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NWZ-E435F/E436F/E438F Firmware Version 1.02 Update Program

Article ID:278572(modified 23 Mar 2011)

Applicable Models

NWZ-E435F, NWZ-E436F, NWZ-E438F

What does this download do?

Firmware refers to the operational software that is embedded in the Walkman. This utility will upgrade the Firmware to Version 1.02.

Target Model:

  • NWZ-E435F/E436F/E438F

Resolved Symptoms: With the above products, customers may experience the following symptoms. The symptoms will be fixed with this firmware update.

  • Title and album information attached files are not displayed correctly on the unit.
  • The unit turns off in a specific point, when playing MP4 files in Video Library.
  • The beginning of the video are skipped in a few seconds, when WMV files are played in Video Library.
  • Sometimes audio to video synchronization may not occur, when playing back movies.

Target Firmware:

  • The firmware version of the following products should be less than or equal to 1.02.

Verifying the Model and Firmware Version: Please confirm the Model and the Firmware version from the steps below.

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

Filename: NWZ-E430F_V1_02.exe
Download size: 6.54MB (6,700 KB)
Updated on: 2008/10/20

Important Notes

Target Operating System

  • Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
    (The 64 bit version OS is not supported.)

Hardware requirements
CPU: Pentium 4 1.0GHz or higher
Memory: 512MB or more
Display: 800 x 600 dots 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 installing this update program.
  • 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.

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