20 Most Recent Sony Network Walkman NWZ-S545 Digital Media Player Questions & Answers


Used to be jacks were wired point to point, meaning the strips of metal from the jack had a wire attached to each that lead to a circuit board. Now mostly little prongs come off the jack and are soldering straight to the circuit board so that when plugged in if the solder joint is weak or the plug takes a hit these prongs can separate from the solder. Not only was the older point to point system easier to work on since the jack was not encased in plastic but the connecting wires allowed for a lot of give if the plug/jack took a hit. When pressure or a certain angle is put on the plug it may cause the prong(s) on the jack to temporarily reconnect with the solder joint. So......take screws out so you can remove cover to expose inside of jack. Plug in buds, power on unit and play a song. With something non conductive such as a chopstick press down on areas of the jack and when sound changes you've probably found where the broken joint is. With power off you must then unscrew the board to expose the back side of the board and re-solder the connection using a soldering iron that comes to a small point so that nothing else but that joint is touched. Usually you can use the solder that's still there without adding any extra. Never soldered? Might want to get a friend who has. The only other possibility is there is no longer a good connection to the plug. Easy to fix in the point to point days, but now the jack needs to be replaced(with difficulty the jack can be repaired, but may require cutting the plastic housing in half.

Sony Network... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


Thank You DamonJones. Hitting reset on the back with a pin WORKED. My mp3 is back up and running with all songs

Sony Network... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


On the back of the unit, there should be a small reset button. Pushing and holding that button for about 5 - 10 seconds should reset the unit.
If that doesn't work, you may want to read WarMaiden.org's solution to getting the computer to recognize the Walkman...it may work for you.

Sony Network... | Answered on Nov 10, 2012


For the recognition problem, you could try resetting the unit. There should be a reset button on the back of the unit. To reset the unit, press and hold the reset button for about 5 seconds.
If the computer still won't give you full access to the Walkman, you can try the recognition solution posted on WarMaiden.org.
For the charging problem, inspect the USB cable to see if there are any frays in it, then try carefully reseating both ends of the cable (one side to the computer and the other to the unit itself). If it still won't charge, I would recommend exchanging it at your retailer.

Sony Network... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012


There should be a reset button on the back of the unit. To reset the unit, press and hold the reset button for about 5 seconds.
If the computer still won't connect to the Walkman, you can try the recognition solution posted on WarMaiden.org.

Sony Network... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012


There should be a small reset button on the back of the unit. You'll have to push and hold it for about 5 - 10 seconds in order to reset it.
If it still doesn't work, you can read the solution posted at WarMaiden.org and see if that will solve your problem of not being able to see it in Windows Explorer.

Sony Network... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012

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