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Picture of LineOut cable for sony walkman with wm-port
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My first messy instructable :D
didnt spend much time so its messy
will probably clean this up later

This is for people with Sony walkman series with WM-Port
who dont want to spend too much on a dock OR the shop doesnt seem to sell them
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(i'm in nz and sony nz website didnt list it. maybe there's one at the sonystyle shop tho)

I had a nw-s703 walkman which i liked but i started having problems with the audio output from the jack which i think is the one that says they will fix for free but was too lazy to get it fixed.
(i bought a new nwz-s73x series tho)

nz sony site didnt list the dock, amazon wouldnt ship those overseas and i didnt want to spend too much
i searched on english sites for a line out cable but found nothing.
so i searched japanese sites and found some which had instructions to make it so here it is

This should work for all walkman with wm-port

there arent many pics as i found this site few months after i made the cable and decided to write this now

i am planning to make another cable :D but i dont know if they sell them here gotta go to the sonystyle shop in the city and check ><

i got the info from here
http://ayutaya.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-65.html
http://pub.ne.jp/kthome/?entry_id=1110866

Step 1: Stuff you need

Picture of Stuff you need
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here are the Stuff you need

. a LineIn cable / recording cable
WMC-NWR1 or wm something that comes with the nwz ?( forgot the name for it)
( i used the line in cable that came with my new nwz-736 and its headphone plug is like the gold one)
or something ilke DCC-NWC1 Car Connecting Cable which would be the easiest to rewire

YOU CANNOT USE THE USB CABLE THAT COMES WITH YOUR WALKMAN
THEY DONT HAVE THE NECESSARY PINS AND MAKE SURE THE LINEIN CABLE HAS ALL THE PINS

. the usual soldering stuff ( if you have one a solderthing iron with a thin tip )
i used one of those normal ones and it was a pain to solder the stuff......WM-PORT is small so...

. a resistor ( you need to choose a resistor depending on what you want (in next step))

. something to hold the port plug. and has like a magnifying glass (it makes things easier i did it without and it was quite hard)

. something like a knife thingy to open the plastic shell of the plug and to remove the chip resistor thingy

. maybe a switch to change between lineIn and lineOut or switch between resistors if you are good at these things

. a female jack OR one of those things with female jack on both side

. a multimeter

. a insulation tape thing

spare usb cable you dont mind cutting (use the male side)

. a walkman with wm-port to test it

. a speaker/earphone/headphone to connect the cable and walkman to test it

This should work for all walkman with wm-port
jerommel7 years ago
Thanks man!
Very useful information!
I'm looking forward to cursing because it's so small to solder.
;^D
Now I have to try and find an nice (complete) WM-connector, they are quite expensive...
Not a smart plan by sony to not make this easier...
jmtb1239 years ago
This is a very interesting project. I am hoping you can help me with a related problem. I have a SONY walkman S545 that connects to a PC via the W-M/USB cable coreectly, but it has problems connecting to a SONY TDM-NW1 dock for analog playback. Left audio channel plays OK. The right channel is distorted and drops out often. I see no physical damage to any connectors. Right now my only options are switch the player or switch the dock to see where the problem is. Any ideas? I tried checking the dock for continuity with a meter. Nothing but the ground responds so there must be circuitry in between.