Notes on use

The following descriptions are important for using your Walkman. Be sure to follow the instructions below.
  • Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since battery liquid may remain in your Walkman, consult your nearest Sony dealer if the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with clean water, and consult a doctor.
    Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If you do not, it may cause burns or injury. If you get burned or injured by the liquid from the battery, consult a doctor.

  • If your Walkman causes interference to radio or television reception, turn the Walkman off and move it away from the radio or television.

  • In particularly dry air conditions, mild tingling may be felt on your ears. This is a result of static electricity accumulated in the body, and not a malfunction of your Walkman.
    The effect can be minimized by wearing clothes made from natural materials.

  • When using a strap (not supplied), be careful to avoid catching it on objects you pass by. Furthermore be careful not to swing your Walkman by the strap to avoid bumping people.

  • Refrain from using your Walkman as requested by in-flight announcements during takeoff or landing in an aircraft.

  • If you see lightning or hear thunder, take off the headphones immediately and refrain from using your Walkman.

  • If you experience an allergic reaction to the supplied headphones, stop using them at once and contact a doctor.

Notes on usage environment

  • Never use your Walkman where it will be subjected to extremes of light, temperature, moisture or vibration. For example, never leave the Walkman in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight. It may become discolored, distorted or damaged.

  • Do not leave your Walkman in a place subject to excessive dust.

  • Do not leave your Walkman on an unstable surface or in an inclined position.

Notes on handling your “WALKMAN”

  • When you unplug the headphones from your Walkman, make sure to hold the headphone plug to unplug it. Pulling by the headphone cord itself may damage it.

  • Do not apply strong force to the surface of the LCD. This may cause a distortion in colors or brightness, or cause a malfunction of the LCD.

  • When using your Walkman, remember to follow the precautions below in order to avoid warping the cabinet or causing the Walkman to malfunction.

  • Make sure not to sit down with your Walkman in your back pocket.

  • Make sure not to put your Walkman into a bag with the headphones/earphones cord wrapped around it and then subject the bag to strong impact.

Notes on protecting your “WALKMAN” from getting wet

  • Do not expose your Walkman to water. The Walkman is not waterproof. Remember to follow the precautions below.

  • Be careful not to drop your Walkman into a sink or other container filled with water.

  • Do not use your Walkman in humid locations or bad weather, such as in the rain or snow.

  • Do not get your Walkman wet.
    If you touch your Walkman with wet hands, or put the Walkman in a damp article of clothing, the Walkman may get wet, which may cause a malfunction.