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

This information is for the following models:

  • NW-WS413

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This firmware update (version 1.03) resolves an issue where playback is sometimes not available and the message No Data or Data Error may be displayed.

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.03:

  • Resolves an issue where sometimes the playback does not function
  • Improves the shuffle playback function
  • Resolves a condition where the playlist does not play when sent by Content Transfer
  • Provides general functionality improvements

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • System Software
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • NW-WS410_V1_03.exe

File Version

  • 1.03

File Size

  • 40.18 MB

Release Date

  • 10-16-2017

Before You Start

Determine if you need this update

This firmware update is intended for NW-WS410 series Walkman® players that have a firmware version lower than 1.03. To check the model and firmware version of your player, please follow the steps below.

Note: This update isn't necessary if your player has already been updated by the automatic firmware update function to version 1.03.

  1. Connect the Walkman player to your computer using the supplied USB cradle.
  2. On your computer, navigate to the WALKMAN folder.
  3. Locate and open the information.txt file to display the Walkman player model name, memory capacity, and the firmware version.

If the version number is 1.03 or higher, this firmware update isn't necessary.

Before You Start

  • WARNING! This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It's not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • IMPORTANT: It's strongly recommended that you transfer all tracks and data from your player to your computer before performing this update. Tracks and data that remain on the player may be damaged or deleted during the update process.
  • In order to install this update, there must be at least 60 MB of free space on the player. Please confirm the free space. If there isn't enough free space in the built-in flash memory, transfer any unnecessary data back to your computer to increase free space.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in to the computer as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • During the update process, a User Account Control dialog box may be displayed for permission to continue. Click Continue to proceed.

Download & Install

Computer System Requirements

  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10
    • Windows® 8.1
    • Windows® 7 (with Service Pack 1 or later)
      Note: This update isn't supported in compatibility mode (included with Windows 7).

Installation Instructions

  1. Click Download Now to begin the download process.
  2. Read the Software Agreement and, if you agree, click Accept Agreement.
  3. Download the WS410_V1_03.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Connect your Walkman player to your computer using the supplied USB cradle.
  5. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the WS410_V1_03.exe file to begin the installation.
  6. Carefully follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
    IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the player from the computer while the update is in progress.
  7. When the update complete message is displayed, click Finish.
  8. After the update completes, you may disconnect the Walkman player from the USB cradle.

Confirm Successful Update (optional)

  1. Connect the Walkman player to your computer using the supplied USB cradle.
  2. On your computer, navigate to the WALKMAN folder.
  3. Locate and open the information.txt file.
  4. If the version number is 1.03, the update is successfully installed.