Sony Overseas Models Support & Information

Notice to Customers using Walkman, "NWZ-WS613”

Nov.19, 2015

Sony Corporation
Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.
Sony Customer Service (Japan) Inc.

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony has discovered that some NWZ-WS613 wearable WalkmanR MP3 players may experience certain symptoms due to incorrect assembly of the signal wires in the neckband. This only affects some units from the initial production run.

To ensure customer satisfaction, Sony will repair the affected products without any charge if it exhibits any of the symptoms mentioned below. We kindly request customers with the affected products to contact your local Sony Contact Center.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation

<Symptoms>

- Volume button on the Walkman does not work
- Mode button on the Walkman does not work
- No volume from the Walkman (or the Volume level decreases to zero immediately) during playback
- Static noise which is not heard from the audio source file is experienced from the left side of the earphones
- Unable to confirm the Bluetooth status as the Bluetooth Lamp keeps alternating between being lighted in Red and Blue, or continuously lighted in Blue
- Charging stops after “OPR (Operation)” lamp flashes in Red twice

<Affected Models and Serial Numbers>

Affected Models: NWZ-WS613

Affected Serial Numbers:
For NWZ-WS613: A part of the serial number range, from 5000492 to 5060302

<How to check the model and serial number>

The model and serial number are located on the back of the Walkman (Right side)

<Eligible period for free repair>

From Nov.19, 2015 to Jun.30, 2017

[Contact in Japan](Japanese only)

Sony Audio Call Center:
0120-286-818 (accessible from cellular/PHS phones)

Opening hours:  Monday through Friday - 9:00 to 18:00
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays - 9:00 to 17:00

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