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NW-HD5 firmware upgrade program
Jul/21/2005

For owners of Network Walkman, we offer "NW-HD5 firmware update program" download service.

We provide the firmware update to version 1.2 for NW-HD5.
 
update issues

On start up or under operation the unit, it may rarely have been freezing.

Improvement Function
The target product should be satisfied by the condition below.
 -  Network Walkman NW-HD5 and the firmware version is 1.1 or lower only.

Please read carefully the following instructions to make sure to update the firmware properly.

Improvement Function

Bundled software SonicStage Ver.3.1 with Network Walkman NW-HD5 is installed with factory installed Operating System.


Please confirm the firmware version of Network Walkman NW-HD5 from the steps below before download it.

 Notices

Connecting AC adaptor with the unit is necessary.

1 Press and hold the SEARCH/ button in stop mode.
[MENU]is displayed.
2 Select [Options] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Options] settings is displayed.
3 Select [Initialize System] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Initialize System] is displayed.
4 Select [Update Firmware] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Update Firmware] is displayed.
Confirm the version on the display.


download procedures

Please follow the steps below to download the program.

1 Set up the folder for storing the downloaded file on your hard drive. Assume the folder is named "HDFWUPG" and it is made in C drive.
2 Download the following file on the folder created at Step1.

NW_HD5.BIN (1,584 KB)
3 After the download is completed, select [Views]-[Details] in the Explorer to check the file size. If the size is not the same as the file size showing above, try to download the file again.
Click [I accept] below to download the update program after reading the instruction. It will bring a dialog box and begin the download. Follow the instructions in dialog box appearing on the screen.

download procedures

Once the download is finished, please follow the steps below to update the program.

[Note]

-Please transfer all tracks and data from the unit to the computer in advance because there is a possibility that it is lost when upgrading as the tracks and data are remained. We cannot guarantee in case the tracks and the data are damaged or deleted by this upgrade.

-Please use AC adaptor to update the program.

1 Connect AC adaptor with the unit(NW-HD5) and the computer using dedicated USB cable.
*Please close SonicStage if it is started.
2 Save the downloaded file above on the first layer of the unit using Explore.
3 Close Explore, remove the USB cable from the unit(NW-HD5).
  3   Press and hold the SEARCH/ button in stop mode.
  3   Select [Options] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Options] settings is displayed.
  3   Select [Initialize System] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Initialize System] is displayed.
  3   Select [Update Firmware] using /  button then press button and settle it.
[Update Firmware] is displayed.
  3   Select [Yes] using / button then press button and settle it.
The message [Updating firmware. Do not perform any operations during the update.
The unit will restart automatically after updating.] is displayed.
*Updating estimating time: appx.30sec.

Updating is complete.

<Error Message and handling>

Display

Description

Handling

No file for updating firmware.

It could not update the firmware result from there is no updating firmware in place.

Confirm the downloaded firmware is placed on the first layer of the unit.

Failed to update firmware.

It is failed updating result from the downloaded firmware may broken.

Try to download the firmware again.




Select [No] in step8 in above and press button, the display is returned to [Initialize System].

1 After complete the updating firmware follow [Method to confirm version] steps to confirm the proper updating

The firmware version is indicated 1.2, update is properly done.
2 Reconnect the unit(NW-HD5) and computer using dedicated USB cable. Remove the saved firmware file from the hard drive of the unit(NW-HD5/HD5H) using Explore.


     
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