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Sony NWZ-E360


This is the page for the Sony NWZ-E360 series (NWZ-E363, NWZ-E364, NWZ-E365)


Port status

See SonyNWZE360Port.


The Sony NWZ-E360 features 11 hardware buttons: power/option, play/pause, left, right, up, down, home/back, volume up, volume down, hold, reset. The following chips can be found on the PCB:

Recovery Mode

One can reach the recovery mode by powering off the unit and plug the USB cable while holding the power button. There are two other alternative methods:
  • power on the player (without USB cable plugged), hold power and plug the USB cable while holding power for at least one or two seconds
  • plug the USB cable, hold power and press the reset button while holding power for at least one or two seconds

PCB Scans

SSL23081.JPG SSL23082.JPG SSL23089.JPG


Here is a list of all the pins used by the OF. Pins are of form BxPyy where x is the bank and yy the number within the bank. Direction only applies to GPIO.
Pin Dir Comment
B0P0{0-7} ssp2_d{0-7}  
B0P09 IN Hold (active low, needs pullup)
B0P10 OUT Backlight gate
B0P12 OUT microphone gate/power (*)
B0P13 OUT See B0P27, audio related (*)
B0P15 OUT wm port uart (*)
B0P20 ssp2_cmd  
B0P24 ssp2_sck  
B0P26 IN set pullup, audio related (*)
B0P27 OUT See B0P13, audio related (*)
B0P28 OUT See B1P29, audio related (*)
B0P30 i2c_scl tuner i2c
B0P31 i2c_sda tuner i2c
B1P00 lcd_d0  
B1P01 lcd_d1  
B1P02 lcd_d2  
B1P03 lcd_d3  
B1P04 lcd_d4  
B1P05 lcd_d5  
B1P06 lcd_d6  
B1P07 lcd_d7  
B1P18 lcd_reset  
B1P19 lcd_rs  
B1P20 lcd_wr  
B1P28 pwm2 Backlight
B1P29 OUT See B0P28, audio related (*)
B1P30 IN ssp1 detect (*)
B2P01 OUT audio related (*)
B2P03 IN Used to determine device variant
B2P04 IN Used to determine device variant

  • fields marked by (*) are probably leftover from other device since they don't apply to the NWZ-E360

Device variant are as follows (see section below for comment):
B2P04 B2P03 Device
0 0 NWZ-E360


The same firmware may be used by several players. The model is determined from two pins and/or the MMC. The code contains left code from players such as E340, E360, E440, E440K, S540, BB. But it won't work for those devices

-- AmauryPouly - 08 Sep 2013

I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SSL23081.JPGJPG SSL23081.JPG manage 2879.8 K 08 Sep 2013 - 09:31 AmauryPouly  
SSL23082.JPGJPG SSL23082.JPG manage 3000.7 K 08 Sep 2013 - 09:33 AmauryPouly  
SSL23089.JPGJPG SSL23089.JPG manage 2816.9 K 08 Sep 2013 - 09:35 AmauryPouly  
r15 - 02 Apr 2021 - 20:46:07 - UnknownUser

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