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Fisher-Price 71657 User's Manual
Computer
Learning System
Parent’s Guide
Version 2.0
Model Number: 71657
Please keep this guide for future reference, as it contains important information.
Adult assembly is required.
Tool required for assembly: Slotted screwdriver (not included).
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Table of Contents
Message to Parents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Your Computer Learning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Uninstalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Assembling the Keyboard Topper to Your Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . .10
Removing the Keyboard Topper from Your Keyboard . . . . . . . . . .19
Let’s Learn Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Beginner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
WINDOWS® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
MACINTOSH® is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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Message to Parents
Baby Smartronics™
Computer Learning
System introduces your
baby to the world of
computers! This system
includes a Grow-With-Me
CD-ROM for three stages
of developmental learning
and a child-friendly
keyboard topper to fit
over your computer keyboard.
The Grow-With-Me software
is specially designed to grow
with your child as your child
develops new play patterns,
skills, interests and knowledge. With beginner (level 1), intermediate (level 2) and
advanced (level 3) levels of play, your child will stay challenged. And, as you play
and learn together, you’ll know when it’s time go to the next level or to review
a previous one!
Press any button on the keyboard topper in beginner for fun surprises. In
intermediate, press a button for alphabet or number recognition; telephone play
and more. In advanced, images on screen prompt your child for a specific response.
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Message to Parents
Baby Smartronics™ Computer Learning System is designed to be a
supervised activity. Under proper supervision, the keyboard topper and
software will provide a safe and enjoyable shared experience for you
and your child. Do not leave your infant or toddler unattended in
a chair with access to the cords and accessories that are associated
with a computer.
CAUTION
Do not leave your child unattended
when using this product.
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Your Computer Learning System
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CAUTION
This product contains small parts
in its unassembled state.
Adult assembly is required.
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Minimum System Requirements
WINDOWS®
MACINTOSH®
Operating System:
Windows® 95, 98, Millennium,
2000 and XP.
Operating System:
OS 7.5.1 or higher
Minimum Requirements:
Pentium 90 or better
16 MB of memory (RAM)
SVGA Video card with 256 Colors
800x600 minimum
screen resolution
20 MB (minimum)/50 MB
(recommended) hard disk
space available
Windows® Compatible Mouse
Minimum Requirements:
Power Macintosh® or better
16 MB of memory (RAM)
256-color graphics
800x600 minimum
screen resolution
20 MB (minimum)/50 MB
(recommended) hard disk
space available
4x CD-ROM
(Quadruple Speed CD-ROM)
Internet connection-optional
4x CD-ROM
(Quadruple Speed CD-ROM)
DirectX 6.0 Certified sound card
Internet connection-optional
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Installing
In order to run the program, you will first need to run the installer to
setup the necessary program files on your hard drive.
WINDOWS®
1. Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.
2. If you have the Auto Insert notification feature enabled for your
CD-ROM, the installation will start automatically and you can skip
steps 3 - 5. If this feature is not enabled, please follow steps 3 - 6.
3. Select Start and then run from the Windows® taskbar.
4. In the dialog box, type D: \ Setup (“D:” refers to your CD-ROM
drive. (If your CD-ROM drive is not D: type the appropriate letter.)
5. Click the OK button.
6. Follow the installation instructions.
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Installing
MACINTOSH®
1. Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive. When the Baby
Smartronics™ folder appears on your desktop, click on it.
2. When the folder opens, click on the Baby Smartronics™ icon. Follow
the instructions in the install program.
3. If you have problems with installing, uninstall the program using
the instructions on the next page. Then disable any preferences or
extensions that are not needed for basic operation of the computer
and CD-ROM drive. You can do this by using Extensions Manager (or
another third-party extensions manager, such as Conflict Catcher or
Startup Manager). Check your Control Panel for this utility.
4. If you do not have this type of utility, move the unnecessary extensions
in a folder called “Extensions (disabled)” and the Control Panels in a
folder called “Control Panels (disabled).”
5. Restart your computer and install the software again.
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Uninstalling
WINDOWS®
1. Select Start from the Windows® taskbar and then find the Uninstall
icon in the Fisher-Price® Baby Smartronics™ program group at the
Start menu.
2. Click the Uninstall icon.
3. Follow the Uninstall instructions.
You can also uninstall the program by running the Windows®
Add/Remove Programs program:
1. Select Start from the Windows® taskbar and then find and click the
Control Panel icon under Settings.
2. Double click the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Control Panel folder.
3. Select Baby Smartronics™ from the list of programs and click the
“Add/Remove” button.
4. Follow the Uninstall instructions.
MACINTOSH®
1. Open your Applications folder and drag the Baby Smartronics™ folder
to the Trash.
2. Open your Preferences folder and drag the Baby Smartronics™
preferences to the Trash.
3. Empty the Trash.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
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Bracket Long Legs
Peg
Slot
Short Leg
Long Leg
Note the long leg and
short leg on each bracket.
Tab
Bracket
Keyboard Topper
• Pull the peg out on each bracket and extend the bracket to its widest position.
• Position the brackets so that the long leg on each is toward the top of the
keyboard topper and the peg on each is facing out.
• Position one of the brackets at a 45o angle to the keyboard topper. Insert and
“snap” the bracket tab into the slot on the side of the keyboard topper.
• Repeat this procedure to assemble the other bracket to the keyboard topper.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
2
Bracket
Bracket
Keyboard Topper
• While holding the brackets in place, carefully turn the keyboard
topper over.
• Insert the screws through the brackets and into the keyboard topper.
Loosely tighten the screws with a slotted head screwdriver. Do not
fully tighten the screws.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
3
Small Positioning Rib
Alpha-Numeric Portion
Computer Keyboard
Large Positioning Rib
Keyboard Topper
• Locate the positioning ribs on the underside of the keyboard topper.
• Locate the alpha-numeric portion of your computer keyboard.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
4
Small
Positioning Rib
Large
Positioning Rib
+
=
and
or
~
`
and
!
1
• With the keyboard topper face up, position the keyboard topper over
the alpha-numeric portion of your computer keyboard.
• Fit the small positioning rib (vertical portion) between the += key and
the key to its right
or
.
• Make sure the large positioning rib (vertical portion) is between the
~ and
keys.
`
Hint: If you have properly positioned the keyboard topper on your
computer keyboard, the keyboard topper cannot be moved from side
or up or down.
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!
1
Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
5
Left Bracket
Lower Leg
Computer Keyboard Lower Edge
Right Bracket
Lower Leg
• Position the right bracket lower leg to the lower edge of the computer
keyboard.
Hint: If you have properly positioned the keyboard topper on your computer keyboard, the left bracket lower leg will not contact the computer
keyboard bottom edge.
• Position the left bracket lower leg so that it is even with the right
bracket lower leg.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
6
Fully Tighten Screws
• While keeping the brackets in position, carefully remove the
keyboard topper from your computer keyboard.
• Turn the keyboard topper over and fully tighten the screws in the
brackets with a slotted screwdriver. Do not over-tighten.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
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Small
Positioning Rib
Large
Positioning Rib
+
=
and
or
~
`
and
!
1
Keys
• Replace the keyboard topper over the computer keyboard. Make sure
the small positioning rib (vertical portion) is between the += key
and the key to its right
or
. Make sure the large positioning rib (vertical portion) is between the ~ and
keys.
`
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!
1
Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
8
Bracket
Bracket
Peg
Peg
• Pull the peg out on each bracket and slide the top legs until they contact
the upper edge of the computer keyboard.
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Assembling the Keyboard Topper
to Your Keyboard
9
Keyboard Topper is
just above computer
keyboard keys.
Peg
Leg
Foot
Foot
• Adjust the height of the keyboard topper:
- To insure proper function, make sure the
underside of the keyboard topper is just above
the computer keyboard keys.
- Make sure each foot is contacting your
computer desk.
• Turn the feet on each bracket to raise or lower
the keyboard topper.
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Correct
Keyboard Topper is
touching computer
keyboard keys.
Incorrect
Removing the Keyboard Topper
from Your Keyboard
Bracket
Bracket
Peg
Peg
• Pull the peg out and slide it to enlarge the bracket to its widest position.
• Remove the keyboard topper from your computer keyboard.
IMPORTANT!
When replacing the keyboard topper to your computer keyboard, remember
to re-adjust the keyboard topper top legs. The keyboard topper top legs
should contact the upper edge of your computer keyboard.
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Let’s Learn Together
Home
Hint: Use your computer keyboard
mouse to make selections from
the Home screen. Selections on the
Home screen cannot be made using
the keyboard topper.
Auto Play Tips - Click to see play tips at the top of each screen.
Background Music - Click for a delightful selection of children’s music.
Web Connection - Click to automatically launch your internet software
and visit our Fisher-Price® website.*
Parent Content Guide - Click to read our Parent Content Guide and First
Year of Learning. The Parent Content Guide includes information about the
software and gives you some general guidelines on ways to use the software now and as your baby grows. Then, read the First Year of Learning,
an article about how and what your baby learns. You can also browse
some of our other Fisher-Price® toys.
Level Selection - Click the desired level of play.
Quit - Click to exit this program.
Start - Click to start play on the desired level.
*If you do not have internet service, you will not be able to access our Fisher-Price® website.
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Beginner
Level 1
Tips
Home
• Press any button on the keyboard topper for animated scenes, fun
sounds and music.
• Using your computer keyboard mouse, click the for tips.
• Using your computer keyboard mouse, click the
house to return
to the home screen.
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Intermediate
Level 2
Tips
Home
• Press any button on the keyboard topper for a corresponding image
and sound.
• Using your computer keyboard mouse, click the for tips.
• Using your computer keyboard mouse, click the
to return to the
home screen.
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Advanced
Level 3
Farm
Park
• Visit the park, the farm or the
house! Simply press the telephone and let your child make
a selection. Images prompt
your child to respond with a
specific touch of a button.
• Using your computer keyboard
mouse, click the
for tips.
• Using your computer keyboard
mouse, click the
to return
to the home screen.
House
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Customer Support and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Please refer to the README
document included in this program.
It provides solutions to problems you
may encounter while using this software.
To access this document, simply quit out
of the program.
Then, enter the folder that you installed
on your hard drive.
Locate the README and click on it.
Questions?
We'd like to hear from you!
Call Fisher-Price® Consumer Relations,
toll-free at 1-800-432-5437,
8 AM - 6 PM EST Monday through Friday.
Hearing-impaired consumers using
TTY/TDD equipment, please call
1-800-382-7470. Or, write to:
Fisher-Price® Consumer Relations,
636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora,
New York 14052.
For countries outside the United States:
CANADA: Questions? 1-800-567-7724.
Mattel Canada Inc., 6155 Freemont Blvd.,
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3W2.
GREAT BRITAIN: Mattel UK Ltd, Vanwall
Business Park, Maidenhead SL6 4UB.
Helpline: 01628 500302.
AUSTRALIA: Mattel Australia Pty. Ltd., 658
Church Street, Locked Bag #870, Richmond,
Victoria 3121 Australia.
Consumer Advisory Service 1300 135 312.
NEW ZEALAND: 16-18 William Pickering
Drive, Albany 1331, Auckland.
ASIA: Mattel East Asia Ltd, Room 1106, South
Tower, World Finance Centre, Harbour City,
Tsimshatsui, HK, China.
Fisher-Price, Inc., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., East Aurora, NY 14052 U.S.A.
©2003 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ® and ™ designate U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc.
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