Creative NOMAD II MG 64MB User`s guide

User’s Guide
Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
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Version 1.0
September 2000
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CAUTION: This device is intended to be installed
by the user in a CSA/TUV/UL certified/listed IBM
AT or compatible personal computers in the
manufacturer’s defined operator access area. Check
the equipment operating/installation manual and/or
with the equipment manufacturer to verify/confirm
if your equipment is suitable for user-installed
application cards.
Modifications
Any changes or modifications not expressly
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Compliance
This product conforms to the following Council
Directive:
❑
Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC (EMC)
Copyright
It is the users responsibility when using D.A.P II
MG to ensure there is no infringement of applicable
laws on copyright (whereby the copying of certain
materials may require the prior consent of the
copyright owners). Creative disclaims any liability
with regard to the user’s illegal use of D.A.P II MG
and Creative shall in no event be liable with regard
to the origin of any data stored in a compressed
audio file.
The end-user acknowledges and agrees that the use
of MP3 Codecs in real-time broadcasting
(terrestrial, satelite, cable or other modia) or
broadcasting via Internet or other networks, such as
but not limited to intranets etc., or in pay-audio or
pay-on-demand applications is not authorised and/
or licensed.
(http://www.iis.fhg.de/amm/)
Contents
Introduction
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG......................i
Software ....................................................................i
What’s New in Creative D.A.P II MG? ........... ii
System Requirements .................................................... ii
Document Conventions ................................................. ii
1 Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Package
In the Package............................................................. 1-1
Location Of Controls .................................................. 1-2
PLAYER - Front View................................................ 1-2
PLAYER - Rear View................................................. 1-3
Docking Station - Front and Rear View ..................... 1-5
Mount/Dismount The Player Onto
The Docking Station................................................. 1-6
Remote Control .................................................... 1-7
2 Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player
II MG
Step 1: Insert Batteries................................................ 2-1
Step 2: Connect Headphones, Remote Control
And Player................................................................ 2-1
Step 3: Put On Your Headphones ............................... 2-2
Step 4: Install Software............................................... 2-2
Step 5: Connect Creative Digital Audio Player II
MG to PC.................................................................. 2-3
Step 6: Verify Creative Digital Audio Player II
MG Driver Installation ............................................. 2-4
Step 7: Download MP3 Files to your Player .............. 2-4
Step 8: Listen to An MP3 Song .................................. 2-5
Step 9: Listen to FM Radio......................................... 2-5
Step 10: Make a Voice Recording............................... 2-5
Step 11: Listen to a Voice Recording.......................... 2-5
Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Detector........... 2-5
LED Status On Docking Station................................. 2-6
Full Charge ........................................................... 2-6
3 Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Overview..................................................................... 3-1
Power ON/OFF ........................................................... 3-1
Lock ............................................................................ 3-2
MUSIC Mode ............................................................. 3-2
To Play A Music File............................................ 3-2
To Search Forward/Backward .............................. 3-3
To Repeat Music File Playback ............................ 3-3
To Repeat A Section Of A Track Continuously ... 3-4
To Use The Equalizer ........................................... 3-4
To Erase A Music File .......................................... 3-5
In FM RADIO Mode...................................................3-5
To Preset Frequency Automatically ......................3-5
To Preset Frequency Manually..............................3-6
To Search Forward/Backward For A
Preset Channel ...............................................3-6
To Record A Radio Broadcast ..............................3-7
In VOICE Mode ..........................................................3-7
To Make A Voice Recording.................................3-7
To Play A Voice Recording...................................3-8
To Search Forward/Backward...............................3-8
To Erase A Voice Recording .................................3-8
To Activate Time-Scaling Playback......................3-8
In SETTINGS Mode ...................................................3-9
Navigating & Accessing SETTINGS Submodes..3-9
To View Information .............................................3-9
To Set Time/Day .................................................3-10
To Set Contrast....................................................3-10
To Set Backlight On Interval...............................3-11
To Set Unit Sleep Time .......................................3-11
To Set FM Sleep Time ........................................3-12
4 Using SoundJam™ MP with Macintosh OS
Installing SoundJam MP .............................................4-1
SoundJam MP and Digital Audio Player II MG .........4-2
Digital Audio Player II WINDOW .......................4-2
Opening SoundJam .....................................................4-2
SoundJam Controls ...............................................4-3
Creating a Playlist .......................................................4-4
Converting CD Audio to MP3 ..............................4-4
A An MP3 Primer
What Is MP3 ? ............................................................A-1
MP3 Conversion Process............................................A-1
Extracting From Audio CD..................................A-1
Encoding To MP3.................................................A-1
Memory And Audio Quality ......................................A-2
MP3 Web Sites ...........................................................A-2
B Technical Specifications and Troubleshooting
Creative Digital Audio Player II MG DAP-6401 ......B-1
Troubleshooting..........................................................B-2
C Important Safety Instructions
General Handling Instructions....................................C-1
Specific Handling Instructions ...................................C-2
Cleaning the Player ..............................................C-2
Using and Replacing Batteries .............................C-2
Servicing ..............................................................C-2
Power Sources ......................................................C-3
Proper Care and Usage.........................................C-3
Health Hazards .....................................................C-3
D Technical Support
If You Have a Problem ...............................................D-2
Returning a product for repair..............................D-3
Limited Warranty........................................................D-4
Creative European Help Line
Introduction
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II
MG
The Creative Digital Audio Player II MG (D.A.P II MG) is a portable
digital audio player for the Internet generation. With it, you no longer
need to carry cassette tapes or CDs wherever you go.
A key feature of the Creative D.A.P II MG is its programmability,
designed to be virtually future-proof. You can program Creative
D.A.P II MG to support multiple digital audio formats, including all
future formats and software extensions at www.europe.creative.com.
You can also use Creative D.A.P II MG to download future digital
rights management technology, for example, future Secure Digital
Music Initiative (SDMI) compliance requirements. This ensures that
the formats used in Creative D.A.P II MG are secure.
With features that emphasize quick setup and mobility, the Creative
D.A.P II MG is designed for the active person. Universal Serial Bus
(USB) gives you faster transfer rates and hot-plugging connectivity,
and its SSFDC (Solid State Floppy Disk Card)–compliant flash
memory card supports all configurations. The Creative D.A.P II MG
has a built-in FM tuner, MP3 playback and voice recording capability.
Though light, this shock-resistant player will not skip or stretch audio
files, even during vigorous exercise or after repeated playbacks. The
ID3 Tag information such as song title and artist name are also
conveniently displayed on the LCD for easy reference.
Software
Creative D.A.P II MG comes bundled with the following:
❑ Creative PlayCenter 2.0, which enables you to transfer music
or voice files such as MP3 (only from PC to Creative D.A.P II
MG) or voice files between Creative D.A.P II MG and
your PC.
❑ Creative LAVA! Player, which allows you to create ultra-high
quality LAVA! Music Videos to accompany your MP3 files.
❑ Creative MediaRing Talk, which allows you to make
long-distance calls from your PC to any other PC that has
dial-up Internet access and MediaRing Talk installed.
❑ Free MP3 songs from a variety of well-known MP3 providers,
such as Soundbuzz.com, EMusic.com, MP3.com, and Audio
Explosion, Inc.
Depending on the country that you purchased your player,
your Creative D.A.P II MG package may not contain the
free MP3 songs.
You can also download more MP3 files through worldwide web sites
or online services to play them back on your Creative D.A.P II MG.
For more details on MP3, refer to Appendix A, “An MP3 Primer”.
MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology licensed by
Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON multimedia.
i
❑ CD-ROM drive with digital audio extraction support
What’s New in Creative D.A.P II MG?
❑ It is housed in a high-tech, cool magnesium casing.
Document Conventions
❑ It has a blue Electro-Luminescent (EL)-backlit LCD for a
better viewing experience.
The following typographical conventions are used throughout this
document.
❑ It allows you to play voice files at up to 1.5 times faster or
0.5 times slower than the original recorded speed, an
advanced voice processing capability or what is termed
“Time Scaling”.
Table i:
❑ It allows you to record FM broadcasts into your player.
❑ It has 64 MB in-built memory and a Flash Memory Card
slot that gives you up to 128 MB or even 196 MB in the
future.
System Requirements
Text conventions
Text Elements
Use
bold
Text that must be entered exactly as it
appears.
italic
Title of a book or a placeholder. A
placeholder represents information that
you must provide.
UPPERCASE
Directory name, file name, or acronym.
<>
Symbols, letters, and key names on the
keyboard.
The minimum system requirements for Creative D.A.P II MG are:
❑ Microsoft® Windows® 98/2000 or Me
❑ 200 MHz or higher Pentium processor (Pentium II
recommended for MP3 encoding)
❑ SVGA graphics adapter (256 colors, 640x480)
❑ Internet Connection for Internet Content Downloading or
CDDB support (any charges incurred are the responsibility of
the end-user)
❑ 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
Table ii:
Icons
This symbol
Indicates
A note.
A warning.
❑ USB port
❑ 25 MB free hard disk space (or more for audio content
storage)
A tip.
❑ Sound Blaster® Live!™ for EAX™ enhanced MP3 encoding
i
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package
1
In the Package
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG player package contains the following items:
2
1
3
4
2 rechargeable
AAA NiMH
batteries
D.A.P player II MG
High-quality stereo headphones
Docking station
6
5
USB cable
Note: Creative’s
rechargeable NiMH
batteries give optimum
playback time. Other
lower capacity,
standard, off-the-shelf
NiMH batteries may
result in shorter
playback time.
7
AC Adapter
8
1 software installation CD
1 MP3 content CD
Figure 1-1: Creative D.A.P II MG package.
9
Protective pouch
for player
Remote control
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package 1-1
Location Of Controls
PLAYER - Front View
Microphone
High resolution bit-mapped
Electro-Luminescent
(EL)-backlit LCD
Docking station or Traveller’s USB cable connector
Figure 1-2: Front view of the player.
1-2 Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package
PLAYER - Rear View
Flash Memory Card slot
Flash Memory Card
Eject lever
Battery case
Figure 1-3: Rear view of the player.
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package 1-3
LEGEND
Bold - Press and hold the button; Italics - For menu navigation
Right View
Left View
Power On
/Play
/Pause
/Select
Volume +
Power Off
/Stop
/Cancel
Volume -
Mode Select
Repeat 1
/All
/Random
/None
/EAX
Time scaling in
Voice Mode
Top View
Skip track forward
/Scan frequency forward
/Navigate right/down
Skip track reverse
/Scan frequency reverse
/Navigate left/up
Headphone jack
Note: Your player has a headphone
connector that is designed for a future
optional LCD wired remote control.
Docking station connector
Record/Erase
Marks segment of
track for repeating
/Store FM Presets
Lock switch
Note: This switch only
locks the buttons on
the player
Bottom View
Figure 1-4: Left, right, top and bottom views of the player.
1-4 Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package
Docking Station - Front and Rear View
Connectors
LED
Red: Charging
Green: Fully
charged
DC Adapter jack
USB port
Figure 1-5: Front and rear views of the docking station.
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package 1-5
Mount/Dismount The Player Onto The Docking Station
Press the player down against the
connector pins of the docking station.
You should ‘feel’ a click when the player
sits snugly on the station. Do NOT force
the player down.
Place your fingers against the back of the
docking station. Use your thumb to slide
the player up.
Figure 1-6: How to mount/dismount the player.
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Remote Control
Each button on the remote control has the same function as its respective button on the player.
Remote Control
Headphone jack for connecting
to your backphones
Power On
/Play
/Pause
/Toggle MUSIC/FM/VOICE
/Select
Pocket clip
Power Off
/Stop
/Cancel
Skip Track Reverse
/Scan frequency reverse
/Navigate left/up
Skip Track Forward
/Scan frequency forward
/Navigate right/down
Volume +
LOCK switch
Note: This switch only
locks the buttons on
the remote control.
Volume -
Remote Control
plug for connecting
to your D.A.P II
player backphones
jack
Front View
Rear View
Right View
Left View
Figure 1-7: Front, rear, left and right views of the remote control.
Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG Package 1-7
2
Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
MP3 files can be stored in the internal memory or Flash Memory
Card. The player is preloaded with an MP3 song. So you can start
enjoying MP3 songs without connecting your Creative Digital Audio
Player II MG player to a PC. Just follow these steps and you can listen
to the MP3 song immediately:
Step 2: Connect Headphones, Remote
Control And Player
Connect your headphones, remote control and the player as shown
in Figure 2-2.
Step 1: Insert Batteries
Slide open the
battery case
cover.
Insert the
batteries
correctly.
Replace the
battery case.
Figure 2-1: Insert batteries.
Figure 2-2: Connecting the headphones,
remote control and player.
Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 2-1
Step 3: Put On Your Headphones
Put on your headhones
To listen to the preloaded MP3 song, go to “Step 8: Listen to An MP3
Song” on page 2-5.
Step 4: Install Software
Install all the programs on the software installation CD before
accessing its contents or playing the MP3 content CD.
1. Insert the Creative D.A.P II MG installation CD into your PC’s
CD-ROM drive. If the Setup program does not run automatically,
follow steps 2 and 3.
Otherwise, skip to step 4.
2. Click Start -> Run.
3. In the Run dialog box, type D:\CTRUN\CTRUN.EXE (where D:\
is your CD-ROM drive) and click OK.
4. On the Creative D.A.P II MG setup screen, the applications to be
installed are selected by default. Click the start button to begin the
installation.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue with the
installation.
6. When prompted to restart your system, leave the CD in the
CD-ROM drive, select the Yes, I want to restart my computer
now option and then click the Finish button.
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Step 5: Connect Creative Digital Audio Player II MG to PC
You may leave your computer on when you connect your
Creative D.A.P player II MG to the PC since USB is
Plug-and-Play.
The LCD indicates that
Creative D.A.P II MG is
in communications
mode.
Be sure that the batteries are in the
player. Creative D.A.P II MG is not
USB-powered.
Position the computer
so that its USB ports
can be easily accessed.
Plug the flat end of the USB
cable into the USB
connector of the PC.
Note: In
some PCs,
the USB
port(s) are
found on the
front of the
computer,
not the back.
Turn on the power to
the adapter.
Plug the adapter into the adapter connector behind the Plug the square end of the USB cable into the USB connector behind
the Creative D.A.P II MG docking station.
Creative D.A.P II MG docking station.
Figure 2-3: Connecting the Creative Digital Audio player II MG to a PC.
Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 2-3
Step 6: Verify Creative Digital Audio
Player II MG Driver Installation
Step 7: Download MP3 Files to your
Player
1. Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Device Manager
tab.
4. In the Device Manager tabbed page, double-click Universal
Serial Bus controllers, and then check that Creative D.A.P II
MG is present as shown in Figure 2-4 below.
1. To start Creative PlayCenter 2, double-click the Creative
PlayCenter 2 icon.
Be sure that you have MP3 files in your computer.
2. Use the left hand side panel to point at the files you want to
download to your player.
3. Select the player in the right panel.
4. Choose the files you want to download and then click the
Transfer button.
A progress bar tracks the downloading process (see Figure 2-5
below).
For details on how to use Creative PlayCenter 2, refer to its Online
Help file.
Figure 2-4: Verifying that Creative D.A.P II MG driver
is installed correctly.
This only appears in the Device Manager when the Player is
connected.
2-4 Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Figure 2-5: PlayCenter 2
You can now start listening to the preloaded MP3 song or FM radio,
or even make a voice recording:
For more details on how to use your player more effectively,
refer to Chapter 3, “Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player
II MG”.
Step 8: Listen to An MP3 Song
1. To turn on the power, press the PLAY button on the player.
2. Press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the
LCD.
“Welcome to..” appears on the LCD.
3. Press the PLAY button to play the song.
Step 9: Listen to FM Radio
1. Press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the
LCD.
2. Press and hold the FORWARD button to scan for an FM radio
station.
Step 10: Make a Voice Recording
1. Press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the
LCD.
2. Press and hold the ERASE/REC button to start the recording. To
stop the recording, press the STOP button.
Step 11: Listen to a Voice Recording
1. Press the MODE button until you see
LCD.
2. Press the PLAY button to play the song.
in the middle of the
Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Detector
Creative D.A.P II MG Detector is a small utility in the Taskbar (see
Figure 2-6 below) that detects the connection between the Creative
D.A.P player II MG and the PC via a USB cable. It is installed by
default as part of Creative PlayCenter 2.
Figure 2-6: Creative D.A.P II MG Detector.
To disable Creative D.A.P II MG Detector
1. Right-click the D.A.P II MG Detector icon to show the shortcut
menu. Enable D.A.P II MG Detector is selected by default.
2. Click Enable D.A.P II MG Detector to disable it.
If you want to enable it again, click Start -> Programs ->
Creative -> Creative D.A.P II MG -> D.A.P II MG Detector.
You can also click Exit to quit Creative D.A.P II MG Detector
if you do not need to use the utility. The utility will appear the
next time you restart your PC.
Be sure that the utility is enabled or launched, so that the PC
can communicate with the player.
Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 2-5
LED Status On Docking Station
The LED on the docking station indicates the status of the
rechargeable batteries. The following table gives details:
LED Color
Status
Blinking red and green
Preparing to charge. This process
takes 5 to 10 minutes
Red
Charging
Green
Fully charged
Full Charge
If the batteries’ power is almost fully depleted (as shown by the
battery indicator), charging to its full capacity takes about 3 hours.
2-6 Setting Up Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
Overview
Power ON/OFF
Repeat 1/ALL
indicator
Flash Memory Card indicator
Lock indicator
Repeat Segment
indicator
Battery indicator
Repeat Random
Track Indicator
MUSIC Mode icon
3
VOICE Mode icon
FM RADIO Mode icon
1. Press the PLAY button to turn on the power.
A welcome message “Digital Audio in Style” appears. Your
player then displays the last Mode used before it was turned off.
The Electro-Luminescent (EL) backlight appears for a few
seconds every time a button is pressed. You can change the
backlight duration in the SETTINGS Submode.
2. To turn off the power, press and hold the STOP button for more
than 1 second.
The message “Shutting down” appears on the LCD.
If the player is idle for 15 minutes, it turns off
automatically. You can change the Power Off time in the
SETTINGS sub-mode.
SETTINGS Mode icon
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-1
Lock
Be sure that the LOCK switch is turned off before you continue.
Left view
Creative D.A.P II MG is designed to be future-proof as it is
programmable. New audio formats can be downloaded into
the player when they are available. Visit
www.nomadworld.com for any new releases.
To Play A Music File
Lock icon appears
Right view
When the song being
played is on the
Flash Memory Card,
the icon blinks for 3
seconds.
To lock the
player’s buttons
Slide the LOCK
switch downwards.
The LOCK switch on the player only locks all the buttons on
the player. You can still operate the player by pressing the
buttons on the remote control if the LOCK switch on the
remote control is not turned on.
MUSIC Mode
To go to MUSIC Mode, press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the LCD.
The track last played is displayed.
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To play back Music files, they must first be downloaded in the
Creative D.A.P player II MG.
1. Press the PLAY button to play back the current track, press the
PLAY button again to pause.
The track’s information scrolls once from right to left.
During Pause, the Pause icon appears. Also, “Bal 00x” and more
track information scrolls from right to left once above the elapsed
time.
In “Bal 00x min”, “x” indicates the remaining playback time
of the current track.
2. Press the STOP button to stop the playback. If held down for
longer than 1 second, the player’s power will be turned off.
To Search Forward/Backward
Right view
Searching Forward/Backward Within The Same Track In
PLAY Mode
Press and hold the FORWARD or REVERSE button to advance
within the same track.
To Repeat Music File Playback
Repeat Current Track
Left view
Repeat All
Repeat Random
Searching Forward/Backward 1 Track In STOP Or PLAY
Mode
Press the FORWARD or REVERSE button to skip to the next
track.
Press the REP/EAX button and then select either Repeat Current
Track, Repeat All, or Repeat Random, which appear in order.
To cancel the operation, press the REPEAT button until the
Repeat indicator disappears from the LCD.
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-3
To Repeat A Section Of A Track Continuously
Left view
To Use The Equalizer
Left view
Repeat Segment indicator
Pop selected
Press the A-B button when a track is playing to mark the point
where you want the section to start (Point A) and press the button
again where you want the section to end (Point B).
The player will now play back the marked section from point A to
point B until you cancel the operation.
To cancel the operation, press the A-B button again.
The A-B indicator disappears from the LCD and the track
continues playing from the point where the section ends.
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1. Press and hold the REP/EAX button to select the Equalizer.
The LCD shows “EAX Off”.
2. Press the REP/EAX button to select Classic, Pop, Rock, Jazz, and
User which appear in turn.
Only the User option allows you to customize the Bass and
Treble tone control. The player will resume the song if no
operation is done within 3 seconds.
To set either Bass or Treble, press the FORWARD or
REVERSE button to select the desired tone control and then
press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the
level.
To Erase A Music File
To Preset Frequency Automatically
The operation below is best done in an unobstructed area.
Right view
1. Press the MODE button to go to the MUSIC Mode.
2. Select the desired track using the FORWARD or REVERSE
button.
3. Press the ERASE button.
A confirmation message appears on the LCD.
Press the PLAY (Select) button to erase the file.
4. To cancel, press the STOP or MODE button.
5. When the action is cancelled, the track last played returns.
In FM RADIO Mode
To go to FM RADIO mode, press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the LCD.
The preset channel last selected is displayed.
Left view Right view
1. Press and hold the A-B button.
A message “Erase all and rescan?” appears on the LCD.
The player will resume FM RADIO mode if no operation
is done within 3 seconds.
2. Press the PLAY button if you want to rescan for FM radio stations.
The player starts to scan for stations and prompts you to save to a
Preset Channel.
3. Press PLAY to save the Preset Channel or STOP to continue
scanning.
4. Repeat step 3 to preset other frequencies.
“AutoScan completed” appears on the LCD when the process is
finished.
At any time you can press the MODE button if you want to
stop the Scan process.
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-5
To Preset Frequency Manually
Right view
To Search Forward/Backward For A Preset
Channel
Left view
Right view
- STEREO
- MONO
- None means
no signal
received
Preset Channel Number 1
1. Either press and hold the FORWARD or REVERSE button to scan
for FM radio stations automatically. Or,
press the FORWARD or REVERSE button once to advance 0.1
MHz every time to scan for stations manually.
2. Press the A-B button to assign the tuned radio frequency to the
Preset Channel.
You can set up to 32 Preset Channels.
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Preset Channel Number 2
Press the PLAY button or the STOP button to go to the next or
previous Preset Channel.
You can change the FM Sleep time in the SETTINGS
Submode.
You can go to Creative D.A.P Play Center 2.0 Settings option
to edit the Preset Channels easily. For details, refer to Creative
Play Center 2.0 online Help.
To Record A Radio Broadcast
Right view
This is the file name assigned by
the player. It increases by 1
whenever a new recording is
activated.
In VOICE Mode
To go to VOICE mode, press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the LCD.
The voice recording last played is displayed.
To Make A Voice Recording
Be sure that you hold your player to the audio source as close as
possible for optimum quality.
Right view
Note: If the recording is
activated on the Flash Memory
Card, the file name is
FMS00001.NVF.
1. Press the FORWARD or REVERSE button to go to the desired
Preset Channel.
2. Press and hold the ERASE/REC button to start recording the radio
broadcast.
By default, a message “Save to Internal Memory” appears for a
while (“Save to External Memory” appears if the internal memory
is full) and then the assigned file name scrolls from right to left,
followed by “Free xxx min”.
3. Press the STOP button to stop recording.
The Preset Channel returns.
In “Free 00x min”, “x” indicates the remaining recording time
that the Memory has. This message also appears while
recording in VOICE mode. The recording is in ADPCM
format, which is the same format as the voice recording. The
recorded quality may not sound as good as the FM radio
broadcast as it is recorded in low resolution voice recording
format.
This is the file name
assigned by the player.
1. Press and hold the ERASE/ REC button to start the recording.
By default, a message “Save to Internal Memory” appears for a
while (“Save to External Memory” appears if the internal memory
is full) and then the assigned file name scrolls from right to left,
followed by “Free xxx min”.
2. Press the STOP button to stop recording.
When the memory is full, a message appears and recording stops
automatically.
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-7
To Play A Voice Recording
Press the PLAY button to play back the current track, press the
PLAY button again to pause.
To Search Forward/Backward
Refer to “To Search Forward/Backward” on page 3-3.
To Erase A Voice Recording
5. When the action is cancelled, the track last played returns.
Each of the track numbers following the erased track
decreases by one.
To Activate Time-Scaling Playback
Creative EAX's Time-Scaling technology is able to vary the speed of
audio playback without affecting audibility or clarity.
Left view
Right view
1. Select the desired track using the FORWARD or REVERSE
button.
2. Press the ERASE button.
A message for confirmation appears on the LCD.
3. Press the PLAY (Select) button to erase.
4. To cancel the operation, press the STOP or MODE button.
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1. Press and hold the REP/EAX button to display the Time-Scaling.
2. Press the REP/EAX button again immediately to change between
“Time Scaling 1.00x” and “Time Scaling Off”.
3. Press the VOL + or VOL - buttons on the player to increase or
decrease the Time-Scaling playback speed.
The maximum playback speed is 1.5 times the recorded
playback speed and the minimum speed is 0.5 times.
Time-Scaling is only available in Voice mode.
In SETTINGS Mode
To View Information
To go to SETTINGS mode, press the MODE button until you see
in the middle of the LCD.
Two rows of icons appear in the LCD and
is highlighted.
Right view
Navigating & Accessing SETTINGS Submodes
The SETTINGS Submodes are represented by icons.
Right view
Player firmware version
Time/Day
Contrast
Information
Backlight
Unit Sleep Timer
FM Sleep Timer
Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
Information about the player: “Internal XX.XMB, Free XX.XMB,
Memory Card XX.X MB.” scrolls from right to left on the LCD
and the player firmware version, “vX.XX.X(X)” appears below.
1. Press the FORWARD button to navigate to the next icon on the
right or below. Press the REVERSE button to navigate to the
previous icon on the left or up.
2. Press the PLAY button to access the Submode.
Press the MODE button if you do not want to set any
Submodes.
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-9
To Set Time/Day
To Set Contrast
Right view
Right view
Left view
1. Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
The Time/Day submode appears as shown.
2. Press the ERASE/REC button to change the settings.
The Hour setting blinks.
3. Press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the Hour.
4. Press the FORWARD or REVERSE button to select the next or
previous setting.
The setting order is Hour, Minutes, Seconds, AM/PM,
Day, Month, Year and Day of the week.
5. Press the PLAY button to save the selected settings.
The word “Saving” is shown on the LCD and the new settings
appear.
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Left view
1. Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
The Contrast submode appears as shown, with the Contrast level
blinking.
2. Press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the
contrast level.
3. Press the PLAY button to save the setting.
The word “Saving” is shown on the LCD and the new setting
appears.
The maximum Contrast level is 30 and the minimum
level is 0.
To Set Backlight On Interval
To Set Unit Sleep Time
Backlight is the lighting that illuminates the LCD.
Unit Sleep time is the cut-off time after which the player will
automatically turn off if there are no operations.
Right view
Left view
1. Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
The Backlight Submode appears as shown, with the current
duration setting blinking.
2. Press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the
duration of the backlight.
3. Press the PLAY button to save the setting.
The word “Saving” is shown on the LCD and the new settings
appears.
The maximum Backlight duration is 10 seconds. The player
will not activate the Backlight if the duration is set to “Off”.
Right view
Left view
1. Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
The Unit Sleep Submode appears as shown, with the current
cut-off time blinking.
2. Press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the
cut-off time.
3. Press the PLAY button to save the setting.
The word “Saving” is shown on the LCD and the new setting
appears.
Pressing the VOL + or VOL - button once increases or
decreases the cut-off time by 15 minutes. The maximum
setting is 24 hours. If you do not want the player to switch off
automatically, press the VOL - button until “Off” appears.
The FM Sleep Timer’s setting will override the Unit Sleep
Timer’s setting if you are listening to FM Radio.
Using Your Creative Digital Audio Player II MG 3-11
To Set FM Sleep Time
FM Sleep time is the cut-off time after which the FM tuner will
automatically turn off if there are no operations.
Right view
Left view
1. Navigate to the
icon and then press the PLAY button.
The FM Sleep Submode appears as shown, with the current
cut-off time blinking.
2. Press the VOL + or VOL - button to increase or decrease the
cut-off time.
3. Press the PLAY button to save the setting.
The word “Saving” is shown on the LCD and the new setting
appears.
Pressing the VOL + or VOL - button once increases or
decreases the cut-off time by 15 minutes. The maximum
setting is 24 hours. The player will not switch off if the setting
is set to “Off”.
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That’s all. We hope that you will enjoy using your Creative D.A.P
player II MG.
Please be advised to backup the digital audio content on your
NOMAD player as a precautionary measure against possible
data loss due to accidents or other unforeseen circumstances.
In such circumstances, Creative Technology Ltd may restore
your product to its original factory settings but cannot
guarantee that your audio content would remain intact.
Using SoundJam™ MP with Macintosh OS
SoundJam MP is the ultimate MP3 music center—play all MP3 files,
in any order, with a 10-band graphic equalizer to make the sound
quality exactly what you want. SoundJam can also:
With SoundJam installed there are several methods for opening and
playing a music file:
❑ Files opened or created in SoundJam can be opened by
double-clicking the file.
❑ Display animated graphics.
❑ Change its look, “skin,” at your command.
❑ Drag the file’s icon over the SoundJam icon.
Or, with SoundJam or a SoundJam window open, drag the file
icon—or even the folder— to SoundJam or the SoundJam
window.
❑ Play music CDs with visuals.
❑ Convert almost any kind of sound file, including those on your
favorite CDs, into MP3 files that you can transfer to your
D.A.P player II MG.
❑ With SoundJam open, open the File menu, choose Open, and
navigate to the folder in which the file or files are located.
Double-click on the file you want to play.
❑ Download new MP3 files directly from the Internet with the
built-in Web menu.
❑ Play streaming music from the Internet—live broadcasts as
well as commercial recordings that come in the form of realtime transmissions, not downloadable files.
❑ Automatically fill in the names of your CDs, songs and artists
by linking to CDDB, the Internet’s massive CD-ROM
information database.
❑ Serve as a database of your own music. Sort by song name,
artist name, album, and much more.
4
Installing SoundJam MP
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert your installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Double click on SoundJam MP Installer.
Click Continue.
Then click Open.
Restart your computer.
Using SoundJam™ MP with Macintosh OS 4-1
SoundJam MP and Digital Audio Player
II MG
When SoundJam MP is installed on your Mac and the D.A.P player II
MG is correctly connected to your Mac, the main D.A.P screen
appears and an entry for the D.A.P window is added to SoundJam’s
Window menu.
Media: Allows you to choose between the External or Internal
Memory content.
Content Gauge: The content gauge monitors the memory in your
D.A.P player II MG.
Add...: Clicking this button brings up the standard Macintosh get file
dialog box, where you can select files that you want to add to the
playlist.
Voice files created with the D.A.P II MG have a file name extension
of .NVF. SoundJam can manipulate and play .NVF files in the same
way it works with any other file.
Erase...: Erases the entire contents of the internal memory or flash
memory card. Because this operation erases data, SoundJam asks you
to confirm the deletion.
Digital Audio Player II WINDOW
Settings...: Clicking this button allows you to change the Player
name and set the radio presets.
D.A.P World logo: Click this logo to launch your Web browser and
access the Creative Labs Web site: www.europe.creative.com. It
includes music downloads, information about the D.A.P hardware
and accessories, and more.
Opening SoundJam
Once SoundJam is properly installed on your hard disk drive, it is
ready for you to run and enjoy.
To open SoundJam:
1. Double-click on the SoundJam MP icon to start the program.
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SoundJam Controls
The SoundJam control panel contains a volume slider, play and stop buttons, a counter, and other features. The illustration below identifies the
controls most useful to you.
Close
Play Status: The box (or handle) on the
progress bar indicates the current point in the
track being played. You can replay or skip
sections of the track by dragging the box with
the mouse.
Track Information: Toggles between
the track title, album, and artist if
available.
Plays the current track over and
over. Also, pressing again
continuously plays the entire
playlist.
Play
Stop
Pause
Previous
Next
Eject the CD-ROM
Plays tracks in the
playlist randomly.
Opens the Playlist
window.
Opens the Equalizer
window
Using SoundJam™ MP with Macintosh OS 4-3
Creating a Playlist
Converting CD Audio to MP3
A playlist is a list of songs arranged in a particular order. SoundJam’s
Playlist Composer creates new playlists for you automatically, based
on criteria that you supply.
There are several ways to convert music from a CD to MP3. The
following instructions represent one of the preferred methods.
To convert CD audio tracks to MP3 files:
To build a playlist:
1. Open SoundJam, go to File menu.
2. Choose new playlist, a new dialog box called “Untitled playlist”
appears, to which you can drag and drop MP3 files.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Insert a CD into your CD-ROM drive.
On the Window menu, choose Audio CD (or the name of the CD).
Click the name of a track that you want to convert to MP3.
Click Add to Converter.
When you have added all of the files you want to convert into the
Converter, select “SoundJam MP3 Encoder” from the “Convert
using” menu. Then, click on the “Start converting” button.
This conversion uses the default configuration. You may want
to change the configuration later, but for now the default
settings will supply excellent quality MP3 files for your D.A.P
player II MG.
The “Start converting” button changes to “Stop converting” and
the progress of the file conversion is shown in a bar on the lower
left of the window.
6. When the conversion is complete, the playlist window reopens
displaying the newly converted MP3 files.
7. Connect the D.A.P II MG to your Mac; the D.A.P II window
opens automatically.
8. Select the files in the SoundJam playlist that you want to load into
the D.A.P player II MG and drag them into the D.A.P II playlist.
Or, click Add in the D.A.P II window and select the files you
want to load into the Player.
9. Once the files are in the D.A.P II window, they are automatically
transferred to the Player.
Other methods that you can use to convert CD tracks to MP3 files
include:
❑ On the Windows menu, choose Converter. Insert a CD in your
CD-ROM drive. When CD-ROM drive icon is displayed on
the desktop, double-click on it. Select the icons representing
the tracks you want to convert and drag them into the
Converter window.
❑ On the Window menu, choose Converter. Open a playlist of
the tracks you want to convert. Drag the track names from the
playlist into the Converter.
Using SoundJam™ MP with Macintosh OS 4-5
A
An MP3 Primer
What Is MP3 ?
MP3 is the acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Layer 3, a type of audio data compression technology that can reduce
digital sound files by as much as one-twelfth of their original size,
with virtually no loss in quality. It is an efficient way to store
high-quality music or other audio content on your computer.
These MP3 files usually have the extension .mp3, and can be
downloaded from the Internet, or be legally produced for personal use
from original audio CDs.
It is illegal to encode MP3 files for trade or sale unless you
have the expressed and explicit permission of the copyright
holder(s).
MP3 Conversion Process
Extracting From Audio CD
You must have a CD-ROM drive that can extract audio data
from an audio CD.
Audio CD extraction is the first phase in the MP3 conversion process.
You need a program that can direct the CD-ROM drive to extract this
audio data. Known as a “ripper”, the program reads the data from the
audio CD and sometimes stores it in a file on your hard disk.
The duration of the audio CD extraction phase depends on many
factors. The speed of a CD-ROM drive is one of the most important
elements in overall extraction speed. The speed ratings commonly
seen on CD-ROM drives—like 40X, and so on—refer to the rate at
which data CDs or CD-ROMs are read. Your CD-ROM drive may be
fast at reading non-audio data, but slow at reading audio CD data.
Other factors are defects or scratches on an audio CD which result in
lost data. This is not noticeable when the audio CD is playing in a
CD-ROM drive. When the audio data is put through the MP3
encoding phase, however, the distortion is highly noticeable. To avoid
this distortion, the audio CD extraction program may read the data
two or three times to make sure it reads the data correctly. This
error-checking feature is an option in most audio CD data extraction
software. Be sure error-checking is enabled in your audio CD
extraction software.
Encoding To MP3
MP3 encoding is the second phase in the MP3 conversion process.
The data extracted from an audio CD is one of the many types of data
an MP3 encoder may process. Encoders read .wav data and compress
this data into an MP3 file. MP3 encoding is quality lossy compression
as although the original data is greatly compressed, the resultant data
does not suffer much loss of audio quality.
An MP3 Primer A-1
The amount of loss (of quality) is dependent upon the sampling rate
of the output and the bitrate of the output. The higher the sampling and
bitrates of each of these parameters, the better the quality of the sound.
Memory And Audio Quality
The MP3 memory size and MP3 quality are related. The higher the
quality required, the higher the bitrate needed. This leads to more data
storage and memory requirements. The amount of memory required
for the Creative D.A.P player II MG is proportional to audio playback
time.
Set your encoding bitrate at 128 kbps (see Figure A-1) for
optimal quality when you create MP3 files from audio CDs
using Creative Digital Audio Center.
MP3 Web Sites
Through web sites, you can download MP3 files either with or
without charge and get information about the latest software related to
MP3.
Examples of web sites with MP3 content are:
❑ Europe.creative.com
(http://www.europe.creative.com)
❑ Spinrecords.com
(http://www.spinrecords.com)
❑ Epitonic.com
(http://www.epitonic.com)
❑ SoundClick.com
(http://www.soundclick.com)
❑ The Digital Music Co.
(http://www.thedigitalmusicco.com)
❑ Big Heavy World
(http://www.bigheavyworld.com)
❑ AMP3.com
(http://www.amp3.com)
❑ EZCD.com
(http://www.ezcd.com)
❑ ArtistOne.com
(http://www.artistone.com)
❑ EMusic
(http://www.emusic.com)
Figure A-1: Playing time versus encoding rate for 64 MB memory.
A-2 An MP3 Primer
❑ Soundbuzz.com
(http://www.soundbuzz.com)
B
Technical Specifications and Troubleshooting
Creative Digital Audio Player II MG
DAP-6401
Size (W x H x D)/ Weight
❑ 58 x 90 x 18 mm / 77.1g (without battery)
Memory
Signal to Noise Ratio
❑ > 90 dB
Frequency Response
❑ 20Hz - 20KHz
Maximum Output
❑ 5-7 mW
Internal Memory
❑ 64MB
Harmonic Distortion Output
Type of removable memory
❑ 1 x SmartMedia™ slot
EAX™
Maximum memory
❑ 128MB (64MB Internal Memory/64MB SmartMedia card)
Audio Codec support
Interface
❑ USB (via bundled docking station or optional traveler
accessory cable)
LCD Display
❑ 85 x 51 Electro-Luminescent backlit display
Standard Playback Usage
❑ 2 x AAA NiMH 8-10 hours for MP3/voice playback
❑ 0.05% at 1khz with 32ohm load
❑ 4 effects and 1 user setting: bass and treble control
❑ MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3) and future formats (WMA)**
Firmware
❑ Flash based. User upgradeable**
SDMI Compliance
❑ Hardware ready**
FM
❑ 87.5 to 108mhz
❑ 32 station preset support
Technical Specifications and Troubleshooting B-1
Record Mode
❑ From selected FM station.
G721 ADPCM encoding at 32kbps. Up to 4 hour recording per
64MB
Voice Recording
❑ G721 ADPCM encoding at 32kbps. Up to 4 hour recording per
64MB
Time Scaling
❑ Support for up to 1.5x faster and 0.5x slower playback speed
** - Future audio codec support, firmware upgrades, and SDMI
compliance will be available via www.europe.creative.com
Troubleshooting
There is no display on the LCD
Cause
There are no batteries or power supplied to the docking station or the
player is not mounted properly onto the docking station.
Solution
Check that the power switch of the adapter connected to the docking
station is turned on. If it is not, turn on the power switch.
Mount the player properly on the docking station if it is not properly
mounted.
Your SmartMedia reader/writer cannot read the Creative
D.A.P II MG flash memory card
Cause
Creative D.A.P II MG only supports SSFDC (Solid State Floppy Disc
Card) format (FAT12).
Windows 98 detects the Media Card reader/writer as an external
removable drive in Windows Explorer. Thus, you can only format the
flash memory card into FAT16 format and Creative D.A.P II MG is
unable to recognize the FAT16 format.
Solution
To format the flash memory card, you need to obtain a software utility
from the Media Card reader/writer vendor that supports SSFDC
format (FAT12).
B-2 Technical Specifications and Troubleshooting
C
Important Safety Instructions
General Handling Instructions
Do not subject the player to extreme force
Keep the player away from water at all times
❑ Vibration during walking or exercising will not affect the Creative
D.A.P player II MG.
However, dropping the player or dropping a heavy object on the
player may result in distorted sound.
❑ The player may be damaged if water enters it.
❑ If the player comes in contact with water, wipe it immediately
with a dry cloth.
Important Safety Instructions C-1
DO NOT:
❑ Attempt to recharge batteries other than the type specified.
Recharging non-rechargeable batteries (such as normal, heavy
duty or alkaline batteries), OR different types of batteries (such as
rechargeable alkaline batteries) may lead to an explosion or
leakage and cause personal injury.
❑ Immerse the batteries in water.
❑ Repair or disassemble the batteries.
❑ Drop the batteries or subject them to extreme force. (note: in
diagram)
❑ Short-circuit the batteries, as this may result in skin burns.
Store the player set carefully
DO:
Avoid keeping the Creative D.A.P player II MG, docking station, and
the Flash Memory Card or near high heat source(s) or in places with
high humidity or strong magnetic field.
❑ Insert the batteries according to the polarity markings on the
product.
Read and take note of the following safety and operating instructions
carefully. Retain these notes for future reference.
❑ Keep the batteries in a cool and dry place, away from heat,
moisture and metal objects when not in use.
Specific Handling Instructions
❑ Handle leaking batteries with rubber gloves. Avoid direct contact
with skin or eyes. If this happens, wash thoroughly with water and
seek medical attention.
Cleaning the Player
❑ Dispose of used batteries as required by local ordinances or
regulations.
❑ Disconnect the power supply adapter from the wall outlet or
power source before cleaning.
❑ Keep the batteries out of reach of young children.
❑ Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Servicing
❑ Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Using and Replacing Batteries
Do not dispose the batteries in fire, recharge, put in
backwards, and mix with used or other battery types as they
may explode or leak and cause personal injury.
C-2
Important Safety Instructions
Do not attempt to service any part of the product yourself.
Servicing should only be done by qualified service personnel.
Power Sources
The product should be operated only with the bundled power source.
If you are not sure of the power supply cord type in your home,
consult your product dealer.
If you are using batteries with your product, refer to the operating
instructions included in your documentation and markings, if any, on
the product.
Proper Care and Usage
❑ Do not use any object to probe the openings of the product as this
may result in electric shock or fire, and will also damage the
product.
❑ Do not spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Health Hazards
Inhalation
Inhaling the fumes from the contents of an exposed battery may cause
respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air and seek medical attention.
Skin Contact
Direct skin contact with the contents of an exposed battery may cause
skin irritation and/or chemical burns. Remove contaminated clothing
and wash the affected skin area with soap and water. If a chemical
burn or the irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Eye Contact
If the contents of an exposed battery comes into contact with the eyes,
this may cause severe irritation and chemical burns. Flush the eyes
thoroughly with water immediately for at least 15 minutes, lifting the
upper and lower eyelids while doing so, until no evidence of the
chemical remains. Seek medical attention.
Important Safety Instructions C-3
Technical Support
D
We are committed to giving you the best product as well as the best technical support.
For fast and efficient Technical Support solutions, please use the Creative
Web Support services in the first instance. If your Creative product was
pre-installed in your computer, your primary source of technical support is
the Personal Computer supplier who provided the system.
Before contacting “European
Help Line”, please ensure that
you have read the
‘Troubleshooting’ Appendix.
The Creative web site at
www.creative.com gives you
access to the latest drivers and
troubleshooting tips.
The European support area on our web site at www.creative.com is continuously
updated and contains the following:
FAQ:
Access the latest information on Creative
products with advice on how to resolve
commonly asked questions
Solve Your Own Problem:
Enter keywords to search the comprehensive
library of product and technical information
Download Drivers:
Quick access to the latest Creative drivers
Library:
Find the documents for a wide range of
Creative products
Email Your Problem:
Complete the technical support web form
and submit for a response
Technical Support D-1
Telephone Support:
If You Have a
Problem
European Telephone Support contact details.
See also European Helpline section in manual
for contact details.
Please retain all contents including packaging and proof of purchase until you are fully
satisfied with product.
If you have a problem installing or using your Creative product, please use the Creative
Web Support and/or Telephone Support services for assistance. Note the following
information for reference should you require technical assistance:
❑ The model and serial number of your Creative product
❑ Error information on the screen and how it came about
❑ Information on the adapter cards which may be causing a conflict
❑ Hardware configuration information such as the base I/O address,
IRQ line, DMA channels used
❑ Motherboard information: BIOS manufacturer/version and chipset manufacturer
❑ Type and version of your operating system, e.g., DOS 6.0, Windows 3.1x, Windows
95, Windows 98 or Windows NT
If, after using the Creative support services, you believe your Creative product to be
defective, you should verify the purchase date and the take the appropriate action as
detailed below:
Less than 30 days since
date of purchase
D-2 Technical Support
Should your store receipt indicate that the product is less than 30 days old, you have the
option of returning the full product to the dealer/retailer for a replacement or credit. The
30-day time period may not apply in all instances, so please check the seller’s
replacement/credit terms.
More than 30 days since
date of purchase
Contact European Technical Support to clarify the nature of the problem and to obtain
details of our repair returns procedure. Creative Labs requires that all returns for repair/
replacement must first be issued with an authorisation number.
Returning a product
for repair
❑ Contact Technical Support to receive your authorisation number for
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repair/replacement of product.
Technical Support will communicate how to return the product in question for
repair/replacement.
You should only return the hardware item in question and return it to the address
detailed by Technical Support. Please retain all software, accessories and the
original packaging.
Please quote the authorisation number clearly on the outside of the packaging
in which you return the hardware item in question.
Upon receipt of the faulty item, Creative Labs will process your request and arrange
a return or replacement.
Creative may replace or repair the product with new or re-conditioned parts, and the
faulty parts will become the property of Creative. The warranty period for your
repaired/replacement item is 90 days from the date of shipment from Creative, or what
is left on the original item’s warranty, whichever is longer.
To avoid tariffs when shipping a product to Creative Labs from outside the E.U., you must
complete the relevant customs documentation before shipping the product (please allow
30 days).
Technical Support D-3
Limited Warranty
Creative Labs (Ireland) Limited (“Creative”) warrants to you, the original purchaser
only, that the hardware product will be free of defects in materials and workmanship
for a period of two years after the date of purchase, or such other period as may be
expressly specified by Creative or required by applicable law (“Warranty Period”).
Creative’s entire liability and your remedy will be, at Creative’s sole discretion, the
repair or replacement (with the same or similar model) of any hardware or
accompanying item(s) not meeting the “Limited Warranty” explained above that is
returned to Creative’s authorised distributor or dealer during the Warranty Period with
a copy of your receipt.
What this warranty does
not cover
This warranty gives you specific
legal rights. You may have other
rights which vary from country to
country. Certain limitations in this
warranty are not permitted by the
jurisdiction of some countries, so
some limitations here may not
apply to you.
D-4 Technical Support
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merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the use of this
product. Creative also disclaims any obligation to support products for all operating
environments - for example, by ensuring interoperability with future versions of
software or hardware. In no event shall Creative or its licensors be liable for any
indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or for any lost profits, savings or data
arising from or relating to the use of this product, even if Creative or its licensors have
been advised of the possibility of such loss.
Specifically, this warranty does not cover failures of the product which result from
accident, abuse, misuse, alterations (by persons other than Creative or its authorized
repair agents), moisture, corrosive environments, shipping, high voltage surges, or
abnormal working conditions. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. You
are specifically advised to take a backup copy of any software provided with the
Creative product for security purposes.
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