How to Troubleshoot a Sony Walkman MP3

by Kay Ireland

Sony Walkman MP3 players are great for taking your music with you wherever you want to go. You can even hook it up through your car's stereo so you're never a minute without it. However, MP3 players can have small problems because of their high degree of usage. Most problems are minor and can be fixed easily. Here are a few common technical problems that Sony Walkman owners might find and how they can be taken care of.


Check the LCD screen. If it is not lighting up or is blank, you could be having problems powering the Sony Walkman. Check the Hold button. It should be in the Off position. Also check the battery cover and make sure it is closed securely. If the LCD screen still doesn't come on, try turning the Walkman off and removing the battery for 30 seconds. This will reset it.


Press the buttons on the Sony Walkman. If they do not respond, then you may simply need to change the batteries. Make sure the Hold button is in the Off position. Try replacing the batteries with a new pair. You can also try testing the device with an external remote control, if your model came with one.


Listen to the MP3 player. If you notice that the sound coming from the player is distorted, you could be having problems with your headphones and their connection. Try unplugging and plugging in the headphones to make sure they are secure. Don't use an extension cable when using headphones; make sure the headphones are plugged directly into the Walkman.


Call a service provider if you can't find success with these methods. Never try to take your Sony Walkman MP3 apart.

About the Author

Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.