I’ve reviewed the Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 some time back. Pretty good MP3 player and I’m still using it. But recently I received a few comments on my blog entry saying that their W202 is faulty after contact with sweat. At first I didn’t believe it since mine is perfectly fine. Some of my friends are using it for workout and they also didn’t encounter any problem. But as more and more report came along, I begin to suspect that some of the W202 might have issue.
Sony has since confirmed that a limited number of units are affected by the moisture issue. While there is no recall yet, Sony will replace any NWZ-W202 Walkman player cause by the moisture issue. Singapore users with damaged NWZ-W202 due to moisture issue can contact Sony service centre. Sony will provide a free repair service for affected Walkman W series players. For units that are found to be faulty, Sony will do a one for one exchange.
Seems like either my unit is not affected or I didn’t sweat enough. Lousy me.