MPC751
USER'S MANUAL
DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER W/ FM TUNER
Coby Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com
www.ecoby.com
Please read manual before operation
Contents
Contents
Getting Started
Advance Setup
Features .................................................................................... 4
Accessories .............................................................................. 5
Safety Instructions .................................................................... 6
Installing a battery and SD/MMC Card ................................ 7
Location of Controls ................................................................ 8
LCD Display .............................................................................. 9
MENU Table ..............................................................................10
System setup ...........................................................................21
Play/ Repeat Mode ............................................................... 22
Loop A-B Repeat / Resume .................................................. 23
Delete/Format......................................................................... 24
Format ..................................................................................... 25
Customer Support
Connection to Computer
F/W Upgrade ......................................................................... 26
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 27
Specifications ........................................................................ 30
USB Driver Installation ............................................................. 11
Connecting the player to PC ............................................... 12
Downloading/ Uploading files .............................................. 13
Disconnecting the player ...................................................... 13
Basic Operations
Power On/ Off .........................................................................14
Entering the Menu .................................................................. 15
Searching for Music/ Voice Files........................................... 16
Music Playback ...................................................................... 17
Tuner Operation .................................................................... 18
Recording ............................................................................... 19
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Accessory
Features
512 MB Built-in Flash Memory
MP3 and WMA Playback
FM tuner
Removable Storage Device (music, data, pictures, etc.)
MP3 Player
User's Manual
Plug and Play (No installation software require for
Window 2000 / Window ME / Window XP)
Voice and FM Recording up to 18 Hours
Displays Song Title, Album and Artist
Upgradable Firmware (You can upgrade the firmware
when it becomes available. Please check
www.cobyusa.com for upgrades.)
Earphone w/ Neck strap
Installation CD
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USB Cable
1xAAA Battery
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Safety Instructions
Installing a Battery and SD/MMC Card
1. Do not expose the unit to high temperature or humidity.
2. Do not subject the unit to severe impact, or place heavy
objects on it.
Installing Battery and SD/MMC Card
1. Open the battery cover.
3. Do not use strong detergent or solvent to clean the unit.
4. Remove battery when the device is left un used for a
long period of time.
5. Do not try to disassemble and repair the device yourself.
6. Do not expose to direct sunlight or heat sources.
7. Do not store in dusty areas.
2. Insert the AAA battery.
Make sure to match the + and - ends of the battery with
the diagram inside the battery compartment.
3. Insert the SD/MMC Card.
WARNING: Handling the cords on this product will expose you
to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause
[cancer, and] birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Protect your ears:
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of
personal stereo played at high volume. Constant high
volume use can lead to hearing loss. If you experience
ringing in the ears or hearing loss, discontinue use
and seek medical advice.
Battery (included):
This unit operates on one alkaline battery (AAA size).
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(1)
(2)
(3)
Note: To release the SD/MMC Card, just press the card, and
it will spring back out.
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Location of Controls
LCD Display
Neck Strap
Hook
Phone jack
USB Port
VOLUME +
LCD
Display
VOLUME -
PLAY/
PAUSE
MENU
REW
F.FWD
Mic
Voice File
REC/A-B
Button
Current T rack
File T ype
EQ Indicator
Music File
Total Tracks
020 NORM
044
Function
Indicator
MP3 MUSIC
STOP
POWER
ON/OFF
/ENTER
File F ormat
Hold
WMA
MP3
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128
KHZ KBPS
Battery
Indicator
01:16
Elapsed
T ime
Bit
Rate
Sample
F requency
512MB
Model No: MPC751
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Battery Compartment and
SD/MMC Card Compartment
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USB Driver Installation
MENU T able
MENU
NAV
Music/Voice/Play list/SD/MMC Card
MSC
(Music)
FM
(Tuner)
REC
(Recording)
SYS
EQ- Normal, Classic, Live, Pop, Rock
Repeat Mode- Normal, One, All, Intro, Random
Display- ID3 Tag, Lyric, Contrast, B-light Time,
Auto Off- 30 Sec, 1 Min, 2 Min, 3 Min
Recording- 1. REC Mode- Low, Middle, High
2. VAD-On/Off
Resume- 1. Track On (Off)
2. Time Line On (Off)
Delete File - Music
Voice
USB Driver software Installation:
If you are using Windows Me/2K/XP or Mac X
(version10.2.6 or above), no installation is required,
just connect the player to the computer. The OS will setup
and then the removable disk icon will be shown in
"My Computer" (For Mac OS user, it'll be shown on the "Desktop").
If you are using Windows 98, you must install the driver. Setup
will install the update utility and the driver on your computer.
1. Insert the Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click to open the disc D: (Where D:\is your CD-ROM
drive) and double-click "Win98Driver.exe" to run the
program.
3. The setup dialogue window will be displayed on the screen.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen until you reach
the suggestion to restart your computer now or restart
it later.
5. Select one option and then click FINISH .
Format- 1. Internal M.
Reset
2. SD/MMC Card
Information- 1. F/W Version
2. Internal M.
3. SD/MMC Card
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Connecting to PC
Connecting the player to PC:
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Connect the player to your computer with the supplied
USB cable.
3. PC will automatically detect the player as removable
disk under MY COMPUTER.
4. Go to MY COMPUTER and confirm the connection.
Downloading / Uploading Files
Downloading/ Uploading files:
1. Connect the player to your computer with the USB cable.
2. Open Windows Explorer.
3. Select the files that you want to download by clicking on the
file icon (if you want to select more than one file, press and
hold the "Ctrl" or "Shift" key when you are clicking.)
4. Right-click on the files, and a menu appears. Click "Copy".
5. Double-click "Removable Disk" to open the drive. The
Removable Disk window appears.
6. Right-click in the Removable Disk windo, and click "Paste".
7. File transfer begins.
Note: Do not remove the player while it's transferring files.
It might corrupt or damage the firmware and/or files
on the player. If the player is accidentally removed
while transferring and does not work properly, remove
the battery for 3 seconds and replace it.
Disconnecting the Player:
After the file transfer, you must safely disconnect the player:
1. Double-click the green arrow in the taskbar on the
bottom right of the screen.
2. Click "Stop".
3. When the "Stop a Hardware device" window appears,
click "OK".
4. When the "Safe to Remove Hardware" message appears,
you can remove the player safely.
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Entering the Menu
Power On/ Off
Hold Function:
Hold Off: Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite direction of the
arrow to unlock and operate the player.
Hold On: Slide the HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow to
disable (lock) all the functions. The screen displays:
To enter the main menu, press MENU button.
NAV MSC
FM
REC
SYS
020 NORM
044
HOLD
44
128
KHZ KBPS
01:16
Turning the Power On and Off:
Power On: Press and hold the joystick to turn on the power.
The display shows "COBY ".
In the main menu, it will display NAV, MSC, FM, REC and SYS.
Refer to the MENU Table for detail (pg 10).
To exit the menu, press the MENU button
Note: While working with menu:
1. Use the joystick to select an item.
2. Press the joystick to confirm.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu (or sub-menus).
Power Off: Press and hold the joystick to turn off the power.
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Music Playback
Searching for Music/ Voice/ Playlist Files
To search for a file using the NAV menu
1. Select the NAV menu from the main menu.
2. Press the joystick to enter.
3. Select the desired sub-menu: MUSIC, VOICE, PLAYLIST,
SD/MMC Card
MUSIC : MP3 and WMA music files
VOICE : Recorded voice or FM files
PLAYLIST : Playlist files
SD/MMC Card: Files on the SD/MMC card (if inserted).
4. Press the joystick up or down
/ to select the desired
folder or file.
Press the joystick to the right
(or press the joystick)
to open the folder.
Press the joystick to the left
to exit the folder.
Press the joystick to confirm your choice.
Note: The files in "PLAYLIST" will not be shown when navigating
to it through the "MUSIC" sub-menu. To view the
files in "PLAYLIST" use the "PLAYLIST" sub-menu.
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Playing Music Using the MSC Menu
1. Select the MSC menu.
2. Press the joystick to enter.
3. Press the joystick up
to play the current track.
Adjusting Tracks During Playback
Press the joystick to the right
to play the next track.
Press the joystick to the left
during the first five seconds of
the track to play the previous track. Pressing the joystick to the
left
after the first five seconds of the track will restart the
current track.
Press and hold the joystick to the right
to fast forward.
Press and hold the joystick to the left
to fast backward.
Adjusting Volume
Press volume button
to adjust the volume.
Pause Playback
1. Press the joystick up
to pause playback.
Note: If no buttons are pressed within a certain amount of time
(Auto off setting) the player automatically powers off.
2. Press the joystick up
again to resume playback.
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Recording
Tuner Operation
Listening to the FM Tuner
1. Select the FM menu.
2. Press the joystick to enter.
3. Press the joystick up
to toggle between manual and
preset modes. A CH
will appear near the upper right corner
xx
in preset mode, where xx is the preset number.
Manual Mode
1. Press the MENU button while in MUSIC or RECORD mode.
1. Select REC menu from the main menu.
2. Press joystick to enter.
3. The player will start recording immediately. A blinking
will
appear on the left side of the screen.
1. Press the joystick to the left
or right
to decrease or
increase the frequency.
2.Press and hold the joystick to the left
or right
for one
second to seek the next station.
Note: While playback is stopped or paused in MUSIC or RECORD
mode, you can simply press the REC button to start
recording.
1. Press the joystick to the left
increase the preset channel.
1. Press the REC button to pause recording.
Note: The Auto off setting does not apply here. The player will
NOT automatically power off when idle and a recording
is paused.
2. Press the REC button again to resume recording.
Preset Mode
or right
to decrease or
Storing Stations Automatically
Press and hold the joystick down to start the auto-search
function. The player will scan the entire band and save located
stations into the twenty preset memory channels, overwriting
the previously stored channels.
Storing Stations Manually
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Voice Recording:
1. Tune to the station you wish to store.
2. Press the joystick, and CH
01 will appear and start flashing near
the upper right corner.
3. Press the joystick to the left
or right
to select a
preset channel number.
4. Press the joystick to store the current station.
Pause Recording:
Stop Recording:
Press the joystick down
to stop and save the current recording.
Note: Pressing the joystick to the right
during recording or
paused recording will stop and save the current recording
and start a new one.
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Recording
Play Recorded Voice Files
1. Enter NAV from the main menu.
2. Enter the VOICE sub-menu.
3. Press the joystick up/down
/
to select the file
you wish to play.
4. Press the joystick to start playback.
Note: If you are in RECORD mode, press the joystick up
to start playback.
Note: Voice recordings are saved automatically in the VOICE
folder with the filenames MIC001.MP3, MIC002.MP3, etc.
FM Recording
1. Tune to the station that you wish to record.
2. Follow the directions for voice recording.
Note: FM recording works the same way as voice recording
except that you must be in FM mode.
Note: FM recordings are saved automatically in the VOICE
folder with the filenames FM001.MP3, FM002.MP3, etc.
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System Setup
The system menu contains the following sub-menus.
1. EQ: Change the equalizer settings (Normal,Classic, Live, Pop, Rock).
2. REPEAT Mode: Change the repeat options. (refer to pg. 22).
3. Display: Adjust the screen display settings.
ID3TAG:
If a file has an ID3 tag, the track information such
as artist, song name, and album name, will be
displayed on the screen instead of the filename.
LYRIC:
If there is a corresponding lyrics file (.lrc), the lyrics
will be displayed on the screen.
CONTRAST: Adjust contrast of LCD.
B-LIGHT TIME: Adjust backlight illumination time
4. Auto off: Adjust the time for the player to power off.
automatically when it is left unattended.
5. REDORDING: Adjust the recording options.
REC MODE: Adjust the recording quality.
VAD:
Voice Activated Detection.
6. RESUME: When the player is turned back on, it will resume
]playback from the point at which it was turned off.
7. DELETE FILE: Delete files.
8. FORMAT: Format the internal memory or SD/MMC card.
Formatting will erase all of the files stored in memory.
9. Reset: Reset all setting to the factory default.
10. Information- 1. F/W Version: View current F/W version.
2. INTERNAL M. : View memory status.
3. SD/MMC Card: View info of SD/MMC Card.
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Play/ Repeat Mode
Set the Repeat Mode
1. Go to the "Repeat Mode" sub-menu:
Main menu
SYS menu
Repeat Mode
2. Press the joystick to enter "Repeat Mode"
3. Press the joystick left/right
/
to select the desired
play mode and press the joystick.
4. To exit the menu, press MENU button.
NORMAL:
The player will play the tracks in normal order.
ONE:
The player will repeat the current track.
ALL:
The player will repeat all of the tracks.
INTRO:
The player will play each track for a few
seconds.
RANDOM:
The player will play all of the tracks in random
order.
Loop A-B Repeating / Resume
Starting Point "A"
While playing music or voice files, press the A-B button
when you want to set the start point of the loop.
appears near the uper right corner of the display.
Ending Point "B"
Press the A-B button again to set the end point of the loop.
appears in the display.
The loop will playback repeatedly.
Press the A-B button again to cancel the loop playback.
Setting the Resume Function
1. Go to the RESUME menu.
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RESUME
1. TRACK
2. TIME LINE
ON
OFF
2. Press the joystick to the right
to
selet "ON" and press the joystick to confirm.
3. If you want it to also remember the elapsed time,
press the joystick to the right
to selet "ON" and press the
joystick to confirm.
4. When the player is turned back on, it will resume
playback from the point at which it was turned off.
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Delete / Format
Format
Delete
1. Go to the "Delete File " submenu.
Main menu
SYS menu
Delete File
2. The "Delete File" menu displays Music and Voice.
Press the joystick to confim an option. The "Delete File"
window appears
MUSIC
DELETE FILE ?
3. Press the joystick to the left
the joystick to delete file.
to select "Yes" and press
Format
1. Go to the "Format " sub-menu.
Main menu
SYS menu
Format
2. The "Format" menu displays INTERNAL M. and SD/MMC Card.
Press the joystick to confim an option. The " Format" window
appears.
FORMAT
3. Press the joystick to the left
joystick to format.
to select "Yes" and press the
4. Press the joystick to the right
to select "NO" and press
the joystick to confirm. It will skip to the next file.
Format
Note: When you want to format this MP3 player or an
SD/MMC Card, do NOT use the format command
of your computer's operating system. Please follow
the instructions on the next page.
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F/W Upgrade
Downloading F/W Upgrade
Trouble Shooting
When you upgrade the firmware, make sure to use a new
battery because it takes a large amount of power to
upgrade. If the battery runs out of power during upgrading,
the flash memory may get damaged.
The player does not work
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Connect the player to the computer.
3. The computer will automatically detect the player as a
"Removable disk" under MY COMPUTER.
4. Download the available F/W Upgrade from our web site.
5. Select the new F/W upgrade and drag-and drop it into the
removable disk icon.
1. Check to see if the driver is installed correctly on the PC.
2. Check the connection.
3. Check if the memory is full.
4. Check the battery.
Note: After completing the file transfer, disconnect the
player using [Stop a Hardware device]. Refer to
page 13 for detail note "Disconnecting the player".
6. After removing the player, turn on the power.
Note: The player will automatically update itself when it
is turned on.
1. Check the battery capacity.
2. Check to see if the battery is inserted properly.
Download failure
The buttons do not work
1. Check the hold switch.
2. Remove the battery once and then insert it again.
Poor sound quality
1. Check the quality of the music file.
Download it again.
Something's wrong with the LCD display
1. Remove the battery and then insert it again.
The LCD displays nothing
1. Call customer service for Hot-key reboot.
Tel) 1-718-416-3197, 1-800-681-2629
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Trouble Shooting
What does "FILE OPEN ERROR" mean?
How do I reset/upgrade the firmware?
This error message indicates that the file is DRM (Digital
Rights Management) protected and it cannot be read or
the file is an incorrect file.
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Connect the MP3 player to the computer.
3. The computer will automatically detect the player
as "Removable Disk" under My Computer.
4. Select the firmware and drag-and-drop it into the
removable disk icon. To obtain the firmware file,
please visit:
Why does my MP3 player read "NO FILE"?
If your MP3 player reads no file after you have transferred
files into the unit then it simply means you have transferred
an invalid file format into the unit. Make sure the file is an
MP3 or WMA file.
Why does my MP3 player read "SYSTEM ERROR"?
If your MP3 player reads system error, it means the firmware
is corrupted. You will need to reset the firmware on the unit
(see the next page).
Why do I receive an "OUT OF MEMORY" Error message
when adding songs to my MP3 player?
This error message indicates that the MP3 player
memory is full. To add new songs to the MP3 player,
you will need to create space by deleting existing files.
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Trouble Shooting
http://www.cobyusa.com/support/support.php?sub_cat=manual
and download the MPC751 "DRIVER" file.
5. After the file transfer, disconnect the MP3 player using
the "Safely Remove Hardware" tool located in the system
tray.
6. Once the MP3 player is safely removed from your
computer, turn on the power.
If you are still having difficulty setting up your MP3 player,
please contact Customer Service or Technical Support,
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST,
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST.
You can also reach us online at customerservice@cobyusa.com
or techsupport@cobyusa.com
1-800-681-2629 OR 718-416-319
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Specifications
Power --------------------------------------------------------1xAAA Battery
Memory-----------------------------------------------------------------512MB
Size(WXHXD)-----------------------------------------------2.2"x2.87"x0.82"
Interface---------------------------------------------------------USB Rev.1.1
Display-------------------------------------128x64 dots Dot-Matrix LCD
Processor---------------------------------------------------------65MIPS DSP
Audio Playback Format------------------------------------MP3 / WMA
Voice Recording-----------------------------IMA-ADPCM encoding
32 hours recording
Signal to Noise Ratio--------------------------------------------------90dB
Frequency Response---------------------------------------20Hz~20KHz
Output----------------------------------------------->5mW(each output)
Distortion Output----------------------------------------------0.01%~0.1%
FM tuner----------------------------------------------------87.5 - 108.0MHz
Ports--------------------------------------------------------------------------USB
WMA Format---------------------------------------------------32-192Kbps
MP3 Format--------------------------Bit Rate: 96-320Kbps, Variable
SD/MMC Card-------------------------------------------Max size 512MB
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