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User’s Manual
Lil’ SmartTop
TM
© 2013 VTech
Printed in China
91-002816-002
Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know how important the first day of school is for your
child. To help prepare preschoolers for this important event, VTech® has
developed the Preschool Learning™ series of interactive toys.
Preschool Learning™ features fun characters and inviting school themes
that use technology to capture a child’s attention and teach important
preschool skills like spelling, counting and the alphabet. These vital skills
are taught in a way that's both fun and highly engaging to maintain a
child's interest. Children will also be introduced to fun school subjects
such as art class, music class and even recess! With Preschool Learning™,
learning is fun from day one!
At VTech®, we know that a child has the ability to do great things.
That’s why all of our electronic learning products are uniquely designed
to develop a child’s mind and allow them to learn to the best of their
ability. We thank you for trusting VTech® with the important job of
helping your child learn and grow!
Sincerely,
Your friends at VTech®
To learn more about Preschool Learning™ series and other VTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™!
LCD SCREEN
On/Off Button
USB JACK
A-Z LETTER BUTTONS
REPEAT BUTTON
4 Category Buttons
INTRODUCTION
Play just like grown-ups with the Lil’ SmartTop™! For added usability,
it also connects to your computer for additional downloadable
content such as sing-along songs, e-cards, animated stories, and
additional picture dictionary packages. With an easy carry handle,
this portable laptop provides hours of on-the-go fun!
PIANO KEYS
Settings Button
Mouse + Enter Button
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
One VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™
One instruction manual
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WARNING:
All packing materials, such as tape, plastic sheets, packaging locks
and tags are not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your
child’s safety.
ATTENTION
Pour la sécurité de votre enfant, débarrassez-vous de tous les
produits d’emballage tels que rubans adhésifs, feuilles de plastique,
attaches et étiquettes. Ils ne font pas partie du jouet.
Unlock the packaging locks:
Rotate the packaging lock counter-clockwise 90
degrees.
Pull out the packaging lock.
GETTING STARTED
BATTERY INSTALLATION
GETTING STARTED
NOTE: Please keep the user’s manual as it contains important information.
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover at the
back of the unit.
3. Use a screwdriver or coin to
open the battery cover.
4. Install 2 new AA Size (AM3/LR6) batteries following the diagram
inside the battery box. (The use of new alkaline batteries is
recommended for maximum performance.)
5. Replace the battery cover and tighten the screw to secure.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
GETTING STARTED
BATTERY NOTICE
• Use new alkaline batteries for maximum performance.
• Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type as
recommended.
• Do not mix different types of batteries: alkaline, standard
(carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH), or new and used
batteries.
• Do not use damaged batteries.
• Insert batteries with the correct polarity.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
• Remove exhausted batteries from the toy.
• Remove batteries during long periods of non-use.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the toy before charging (if
removable).
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult
supervision.
1. ON/OFF BUTTON
Press this button to turn the unit ON.
Press it again to turn the unit OFF.
2. LETTERS & SHAPES BUTTON
Press this button to enter the menu for the LETTERS & SHAPES
activities.
3. ADVENTURE FUN BUTTON
Press this button to enter the menu for the ADVENTURE FUN
activities.
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4. MUSIC FUN BUTTON
Press this button to enter the menu for the MUSIC FUN activities.
5. MESSAGES & STORIES BUTTON
Press this button to enter the menu for MESSAGES & STORIES
activities.
Move the mouse left, right, forward and backward
to scroll through menus and for exploring fun.
Press the mouse button to confirm or perform
an activity.
7. A-Z BUTTONS
Press these buttons to learn letter names and their sounds, answer
questions or add in fun sounds.
PRODUCT FEATURES
6. MOUSE + ENTER BUTTON
8. PIANO KEYS
Press these buttons to play the piano.
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9. SETTINGS BUTTON
Press this button to choose the volume setting, LCD contrast
setting and background music on/off setting.
10. REPEAT BUTTON
Press this button to repeat the instruction or question.
11. USB JACK
TO BEGIN PLAY
1. Press the ON/OFF BUTTON to turn the unit on.
2. The unit will play a short animation and then enter the activity
menu.
3. Use the mouse to scroll.
ACTIVITIES
Plug a USB cable into the USB jack to connect to a computer for
downloading. (USB cable not included)
ACTIVITIES
LETTERS & SHAPES Button
There are 3 activities in this category:
Activity 1: Picture Dictionary
In this activity, you can learn letters, letter
sounds and words by pressing any of the 26
letter buttons.
Connect to the VTech® Learning Lodge™ to download new words.
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Activity 2: Hide & Seek Letters
There is a letter inside a dark cave. You can
see part of the letter by using a flashlight. Look
closely and guess the letter by pressing what
you think is the correct letter button.
Activity 3: Shape Learner
Use the mouse to go on a walk through the
garden and discover different shapes.
Adventure Fun Button
Activity 4: Bring Bear Home
Come and help lead Cody the Smart Cub™
back home! Move Cody left and right to help
him collect apples for more energy.
Activity 5: Adventure Fun
Help Cody collect the missing puzzle pieces to
solve the puzzle. The puzzle is divided into four
parts. Cody must go on an adventure to find all
the puzzle pieces.
ACTIVITIES
There are 2 activities in this category:
There are 3 missions within the adventure:
1. Letter Signs
There is a sign in the road with a missing letter. Press the correct letter
button to complete the sign and earn a puzzle piece.
2. Music Giftbox
Let’s find out what’s inside the giftbox! Play the piano keys to open the
giftbox and collect a puzzle piece.
3. Roadblock
Uh oh, the road is blocked! Use the mouse to jump over the obstacle
and collect another puzzle piece.
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Music Fun Button
There are 3 activities in this category:
Activity 6: Sing It
Sing-along songs play with an animation of
Cody doing some dance moves. Press the A-Z
letter buttons to add in some funny sounds.
Connect to the VTech® Learning Lodge™ to download new songs.
Pick a melody from the playlist, and you can
then press the piano keys to play it or just
listen to it. Press the A-Z letter buttons to add
in some funny sounds.
Connect to the VTech® Learning Lodge™ to downlaod new melodies.
Activity 8: Musical Instruments
Move the mouse to the left or right to change
instruments. Press the piano keys to play a
song using the instrument you selected.
ACTIVITIES
Activity 7: Music Party
Messages & Stories button
There are 2 activities in this category:
Activity 9: Story Time
This activity allows you to watch and listen to
animated stories.
You can also download new stories with 2 different levels from the
VTech® Learning Lodge™.
If you have also downloaded your child’s name, during Story Time
your child’s name will appear in the stories.
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INTERNET CONNECTIVITY FEATURES
Minimum System Requirements
PC Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Pentium® 4, 1 GHz or above
Memory: 256MB
Video Adaptor: Graphic card with 1024 x 768 at 16 or 32 bit color
Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768
USB 1.1 or higher
300MB Hard disk space
Windows® compatible sound card and speakers
PC Software Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 or
Windows® 8 Operating System
Internet Explorer® version 6 or above
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 – Other Browsers Version (To acquire the
latest version of Flash player, please visit www.adobe.com)
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY FEATURES
Activity 10: E-card Express
Press this button to receive and hear special
e-cards from friends and family. A short animation
and song will accompany the e-card.
You can connect to the VTech® Learning Lodge™ and create
personalized e-cards for your child that include his or her name, the
name of the sender, and a special message.
Macintosh Hardware Requirements:
Macintosh Computer with an Intel (1GHz or faster) processor
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
300 MB Hard disk space
USB Port required
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Macintosh Software Requirements:
Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8
Safari Internet Browser version 3.0 or later
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 – Other Browsers Version (To acquire the
latest version of Flash player, please visit www.adobe.com)
Microsoft® and Windows® and Windows Vista® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. Adobe®, the Adobe logo, Flash®
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Intel®,
Pentium® are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States
and other countries. Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, and Safari are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ENDORSED OR SPONSORED BY
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, PUBLISHER OF FLASH.
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Before you can connect the Lil’ SmartTop™ to your computer,
you need to install the VTech® Learning Lodge™ software on your
computer. To obtain the VTech® Learning Lodge™, please go to the
VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™ download site on http://www.vtechkids.
com/download and download the setup file.
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
* Internet connection required for Internet enabled functions
on both PC and Macintosh computers.
Once the setup process is complete, connect the VTech® Lil’
SmartTop™ to the computer using a USB cable. Locate the USB
port on the left side of your product, and plug the device into your
computer’s USB port.
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Note:
1. If the power supply is interrupted during the transfer of data
to the VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™, the data on the VTech® Lil’
SmartTop™ may be lost. Before connection, please check and
make sure that your batteries are not running low on power.
3. If having problems with downloading any content, please reset
the unit by pressing the ON/OFF button while holding the F + R
buttons.
NOTE: This will delete all your downloads and require you to create
a new user ID when connecting to the VTech® Learning Lodge™.
If the VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™ is connected
properly, you will see this picture shown on the
screen of your VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™. You
will be taken directly to the VTech® Learning
Lodge™ website, where you can enjoy all of the
online features.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the unit clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
2. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct
heat source.
3. Remove the batteries when the unit is not in use for an extended
period of time.
4. Do not drop the unit on a hard surface and do not expose the
unit to moisture or water.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
2. Refrain from unplugging the USB cable during the transfer of
data to the VTech® Lil’ SmartTop™. This may cause the data to
transfer abnormally or be lost.
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If for some reason the program/activity stops working, please
follow these steps:
1. Turn the unit OFF.
2. Interrupt the power supply by removing the batteries.
3. Let the unit stand for a few minutes, then replace the batteries.
4. Turn the unit ON. The unit should now be ready to play again.
5. If the product still does not work, replace with an entire set of
new batteries.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a problem that cannot be solved by using this manual,
we encourage you to visit us online or contact our Consumer
Services Department with any problems and/or suggestions that
you might have. A support representative will be happy to assist
you.
Before requesting support, please be ready to provide or include
the information below:
• The name of your product or model number (the model number
is typically located on the back or bottom of your product).
• The actual problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the problem started.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone: 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
Company:VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C.
Address: 1156 W. Shure Drive, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
TROUBLESHOOTING / TECHNICAL SUPPORT
TROUBLESHOOTING
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing Preschool Learning products is accompanied
by a responsibility that we at VTech® take very seriously. We make
every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information which forms
the value of our products. However, errors sometimes can occur.
It is important for you to know that we stand behind our products
and encourage you to call our Consumer Services Department at
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S., or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada with
any problems and/or suggestions that you might have. A service
representative will be happy to help you.
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
communications. 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 to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and 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 radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE
NOTE:
Caution : changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1)
THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS
DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING
INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
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