NW-E505 and NW-E507 Firmware Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the firmware of the NW-E505 and NW-E507 Network Walkman™ Portable IC Audio Player to version 2.00 and provides the following enhancements:
  • "Clock2" is added to the Display Screens displayed during playback and stop.
  • Supports the ability to download and install an additional display screen.
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
NW-E507
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • This firmware update is only for the NW-E505 or NW-E507 Network Walkman™ Portable IC Audio Player with firmware version 1.00.
  • Please follow these steps to confirm the current firmware version:
    1. While playback is stopped, press and hold the "SEARCH/MENU" button until the menu is displayed.
    2. Rotate the Shuttle switch to select "Advanced Menu", then press the Play/Stop Button.
    3. Rotate the Shuttle switch to select "Information", then press the Play/Stop Button.
    4. Rotate the Shuttle switch to confirm that the firmware version at "4:" is 1.00.
  • To protect against data loss, please transfer all tracks and data from the NW-E505 or NW-E507 to the computer before updating the firmware. There is a possibility that data stored on the device might be lost during the update process.
  • This update requires approximately 3MB of free space be available on the unit in order to perform this upgrade.
  • If you are using Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows XP operating system, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights, during the installation of this update.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Close the SonicStage® software, if it is running.
    NOTE: If "Run SonicStage automatically when an ATRAC Audio Device is connected" is set, please uncheck the check box from "Tools"-"Options"-"General" within the SonicStage software.
  3. Download the NW-E50X_V2_0C.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the NW-E50X_V2_0C.EXE file to begin the installation.
  5. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor - NW-E50X_V2_OC.EXE" screen, click "Unzip"
    NOTE: The update files will be extracted to the folder "C:\WMFWUPG\NW-E50X_V2_0C".
  6. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor" box, click "OK".
  7. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor - NW-E50X_V2_OC.EXE" screen, click "Close"
  8. Connect the Network Walkman Portable IC Audio Player to the computer.
  9. Go to the directory "C:\WMFWUPG\NW-E50X_V2_0C" and double-click the FWUpdater.exe file to begin the firmware update.
  10. Follow the on screen prompts.
    NOTE: Do not disconnect the USB cable during the firmware update process.
  11. When the "complete" message appears, click "Finish".

The firmware update is complete.

Installation Confirmation (Optional)
  1. While playback is stopped, press and hold the "SEARCH/MENU" button until the menu is displayed.
  2. Rotate the Shuttle switch to select "Advanced Menu", then press the Play/Stop Button.
  3. Rotate the Shuttle switch to select "Information", then press the Play/Stop Button.
  4. Rotate the Shuttle switch to confirm that the firmware version at "4:" is 2.00.
Setting the Display

Please follow the steps below to display "Clock2" on the unit:

  1. Press and hold the Search/Menu button on the device.
  2. Rotate the shuttle switch and select "Display Screen".
  3. Press the Play/Stop button to select "Clock2" as a display screen option.
Download
NW-E50X_V2_0C.EXE  (2.18 MB)
File:
Date:
11/17/2005
Version:
2.00
Size:
2.18 MB