COBY electronic MP-C844, MP-C855 User manual

COBY electronic MP-C844, MP-C855 User manual
MP-C855
USB-Stick MP3 Player with
LCD Display and FM Radio
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-C855
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 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........................................................................... 9
FEATURES............................................................................................. 10
GETTING STARTED................................................................................11
MP-C855 at a Glance.....................................................................................11
Connecting Headphones ..............................................................................13
Connecting Power..........................................................................................13
Loading a Battery.................................................................................13
USB Power...........................................................................................13
Using the MP-C855 Controls.........................................................................14
Power On/Off.......................................................................................14
Hold Switch..........................................................................................14
Reset Function.....................................................................................14
Navigating the Menu Interface............................................................14
Main Menu......................................................................................................15
PLAY MUSIC........................................................................................ 16
Play Music Controls........................................................................................16
Repeat A-B Mode................................................................................17
VOICE.................................................................................................. 18
Voice Controls................................................................................................18
Repeat A-B Mode................................................................................19
RECORD............................................................................................... 20
Record Controls..............................................................................................20
FM TUNER............................................................................................. 21
FM Tuner Controls..........................................................................................21
Automatically Saving Preset Stations.................................................21
Manually Saving Preset Stations........................................................22
Deleting Preset Stations......................................................................22
FM Tuner Menu...............................................................................................23
FM Recording Controls..................................................................................23
SETTING............................................................................................... 24
FOLDER................................................................................................ 26
Folder Controls...............................................................................................26
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USB CONNECTIONS........................................................................... 27
Minimum PC Requirements...........................................................................27
USB Driver Installation (Windows 98SE Only)..............................................27
USB Mode (MSC/MTP)..................................................................................28
Connecting to a Computer.............................................................................30
USB-MTP Mode...................................................................................30
USB-MSC Mode..................................................................................30
Transferring Files............................................................................................31
USB-MTP Mode...................................................................................31
USB-MSC Mode..................................................................................32
Disconnecting from a Computer....................................................................33
USB-MTP Mode...................................................................................33
USB-MSC Mode..................................................................................33
Build Music Library (USB-MSC Mode Only).......................................33
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10............................................................ 34
Music File Transfers.......................................................................................34
Creating Playlists............................................................................................36
Automatic Windows Media Playlist Synchronization....................................38
FIRMWARE UPGRADES....................................................................... 40
Upgrading the Firmware.................................................................................40
ABOUT MP3/WMA MUSIC FILES........................................................ 41
TROUBLESHOOTING........................................................................... 42
SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................. 44
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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. MP-C855
2. Stereo Earphones
3. USB Extension Cable
4. 1 x “AAA” Battery
5. Installation CD
6. Instruction Booklet
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 512MB Integrated Flash Memory
 High-Contrast LCD Display with Backlight
 Plays MP3 and WMA Digital Music Files
 Plays Digital Music from most online stores and subscription services*
 ID3 and LRC support for song and synchronized lyric information display
 Integrated FM Radio and Recorder
 Integrated Microphone for Digital Voice Recording
 Mobile Data Storage Function
 USB 2.0 for Ultra-Fast File Transfers (up to 40x faster than USB 1.0)
* Music Service must support Windows Media DRM (WMDRM). WMDRM10 requires
Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10 or newer.
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GETTING STARTED
MP-C855 at a Glance
Top View
1. MENU button
2. Volume + 3. Volume - 4. Previous/Reverse 5. Next/Forward
6. Play/Pause/Stop Bottom View
7. HOLD Switch
8. USB Cap
9. Battery Compartment Cover
Front View
10. LCD Display
11. Integrated Microphone
12. Neckstrap Hook
Right View
13. Headphone Out Jack
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GETTING STARTED
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-C855 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.
4. Replace the Battery Cover.
USB Power
When the MP-C855 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-C855 Controls
Power On/Off
 To turn your player on, press
 To turn your player off, hold
will darken.
. The LED indicator will light.
for at least 3 seconds. The LED indicator
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.
3. Power on your player. Your player has now been reset.
Navigating the Menu Interface
It is easy to use the MP-C855 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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GETTING STARTED
Main Menu
The Main Menu gives you access to the different function modes of your
player.
 To enter the Main Menu, press and hold
press and hold
.
. To exit the Main Menu,
 To select a function mode in the Main Menu, press
the mode, and then press
to confirm.
or
to highlight
Play Music
Play your digital MP3 or WMA music files.
Voice
Play your digital voice recordings.
Record
Record from the integrated microphone.
FM Tuner
Listen to FM radio broadcasts.
Record FM radio broadcasts.
Setting
Set your player’s internal options.
Folder
Play, view, or delete files from your player.
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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.
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-C855”.
For more information about digital MP3 and WMA music files,
please refer to the section “About MP3/WMA Music Files”.
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PLAY MUSIC
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
play from point “A” to point “B”.
 To resume normal playback, press
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again. The loop will now
again.
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VOICE
Enter VOICE mode from the Main Menu to play
your recorded files (Voice or FM Tuner). If no recordings have been made yet, the display will read
“No Files”.
 The first 3 letters of voice recording files are “MIC”.
 The first 2 letters of FM Tuner recording files are “FM”.
VOICE mode will play all compatible audio recording files on
your player, regardless of directory.
Voice Controls
Use the following controls in VOICE mode.
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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VOICE
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
play from point “A” to point “B”.
 To resume normal playback, press
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again. The loop will now
again.
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RECORD
Enter RECORD mode from the Main Menu to record from the integrated microphone (voice).
The MP-C855 can also record from the FM Tuner. Refer to the
FM Tuner section for details.
Record Controls
Use the following controls in RECORD mode. Recording will start immediately when RECORD is selected from the Main Menu.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume recording.
During recording, press
Press
Stop and save the recording. The player will
enter VOICE mode automatically to play the
recorded file.
to pause recording.
 Recordings are saved to the folder “MICIN.DIR”.
 Recorded voice files are named “MICXXXXX.WAV” where XXXXX corresponds to the numerical sequence in which the recording was made
(numbering starts from 00001).
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FM TUNER
Enter FM TUNER mode from the Main Menu to
listen to or record FM radio broadcasts.
Earphones or headphones must be connected to the headphone
jack for radio operation (the earphone cord is used as an FM
antenna).
FM Tuner Controls
Use the following controls in FM TUNER mode.
Key
Function
Press
Switch between Preset and Manual tuning.
Press
Preset Tuning: Tune to a higher preset station.
Manual Tuning: Tune to a higher frequency.
Hold
Manual Tuning: Auto-seek the next highest frequency.
Press
Preset Tuning: Tune to a lower preset station.
Manual Tuning: Tune to a lower frequency.
Hold
Manual Tuning: Auto-seek the next lowest frequency.
Press
Decrease the volume level.
Press
Increase the volume level.
Hold
Enter the FM Tuner Menu.
Automatically Saving Preset Stations
To automatically scan and save all available broadcast frequencies to Preset
Station memory:
 Enter the FM Tuner menu (press and hold
).
 Select and enter “Auto Scan”.
There are 30 available Preset Stations. Auto Scan will overwrite
any previously stored Preset Stations.
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FM TUNER
Manually Saving Preset Stations
 Manually tune to the station you would like to save as a Preset Station
(e.g., “92.7”).
 Enter the FM Tuner menu (press and hold
).
 Select and enter “Save Station”. The display will flash “Save?”
 While the display is flashing “Save?”, press
Station number (e.g., “03”).
or
to select a Preset
 Press
to confirm and save. (The station “92.7” has now been saved
as Preset Station “03”.)
Press
to cancel the save process.
Deleting Preset Stations
 Enter the FM Tuner menu (press and hold
).
 Select and enter “Delete Station”. The display will flash “Delete?”
 While the display is flashing “Delete?”, press
Preset Station number to delete (e.g., “03”).
 Press
or
to select a
to confirm and delete. (Preset Station “03” will be deleted.)
Press
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FM TUNER
FM Tuner Menu
To enter the FM Tuner menu, press and hold
Tuner mode.
while the player is in FM
Item
Description
Play Music
Enter PLAY MUSIC Mode. (Select this to exit FM
Tuner menu and return to Main Menu).
Voice
Enter VOICE Mode.
Save Station
Save a Preset Station.
Delete Station
Delete a Preset Station
Auto Scan
Automatically scan and save all available broadcast
frequencies to Preset Stations.
Record
Start recording the current FM station.
FM Recording Controls
Make digital recordings of FM radio broadcasts.
Use the following controls in RECORD mode. Recording will start immediately when RECORD is selected from the FM Tuner Menu.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume recording.
During recording, press
Press
Stop and save the recording. The player will
enter VOICE mode automatically to play the
recorded file.
to pause recording.
 Recordings are saved to the folder “FMIN.DIR”.
 Recorded voice files are named “FMXXXXX.WAV” where XXXXX corresponds to the numerical sequence in which the recording was made
(numbering starts from 00001).
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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
or
 To exit the Setting Menu, press
. To confirm and enter, press
.
Item
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.
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.
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SETTING
Item
USB Mode
Description
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.
The mode that the player is in upon entering FOLDER mode will
determine which types of files or folders will be displayed (i.e.,
Play Music or Voice Mode).
Folder Controls
A directory tree will be displayed on-screen upon entering FOLDER mode
from the Main Menu.
 If you were previously in Play Music mode, only music files will be displayed.
 If you were previously in Voice mode, only voice recording files will be
displayed.
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.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Minimum PC Requirements
You can connect the MP-C855 to a computer with a USB port to transfer files
to your player or to manage the files on your player. The minimum requirements listed below will allow you to perform basic file management functions;
advanced features will require a faster PC and Windows configuration.
 MS Windows 98SE (Service Pack 1) or ME [USB-MSC];
MS Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or above) with Windows Media
Player 9 [USB-MSC];
MS Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or above) with Windows Media Player
10 or newer [USB-MTP]
 Pentium 166 MMX processor (or equivalent)
 96MB RAM
 50MB of available hard drive space
 Internet connection
 Video Display card
 Sound card
 USB 1.0 port (a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port will enable file transfers up to 40
times faster).
New versions of Windows Media Player may be downloaded from the
Microsoft website at www.microsoft.com.
USB Driver Installation (Windows 98SE Only)
It is not necessary to install the USB driver if your computer is running
Microsoft Windows ME/2000/XP or newer, or Macintosh OS X. Computers
running these operating systems will recognize your player automatically
when connected.
If your computer is running Windows 98 SE:
1. Insert the Installation CD into your computer’s CD or DVD drive. Make
sure to place the mini-CD in the center, recessed well of the drive tray.
2. Navigate to MY COMPUTER and double-click on the CD/DVD drive icon
(usually “D:”).
3. Double-click on the folder “Win98 USB Drivers” and then on the folder
“english”.
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USB CONNECTIONS
4. Double-click on the SETUP icon (SETUP.EXE) to start the USB driver
installation program.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and then
restart your computer.
Mini-CDs should only be used in normal tray-loading CD/DVD
drives. Mini-CDs may be used in slot-loading drives with the
proper adapter; please contact your computer or drive manufacturer for more information.
USB Mode (MSC/MTP)
The MP-C855 can use either USB-Mass Storage Class (USB-MSC) mode
or USB-Media Transfer Protocol (USB-MTP) mode to connect to your
computer. Both USB modes allow for simple, high-speed transfers of files
between your player and a computer, and allow you to use your computer’s
operating system to view, manage, and transfer files to your player from your
computer
There are, however, a few differences to take note of.
USB-MSC
USB-MTP
Simple plug-and-play support for
all major operating systems (Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000,
Macintosh OS X, Linux)
Simple plug-and-play support for
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Windows Media
Player 10 (or newer)
Supports Windows Media DRM 9
Supports Windows Media DRM 9
(WMDRM9)
Supports Windows Media DRM 10
(WMDRM10) -- requires Windows
XP and Windows Media Player 10
or newer
--
Windows Media Playlist support
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed file transfers
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed file transfers
Database rebuild required after
each USB connection.
Database rebuild not required.
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USB CONNECTIONS
In general, USB-MSC mode enjoys wider compatibility with different computers and operating systems, while USB-MTP mode enables advanced
features (e.g., playlist synchronization), but requires Windows XP SP1 and
Windows Media Player 10 or newer.
To transfer and synchronize encrypted WMDRM10 files, USBMTP mode (in conjunction with Windows XP and Windows
Media Player 10) is required. Most online music stores and
subscription services use WMDRM10 files*. Please refer to the
documentation of either Microsoft or the store from which you
purchased your music for more information and support.
WMDRM9 may be used for music purchases, only. WMDRM10
is necessary for subscription-based services.
Content owners use Windows Media digital rights management
technology (WMDRM) to protect their intellectual property,
including copyrights. This device uses WMDRM software to
access WMDRM-protected content. If the WMDRM software
fails to protect the content, content owners may ask Microsoft
to revoke the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play or copy
protected content. Revocation does not affect unprotected
content. When you download licenses for protected content,
you agree that Microsoft may include a revocation list with the
licenses. Content owners may require you to upgrade WMDRM to access their content. If you decline an upgrade, you
will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade.
* A few examples of online music stores that support WMDRM are: AOL Music Now, Napster To Go, URGE, Virgin Digital, and Y! Music (Yahoo! Music).
Music purchased and downloaded from the iTunes music store
are AAC files encrypted with Apple Fairplay DRM. The MPC855 does not support AAC file playback. Please use only
MP3, WMA, or WAV music files with your player.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a Computer
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Remove the USB Cap and
plug the MP-C855 directly
into your computer’s USB
port. You may choose to use
a USB extension cable to
connect to a computer.
3. You can switch between
USB modes quickly after your player has been connected to the
computer. Press and hold
during connection to toggle between the
USB modes.
USB-MTP Mode
When the MP-C855 is connected under USB-MTP mode:
 Your computer will automatically recognize the player as an MTP Device.
An icon representing your player will appear under “Audio Devices” when
you open “My Computer”.
 It may take Windows several minutes to recognize and set up the device
the first time it is connected depending on your hardware configuration.
USB-MSC Mode
When the MP-C855 is connected under USB-MSC mode:
 Your computer will automatically recognize the player as an MTP Device.
An icon representing your player will appear as a “Removable Disk” when
you open “My Computer”.
 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 CONNECTIONS
Transferring Files
The USB 2.0 High-Speed connection makes it easy to transfer music files (or
any other data files) quickly between the player and your computer. Simply
use the player as you would a floppy disk using basic operating system commands.
If you need further assistance with transferring files, please refer to your
operating system’s instruction manual or on-screen help. If you are using
media management software such as iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media
Player, please refer to their documentation for support.
Do not disconnect or otherwise interrupt the player during
transmission - this could damage or corrupt the player’s firmware or your files. If the player is accidentally disconnected
and is not working properly, reset your player (see the Getting
Started section for details).
USB-MTP Mode
Files transferred under USB-MTP mode will not be available when using a
USB-MSC connection (and vice versa).
When the MP-C855 is connected under USB-MTP mode:
1. Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and then doubleclick the MP-C855 icon (MTP HD Multimedia Player).
2. Your player contains two folders: Data and Media.
 Drag your media files to the Media folder (e.g., MP3, AVI, JPG,
WAV, WMA files).
 Drag all other types of files to the Data folder for storage (e.g.,
TXT, DOC, XLS, etc). Data files are only visible from a computer; these files will not be available from within the player itself.
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB-MSC Mode
Files transferred under USB-MSC mode will not be available when using a
USB-MTP connection (and vice versa).
When the MP-C855 is connected under USB-MSC mode:
1. Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and then doubleclick the MP-C855 icon (Removable Disk).
2. Drag your media files (or other files) to the Removable Disk.
 You may choose to use folders/subfolders to organize your
media and data.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Disconnecting from a Computer
Disconnect your player as instructed below to prevent data loss or file/firmware corruption.
USB-MTP Mode
If you are using a USB-MTP connection, you can simply disconnect the
cable from your player.
USB-MSC Mode
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.
Build Music Library (USB-MSC Mode Only)
After disconnecting from a computer, your player will take a few moments to
rebuild the music library (file database).
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10
You can use Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) and a USB-MTP connection to manage your music media library with Microsoft Windows XP or
newer.
Music File Transfers
To transfer files using WMP10:
1. Run Window Media Player 10
2. Connect your player to the computer. A “Device Setup” window will appear.
3. In the ‘Device Setup” window, choose “Synchronize this device with this
library for this session only” and click “Finish”.
4. Select “Sync”. There are 2 ways to sync your files with your player:
 Drag your songs, photos, or converted video files to the
sync list on the left hand side. Click “Start Sync” to start
transferring the selected files.
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 Select a playlist from the “Sync List” drop-down menu. Click
“Start Sync” to start transferring the files in the selected playlist.
For more information and support regarding music transfer and synchronization with Windows Media Player (WMP),
please see the help section included with WMP (click Help >
Synchronizing Content to Devices).
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10
Creating Playlists
Playlists are an easy way to organize and store your favorite music mixes so
you can listen to them whenever you want.
When a playlist is transferred using Windows Media Player, every song in the
playlist will be transferred as well.
To create playlists using WMP10:
1. Run Window Media Player 10
2. Select “Library” and then drag the desired song(s) to the “Now Playing
List” on the right side.
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3. Highlight all of the songs in the “Now Playing List” and then use the
mouse to right-click the list. Choose “Add to” and then “Additional
Playlists...”
An “Add to Playlist” window will appear.
4. Select “New” and enter the playlist name, then click “OK”. A new playlist
will be created.
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10
Automatic Windows Media Playlist Synchronization
By default, WMP is set to transfer and synchronize files manually. You can
choose to have Windows Media Player automatically synchronize your playlists when you connect your player to the computer.
To change the synchronization settings:
1. Connect your player with the computer and run Window Media Player
10.
2. In the SYNC menu, click the “Set up Sync” button. A “Synchronization
Settings” window will appear.
3. Check “Synchronize device automatically” and check the playlist(s) you
want to sync.
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4. Click “OK” to start the synchronization.
5. When synchronization is complete, disconnect your player from the
computer.
6. Turn on your player and select “Music”.
7. The synchronized playlist(s) from WMP will have been added under the
“Playlist” category.
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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-C855 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 St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Phone:
718-416-3197 or 800-681-2629
Email:
[email protected]
Web:
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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.
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.
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 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.
 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
512MB Integrated Flash Memory
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA
DRM Support
WMDRM10
Song Info Support
ID3, LRC
Recording Format
IMA-ADPCM Encoding
FM Frequency Range
87.5 - 108.0MHz
PC Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (MSC or MTP)
Plug and Play Support
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or newer
Mac OS X
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Audio Input
Integrated Microphone
Menu Language Support
English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese (Trad),
Chinese (Simp)
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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COBY Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com
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