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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NWD-B103F
  • NWD-B105F
  • NWD-B103F
  • NWD-B105F

About this download

Firmware refers to the operational software that is embedded in the Walkman. This utility will update the firmware of the Walkman to Version 1.3.

Improvement:

  • The time of December 31st in the leap years is not displayed correctly or cannot be set correctly.

Target Firmware: The firmware version of the following products should be less than or equal to 1.2.

Target Model: NWD-B103F / NWD-B105F

Verifying the Model and Firmware Version:

  1. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  2. Press  /   button to select   (Settings), and then press  button to confirm.
  3. Press   /   button to select Information, and then press  button to confirm.
  4. Confirm [1:] the Model and [3:] the Firmware version.

Available Download
Filename: NWD-B100F_V1_3.exe
Download size: 3,447 KB
Updated on: 10th December 2008

File Info

File Name

  • NWD-B103F/B105F Firmware Version 1.3 Update Program

File Version

  • 1.3

File Size

  • 3.36MB

Release Date

  • 2008-12-10

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000

Download

Target PC environments

Operating System

  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or later)
    Note: The 64 bit version operating system is not supported.

Hardware requirements
CPU: Pentium III 450MHz or higher (Pentium III 800MHz or higher for Windows Vista users)
Memory: 128MB or more (512MB or more for Windows Vista users)
Display: 800 x 600 pixels or better (1024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended)
Display Color: High Color (16bit) or higher

For Windows Vista/Windows XP users

  • Log on with Administrator user name when downloading the program and updating the firmware.
    If you are Windows Vista user, “Windows needs your permission to continue” message appears in the User Account Control dialog box. Click Continue to proceed, and follow the announcements.

For Windows 2000 user

  • Log on with Administrator user name, or with the Administrator group account when downloading the program and updating the firmware.

    * Service Pack 4 or later is supported in Windows 2000 Professional.

Install

Details

Download procedure

  1. Set up the folder for storing the downloaded file on the hard disk. 
    Assuming the folder is named FWUP and is created in C drive.
  2. Save the downloaded file (NWD-B100F_V1_3.exe) in this folder.
  3. When the download is completed, use Windows Explorer to browse to the folder where the file is saved. Click View and click Details.
    * If the file size is the same as the download size (3,447 KB), the download is successful. If the size is different, please delete the file and download it again.

Update procedure

Note:

  • Please transfer all tracks and data from the unit to the computer before carrying out the firmware upgrade.
  • We do not guarantee the tracks and data stored in the unit are not damaged or deleted during the upgrade process.

Before Updating

  1. Connect the unit to the computer.
  2. Set up a folder on the computer hard drive. Copy all the music tracks and data from the unit into the folder.

Start Updating

  1. Quit all software applications running on Windows and disconnect the unit from the computer.
    * If other Digital Music Players are connected to the computer, disconnect all of them from the computer.
  2. Windows Vista users: Click Start button on the task bar of the computer, and click on Run... followed by All Programs -> Accessory.
    Windows XP/Windows 2000 users: Click Start button on the task bar of the computer and click on Run...
    The Run... dialog box will open.
  3. Input C:\FWUP\NWD-B100F_V1_3.exe in the Open text box and click OK.
    The program will be started.
  4. Connect the unit to the computer.
  5. Confirm the Current Firmware Version / Upgrade Firmware Version.
    * If Format Data Area is selected in Download options, the unit will be formatted and all music tracks and data are deleted during the update. Make sure to backup the necessary files into the computer before proceeding to next step.
  6. Click Start.
    * Please do not disconnect the unit from the computer during updating.
  7. When the message of completing updating is displayed, click Close.
  8. Transfer all music tracks and data to the unit that was previously backed up.

Firmware Update Verification

  • Please confirm the firmware version when the update program is completed. The update installation is successful when firmware version 1.3 is shown on the screen.
  1. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  2. Press  /   button to select   (Settings), and then press  button to confirm.
  3. Press   /  button to select Information, and then press  button to confirm.
  4. Confirm the Firmware version is displaying [3:Ver 1.3].

Note: If the version is incorrect or firmware update has fail, select Format Data Area in Download options explained in Step 5 of Start Update  and try to update again.

Note: Please consult the local authorized Sony service facility for assistance if there are problems with the Firmware Update.