rec icon

Elapsed time

Codec/Bit rate

Press the button of the player, and then start playing the
audio device. When the synchronized recording is set, recording starts automatically when the player detects sound from the audio device. If no sound is detected, the player pauses recording, and when the player detects sound again, it starts recording sound as the next song. If no sound is detected more than 5 minutes, the player enters the recording standby mode. The recorded song names are labeled as NNN_hhmm (serial number_ hour/minute), and folder names are labeled as NN_mmdd (serial number_month/day). When the current time is not set on the player, NNN_0000 (serial number_0000) appears. Setting the current time is recommended ( page 50).

It takes time to switch to The file is fragmented. the record standby mode. After exporting the songs recorded by the player to SonicStage, format the internal flash memory in the Format menu of the player ( page 57). Recorded songs cannot The song or the folder which cannot be deleted is be deleted. set to Read only on a computer. Display the data in Windows Explorer, and uncheck Read only in Property of the file or folder. The battery power is low or exhausted. Charge the battery fully ( page 78). The folder is not deleted Files other than the recorded songs are included in even though recorded the folder. songs have all been Open the data in Windows Explorer, and delete deleted. the files other than songs recorded by the player. Other
There is no beep sound when the player is operated. The player gets warm.
Beep is set to Beep OFF. Set Beep ON in the Beep menu ( page 49). While charging, the player may become slightly warm.

Messages

Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display.

Message Meaning Remedy

ACCESS
AVLS (blinks) CANNOT PLAY
This message appears after disconnecting the USB cable from the computer, or resetting the player ( page 86). The volume level exceeds the rated value while AVLS is enabled. The player cannot play certain files because of incompatible formats. Transferring has been interrupted forcefully.
This is not an error message. Wait until the message disappears. Turn the volume down or disable AVLS ( page 48). If the song which cannot be played is unnecessary, you can erase it from the built-in flash memory. For details, see To delete abnormal data from the built-in flash memory ( page 98). Try using another computer. Please wait for access to complete. This message appears while the built-in flash memory is being accessed. Transfer the normal audio file back to the computer and then format the built-in flash memory. For details, see To delete abnormal data from the built-in flash memory ( page 98). If the song which cannot be played is unnecessary, you can erase it from the built-in flash memory. For details, see To delete abnormal data from the built-in flash memory ( page 98).

UPDATE ERROR

The player fails to update the firmware.

USB CONNECT

USE ORIGINAL HEADPHONE (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)
Follow the on-screen instructions on the computer and update again. The player is connected to This is not a malfunction. a computer. You can operate the player using SonicStage, but you cannot operate the controls on the player. The following functions Connect the supplied were used when the headphones or headphones headphones corresponding to the Noise corresponding to the Canceling functions. Noise Canceling function were not connected. Noise Canceling ( page 28) Noise Cancel Control setting ( page 38)
To delete abnormal data from the built-in flash memory If CANNOT PLAY, DRM ERROR, EXPIRED, FILE ERROR, FORMAT ERROR, MEMORY ERROR, or NO DATABASE appears, there is a problem with all or part of the data stored in the built-in flash memory. Please follow the procedure below to erase data you cannot play.
1 Connect the player to the computer, and start SonicStage. 2 If you have already specified the data with problems, erase the data

using SonicStage.

3 If the problem persists, transfer all data without problems back to the
computer using SonicStage while the player is connected to the computer. flash memory using the Format menu ( page 57).
4 Disconnect the player from the computer and then format the built-in

Uninstalling SonicStage

To uninstall the supplied software from your computer, follow the procedure below.
Click Start Control Panel.1) Double-click Add/Remove Programs. 2) Click SonicStage X.X in the Currently Installed Programs list, and
then click Remove. Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer. The uninstallation is completed when the computer has restarted.
Settings Control Panel in the case of Windows 2000 Professional. Change/Remove in the case of Windows 2000 Professional.
When you install SonicStage, OpenMG Secure Module is installed at the same time. Do not delete OpenMG Secure Module since it may be used by other software.
Owners Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the player. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ___________________________ Serial No. ___________________________

For Customers in the USA

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

On the use

When using a strap (sold separately), be careful to avoid hooking it on objects you pass by. Refrain from using the player according to the in-flight announcements during take off or landing in an aircraft.

On cleaning

Clean the players case with a soft cloth, such as cleaning cloth for eyeglasses. If the players case becomes very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water or a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzene, as it may mar the finish of the case. Be careful not to let water get into the player from the opening near the connector. Clean the headphone plug periodically. 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.

On software

Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the manual accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the software without the permission of the copyright holder. 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 this player. In the event a problem occurs with this software as a result of defective manufacturing, SONY will replace it. However, SONY bears no other responsibility. The software provided with this player cannot be used with equipment other than that which is so designated. Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software specifications may be changed without notice. Operation of this player with software other than that provided is not covered by the warranty.
The ability to display the languages on your SonicStage will depend on the installed OS on your computer. For better results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible with the desired language you want to display. We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on your SonicStage. User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed. The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic operations of Windows. For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer to the respective manuals.
On sample audio data The player is pre-installed with sample audio data so that you can try it out right away. To delete this audio data, delete it using SonicStage.

Sampling frequency*

MP3: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz WMA: 44.1 kHz ATRAC: 44.1 kHz AAC: 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz Linear-PCM: 44.1 kHz
* Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.

Frequency response

20 to 20,000 Hz (single signal measurement) 87.5 to 108.0 MHz
FM Frequency range (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)

IF (FM)

375 kHz

Antenna

Headphone cord antenna

Interface

Headphone: Stereo mini WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pin Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Operating temperature Power source
5C to 35C (67F to 95F) Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery USB power (from a computer through supplied USB cable)
Battery life (continuous playback)*
* This is when the power save setting ( page 60) is Save ON Super, and Equalizer ( page 32), VPT ( page 35), Clear Stereo ( page 36), or Dynamic Normalizer ( page 37) is set to OFF. The battery duration will vary depending on temperature and usage.

NW-S603/S605

Playback at ATRAC 132 kbps Playback at ATRAC 128 kbps Playback at ATRAC 48 kbps Playback at ATRAC Advanced Lossless 64 kbps Playback at MPkbps Playback at WMA 128 kbps Playback at AAC 128 kbps At recording Approximately 50 hours Approximately 45 hours Approximately 48 hours Approximately 35 hours Approximately 47 hours Approximately 40 hours Approximately 47 hours Approximately 10 hours
Playback at Linear-PCM 1,411 kbps Approximately 42 hours

NW-S703F/S705F/S706F

With Noise Canceling function ON Playback at ATRAC 132 kbps Playback at ATRAC 128 kbps Playback at ATRAC 48 kbps Playback at ATRAC Advanced Lossless 64 kbps Playback at MPkbps Playback at WMA 128 kbps Playback at AAC 128 kbps At receiving FM broadcasting At recording Approximately 43 hours Approximately 40 hours Approximately 43 hours Approximately 32 hours Approximately 42 hours Approximately 36 hours Approximately 42 hours Approximately 16 hours With Noise Canceling function OFF Approximately 50 hours Approximately 45 hours Approximately 48 hours Approximately 35 hours Approximately 47 hours Approximately 40 hours Approximately 47 hours Approximately 42 hours Approximately 18 hours Approximately 10 hours
Playback at Linear-PCM 1,411 kbps Approximately 38 hours

Dimension (w/h/d)

87.2 27.4 14.9 mm (3.4 0.9 0.6 inches) (w/h/d, projecting parts not included)
Approx. 47 g (Approx. 2 oz)
Minimum System Requirements (for the player)
Computer IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later) Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional Windows XP Media Center Edition Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Not supported by OSs other than above. CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher RAM: 128 MB or more Hard Disk drive: 200 MB or more of available space (1.5 GB or more is recommended) More space may be required, depending on the version of the operating system. Additional space is required for storing music data. Display: Screen Resolution: pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,or higher) Colors: High Color (16 bit) (or higher) (SonicStage may not operate properly at color settings at or below 256 colors.) CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM) To create original CDs or to back up audio CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required. Sound board USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended) Internet Explorer 5.5 or later needs to be installed. Internet connection is required to use the CD Data Base (CDDB) or Electronic Music Distribution (EMD). We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements. Not supported by the following environments: Personally constructed computers or operating systems An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system Multi-boot environment Multi-monitor environment Macintosh Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.

by album..23 by artist..22 by genre..24 by release year..25 by song name..21.
T Time Disp Type.. 54 Time information.. 41 Time Machine Shuffle. 19. Time setting.. 50. Transferring... 3 Troubleshooting. 86. Tuner.. 61 U Uninstalling.. 99 Upgrading... 85. USB Bus Powered (USB connection setting). 59 USB cable.. 8 V Volume.. 8, 45 Volume Mode.. 45. VOL +/- button.. 8 VPT.. 35 W Windows Explorer.. 84. WM-PORT. 8, 55 WMA...80, 109
Release Year.. 25, 40 Remaining battery.. 78 Repeat.. 27, 73 RESET (the player).. 86 Reset All Settings.. 56

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2006 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia 2-887-746-14 (1)
NW-S603 / S605 / S703F / S705F / S706F

Quick Start Guide

Table of Contents
Introduction...6 Getting Started...8

Owners Record

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. __________________________
Supplied Items.... 8 Installing SonicStage... 9.
Importing Music... 12 Transferring Music... 14 Playing Music... 16
Basic Operation Parts and Controls... 16 Play Modes and Settings.... 20

About the Manual

Quick Start Guide: Explains basic operation of the player, including importing, transferring, and playing music songs. Operation Guide: Explains advanced features of the player and offers troubleshooting information. SonicStage Help: Explains details of using the SonicStage software.
The use of the player is described in this Quick Start Guide, in the Operation Guide (PDF file), and in the SonicStage Help (accessible from within SonicStage software).

Listening to FM Radio

(NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)..

22 FAQ... 24

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://www.support-nwwalkman.com For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/ For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
To learn about advanced features of the player
For information about advanced features of the player and about troubleshooting technical issues, refer to the Operation Guide (PDF file). To view the Operation Guide (PDF file), click Start All Programs SonicStage NW-S600/S700F Series Operation Guide. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader software in your computer. Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the Internet for free.
For Customers in Canada (NW-S603/S605 only)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

On Copyrights

SonicStage and the SonicStage logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. OpenMG, ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, ATRAC Advanced Lossless and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. WALKMAN and WALKMAN logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe and Adobe Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright 2000-2006 Gracenote. Gracenote Software, copyright 2000-2006 Gracenote. This product and service may practice one or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Some services supplied under license from Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523. Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and the Powered by Gracenote logo are trademarks of Gracenote. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. In this manual, TM and marks are not specified. Program 2006 Sony Corporation Documentation 2006 Sony Corporation

For Customers in Russia

Notice for users
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. The ability to display the languages on your SonicStage will depend on the installed OS on your PC. For better results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible with the desired language you want to display. We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on your SonicStage. User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed. Depending on the types of the text and characters, the text shown on the player may not be displayed properly on device. This is due to: The capacity of the connected player. The player is not functioning normally. The ID3 TAG information for the song is written in the language or the character that is not supported by the player.

On static electricity from the human body
On rare occasions, you may not be able to operate the player due to strong static electricity from the human body. If this happens, leave the player for about 30 seconds to one minute. You will then be able to operate the player normally again.

On sample audio data

The player is pre-installed with sample audio data so that you can try it out right away. To delete this audio data, delete it using SonicStage.

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the NW-S603/S605/S703F/S705F/S706F*. To begin using the player, first import music songs into your computer using the SonicStage software, and then transfer them to the player. After transferring the music songs to the player, you can enjoy them wherever you go. Be sure to install the SonicStage software from the supplied CD-ROM in your computer.

Getting Started

(See page 8)

Importing Music

(See page 12)

Transferring Music

(See page 14)

Charging battery

Playing Music

(See page 16)

* Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may not be available.

Supplied Items

Check the following items. Headphones (1) Headphone extension cord (1) Earbuds (Size S, L) (1) USB cable (1) Attachment (1) Use when connecting the player to the optional cradle (BCR-NWU3)*1, etc. CD-ROM*2 (1) - SonicStage software - Operation Guide (PDF file) Quick Start Guide (this manual) (1) *1 Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some optional accessories may not be available. *2 Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an audio CD player.
How to install the earbuds correctly If the earbuds do not fit your ears correctly, low bass sound may not be heard or the Noise Canceling function (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) may not work. To enjoy better sound quality, adjust the earbuds position to sit on your ears comfortably or push them into the inside of your ears so that they fit your ears snugly. At purchase, M size earbuds are installed. If the earbuds do not fit your ears, try one of the other supplied sizes, S or L.

Installing SonicStage

Install SonicStage according to the following instructions. If SonicStage is already installed, it will be overwritten. All functions and audio data from the previous installation will be preserved on the new installation. We recommended to backup data with SonicStage.
Notes on before installing
Do not format the built-in flash memory of the player using Windows Explorer. When formatting, select Format from the menu on the player. For details, see the Operation Guide (PDF file). Necessary computer system environment for using the player: Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems. Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)/Windows XP Home Edition/ Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Media Center Edition/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 OSs other than those indicated above are not supported. CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher RAM: 128 MB or more Hard Disk Drive: 200 MB or more of available space (1.5 GB or more is recommended). More space may be required depending on the version of the operating system. Additional space is required for storing music data. Display: Screen Resolution: pixels (or higher) (recommended or higher) Colors: High Color (16 bit) (or higher) (SonicStage may not operate properly at color settings at or below 256 colors.)

About the Noise Canceling function (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) The Noise Canceling function is available only when using the supplied headphones. Noise Canceling does not work with models without the Noise Canceling function (NW-S603/S605), even if the supplied headphones are used.
Getting Started (continued)
CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM) To create original CDs or to back up audio CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required. Sound board USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended) Internet Explorer 5.5 or later needs to be installed. Internet connection is required to use the CD Data Base (CDDB) or Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to restore the backup data with SonicStage. 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
Install SonicStage and Operation Guide (PDF file).
Click Install SonicStage from the Main Menu, and follow the on-screen instructions. Installation may take 20 to 30 minutes depending on your computer. If prompted, restart the computer after installing. To install the Operation Guide (PDF file) Click Install Hardware Operation Guide (PDF), and then follow the on-screen instructions.
When installation is not successful
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://www.support-nwwalkman.com For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/ For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
Turn on the computer and start Windows.
Log on as an administrator. Be sure to quit any anti-virus software as it may strain the CPU. The install wizard will start automatically and the Main Menu appears.

If the issue persists:

Quit all activated software programs on your computer. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Import audio data to your computer using the SonicStage. The methods of importing songs of CD are described here.
For details, refer to SonicStage Help

Double-click

SonicStage starts up.

icon on the desktop.

Insert the audio CD that you want to import to hard drive of your computer.

You can obtain CD information (song name or artist name, etc.) while connected to the Internet.
Place the pointer over [Music Source] at the top of the screen and click [Import a CD].
The screen for importing is displayed, and the song list of the CD appears.

Click

at the right of the screen.
Importing audio data starts.
SonicStage also offers the following additional features. Importing audio files downloaded from the Internet and audio files stored on your computer, such as MP3, AAC or ATRAC format audio files*. Importing only selected audio files from a CD. Changing the audio formats and bit rates of audio files. * WMA/AAC format audio files that are copyright-protected cannot be played back on the player.
Connect the player to your computer and transfer the audio data to the player.

USB cable (supplied)

Double-click the
Connect the player to your computer with the supplied USB cable. Place the pointer over [Transfer] and select [ATRAC Audio Device] from the transfer destination list. Select an audio file(s) or album you want to transfer. Click to start transferring.
To stop transferring, click
The players battery is recharged while connected to a computer.
When the remaining battery indication of the display shows , charging is complete. When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player for a long time, recharge it fully, and then transfer the data to the player. For information on recharging time, see the Specification of the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Do not disconnect the USB cable while data is being transferred. Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not connected to AC power, because the player may discharge the computers battery.

Hints

You can create and transfer playlists that group your favorite songs into a list. Select the playlist in the SonicStage display mode to transfer playlists. To delete songs on the player, transfer songs back to SonicStage or delete them in SonicStage.
Basic Operation Parts and Controls
Hint There is no power button on the player. When you stop song playback or FM reception (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) by pressing the button, after about a few seconds, the display goes off automatically and the player enters Sleep status. The player consumes very little battery power.

Normal mode

FOLDER
FOLDER mode To Operation In play mode/ In stop mode
Skip to the first song in the next sort category set by the song order. Skip to the first song in the current sort category set by the song order. Select the first song in the next sort category, and if held longer, continues to skip through the next sort category set by the song order. Select the first song in the current sort category, and if held longer, continues to skip through the previous sort category set by the song order.

FOLDER mode to

Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to.

VOL +*/ button WM-PORT

Adjusts the volume. Connect to the supplied USB cable, accessories for WM-PORT such as optional accessories for recording with the player, or peripheral device.

DISPLAY/HOME button

Display

See page 19.

When you press this button while the player is in play or stop mode, you can change the display. For details, see the Operation Guide (PDF file). Press and hold this button to display the HOME screen ( page 20).

* button

Shuttle switch
Starts song playback. When starting playback, appears in the display, and if the button is pressed again, appears and playback stops.
By rotating the shuttle switch, you can select a menu item, skip to the beginning of the song, or fast- forward/fast-rewind. You can also set to the FOLDER mode or normal mode by sliding the shuttle switch. * There are tactile dots. Use them to help with button operation.
To operate the player with the shuttle switch Normal mode To Operation In play mode Skip to the beginning of Rotate the shuttle switch the next song. to briefly. Skip to the beginning of Rotate the shuttle switch the current song. to briefly. Fast-forwards the current Rotate the shuttle switch song. to and release it at the desired point. Fast-rewinds the current Rotate the shuttle switch song. to and release it at the desired point. In stop mode Select the beginning of Rotate and hold the the next song, and if held shuttle switch to. longer, continues to skip through the next song(s). Select the beginning of Rotate and hold the the current song, and if shuttle switch to. held longer, continues to skip through the previous song(s).
Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to.
For details on song order, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Playing Music (continued) Display

qs qd qf qk ql

Headphones

qg qh qj w;

HOLD switch
You can protect the player against accidental operation by using the HOLD switch when carrying it. By sliding the HOLD switch to the HOLD position, all operation buttons are disabled. If you press buttons or rotate the shuttle switch while the HOLD function is activated, HOLD appears in the display. If you slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position, the HOLD function is released.

PLAY MODE/SOUND button Headphone jack
For the details of the display, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).

Play mode indication

Displays the current play mode icon. If the play mode is set to Normal, no icon appears.
Switches the play mode. Press and hold this button to change the sound quality setting. For connecting the headphones. Connect until it clicks into place. If connecting the headphones improperly, it may not sound right. If the supplied headphone cord is too short, use the supplied headphone extension cord between the headphones and the player. For NW-S703F/S705F/S706F users Connect the headphone plug securely following to the plug shape for the headphones, and to the orientation mark ( ) and the plug shape for the headphone extension cord.

Jacket picture display

(PLAY MODE)
Displays the jacket picture of an album after you register the jacket and transfer from SonicStage.
Icon indication Text/graphic information display Playing status indication
Displays the current playback mode (: playback, : stop, (): fastrewinds (fast-forwards), (): skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song).
Noise Canceling indication (NWDisplays when the Noise Canceling function is set.

S703F/S705F/S706F only)

Sound quality setting indication Remaining battery indication
Displays the remaining battery power.
Displays the current sound quality icon. If the sound quality is not set, no icon appears.

Strap hole

This is used to attach a strap (sold separately).

Lapse time indication

Displays the elapsed time.

RESET button

Resets the player by pressing the RESET button with a small pin, etc. For details, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Hint For the display without a jacket picture, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Playing Music (continued)

Play Modes and Settings

The HOME screen appears when you press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button of the player. The HOME screen is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, and change settings.
Operating the HOME screen
When menu items appear on the HOME screen, rotate the shuttle switch to select the item and press the button to confirm. When menu items appear on the HOME screen and press the DISPLAY/HOME button, the screen returns to the previous menu. If you press and hold it, the screen returns to the HOME screen. For example, when you want to change the song order by selecting (Settings) on the HOME screen during playback, the screen changes as follows.
Select (Settings) and press the button. Press the DISPLAY/ HOME button. Press the DISPLAY/ HOME button. Select Sort and press the button. Select Sort Genre and press the button.

HOME Screen*1

*of the 10 icons appear in the display with the current selection in the centre. The current icon changes depending on the function you use. By rotating the shuttle switch, you can select an icon and press the button to confirm.

Search Jacket Search Noise Canceling *4 Rec Data *2 Rec *3 All Songs FM *4 Playlist Select Intelligent Shuffle Settings Searches for songs of the player. Searches for songs by jacket picture. Reduces ambient sound. Plays recorded songs of the player. Records songs without a personal computer. Plays all transferred songs of the player. Enables to listen to FM. Plays songs which are registered in playlists. Plays songs randomly. Displays setting menu.
*2 (Rec Data) appears when you have data recorded with the player. *3 (Rec) appears when an optional accessory for recording is connected to the player. *4 NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only
Hint For details on the functions of the HOME screen or how to use the player, see the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Listening to FM Radio (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)
Shuttle switch Normal (preset tuning) to button
Press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button until the HOME screen appears. Rotate the shuttle switch to select button to confirm.
The FM tuner screen appears.

(FM) and press the

FOLDER (manual tuning) to DISPLAY/HOME button

Preset number

90.00 MHz

Frequency

S T A N D B Y SCAN H MONO
Slide the shuttle switch to the FOLDER (manual tuning) position.
The player enters the manual tuning mode. Manual tuning display
Rotate the shuttle switch briefly to or to select the frequency.
Rotate briefly to select the next frequency and to to select the previous frequency.
For preset tuning, refer to the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Q Which operating systems can be used with the player?
A IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with one of the following Windows operating systems: Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)/Windows XP Home Edition/ Windows XP Professional/ Windows XP Media Center Edition/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Not supported by operating systems other than above. A Make sure the operating system ( page 9) of your computer can be used with the player.

RESET button

Q Transferred songs from a computer cannot be played by the player.
A When transferring songs to the player, be sure to use SonicStage. Songs transferred from other than SonicStage cannot be played by the player. A Reset the player by pressing the RESET button with a small pin, etc. All the songs and settings stored on the player will not be erased even when you reset it.
Q The player does not work properly.
Q An error message appears on the computer when installing.
Q The computer does not start automatically when inserting the supplied CD-ROM.

A The install wizard may not start when inserting the CD-ROM, depending on the computer setting. In this case, right-click the CD-ROM on Windows Explorer to open, and doubleclick SetupSS.exe. The main menu for installing appears. A Connect to another USB connector of your computer. A When you use SonicStage, log on as an administrator.
Q To initialize (format) the player.
Q A computer does not recognize the player.
Q Some functions are restricted by SonicStage.
A Be sure to format the built-in ash memory using the Menu mode on this player following the procedure below. (Check all contents before formatting as all data stored will be erased.) 1 Press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button in the play or stop mode until the HOME screen appears. 2 Select (Settings) Advanced Settings> Initialize> Format> OK, in this order. Rotate the shuttle switch to select the item and press the button to conrm. After selecting OK and conrming, FORMATTING. appears and formatting starts. When formatting is complete, COMPLETE appears.
If you format the built-in ash memory using Windows Explorer, FORMAT ERROR may appear on this player and any song may not play back, even if it is transferred by SonicStage. In this case, format the built-in memory on this player.
FAQ (continued) Q When you connect an optional accessory to the player, you cannot operate the player.
A Disconnect the optional accessory from the player and stop music playback or FM reception (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) to enter Sleep status, then reconnect it.
Do not use headphones while driving and cycling, etc.
As headphones reduce outside sounds, they may cause a traffic accident. Also, avoid listening with your headphones in situations where hearing must not be impaired, for example, a railroad crossing, a construction site, etc.

 

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