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NWZ-E438F (B) Fail beyond Start Up Screen

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I have a Red NWZ-E438F(B).

It flashes the Blue Walkman Logo and "Every Moment has it's music" slogan then switches off.

I have had it on long charges, hit the recent pin but to no avail.

Could this be a battery fail? If so are they replaceable?

Where would you access one or is too cost prohibitive? I'm not paying 80 bucks just for a tech to 'have a look at it!!!

thanks in advance!

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When I've had problems like that in the past with other models, I found updating the firmware cured it. You can download it from here, http://support.sony-europe.com/dna/wm/nwvp/nwvp.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&m=NWZ-E438F .

Hope it works for you.

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So,

The file transfer wizard picks up the device when connected to a Win 7 PC.

I can pen the device and see files, but I'm not sure if they (system files for the device) are all there

Transfers and everything.

The updater doesn't work. it just stays connected to UMP.

If I plug the player into a power outlet eg an iphone charger with the USB cable, the startup screen just keeps flashing.

So it's hard to know if this is a firware corruption or battery problem.

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You may have to delete a few tracks for it to work. This is the note from the download page.

Note:

To perform this update, the WALKMAN needs to have at least 50MB free space.

Best of luck.

So,

The file transfer wizard picks up the device when connected to a Win 7 PC.

I can pen the device and see files, but I'm not sure if they (system files for the device) are all there

Transfers and everything.

The updater doesn't work. it just stays connected to UMP.

If I plug the player into a power outlet eg an iphone charger with the USB cable, the startup screen just keeps flashing.

So it's hard to know if this is a firware corruption or battery problem.

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