TM785 User Manual v.1

TM785 User Manual v.1
TM785 User Manual v.1.0
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Apex TM785CH 7.85” internet tablet with Google Play. It utilizes
touch technology to make your personal computing fast, seamless and immersive. The tablet is
the perfect companion for accomplishing everyday tasks, browsing multimedia entertainment
and enhancing productivity on the go. Features include access to 25GB of free cloud storage,
Bluetooth connectivity, TF memory card slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage, front &
rear cameras, and trial access to a popular educational and video app for kids in a parentprotected environment. With a sleek design, powerful processor and high-definition IPS display,
you’ll enjoy the TM785CH for many years to come. The following information will help get the
most out of your tablet so we strongly recommend reading it thoroughly.
What Is in the Box?
• Apex TM785CH Tablet
• AC Adapter; USB Cable; OTG Cable
• Quick Start Guide
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Important Safety Instructions
Please read the following instructions and notices before using your tablet.
1. Avoid using in extremely hot, cold, dusty, damp or wet environments.
2. The tablet is not moisture/water-resistant. Avoid using the tablet around sources of
water.
3. Avoid dropping or forcibly placing the tablet onto a hard surface. This may
damage the screen or internal electronic components.
4. Do not use alcohol, thinner or benzene to clean the surface of the tablet. Use only
cleaning products designed for computer tablet devices.
5. Do not use the tablet while walking or driving.
6. Excessive use of earphones at high volume may lead to hearing impairment. Limit
earphone usage, and adjust the volume to a moderate level when doing so.
7. The images in this manual may vary slightly from the actual product.
8. Charge the tablet battery under any of the following circumstances:
a) Battery level icon indicates low power, by showing a drained, red battery icon.
b) Tablet powers-off automatically, continuing to do so even after restarting.
c) On-screen keys do not function.
9. Do not suddenly disconnect the tablet when formatting, uploading or downloading
data. This can lead to program errors (e.g., system or screen “freezing”.)
10. Static discharge in the cable, while it is connected to a computer, may corrupt files
or damage the memory.
11. Dismantling the tablet will void the manufacturer’s warranty. If you are experiencing
problems, review the Troubleshooting section of this manual.
12.Tablet functions, hardware, software, and warranty information may be revised by
the manufacturer or their respective owners, and subject to change without notice.
13.Warning: This product may contain a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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Table of Contents
Introduction / What Is In the Box p1
Safety Instructions
p2
Table of Contents
p3
Function Overview
p4-5
Getting Started
a. Charging the Battery/Battery Care
p6-8
b. Tablet Power On & Unlock Screen/Tablet Power Off/Standby
Basic Operation
p8-12
a. Home Screen and Managing Apps
b. Screen Orientation
c. Notification Bar
d. Bottom Navigation Bar Overview (Back, Home, Open Apps, Take a Screenshot)
e. On Screen Text Entry
f. Common Finger Gestures (Touch & Hold, Drag, Pinch to Zoom)
Setting Up Your Tablet
a. Connecting to Wi-Fi
b. Set Date & Time
c. Changing the Wallpaper
p13-15
Pre-Installed Apps
p16-22
a. Preloaded Apps (Google Play Store, Playkids, CloudLink, Maxthon, AccuWeather)
b. Cloud Storage (Google Drive, File Locker)
c. Utilities (Calculator, Calendar, Clock, File Manager)
d. Maps
e. Google Now
Multimedia Apps
p23-24
a. Music
b. Video
c. Sound and Voice Recorders
Overview of Features
a. Front & Rear Cameras
b. Camera Setting/Adjustments
c. Gallery (Photos & Video)
d. Bluetooth
e. TF Memory Card Slot
f. Connecting External USB Devices
g. Email Accounts (email, Gmail)
h. Transfer Media Files
p25-33
Settings Menu
p34-35
a. Wireless Menu (WiFi, Data Usage)
b. Device Menu (Sound, Display, Storage, Battery, Apps)
c. Personal Menu (Location Access, Security) d. Account Menu (Google, Add Accounts)
e. System Menu (Date & Time, Accessibility, About Tablet)
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Function Overview
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FRONT
REAR
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Touch Screen
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Experience brilliant detail and wide angle viewing from the widescreen 10.1” IPS panel
with 1280 x 800 resolution.
1. Front Camera
Built in 2MP front camera allows you to take “selfies” or to add video to your calls to family
& friends.
2. Power/Lock Key
Powers ON/OFF when held for about 3 seconds. Locks and unlocks the tablet in Standby
Mode.
3. Rear Camera
Built in 2MP rear camera allows you to take HD videos or pictures.
4. Micro USB Port
Transfer media files to or from your computer to the Tablet. Micro USB 2.0 will charge the
internal battery from your PC (slow charge only).
DC Input & Charging Port
Connect to charge the internal rechargeable battery.
5. Headphone Jack
Use headphones for private listening or to connect with amplified speakers.
6. Volume ± Key
Increase or decrease the volume level.
7. Micro TF Card Slot
Built-in memory card reader slot that supports up to an additional 32GB of storage.
8.Speaker
Built in audio speaker to listen without need for headphones.
9.Microphone
Use for voice narration, meetings, or note taking.
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery
Connect the MicroUSB cable to the wall plug power adapter, then to the Tablet as
shown. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before first use.
NOTE: It takes approximately five hours to recharge the battery via AC power and
it is normal for the Tablet to feel warm during the recharging process and actual
usage. Play times will vary depending on display settings, apps that remain open,
and your internet usage.
Battery Care
Operating temperature: Your Tablet is designed to function between 32°F and 95°F (or
0°C to 35°C). Lithium-polymer batteries are sensitive to higher temperatures, so keep
your Tablet out of direct sun light and don’t leave it in a closed environment susceptible
to extreme temperatures (ie: such as a vehicle).
Recharge Battery: Recharge the battery whenever it is convenient; it is also
recommended to run the battery down to 10% at least once a month and recharge it.
To View battery usage: Go to Settings > Battery to determine where battery resources
are being used and for what purpose.
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Power ON & Unlock Screen
Press and hold the POWER
button on the side for about 3 seconds until the logo
screen appears, then release. The tablet will eventually display the locked Start-Up
screen. Slide the “Lock” icon to the right to unlock.
Power OFF
Press and hold the POWER
button until the POWER OFF window appears, then tap to
turn off. You also have the option to reboot the tablet, turn sound or Airplane mode off
and on.
Standby
Briefly press the POWER
button to enter STANDBY mode which will turn off the display
and leave the tablet in a low-power mode.
NOTE: Battery drain will occur in this mode when compared to completely turned off.
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Basic Operation
Unlocking the Tablet
The lock screen is the starting point when you power on your tablet. To unlock, tap the
lock icon then drag your finger to unlock.
Home Screen and Managing Your Apps
The Home screen is where all of the applications are found on your tablet. There are
additional applications in the App Tray. Most Google apps are contained in a folder for
your convenience.
Press the App Tray icon
to launch all Apps on the Tablet. Swipe your finger to the
left or right to view additional Apps (if available). The Home screen is comprised of 5
separate screens; the main screen, and others on the right and left side.
In order to move an App from the App Tray to the Home Screen, touch and hold the
app, then drag it to the desired screen. To remove it, touch and hold the App, then drag
it to the “Remove” icon at the top of the screen.
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Screen Orientation
The Tablet is set for “Auto-Rotation”. When enabled, the screen automatically rotates
based on how you are holding the tablet.
To lock the display in a Landscape or Portrait screen orientation, simply deselect the
“Auto-rotate screen” option in Settings > Accessibility.
Portrait
Landscape
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Notification Bar
Swipe the Top Left or Right Side the Status Bar to View Notifications
Notifications provide a means to alert you of new messages, alarms and scheduled
events, screenshots captured, etc. The Notification Bar is the black bar at the top of the
screen. To view notifications, swipe your finger down from the top left side of the bar to
open pending notifications. When done, simply swipe back to close.
For quick access to Settings options, swipe your finger down from the top right side of
the Notification Bar. Quickly adjust for brightness, Wi-Fi, screen rotation, battery status,
and more.
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Bottom Navigation Bar Overview
Take a Screen Shot - You can take a screenshot of the current image on your tablet.
Save it in your Gallery or share with others. To capture an image tap the
icon.
NOTE: To share or edit an image, swipe your finger down from the top left of the
screen to select.
Volume Down – Tap
to decrease volume.
Back – Tap
or
to go back to the previous screen. Once back to the Home
screen you cannot go further back.
Home – Tap
to open the home screen.
Open Apps – Tap to
open a list of thumbnail images you have open. To open an
app, tap on it. To close an app, swipe it left or right.
NOTE: Closing open apps will avoid excessive battery drain.
Volume Up – Tap
to increase volume.
On Screen Text Entry
To type information, tap in the text field. An on-screen keyboard will appear and allow
you to type directly on the display.
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Common Finger Gestures
Touch and Hold to Delete: Touch and hold your finger on an on-screen App until a light
glow appears around it. This is often used for deleting an item from the tablet.
Drag: To move an object, or activate functionality, Touch and Hold an App until it glows,
then “drag” it to another location on the screen without lifting your finger.
Slide/Swipe: A motion often used to move through menus, pictures or multiple
selections. Tap or flick your finger into the direction you want to move toward.
Pinch to Zoom: In some apps (such as Maps, Browser, and Gallery), you can zoom in
and out by placing two fingers on the screen at once, and pinching them together
(to zoom out) or spreading them apart (to zoom in.)
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Setting Up Your Tablet
Connecting to Wi-Fi
To connect to the internet, use email, or download music and videos, you must connect
the tablet via a broadband Wi-Fi network and wireless router that supports Wi-Fi
802.11b/g. Know the name of your network (SSID) and password to make certain your
network connection is secure.
NOTE: If the router supports 802.11, make sure that it has been configured to
accept 802.00/b/g connections as well.
To connect Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi
Turn on the Wi-Fi setting from OFF to ON by sliding the switch to the right. The tablet
will scan for available Wi-Fi networks within range of your current location. Secured
networks will have a Lock icon shown next to the wireless symbol.
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Tap the name of your network and enter a password (if required). Once you have successfully entered the wireless network information and have connected, the tablet will
remember your settings.
NOTE: When Wi-Fi is not in use, turn off in order to conserve battery power.
Set Date & Time
Go to Settings > System > Date & time
Automatically set date & time when connected to the internet. Otherwise, you can
manually set date, time, time zone, 12 or 24 hour format, and date format.
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Changing the Wallpaper
To change the wallpaper displayed on your Home screens, touch and hold anywhere
on a Home screen that is not occupied for a few seconds. A list of options will appear.
Tap one of them: Gallery, Live Wallpapers, and Wallpapers.
Gallery
Choose from photos that you have synced with your tablet.
Live Wallpapers
Choose from a scrolling list of animated wallpapers.
Wallpapers
Choose from thumbnails of default images, or touch a thumbnail for a larger version.
You may also download wallpapers from the Google Play Store.
To set the selected image, tap Gallery, drag the blue dots to determine the crop area
and tap OK, or for Wallpaper, tap Set Wallpaper.
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Pre-Installed Applications
It is recommended that you have a Google Gmail account as many Apps use Google
services. We have selected a diverse group of Apps to help get you started. They are
located on the Home screens.
Otherwise, tap the
App tray to access and launch all other Apps on your tablet.
Google Play Store™ – Over 1M Apps are available for download including music, movies, e-Books, games, and widgets for use on your tablet.
To access tap
the Play Store App. Key in your email account and password. If you
need to create an account, tap New and follow the on-screen instructions. Afterwards,
you can start downloading and install Apps.
NOTE: Some Apps require a fee while others can be downloaded for free.
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Playkids™ – To access tap
Playkids offers the best educational games and popular
TV shows with a child-friendly interface made especially for kids and toddlers. Parental
controls keep your child from accessing the rest of the tablet.
NOTE: After a free trial period there is a subscription for premium services.
CloudLink™ – To access tap
CloudLink brings you the best productivity apps in one
convenient suite that includes 10GB of free cloud storage. Apps include File Locker, and
premium apps from PrintHand, OfficeSuite, StartMeeting, and more.
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Maxthon™ – To access tap
. Maxthon has created the world’s first cloud browser
that connects all of your devices. Share web content with friends. Download or receive
all your content from the cloud.
AccuWeather™ - To access tap
Stay connected to the latest in weather with this
customizable weather App that is hyper-localized to provide forecasts at your street
address.
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Cloud Storage
Google Drive - Manage your storage of all types of digital media and
documents; share files, images, etc. Receive 15GB of free storage when you sign
up and create an account.
File Locker – (through the CloudLink productivity suite of Apps) - Manage your
storage of all types of digital media and documents; share files, images, etc.
Receive 10GB of free storage when you sign up and create an account.
NOTE: Additional storage is available for a small monthly fee from these
providers.
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Utilities
Calculator
A simple and convenient calculator
Calendar
A robust calendar app that allow you to customize scheduling and reminders. When
you configure to an existing Google account or create a new one the first time and
open the Calendar app, it displays existing calendar events from that Google account.
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Clock
A standard clock/alarm that you can either set the time manually or, when connected
to Wi-Fi, automatically updates to the correct local time (assuming the correct time zone
has been set). Set an alarm by touching the Alarm icon. Select the time then tap OK.
File Manager
Allows for the management and access of data files, including music, video, and PDFs
from internal storage, memory cards or externally connected storage.
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Maps
Use Maps and get directions based on your current location or view traffic on the
highway before you begin your commute or family vacation.
Google Now
From knowing the weather before you start your day, to planning the best route
to avoid traffic, or even checking your favorite team’s score while they’re playing,
Google Now brings you the information you want, when you need it as it works in the
background.. Your information is automatically organized into simple cards that appear
just when they’re needed.
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Multimedia Apps
Store and playback photos music, video, and games on your Tablet or optional TF memory card that can support up to an additional 32GB.
Music
Use the Google Play Music app
to listen to your favorite songs and albums. Transfer
music from your Mac or Windows computer to your Tablet using a mini USB cable.
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Video
Use the 4KPlayer
or Gallery
applications to view, organize and play back videos.
Customize and set your playback preferences.
Sound and Voice Recorders
Use the Sound and Voice Recorders app to manage and store your recordings. Allows
for the recording of sound and or voice narration, lecture meetings, note-taking, and
concerts, directly into MP3 files using the internal microphone.
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Overview of Features
Front & Rear Cameras
Video Chat
Tap the
icon to access Camera mode. The tablet features two 2MP cameras to
take HD photos and video movies. The second camera found on the front of the tablet
for taking “selfies” or video chatting with family & friends (after installing a video chat
App from the Play Store™).
To switch between both front and rear cameras press
Slide switch to change mode from camera
to video
.
.
A multitude of camera settings are available for you to customize preferences and
make color adjustments.
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Camera settings and preferences
Color adjustments
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Snap shot styles
Continuous shooting modes
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Color corrective white balance
Time lapse interval between shots
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Gallery (for Photos & Videos)
Display and manage photos and image files. Use the Gallery
app to view pictures
or play back videos that you’ve taken, downloaded, or transferred. You can perform
basic photo editing tasks, set images as your wallpaper, or share photos and videos with
friends.
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Bluetooth
Your Tablet is compatible with Bluetooth capable devices. Once Windows searches
and finds the Bluetooth device, follow on-screen instructions to complete the pairing of
the device with the Tablet.
Add or “pair” a Bluetooth compatible device with your Tablet as follows:
1. Turn on the compatible Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
2. Open the Settings > turn on Bluetooth.
3. Tap on Bluetooth to view paired devices.
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TF Memory Card Slot
The tablet supports TF memory cards (up to 32GB). Use an optional memory card to
store music,
videos, photos, documents, and more when your Tablets internal storage capacity becomes limited.
TF Card
To install: Turn off Tablet; insert the memory card face up into the slot until it clicks and locks into place.
To remove: Open “Settings” > Storage > Unmount Memory Card.
Make certain there are no programs running. Push the memory card inward with your fingernail until it pops out.
NOTE: Memory cards can only be inserted one way. Do not force when inserting; un-mount the card before ejecting; do not un-mount from the tablet while a program is in use.
Connect to Keyboard, Mouse, & other USB devices
You can connect a keyboard, mouse, and other external devices to your tablet via USB
or Bluetooth and use in the same way as you would on a PC.
Email Accounts - Gmail
Set up a Gmail account to access Google features including the Play Store, Google
Drive, YouTube, Adwords, etc.
Tap
to launch the Gmail App. Tap EXISTING then enter your account and password.
If you don’t have a Gmail account then tap NEW
Adding Other Email Accounts
To set up an email account other than Gmail tap
Tap
to log in. Tap SETTINGS then ADD ACCOUNT.
to access all Apps in the App tray.
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Transfer Media Files
Use the included micro USB cable to connect your tablet to a PC in order to transfer
documents and media files (music, movies, photos) to and from your Tablet. When you
connect the tablet to a personal computer, a brief message will appear in the upper
left corner “USB Connected” or “Connected as an installer”.
From your computer, view files to open and transfer.
As seen on the Tablet when micro USB cable is connected to PC.
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As seen on a PC when Tablet is connected.
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Settings
The Settings
section allows you to personalize and adjust many of the functions of
the tablet. Some of the most popular adjustments are stated below:
Wireless and Networks Menu
Wi-Fi ON/OFF
Displays available Wi-Fi signals and allows for establishing connectivity.
To conserve tablet battery power, switch Wi-Fi to OFF when no longer browsing
the web.
Data usage
A convenient tool for viewing the amount of data transferred to/from the tablet.
Devices Menu
Sound
Adjust tablet volume controls for sound and notifications.
Display
Adjust the Brightness, Auto-rotation, Sleep duration and Font size. Customize wallpaper
backgrounds. Unless otherwise set, the tablet will go to sleep, and automatically lock,
after a preset period of time. The tablet may be set to sleep after 15 seconds to 30
minutes of inactivity, or not at all. The screen lock is determined by the Screen Security
setting. To conserve tablet battery power, set the display brightness and sleep functions
at reasonable levels.
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Storage
Displays the total amount of memory available in the tablet for data (ie: apps, photos.).
Battery
Displays the battery usage over time, the status of the internal battery and level
(percentage of a full charge).
Apps
Displays a list of apps that have been downloaded, are currently running, or are located on a separate device (such as a memory card). It displays the total amount of
internal storage available.
Personal Menu
Location Access
Allows Google to determine your location using Wi-Fi, and to base any
searches off that location.
Security
The Tablet comes with several security methods for unlocking the tablet,encrypting
data, and other security functions. You may set locks with a higher strength level using
this lock setting. When screen security is active, the tablet will lock after the Power button has been pressed, and the screen has gone to sleep.
Language Access
Select preferences for spell checker, voice typing, text-to-speech, and keyboard type.
Accounts Menu
Google
Google account information and privacy settings.
Add Accounts
View email accounts linked and accessible by the tablet, and synchronize features
such as calendar and contacts.
System Menu
Date & time
Adjust the date, time, time zone, 12 or 24 hour format and date format displayed on the
tablet.
Accessibility
Enables features for more functional tablet usage including TalkBack, enlarged text, automatic screen rotation, the ability to speak passwords, touch and hold delays, and the
installation of assistive web scripts.
About Tablet
Displays detailed information on the tablet, including system updates, status, legal, and
Android software version number.
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Specifications
Screen Size:
7.85” Capacitive (measured diagonally)
Display Type:
IPS Multi-Touch LCD Screen with Auto-Rotation
Resolution:
1024 x 768 (supports resolutions up to 1080p)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Processor:
Intel 1.3GHz Dual Core
System RAM:
1 GB DDR3
Storage Internal:
16 GB; expandable to an additional 32GB through Memory Card slot
Cameras:
2MP Front; 2MP Rear
Wi-Fi:
Inputs:
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Micro USB, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, DC 5V
Battery:
High Capacity 3000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery
Enclosure:
Rubberized Back Panel
Dimensions
7.8” W x 5.2” H x 0.25” D
Unit Weight:
0.7 lbs.
Contents:
Tablet, user guide, micro USB cable, OTG cable
Warranty:
Limited 1 Year Parts & Labor
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Limited Warranty
One Year Limited Warranty
TMAX Digital Inc. warrants this Apex product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from the date of original purchase (“Limited Warranty period”), at its own option either to
(A) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (B) replace it with a new or a refurbished
product. TMAX Digital Inc. will incur no liability whatsoever to provide packaging for warranty items. Upon
receipt of the warranty item, should it be determined that the packaging is insufficient, TMAX Digital Inc
may at its discretion, void the warranty. You are responsible for the transportation cost to TMAX Digital Inc.
A nominal handling fee does apply. You must receive a return authorization number before sending a
unit in for service.
To Obtain Warranty Service:
Should it be necessary to contact Customer Support, call (800) 880-1227 or email cs@tmaxdigital.
com. You will be instructed on how your claim will be processed. Have pertinent information available
including proof of purchase and an understanding of the issue.
You must retain the original bill of sale to provide proof of purchase. Call or email a Customer Support
representative to assess the problem. No service or shipment will be accepted unless RMA # is provided
to you and attached or printed to the shipping carton along with a copy of the bill of sale.
Customer Data:
Customer shall be solely responsible for maintaining backup data necessary to replace Customer data
lost or damaged from any cause.
This warranty is effective only if the product was purchased through an Authorized Retail Seller and the
unit is operated in North America. You are responsible for all tariffs and taxes imposed to ship or receive
warranty or replacement units to and from the U.S. Warranty extends only to defects in materials or
workmanship and does not extend to any other products that have been lost, discarded or damaged by
misuse, accident, neglect, acts of God, such as lightning, improper installation, improper maintenance or
modification. The Limited Warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages of having been previously altered,
modified, repaired or serviced by anyone other than the service facilities authorized by TMAX Digital Inc.
to render such services. Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or lost accessories.
This warranty gives you specific rights and these rights may vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow limitation on how long the warranty lasts or exclusions or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above may not apply to you.
TMAX DIGITAL Inc. reserves the rights to change the warranty from time to time without written notice to you.
Disclaimer of Warranty:
EXCEPT FOR THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES, TMAX DIGITAL INC. HEREBY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY AND/OR ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FIRNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR ANY WARRANTY WITH
REGARES TO ANY CLAIMS OF INFRINMENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LIABILITY OF TMAX DIGITAL INC. , IF ANY, ANY PURCHASE’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR
DAMAGES FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND WAHTSOEVER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEROY AND WHETHER
ARISING IN TORT OR CONTRACT, SAHLL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
PRODUCT WITH RESPECT TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM IS MADE. IN NO EVENT SHALL TMAX DIGITAL INC. BE LIABLE
TO PURCHASE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INDIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO , COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OR DAMAGES ON ACCOUNT OF THE
LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.
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