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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NWZ-F886

About this download

  • Name:Firmware update 1.23 for NWZ-F886
  • Date released:29-10-2014
  • Do I need to download it?This update utility is not necessary if your Walkman has already been updated to firmware version 1.23 by the automatic firmware update function.
    If you're not sure, it's easy to check which version of firmware you have:
    1. In the Home screen, tap , and thentap (settings)
    2. Tap[About device]
    3. Confirm the Model number and Build number.
  • Benefits and improvements:
    • Improves WAV file playback

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the firmware update iscompatible with most commonly used versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows 7 Starter (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1


Computer hardware

The latest version of the firmware update iscompatible with the following hardware:
  • CPU:
    • 1 GHz or more
  • Memory:
    • 1 GB or more (32bit) / 2 GB or more (64bit)

Download

Before you update

When upgrading, the unit is needed to have a free space about 350 MB. Please confirm the size from the steps below.

  1. In the Home screen, tap , and thentap (settings)
  2. Tap[About device]
  3. Confirm the "Available" of "USB STORAGE".

Please transfer all tracks and data from the unit to the computer in advance, since the tracks and data may be lost when upgrading as they are remained on the unit.
We cannot guarantee in case the tracks and the data are damaged or deleted by this update.

Install

  1. Disconnect your Walkman from the PC
  2. Prepare your walkman for this update by following below steps
    1. In the Home screen, tap , and then tap [Settings] - [Storage]
    2. Tap , then tap [USB computer connection]
    3. Tap [USB storage] to be checked
    4. Tap [Connection settings], then tap [USB auto connection] to be unchecked
  3. The update program download is started by clickingDownloadbutton on the bottom of this announcement.
    Following the displayed dialog box, save theNWZ-F880_V1_23_002.exein your PC
  4. Quit all software running on your PC
  5. After completion of the download, double click the saved file and follow the displayed messages
    Connect your Walkman to PC, when "Connect the device to update the software." appears. Then tap [Turn on USB Storage] (*1) on Walkman screen and tap [OK].
    Note:If [Turn on USB Storage] does not appear, swipe the status bar, tap "USB connected" on the notification panel, tap "Turn on USB storage", and then tap "OK"
  6. When the message of completing upgrading is displayed, click [Finish] button
  7. When the update program displays "1.23" on Walkman, tap [OK]
  8. Enable the [USB auto connection] again by the following steps
    1. In the Home screen, tap , and then tap [Settings] - [Storage]
    2. Tap , then tap [USB computer connection]
    3. Tap [Connection settings], and tap [USB auto connection] to be checked

Note:When downloading the program and upgrading the firmware, log on to the computer with the administrator name or with any name which belongs to the administrator. If you are Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 user or Windows Vista user,Windows needs your permission to continuemessage appears in the User Account Control dialog box. ClickContinueto proceed, and follow the announcements.

After the update

Please confirm the version when the update program is installed successfully with following steps:

  • In the Home screen, tap , and thentap (settings)
  • Tap[About device]
The update program installation is succeeded when1.23is shown on the screen.