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How to turn the power of the Walkman player on or off.

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To turn on the Walkman® player:

Press and hold the OPTION/PWR/HOLD button.

To turn off the Walkman player:

  1. Set the Walkman player to PAUSE mode.

    NOTE: If music, video, or radio is playing, press the center PLAY/PAUSE button to pause playback.

  2. Press and hold the OPTION/PWR/HOLD until POWER OFF appears. The player will turn off.

NOTE: If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR/HOLD during playback, the HOLD function turns on instead of turning off the Walkman player.

Additional troubleshooting information:

How to troubleshoot a portable player that is not functioning properly, battery not lasting or does not turn on or off.