Coby MP300, MP-300 User manual

Coby MP300, MP-300 User manual
USB-Stick MP3 Player
MP-300-1G
MP-300-2G
MP-300-4G
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-300
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.
For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your local
authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
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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:
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution
of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft.
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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 leadin 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...................................................... 9
Features........................................................................ 10
Getting Started.......................................................... 11
MP-300 at a Glance..................................................... 11
Top View................................................................. 11
Bottom View........................................................... 11
Front View............................................................... 11
Right View............................................................... 11
Play Mode Display................................................ 12
Record Mode Display........................................... 12
Connecting Headphones .......................................... 13
Connecting Power........................................................ 13
Loading a Battery................................................. 13
USB Power............................................................... 14
Using the MP-300 Controls........................................... 15
Power On/Off......................................................... 15
Hold Switch............................................................. 15
Reset Function....................................................... 15
Navigating the Menu Interface.......................... 16
Main Menu.........................................................................
Play Music.................................................................... 17
Play Music Controls....................................................... 17
Repeat A-B Mode................................................. 18
Setting.......................................................................... 19
Folder........................................................................... 21
Folder Controls............................................................... 21
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USB Connection.........................................................22
Connecting to a Computer........................................22
Transferring Files.............................................................23
Disconnecting from a Computer............................... 24
Microsoft Windows........................................ 24
Macintosh OS X............................................. 25
Firmware Upgrade.................................................... 26
About MP3/WMA Files................................................ 27
Troubleshooting.......................................................28
Specifications............................................................ 31
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Package Contents
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
4
5
1.
MP-300
2.
Stereo Earphones
3.
USB Extension Cable
4.
1 x “AAA” Battery
5.
Instruction Booklet
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
Integrated Flash Memory

High-Contrast LCD Display with Backlight

Plays MP3 and WMA Digital Music Files

ID3 support for song information display

Mobile Data Storage Function

USB 2.0 for Fast File Transfers
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Getting Started
MP-300 at a Glance
Top View
1.
MENU button
2.
Volume + 3.
Volume - 4.
Previous/Reverse 5.
Next/Forward
6.
Play/Pause/Stop 1
3
5
2
4
6
Bottom View
7.
HOLD Switch
8.
USB Cap
9.
Battery Cover
Front View
10. LCD Display
11. Neckstrap Hook
11
10
Right View
12. Headphone Out Jack
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Play Mode Display
Record Mode Display
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Getting Started
Connecting Headphones
Connect headphones/earphones to the Headphone
Out jack for private
listening.

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 Power
The MP-300 operates on 1 x “AAA” battery for music
playback.
Loading a Battery
1.
Remove the USB Cap.
2.
Remove the Battery
Cover.
3.
Insert 1 x “AAA” battery,
taking care to match the
“+” and “–” polarities of the
battery with the markings
inside the battery compartment.
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4.
Replace the Battery Cover.
USB Power
When the MP-300 is connected to a computer’s powered
USB port, it will draw power over the USB connection.
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Getting Started
Using the MP-300 Controls
Power On/Off

To turn your player on, press
will light.
. The LED indicator

To turn your player off, hold
for at least 3 seconds. The LED indicator will darken.
Hold Switch
The Hold feature locks (disables) your player’s controls to
prevent accidental key presses when it is in your pocket
or bag.

To lock the player’s controls, slide the HOLD switch
to the right in the direction of the arrow. A Lock icon
will be displayed on the screen.
HO L D

To unlock the player’s controls, slide the HOLD
switch to the left.
Reset Function
You may reset your player if it should freeze or otherwise
behave abnormally.
1.
Disconnect your player if it is connected to a
computer.
2.
Remove the battery from the player. Wait 10
seconds, and then replace the battery.
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3.
Power on your player. Your player has now been
reset.
Navigating the Menu Interface
It is easy to use the MP-300 controls to select menu options, items, and files on your player.

To move the selection cursor (highlight), press the
arrow keys. To move quickly in any direction, press
and hold the arrow keys.

To highlight the previous item to the left (or up),
press
.

To highlight the next item to the right (or down),
press
.

To confirm and enter the current selection, press
.

To return to the previous screen, press
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Play Music
Enter PLAY MUSIC mode from the
Main Menu to play digital MP3 or
WMA music files.
PLAY MUSIC mode will play all compatible audio files on your player, regardless of directory.
Play Music Controls
Use the following controls during music playback.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume track playback.
During playback, press
to pause
playback.
Hold
(2
seconds)
Stop track playback completely.
Press
Play the next track.
Hold
Fast-forward through the current
track.
Press
Play the previous track.
Hold
Reverse through the current track.
Press
Decrease the volume level.
Press
Increase the volume level.
Press
Start Repeat A-B Mode.
Hold
Return to Main Menu.
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Play Music
For more information about how to get music
onto your player, please refer to the section
“Getting Started > Connecting to a Computer >
Transferring Music to Your MP-300”.
For more information about digital MP3 and
WMA music files, please refer to the section
“About MP3/WMA Music Files”.
Repeat A-B Mode
Set a segment of a music track to repeat in a continuous
loop. During playback:

To set the starting point “A” of the loop, press

To set the end point “B” of the loop, press
again.
The loop will now play from point “A” to point “B”.

To resume normal playback, press
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Setting
Enter SETTING mode from the Main
Menu to change your player’s internal
option settings.
The Setting Menu contains 11 options.

To select an option, press
enter, press
.

To exit the Setting Menu, press
Item
or
. To confirm and
.
Description
Equalizer
Set a digital equalizer preset. The options are
Normal, Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz, and Bass.
Repeat Mode
Set a Repeat Mode option. The options are Normal, Repeat One, Repeat All, Shuffle Repeat, Dir
Normal, Dir All Repeat, Dir Shuffle Repeat.
Contrast
Set the contrast level of the display.
Backlight
Set the backlight option to change the duration of
time (in seconds) that the backlight will remain on
after a key press. A setting of “Off” will disable the
backlight completely. A setting of “On” will keep
the backlight on continuously.
Backlight
Color
Set the color of the backlight. A setting of “Color
All” will change the backlight color with each key
press.
Power Set
Set the Power Set option to change the duration
of time (in minutes) that the player will remain on
when it is idle. A setting of “Disable” will turn this
power saving feature off.
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Setting
Item
Description
Record Set
Set the Recording Quality level for Voice or FM
recordings. The options are 32Kbps (lowest
quality), 44Kbps, 64Kbps, and 88Kbps (highest
quality). Higher quality recordings will take up
more memory than lower quality recordings.
Langauge
Set the Language that the menus appear in.
Version
View your player’s firmware information.
Info
View your player’s memory information.
USB Mode
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Set the USB mode to MSC or MTP. For more
information on USB modes, see the “Connecting
to a Computer” section of this manual.
While the player is connected to a computer,
you can change the USB mode by pressing and
holding
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Folder
Enter FOLDER mode to view, play, or
delete files on your player.
You can also connect your player to a computer to easily
manage your file library.
Folder Controls
A directory tree will be displayed on-screen upon entering FOLDER mode from the Main Menu.
Use the following controls in FOLDER mode.
Key
Function
Press
Select the next file or folder (down).
Press
Select the previous file or folder (up).
If a folder is selected, the folder’s contents will
be displayed.
If a file is selected, an option box will be
displayed:
Press
• Select “Play Now” to play the selected file.
• Select “Delete?” to delete the selected file, and
then select “Yes” to confirm the deletion.
If the icon is selected, the previous folder’s
contents will be displayed.
Press
Return to Main Menu.
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USB Connection
Connect the MP-300 to a computer to:

Transfer files to and from your player.

Perform basic file management functions.
If you are using Windows 98 SE, you must install a USB
driver. Download the driver from the Coby website at:
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Connecting to a Computer
1.
Make sure the
player is turned off.
2.
Remove the USB
Cap and plug the
MP-300 directly into
your computer’s
USB port. You may
choose to use a USB extension cable to connect to a
computer.
Your computer will automatically recognize the
player as an MSC Device. An icon representing your player will appear as a “Removable
Disk” when you open “My Computer”.
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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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USB Connection
Transferring Files
1.
Connect the MP-200 to a computer.
2.
Open the computer’s file browser (e.g., “Windows
Explorer”).
3.
Select the music files to transfer and drag-and-drop
them onto the “Removable Disk” icon that represents your MP-300.

You may also transfer files from your MP-300 to
a computer.
Do not disconnect the MP-300 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 music transfer
and file management over a USB connection.
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USB Connection
Disconnecting from a Computer
Follow the steps below to prevent data loss or corruption.
Microsoft Windows
1.
Double-click the green arrow
in the taskbar located on the
lower-right 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
cable from the player and your computer.
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USB Connection
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 cable
from the player and your computer.
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Firmware Upgrade
From time to time, COBY may release firmware upgrades
to improve the performance of the MP-300 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 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.
Address COBY Electronics Technical Support
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
Email
[email protected]
Web
www.cobyusa.com
Phone
800-727-3592:
718-416-3197:
Weekdays 8:00AM–11:00PM EST
Weekends 9:00AM–5:30PM EST
Weekdays 8:00AM–5:30PM EST
The player does not turn on.

Ensure that the battery retains a charge. Try replacing the battery with a new one.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
The buttons do not work.

Ensure that the battery retains a charge. Try replacing the battery with a new one.

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
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Troubleshooting
I cannot transfer files to the player.

Ensure that your computer is running a supported
operating system.

If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ensure
that the USB driver has been properly installed.

If using the supplied USB extension cable, ensure
that it is securely attached to the player and the PC,
or try using another USB cable.

If you have connected the player through a USB
hub, try connecting the player directly to your
computer.

Ensure that the player’s memory capacity is not full.

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
There is no sound during playback.

Check the volume level.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The sound quality of the music is poor.

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.

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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Troubleshooting

Try lowering the volume of the player.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The player will not play my music file.

Ensure that the file is in a compatible format.

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 LCD characters are corrupted or something is
wrong with the display.

Ensure that the correct menu language has been
set.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).
The player has malfunctioned.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).

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
128 x 32 Dot-Matrix LCD with Backlight
Memory
Integrated Flash Memory
MP-300-1G: 1GB
MP-300-2G: 2GB
MP-300-4G: 4GB
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA
DRM Support
--
Song Info Support
ID3
FM Frequency Range
87.5 - 108.0MHz
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)
Power Supply
1 x “AAA” Battery
Unit Dimensions
2.2” x 2.87” x 0.82” (WHD)
Specifications and manual are subject to change without
prior notice.
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