MP-C582
Micro-Clip MP3 Player with
Random Playback
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read this manual carefully before operation
PRECAUTIONS
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operation and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the serial number that is located on the unit. Retain this information for
future reference.
Model No.
MP-C582
Serial No.
WARNING:
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Dangerous high
voltage is present inside the enclosure. Do not open the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot of outlet and fully insert.
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.
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PRECAUTIONS
PROTECT YOUR HEARING:
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of personal stereos played at high
volume. Constant exposure to high volumes can lead to hearing loss. If you should
experience ringing in the ears or hearing loss, discontinue use and seek medical advice.
NOTICE:
Please refer to the packaging for this product for the technlogies supported by the product.
Windows Media® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
USB® is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum, Inc.
All trademarks, registered trademarks and logos are of their respective holders.
FCC Notice:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is
encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced audio/TV technician for help.
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1.
Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2.
Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
Follow Instructions: All operating and usage instructions should be followed.
5.
Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6.
Attachments: Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
Use of other attachments may be hazardous.
7.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bath
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in wet basements, or near a swimming pool and the like).
8.
Accessories: Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
Use only with carts, stands, tripods, brackets, or
tables recommended by the manufacturer or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product
should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and
should use a mounting accessory recommended
by the manufacturer.
9.
A product and cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10.
Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.
11.
Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
12.
Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug that has one blade wider than the other. This plug
will only fit into the power outlet in one direction. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the direction of
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace the
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
13.
Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and at the point which they exit from the product.
14.
Protective Attachment Plug: The product may be equipped with an attachment plug with overload protection. This is a safety feature. See the
operating instructions for replacement or directions to reset the protective
device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician
has used a replacement plug that has the same overload protection as the
original plug as specified by the manufacturer.
15.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA 70 provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode (see figure).
16.
Lightning: For added protection for this product, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will
prevent damage to the product due to lightning or power-line surges.
17.
Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
18.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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19.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shout-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
20.
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
21.
Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a) when the power-supply or plug is damaged; b) if liquid has been spilled
or if objects have fallen into the product; c) if the product has been exposed
to rain or water; d) if the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation; e) if the product has been dropped
or damaged in any way; f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
22.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure that
your service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
23.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to ensure that the product is in proper operating condition.
24.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25.
Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS.................................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............................... 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................................ 7
PACKAGE CONTENTS...................................................... 8
FEATURES.......................................................................... 9
GETTING STARTED.......................................................... 10
MP-C582 at a Glance............................................................... 10
Top View............................................................................. 10
Left View............................................................................. 10
Back View.......................................................................... 10
Connections................................................................................11
Connecting Headphones ...............................................11
Connecting to a Computer.............................................11
Transferring Music to Your Player...........................12
Disconnecting from a computer:.................................. 13
Powering Your Player........................................................14
Power On/Off...............................................................................15
Reset Function.............................................................................15
Hold Function...............................................................................15
GETTING STARTED.......................................................... 15
PLAYING MUSIC............................................................. 16
Music Playback Controls...........................................................16
Random Playback (Shuffle)......................................................17
PLAYING MUSIC............................................................. 17
FIRMWARE UPGRADES................................................... 18
Upgrading the Firmware........................................................... 18
ABOUT MP3/WMA MUSIC FILES................................... 19
TROUBLESHOOTING.......................................................20
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................23
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Please make sure that the items listed below are included
in the package. Should an item be missing, please
contact the local retailer from which you purchased this
product.
1
2
3
4
1.
MP-C582
2.
Stereo Earphones
3.
USB Cable
4.
Instruction Booklet
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FEATURES
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1GB Integrated Flash Memory
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Plays MP3 and WMA Digital Music Files
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Random (Shuffle) Music Playback
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Hold Feature Prevents Accidental Key Presses
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Mobile Data Storage Function
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USB 2.0 for Fast File Transfers
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MP-C582 at a Glance
Top View
1.
LED Indicator
2.
Previous/
Volume Down
3.
Next Volume Up
4.
Play/Pause
Power Left View
5.
Hold Switch
6.
Random Switch
7.
Reset
Back View
8.
Headphone Output Jack
9.
USB Port
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GETTING STARTED
Connections
Connecting Headphones
Connect a pair of headphones or
earphones to the Headphone Out jack for
private listening.
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Lower the volume level before connecting headphones, then gradually
increase the volume for comfortable
listening.
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of
personal stereos played at high volume. Constant
high-volume use can lead to hearing loss. If you
experience ringing in your ears or hearing loss, discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice.
Connecting to a Computer
Connect the player to a computer to:
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Transfer MP3 and WMA music files to and from your
player
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Manage the files on your player.
Computers running Microsoft Windows ME/2000/XP
or newer, or Macintosh OS X will recognize your player
automatically when connected.
If you are using Windows 98 SE, you may need
to install a USB driver on your computer. Please
download and install the driver from the COBY
website at: www.cobyusa.com.
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To connect to a computer:
1.
Make sure the player is turned off.
2.
Plug the small end of the USB adapter into the
player’s USB port and plug the other end into your
computer’s USB port.
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It may take Windows several minutes to
recognize and set up the device the first time
it is connected depending on your hardware
configuration
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Your player will be detected as a “Removable
Disk” when you open “My Computer”.
Transferring Music to Your Player
1.
Connect the player to a computer.
2.
Open the computer’s file browser (e.g., “Windows
Explorer” or “Finder”).
3.
Select music files on your computer files. To transfer
them, drag-and-drop the files onto the “Removable
Disk” icon that represents your player.
You may also transfer files from your player to
a computer.
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Do not disconnect the MP-C582 or otherwise
interrupt the file transfer process. Doing so may
corrupt your files and/or the player’s firmware.
Please refer to the documentation that came with
your computer or operating system for more information and support regarding file transfer and
management over a USB connection.
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Disconnecting from a computer:
Follow the steps below to prevent data loss or corruption.
Disconnecting from Microsoft Windows
1.
Double-click the green arrow in
the taskbar located on the lowerright side of the computer screen
(Safely Remove Hardware).
2.
Safely Remove
Hardware:
Select “USB Mass
Storage Device” from
the list that appears
and then click on
“Stop”.
Stop a Hardware
Device: Select
“USB Mass Storage
Device” from the list
that appears and then click on “OK”.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device” from the list that
appears and then click on “OK”.
3.
When the “Safe to Remove Hardware” window appears, click the OK button and disconnect the USB
adapter from the player and your computer.
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Disconnecting from Macintosh OS X
1.
On the left side of the Finder
window, identify the appropriate Removable Disk icon.
2.
Click on the “Eject” arrow on
the right of the Removable
Disk icon.
3.
Disconnect the USB adapter from the player and your
computer.
Powering Your Player
Your player has an integrated rechargeable battery that
will provide up to 5 hours of music play time.
Upon initial use, the battery must first be charged
fully (12 hours) to ensure optimal performance
and battery life.
To charge your player through a computer’s USB Port:
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Plug the small end of the included USB adapter into the
player’s USB Port and plug the other end of the USB
cable into the USB Port of a powered-on computer.
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When connected to a USB hub, the hub must
be self-powered to charge the player’s battery.
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File transfers will extend the charging time.
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The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not disassemble,
modify, puncture, incinerate, or heat the battery.
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Power On/Off
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To turn your player on, hold
indicator lights up.
until the LED
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To turn your player off, hold
indicator darkens.
until the LED
Reset Function
If your player freezes or otherwise behaves abnormally,
use a pin to press the Reset button.
Hold Function
The HOLD function disables your player’s controls to
prevent accidental key presses.
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To lock the player, slide the HOLD switch to the left
in the direction of the “Lock” symbol.
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To unlock the player, slide the HOLD switch to the
right in the direction away from the “Lock” symbol.
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PLAYING MUSIC
Music Playback Controls
Use the following controls during music playback. The
LED indicator will flash during music playback.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Pause music playback.
While playback is paused, press
resume.
Press
Play the previous track.
Press
Play the next track.
Hold
Decrease the volume level.
Hold
Increase the volume level.
to
Please refer to the section “Getting Started > Connecting to a Computer > Transferring Music to
Your MP-C582” for more information about how
to get music onto your player.
Please refer to the section “About MP3/WMA
Music Files” for more information about digital
MP3 and WMA music files.
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PLAYING MUSIC
Random Playback (Shuffle)
Your player can play all music files on your player in
Normal or Random order.
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To play tracks in normal order, set the Random
switch to the NORMAL position.
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To play tracks in random order, set the Random
switch to the RANDOM position.
The NORMAL/RANDOM switch is located on the
left side of your player.
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FIRMWARE UPGRADES
Upgrading the Firmware
From time to time, COBY may release firmware upgrades
to improve the performance of the MP-C582 or to add
additional features. Please check the COBY website
periodically at www.cobyusa.com to see if new firmware
has been released for your player. If you are experiencing
abnormal behavior with your player, you may choose to
restore (format) your player before updating its firmware.
Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process—
doing so could damage your player and render it
inoperable.
See the documentation that is included with the
firmware upgrade file for detailed instructions.
1.
Connect your player to the computer.
2.
Download the latest firmware for your player from
www.cobyusa.com. Save this file to the computer.
3.
Double-click the downloaded file (you may need a
file compression utility installed on your computer).
In the window that appears, double-click the file
“factory4.exe” to start the upgrade utility.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions to start the
upgrade process.
5.
When the upgrade is complete, disconnect your
player from the computer.
4.
Turn on your player to complete the firmware
upgrade process.
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ABOUT MP3/WMA MUSIC FILES
For more information about digital MP3 and WMA files,
please visit our website at www.cobyusa.com.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with this device, please read the
troubleshooting guide below and check our website
at www.cobyusa.com for Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do not
resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support.
COBY Electronics Technical Support
Address:
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
Email:
techsupport@cobyusa.com
Web:
www.cobyusa.com
Phone:
800-727-3592 (8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST,
seven days a week)
800-681-2629 (8:00 AM–5:30 PM EST,
Monday to Friday)
718-416-3197 (8:00 AM–5:30 PM EST,
Monday to Friday)
The player does not turn on.
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Ensure that the battery retains a charge.
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Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).
The buttons do not work.
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Ensure that the battery retains a charge.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The rechargeable battery is not holding a full charge.
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Try charging the battery overnight (minimum 12 hours).
If you are charging the battery over USB, please note
that some laptops may stop powering the USB port
when it enters Standby or Hibernation mode.
I cannot transfer files to the player.
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Ensure that your computer is running a supported
operating system.
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If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ensure
that the USB driver has been properly installed.
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Ensure that the supplied USB cable is securely attached to the player and the PC, or try using another
USB cable.
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If you have connected the player through a USB hub,
try connecting the player directly to your computer.
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Ensure that the player’s memory capacity is not full.
There is no sound during playback.
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Check the volume level.
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Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The sound quality of the music is poor.
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Try playing the file on your computer. If the sound
quality is still poor, try downloading the file again or
re-encoding the file yourself.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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Ensure that the bit rate of the file is not too low. The
higher the bit rate of the file, the better it will sound.
The minimum recommended bitrate is 128kbps for
MP3s and 96kbps for WMAs.
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Try lowering the volume of the player.
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Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The player will not play my music file.
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Ensure that the file is in a compatible format.
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The file may be copy-protected and you no longer
have authorization to play this file. If you feel this is
in error, please contact the service from which you
downloaded the file.
The player has malfunctioned.
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Try resetting your player.
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Try updating the player’s firmware. Please refer to
the Firmware Upgrades section of this manual for
detailed instructions.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Display Type
LED Indicator
Memory
1GB Integrated Flash Memory
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA (>64kbps, Class 1)
DRM Support
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Song Info Support
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PC Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (MSC)
Plug and Play Support
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or newer
Mac OS X
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
90dB
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz
Power Supply
Integrated Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Battery
Unit Dimensions
2.2” x 1.0” x 0.87” (WHD)
Specifications and manual are subject to change without prior
notice.
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