M4004 M4008 M4018 MC4004 MC4008 MC4018 user manual

user manual
M4004
M4008
M4018
MC4004
MC4008
MC4018
It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.
Contents
Safety information
Listening, viewing and recording
FCC information ..........................................3
Product registration ....................................4
For your records
Service information
Technical specification
Important Safety Instruction ......................5
Music playback ............................................17
Music playback display
Audiobooks playback
Picture viewing............................................18
Video viewing
Video converter...........................................19
Voice recording ...........................................20
Playback voice recording ............................21
Deleting recorded files
My Selections
End user license agreement .......................6
Before you begin
Unpacking your player ...............................8
Computer system requirements
Secure music download requirements
Warning
Caution
Headset safety
Caution while driving .................................9
Back up your data
Software setup
Inserting the included CD into CD drive ...9
Connecting to the computer
Connecting the player to the Computer ...10
Charging the battery
Important battery information
Caution
Transferring files to the player
Transferring files to the player...................11
Transferring files via Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox
(Windows® XP or Windows VistaTM)
Transferring files via Windows Explorer
(Drag-and-drop) .........................................12
In Windows® XP (with Windows Media
Player 10 installed)
In Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP (without
Windows Media Player 10 or above
installed)
In Windows® XP or Windows VistaTM (with
Windows Media Player 11 or above installed)
Deleting files from the player
Disconnecting your player from the
computer .....................................................13
General controls
Before you begin ........................................14
Overview
Navigation display.......................................15
Navigation menus
Selecting what you want to play
2
Player’s menus
Accessing the Player’s Menus .....................22
Navigation and selection
Shuffle
Repeat
DSP
Slideshow.....................................................23
Skipping
Add to MySel
Clear MySel
Settings
System info
Additional information
Tips and troubleshooting ...........................24
Check for updates .......................................25
Specifications
Limited warranty
For US...........................................................26
For Canada...................................................27
Safety information
FCC information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) This device must
accept any interference received including
interference which may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio / TV technician for help.
In accordance with FCC requirements,
changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Thomson Inc. could void the
user’s authority to operate this product.
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la class B est
conforme à la norme du NMB-003 du
Canada
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
THE LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WA R N I N G S I G N
ALERTING YOU OF
"DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE" INSIDE
THE PRODUCT.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USERS E RV I C E A B L E PA R T S I N S I D E . R E F E R S E RV I C I N G
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING
SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
I M P O R TA N T
INSTRUCTIONS
A C C O M PA N Y I N G
T H E P R O D U C T.
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRICAL
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RCA
M4004
RCA
M4008
RCA
M4018
RCA
MC4004
RCA
MC4008
RCA
MC4018
Manufacturer/Responsible Party
Thomson, Inc.
P.O. Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976
1-866-449-7112
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Safety information
Product registration
Technical specification
Please fill out the product registration card
and return it immediately. Returning this card
allows us to contact you if needed. You can
go to www.rcaaudiovideo.com for online
registration as well.
Product: Digital Audio Player
Brand: RCA
Model: M4004, M4008, M4018, MC4004,
MC4008, MC4018
Electrical Consumption: 3.7V Lithium battery
(built-in)
For your records
Keep your sales receipt for proof of purchase
to obtain warranty parts and service.
In the event that service should be required,
you may need both the model number and
the serial number. In the space below, record
the date and place of purchase, and the serial
number:
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
Serial No.
Service information
This product should be serviced only by those
specially trained in appropriate servicing
techniques. For instructions on how to obtain
service, refer to the warranty included in this
Guide.
IMPORTER
Comercializadora Thomson de México,
S.A. de C.V.
Álvaro Obregón No. 151. Piso 13.
Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Telefono: 52-55-11-020360
RFC: CTM-980723-KS5
This unit may temporarily cease to function if
subjected to electrostatic disturbance. To
resume normal operation, you may press the
RESET button on the back of the player with
a non-metal pointed object (e.g. toothpick) to
reset the player.
Do not separately recharge, disassemble,
incinerate, or expose to high temperatures.
Examples of high temperatures that may
damage your product include leaving it in a
locked car in the summer, or putting it on top
of other heat generating electronics devices
(such as power amplifiers and computer
monitors).
Illustrations contained within this publication
are for representation only and subject to
change.
The descriptions and characteristics given in
this document are given as a general
indication and not as a guarantee. In order
to provide the highest quality product
possible, we reserve the right to make any
improvement or modification without prior
notice. The English version serves as the final
reference on all products and operational
details should any discrepancies arise in other
languages.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
PLEASE READ AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Some of the following information may not
apply to your particular product; however, as
with any electronic product, precautions
should be observed during handling and use.
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
• Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong
is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
• Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
• Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
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such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
• ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
• Always leave sufficient space around the
product for ventilation. Do not place
product in or on a bed, rug, in a bookcase
or cabinet that may prevent air flow
through vent openings.
• Do not place lighted candles, cigarettes,
cigars, etc. on the product.
• Connect power cord only to AC power
source as marked on the product.
• Care should be taken so that objects do
not fall into the product.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
This product does not contain customer
serviceable components.
• IF YOUR PRODUCT OPERATES ON
BATTERIES, adhere to the following
precautions:
A. Any battery may leak electrolyte if mixed
with a different battery type, if inserted
incorrectly, or if all batteries are not
replaced at the same time.
B. Any battery may leak electrolyte or
explode if disposed of in fire or an attempt
is made to charge a battery not intended
to be recharged.
C. Discard leaky batteries immediately. Leaking
batteries can cause skin burns or other personal
injury. When discarding batteries, be sure to
dispose of them in the proper manner, according
to your state/provincial and local regulations.
Portable Cart Warning
• Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
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End user license agreement
IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING OR
INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE!
THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS “EULA”) IS A
LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THOMSON INC., OR
ANY THOMSON GROUP ENTITY, AS DEFINED BELOW
(COLLECTIVELY “THOMSON ENTITY”), FOR THE RCA OR
THOMSON BRANDED PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO/VIDEO
DEVICE APPLICATION/DRIVER SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND
ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION, IF ANY (COLLECTIVELY, THE
“PROGRAM”). THIS EULA CONTAINS IMPORTANT LEGAL
LIMITATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND DISCLAIMERS, AND ALSO
SPECIFIES THE DURATION OF YOUR LICENSE.
BY INSTALLING THE PROGRAM OR CLICKING ON THE
ACCEPTANCE BUTTON OF THE PROGRAM, COPYING OR
OTHERWISE USING THE PROGRAM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE
AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS EULA,
UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS
AND CONDITIONS. YOU MAY USE THE PROGRAM ONLY IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS EULA, AND ANY SUCH USE IS
HEREBY UNDERSTOOD TO BE CONDITIONAL UPON YOUR
SPECIFIC AGREEMENT TO THE UNMODIFIED TERMS SET
FORTH HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THE
TERMS OF THIS EULA, CLICK ON THE REJECTION BUTTON
AND/OR DO NOT INSTALL THE PROGRAM AND/OR DO NOT
USE THE PROGRAM.
1.
a)
LICENSE
Under this EULA, you are granted a license (i) to use the
Program on a single workstation, and (ii) to make one (1)
copy of the Program into any machine-readable form for
backup of the Program, provided the copy contains all of
the original Program's proprietary notices.
b) You may transfer the Program and license to another
party only as a part of the Thomson/RCA branded
Portable Digital Audio/Video Device (“A/V Device”), and
only if the other party agrees to accept the terms and
conditions of this EULA. If you transfer the Program, you
must at the same time either transfer all copies to the
same party or destroy any copies not transferred.
c) The terms of this EULA will govern any software
upgrades or updates provided by THOMSON Entity that
replace and/or supplement the original Program, unless
such upgrade or update is accompanied by separate
license terms and conditions in which case the terms of
that separate license will govern. You acknowledge and
agree that THOMSON Entity may automatically
download upgrades or updates to the Program software
to your computer in order to update, enhance, and/or
further develop the Program.
2.
a)
LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
Except for the licenses expressly granted to you in this
EULA, no other licenses or rights are granted or implied.
b) You may not (i) make the Program available over a
network where it could be used by multiple computers at
the same time; (ii) modify, translate, reverse engineer,
decompile, disassemble (except to the extent that this
restriction is expressly prohibited by law), or create
derivative works based upon the Program; or (iii) copy
the Program, except as expressly permitted herein. You
agree that you shall only use the Program in a manner
that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions
in which you use the Program, including, but not limited
to, applicable restrictions concerning copyright and other
intellectual property rights.
c) The Program may contain pre-release code that does not
perform at the level of a final code release. In such case,
the Program may not operate properly. Updated versions
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of the Program may be downloaded from
www.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads.
d) THOMSON Entity is not obligated to provide support
services for the Program.
e) The Program is provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS”.
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c)(1)(ii) of DFARS 252.227-7013, or FAR 52.227-19, or in
FAR 52.227-14 Alt. III, as applicable.
3.
a)
TERM AND TERMINATION
Your license is effective on the date you accept this EULA
and remains in effect until this EULA is terminated by
either party.
b) You may terminate this EULA and the associated license,
without any notice or delay, by destroying or
permanently erasing the Program and all copies thereof.
c) If you fail to comply with any of the terms of this EULA,
in whole or part, your license will automatically
terminate without notice from THOMSON Entity.
d) Upon termination of this EULA and your associated
license, you shall cease all use of the Program and
destroy or permanently erase the Program and all full or
partial copies thereof.
4. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE
QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH
YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU (AND
NOT THOMSON ENTITY, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ITS DEALERS)
ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST FOR ALL NECESSARY REPAIR OR
CORRECTION.
This exclusion of warranty may not be allowed under some
applicable laws. As a result, the above exclusion may not
apply to you, and you may have other rights depending on
the law that applies to you.
5. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS
All title and intellectual property rights in and to the
Program and any copies thereof are owned by THOMSON
Entity or its suppliers. All title and intellectual property
rights in and to the content which may be accessed through
use of the Program is the property of the respective content
owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or
other intellectual property laws and treaties. This license
grants you no rights to use such content.
6.
a)
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON ENTITY, OR ITS
DEALERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS
OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, CORRUPTION OF
FILES, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER
PECUNIARY LOSS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE OR FORM OF
ACTION, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, OR NEGLIGENCE,
ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE
PROGRAM, EVEN IF THOMSON ENTITY HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
b) YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF
THE APPROPRIATE PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE YOUR
End user license agreement
INTENDED RESULTS, AND FOR THE INSTALLATION, USE,
AND RESULTS OBTAINED.
7. WINDOWS MEDIA™
The software embedded within your A/V Device (the “Device
Firmware”) contains software licensed from Microsoft that
enables you to play Windows Media Audio (WMA) files
(“WMA Software”). The WMA Software is licensed to you
for use with your A/V Device under the following conditions.
By installing and using this version of the Device Firmware,
you are agreeing to these conditions. IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE TO THE END USER CONDITIONS OF THIS SECTION 7,
DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS VERSION OF THE DEVICE
FIRMWARE.
The WMA Software is protected by copyright and other
intellectual property laws. This protection also extends to
documentation for the WMA Software, whether in written
or electronic form.
GRANT OF LICENSE.
The WMA Software is only licensed to you as follows:
You may use this version of the Device Firmware containing
the WMA Software only as such use relates to your A/V
Device.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the
WMA Software, except and only to the extent that such
activity is expressly permitted by applicable law.
You may transfer your right to use the Device Firmware only
as part of a sale or transfer of your A/V Device, on the
condition that the recipient agrees to the conditions set
forth herein. If the version of the Device Firmware that you
are transferring is an upgrade, you must also transfer all
prior versions of the Device Firmware that you have which
include the WMA Software.
MICROSOFT IS NOT PROVIDING ANY WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND TO YOU FOR THE WMA SOFTWARE, AND MICROSOFT
MAKES NO REPRESENTATION CONCERNING THE OPERABILITY
OF THE WMA SOFTWARE.
OF WHICH WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER
ON YOUR COMPUTER UPON INSTALLATION OF THE
SOFTWARE. THOMSON ENTITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY THIRD PARTY’S SOFTWARE AND SHALL HAVE NO
LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
9. GOVERNING LAW
If you acquired this A/V Device in the United States, this
EULA shall be governed and construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of Indiana, U.S.A. without regard to its
conflict of laws principles. If you acquired this A/V Device
outside the United States or the European Union, then local
law may apply.
10. GENERAL TERMS
This EULA can only be modified by a written agreement
signed by you and THOMSON Entity, and changes from the
terms and conditions of this EULA made in any other manner
will be of no effect. If any portion of this EULA shall be held
invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and
enforceability of the remainder of the Agreement shall not
in any way be affected or impaired thereby. This EULA is the
complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between
you and THOMSON Entity, which supersedes all proposals or
prior agreements, oral or written, and all other
communications between you and THOMSON Entity, relating
to the subject matter of this hereof. “THOMSON Group
Entity” when used in this EULA shall mean any person,
corporation, or other organization, domestic or foreign,
including but not limited to subsidiaries, that is directly or
indirectly controlled by Thomson S.A. For purposes of this
definition only, the term “control” means the possession of
the power to direct or cause the direction of the
management and policies of an entity, whether by ownership
of voting stock or partnership interest, by contract, or
otherwise, including direct or indirect ownership of more
than fifty percent (50%) of the voting interest in the entity
in question.
The WMA Software is of U.S. origin. Any export of this
version of the Device Firmware must comply with all
applicable international and national laws, including the U.S.
Export Administration Regulations, that apply to the WMA
Software incorporated in the Device Firmware.
Content providers are using the digital rights management
technology for Windows Media contained in your A/V Device
(“WM-DRM”) to protect the integrity of their content
(“Secure Content”) so that their intellectual property,
including copyrights, in such content is not misappropriated.
Your A/V Device uses WM-DRM software to play Secure
Content (“WM-DRM Software”). If the security of the WMDRM Software in your A/V Device has been compromised,
owners of Secure Content (“Secure Content Owners”) may
request that Microsoft revoke the WM-DRM Software’s right
to acquire new licenses to copy, display, and/or play Secure
Content. Revocation does not alter the WM-DRM Software's
ability to play unprotected content. A list of revoked WMDRM Software is sent to your A/V Device whenever you
download a license for Secure Content from the Internet or
from a computer. Microsoft may, in conjunction with such
license, also download revocation lists onto your A/V Device
on behalf of Secure Content Owners.
8. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE PROVIDED
WITH THE PROGRAM IS INCLUDED FOR USE AT YOUR
OPTION. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE SUCH THIRD PARTY
SOFTWARE, THEN SUCH USE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY SUCH
THIRD PARTY'S LICENSE AGREEMENT, AN ELECTRONIC COPY
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Before you begin
Dear RCA Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the Player. This
product will play open mp3 and Windows
MediaTM audio (WMA) content as well as
content purchased from most online music
download services.
After purchasing and downloading music to
your PC, you are now ready to move content
to your player. To transfer the music, you
must use Windows Media Player or the
application recommended by the online music
download service.
(Note: Services and applications must be
Windows Media audio-compliant and support
Digital Rights Management.)
Unpacking Your Player
Your player came with everything you need
to make music portable — all of the items
shown below should have been packed in the
box with your player.
RCA Player
Computer system requirements
• Pentium III 500MHz or higher
recommended
• Windows® 2000 (Service Pack 3) or
Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) or
Windows VistaTM
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with
Internet access
• 250MB or more free hard disk space for
the software
• 128MB RAM (256MB recommended)
• CD drive capable of digital audio
extraction
• USB port (2.0 recommended)
• Installed sound card
• Installed 16-bit color video card
Secure music download
requirements
• Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) or
Windows VistaTM
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with
Internet access
• Windows Media Player 10 or higher
• Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox (Included in the
CD)
Warning
Music Management CD
contains software
applications
USB cable: Plug the Line-in
end into the earphone jack
on your player, and plug the
USB end into your
computer’s USB port.
Earphones
Use of this player is for your personal use
only. Unauthorized recording or duplication
of copyrighted material may infringe upon
the rights of third parties and may be
contrary to copyright laws.
Caution
• Keep player out of direct sunlight.
Exposure to direct sunlight or extreme
heat (such as inside a parked car) may
cause damage or malfunction.
• Do not expose to rain or moisture.
Headset safety
Have a Blast- Just Not in Your
Eardrums
Make sure you turn down the volume on the
unit before you put on headphones. Increase
the volume to the desired level only after
headphones are in place.
• Do not play your headset at a high
volume. Hearing experts warn against
extended high-volume play.
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Before you begin
• If you experience a ringing in your ears,
reduce volume or discontinue use.
• You should use extreme caution or
temporarily discontinue use in potentially
hazardous situations.
• Even if your headset is an open-air type
designed to let you hear outside sounds,
don’t turn up the volume so high that you
are unable to hear what is around you.
Caution While Driving
Use of headphones while operating an
automobile or moving vehicle is not
recommended and is unlawful in some states
and areas. Be careful and attentive on the
road. Stop operation of the player if you find
it disruptive or distracting while driving.
Back up your data
As with any portable player, you must back
up the drive regularly. RCA and Thomson are
not responsible for lost data.
Software setup
The Music Management CD that comes with
your player contains all of the necessary
software components you need to make your
player work properly.
These components do the following:
• enable you to transfer files from your
computer to your player
• convert video files
• format and sort the contents, update the
system files.
• The Music Management CD also
contains Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox
that can help transfer music content
to your player. Please refer to the section
on your installed software for detailed
operations.
• Refer to "Transferring Files to the Player"
on page 11 for details.
Inserting the included CD into CD
drive
1. Turn on your computer and place the
Music Management CD that came with
your player into your computer.
IMPORTANT: Don’t connect the USB cable to
the PC or the player before or during the CD
installation.
2. If the setup screen does not appear,
double-click My Computer, double click
your CD drive icon, and double click Install
to run the installer.
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Connecting to the computer
Connecting the player to the
computer
Connect the player to your computer with the
USB cable provided. The player will turn on
automatically. In Windows VistaTM or
Windows® XP (when Windows Media Player
10 or above is installed), the player will
appear as a Windows portable device using
the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). If
Windows Media Player 10 or above is not
installed or if your computer is running
Windows® 2000, the player will be connected
in Mass Storage Class (MSC) mode. It will
appear as a drive letter on your computer
and behave as a detachable drive for file
transfer in one or both directions.
The Player
USB PORT
COMPUTER
Warning:
• The USB cable provided is
dedicated for this player only. DO
NOT connect this player to the
computer with any other USB cable.
DO NOT plug this USB cable in other
USB devices.
• The USB cable provided may damage
other products if plugged into the
earphones jack.
Note:
• It might take several seconds for the
player to be detected. Click Refresh in
My Computer or Windows Explorer to
make sure the player has been
detected.
• The player is capable of transferring
files at USB 2.0. If USB 2.0 port is
available on your computer, use it to
connect to your player. The player is
still backward compatible with the
older USB 1.1 ports. However, you will
not be able to take full advantage of
the potential speed increase.
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Charging the battery
Your player is charging through the USB
connection when it is connected to your
computer. To fully charge the player, make
sure your computer is on and the player is
connected for at least 3 hours.
Important battery information
Caution: Risk of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type.
• Charge the player for at least 3 hours
before first use.
• Charge the player for at least 3 hours after
putting away the player for a long time.
• Battery replacement should only be made
by trained technicians. Refer to Limited
Warranty for details.
• Do not attempt to open the player. No
user serviceable parts inside.
• To reduce risk of injury, charge only
rechargeable batteries recommended by
the manufacturer for this player. Other
types of batteries may burst causing
damage and personal injury.
Caution
• The battery used in this player may
present a risk of fire, explosion, or
chemical burn if mistreated. Do not
separately recharge, disassemble, or
expose to high temperatures. Examples of
high temperatures that may damage your
product include leaving it in a locked car
in the summer, or putting it on top of
other heat generating electronic devices
(such as power amplifiers and computer
monitors).
• Do not place the battery under direct
sunlight or in excessively hot places over
45ºC (113ºF) such as the dashboard of a
car.
• Dispose of used battery properly.
Keep away from children. Do not
disassemble and do not dispose of
in fire.
Transferring files to the player
Transferring files to the player
You may select one of the following methods
to transfer music content to your player: 1)
Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox, 2) drag-and-drop via
Windows Explorer. For method 1, you first
need to have successfully installed the
software packages included in the Music
Management CD (refer to “Inserting the
included CD into CD drive).
Note: Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox is
supported in Windows® XP or
Windows VistaTM.
Caution: Secure music download files
must be transferred to your player through
the Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox or the
application recommended by your online
music download service (Note: Services
and applications must be Windows Media
audio-compliant and support Digital Rights
Management.) (Apple iTunesTM music
content is not supported).
Transferring files via Yahoo!
MusicTM Jukebox (Windows® XP
or Windows VistaTM)
Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox lets you manage your
music easily and organize like a pro. Create
your own playlists: music for work, the gym,
or even dinner. You can also buy download
music and transfer to your player in seconds.
Just drag-and-drop and you’re done. For
more information on the installation and
operations, please visit:
http://music.yahoo.com
1. Launch the Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox.
2. Attach the player to your computer. The
player’s name should appear after a few
seconds in the left navigation pane.
3. In the Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox, click My
Music or click on a playlist on the left
navigation pane.
4. Simply drag the playlist you want to the
name of your player in the left navigation
pane (you can also drag tracks, artists and
albums directly from My Music).
5. The Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox will check to
see if there is sufficient storage space on
the player to copy the audio files. If not,
you will have to reduce the number of
audio files you are transferring.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable
during music download. Doing
so may corrupt system files or the
files being downloaded.
• Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox is supported in
Windows® XP or Windows VistaTM.
Windows® XP requires Service Pack 1 or
higher. Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox requires
Internet Explorer 6 or above for
installation.
• Required updates to Yahoo! MusicTM
Jukebox may be available from Yahoo!
after installation. Please refer to the
Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox Help for more
information about these updates.
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Transferring files to the player
Transferring files via Windows
Explorer (Drag-and-Drop)
In Windows® XP (with Windows Media
Player 10 installed)
In Windows® XP and when Windows Media
Player 10 is installed, the player is connected
to the computer in MTP mode. In the
Windows Explorer, when the player is
opened, the “Data” and “Media” views will
be displayed for the player.
The Data folder is used to manage data
content on the player, such as text files. The
Media folder is used to manage media
content supported by the player for playback,
such as mp3 and wma.
You can copy files to the player through
Windows Explorer (drag-and-drop). Picture
files should be copied to the “Media” folder
for viewing while video files cannot be
dragged and copied to the “Media” folder
directly. The video files must be converted
and transferred via RCA Video Converter for
playback (refer to page 19). Alternatively, you
can transfer the converted video files to the
"Data" folder via the Windows Explorer
(drag-and-drop).
You can copy files to / delete files from the
player through Windows Explorer (drag-anddrop), but you cannot open or edit the files
directly from the player. If you want to edit
the files, you will need to copy the files from
the player to another location (drive) in the
system.
In Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP
(without Windows Media Player 10 or
above installed)
If Windows Media Player 10 or above is not
installed in Windows® XP, or your computer
is running Windows® 2000, the player is
connected to the computer in MSC mode. You
can transfer files via the Windows Explorer
(drag-and-drop).
From Windows Explorer, highlight all the
files/folders you want to transfer to your
player and drag them to the drive letter that
is associated with it.
Picture files should be copied to the root
directory for viewing while video files can not
be dragged and copied to the player directly.
The video files must be converted and
transferred to the player via RCA Video
Converter for playback (refer to page 19).
Alternatively, you can transfer the coverted
video files to the root directory.
In Windows® XP or Windows VistaTM
(with Windows Media Player 11 or above
installed)
If your computer has installed Windows
Media Player 11, “Internal Storage” shows
instead of the folders mentioned above. Copy
files inside “Internal Storage”.
OPAL
OPAL
OPAL
OPAL
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Note: Windows® XP requires
Service Pack 1 or higher.
Caution: Secure music download files
must be transferred to your player
through one of the provided Jukebox
software packages or any applications
recommended by the online music
download service. Please visit the online
music download service’s website where
you purchased your content from for
more details on transferring secure music
to your player.
Transferring files to the player
Deleting files from the player
For any files you have transferred to the
player, you may delete them while you have
connected the player with your computer.
Highlight the unwanted file in the player’s
file directory on your computer and press the
delete key on your computer to delete the
file. It is best to remove Yahoo! Music™
subscription files from the player by using the
Yahoo! Music™ Jukebox.
Do not disconnect the USB
connection during file download.
Doing so may corrupt system files or
the files being downloaded.
Disconnecting your player from
the computer
For Windows VistaTM or Windows® XP (with
Windows Media Player 10 or above installed),
your player is connected in MTP mode to your
computer by default, you may disconnect the
USB cable directly when file download is
completed.
For Windows® XP users without Windows
Media Player 10 or above installed, your
player is connected in MSC mode. Your
player will appear as a drive letter on your
computer. You may disconnect it by clicking
the
icon from the System Tray and select
"Unplug or Eject hardware". Select the drive
corresponding to your player.
OPAL USB Device
The "Stop a Hardware player" screen will
appear. Select the player to be stopped again
for confirmation and click OK and disconnect
your player from the computer.
OPAL USB Device
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General controls
Before you begin
Overview
The following examples illustrate what you
should do before operating your player.
1. These instructions presume you’ve already
done the followings:
• Installed all necessary applications.
• Transferred music from your computer to
the player.
• Allowed your player to charge for at least
3 hours while connected to the computer.
2. If you haven’t unplugged the player from
your computer, detach the USB cable from
the player.
3. Connect the headphones to your player.
4. Ensure the key lock is not activated by
sliding
downward.
5. If your player isn’t already on, turn it on by
pressing and holding
until the player
switches on. The main navigation menu
appears.
1. The display
2. M – Press once during playback to access
the player’s menu. Press twice to access the
Home menu. Press three times to go back
to the playback screen.
3.
– Press and hold until the player
switches on/off. Press once to pause
playback. Press again to resume.
– Scrolls up.
– Scrolls down.
– Skips backwards, goes back
– Skips forwards, advances, make
selection
4.
– Slide the key upwards to prevent
accidental key activation. Slide downwards
to unlock.
5. Reset button
6. Microphone
7. Earphones jack/USB jack – Insert the
earphones, the USB cable here for
connecting to the computer.
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Top view
Front view
Right view
Back view
MIC
1
5
4
2
3
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RESET
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General controls
Selecting what you want to play
Navigation display
Indicates the item
currently selected
1 2 3 4 5
1
Artists
Black Eyed Peas
Bjork
Chet Baker
Dan Zanes
Duvall
Now Playing
001/003
mp3
128K
I'll Be Around
Duvall
Volume and Destiny
00:01:15
00:03:40
1. Indicates whether the player is playing or
paused.
2. Indicates that if shuffle mode is on/off.
3. Indicates that if repeat mode is on/off.
4. Indicates that the key lock function is
activated.
5. Indicates the battery level of the player.
Navigation menus
The files are sorted according to their file
types. Music files are further sorted according
to several parameters for quick search of your
favorite music. Once your player is turned on,
you will see the file menus as listed below:
Home
Music
Pictures
Videos
Artists
Albums
Titles
Genres
Years
Audiobooks
My Selections
Voice Recording
The following example illustrates the steps to
select and play audio files in the Artists
category.
1. Press M twice during playback to enter
Home menu. Highlight “Music” by
pressing
or . Then press
to
advance.
Home
Now Playing
Music
Pictures
Videos
Audiobooks
Available only
during playback.
2. Highlight “Artists” by pressing
Then press
to advance.
or
.
Music
Artists
Albums
Titles
Genres
Years
3. The Artists menu appears with the artists
listed in alphabetical order.
• Scroll up and down the “Artists” menu by
pressing
or .
• Return to the previous menu by pressing
.
• View the albums from the artist
highlighted by pressing
(the albums of
that artist appear in alphabetical order).
Artists
Artist 1
Artist 2
Artist 3
Artist 4
Artist 5
Record
Play Back
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General controls
4. Scroll up and down the “Albums” menu by
pressing
or .
• View the songs from the album
highlighted by pressing
(the songs of
that album appear in track order).
Albums
Album 1
Album 2
Album 3
Album 4
Album 5
5. Highlight the desired song by pressing
or .
• To play the song, press
or
. The
song’s information will show on the
display during playback.
• To pause playback, press
.
Album1
Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
Song 4
Song 5
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• The information provided in the
playback screen depends upon
the ID3 tags that have been set up
for the audio file.
• To show the Player’s menu during
playback, press M.
• The item that you can select for
playback is not limited to a single file,
you may select an artist, an album and
then press
to start playback of all
files within your selected item.
Listening, viewing and recording
Music playback
Audiobooks playback
Skips to the previous file*, press
and hold to scan backwards within
a file.
Skips to the previous file when
skip-by-file is selected*, skips to
the previous section when skip-bysection is selected**, press and
hold to scan backwards within a
file.
Skips to the next file, press and
hold to scan forward within a file.
Starts/ pauses playback.
or
Increases or decreases the volume
* Press
within the beginning 4 seconds of
the current music file to skip to previous file.
Otherwise, you will return to the beginning
of the current file.
Music playback display
Now Playing
1
2
3
001/003
mp3
128K
4
I'll Be Around
Duvall
Volume and Destiny
5
00:01:15
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Skips to the next file when skip-byfile is selected*, skips to the next
section when skip-by-section is
selected**, press and hold to scan
forward within a file.
00:03:40
8
7
Starts/ pauses playback.
or
Increases or decreases the volume
* Refer to page 23 for details of skipping by
file or by section.
** When skip-by-section is selected, press
within the beginning 4 seconds of the current
audible file to skip to previous audible
section. Otherwise, you will return to the the
beginning of the current section.
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9
Current file number/total number of files
Song name
Artist name
Album name
Elapsed playback time
Playback progress bar
File bitrate
File type
File total time
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Listening, viewing and recording
Picture viewing
Video viewing
Scrolls up during file navigation.
Scrolls up during file navigation.
Scrolls down during file
navigation.
Scrolls down during file
navigation.
Goes back, skips backward.
Advances, skips forward.
Goes back, skips backward*. Press
and hold to scan backwards within
a file.
Starts/ pauses slideshow if
slideshow is activated*.
Advances, skips forward. Press and
hold to scan forward within a file.
Starts/ pauses playback.
Press M twice during playback to return to
file navigation.
or
* Refer to page 23 to activate slideshow in
the Player's menu.
In Windows VistaTM, picture files
should be copied to the “Internal
Storage” folder of the player; in
Windows® XP, picture files should be
copied to the “Media” folder of the player
while in Windows® 2000, picture files
should be copied to the root directory for
viewing.
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Increases or decreases the volume.
Press M twice during playback to return to
file navigation.
* Press
within the beginning 4 seconds of
the current file to skip to previous file.
Otherwise, you will return to the beginning
of the current file.
Listening, viewing and recording
Video converter
Your video has to be converted to optimum
format before transferring to this player for
playback. To do so, you need to install the
RCA Video Converter in your computer. You
can install the Converter from the music
management CD or go to
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/software to
download the most updated Converter for
installation.
1. Load the music management CD included
with this player in your computer.
Installation will start automatically. Follow
the instructions on the screen to install the
converter.
2. Launch the video converter after
installation has succeeded and connect the
player to the computer.
3. Drag-and-drop video files from the
Windows Explorer to the list control panel.
Drag-and-drop here
6. To edit the name
of the output
video, click on the
box next to
destination at the
lower right corner.
• If you prefer to
convert only a
portion of the
video file, select
the start and end
time for the conversion at the lower right
corner.
• To resize the output video, click "Video
Mode". Select "Full Screen" to fully utilize
the screen of the player, yet part of the
video may be cropped during video
playback. Select "Full Image" to keep the
ratio of the video size same as the input
video, yet the screen of the player may not
be fully utilized.
• Select the quality level of the output video
among High, Medium or Low from the
pull down menu.
7. Click “Convert” to start the file conversion.
Select the
target folder
4. Select the target folder and enter the
name for output file by clicking “Browse”.
• If you want to transfer the video output
file to the player automatically after
conversion is complete, check the box
underneath to do so.
5. Select the type of player from the pulldown menu under “Player”. Select “OPAL”
for this player. Optimum settings for file
conversion will be selected automatically.
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Listening, viewing and recording
Voice recording
Tip: For operation details of the
video converter, please open the
help file by pressing the ‘F1’ key on your
computer.
Note:
• Picture files should be copied to the
“Media” folder for viewing in
Windows® XP if Windows Media Player
10 is installed. If Windows Media Player
10 is not installed or your computer is
running Windows® 2000, picture files
should be copied to the root directory
for viewing.
• Video files cannot be dragged and
dropped to the “Media” folder directly.
They must be converted and
transferred to the player via the RCA
Video Converter for playback.
Alternatively, converted video files can
also be transferred to the "Data"
folder via the Windows Explorer (dragand-drop) in Windows® XP with
Windows Media Player 10 installed or
to the root directory if Windows Media
Player 10 is not installed or your
computer is running Windows® 2000.
1. To start voice recording, press M twice
during playback to access the Home menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight “Voice
Recording". Then press
to advance.
Home
Videos
Audiobooks
My Selections
Voice Recording
3. Press
press
or
to highlight “Record”. Then
to access voice recording mode.
Voice Recording
Record
Play Back
4. Press
when the display shows “Ready”
to start voice recording.
Voice Recording
Ready
5. Press
to pause record. Press
to resume recording.
Voice Recording
wav
VOICE001
This video converter software relies on
the video codecs already installed in
your computer. Make sure the video
file you wish to convert plays on your
computer before using the video
converter software. Note that some
video files that play on your computer
may rely on specialized video playback
applications that are not compatible
with the video converter software.
• If your computer has installed Windows
Media Player 11 (Windows® XP or
Windows VistaTM), “Internal Storage”
shows instead of the folders mentioned
above. Copy files inside “Internal
Storage”.
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again
Elapsed recording time
00:00:28
61:39:30
Remain recording time
6. Press M to stop recording.
Listening, viewing and recording
Playback voice recording
My Selections
1. Follow steps 1-2 above to enter the Voice
Recording sub-menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight “Play Back” and
press
to confirm your selection.
3. Press
or
to highlight the recorded file
and
to start playback.
Adding files to My Selections
You can add your favorite songs to My
Selections.
1. Press M during playback to access the
Player's menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight “Add to MySel”
and press
to confirm your selection.
The music (mp3/wma/wav) file that is
currently playing is added to My
Selections. Repeat the above steps for
selecting more items.
Deleting recorded files
1. While an unwanted recorded voice
recording is highlighted, press
to start
the playback.
• Refer to Playback Recorded Voice
Recording for details in highlighting a
recorded file.
2. Press M and then
or
to highlight
“Delete File” and press
to confirm the
deletion.
Playing My Selections
1. Press M twice during playback to access
the Home menu, highlight “My Selections”
by pressing
or
. Then press
to
enter the My Selections.
Home
Videos
Audiobooks
My Selections
Voice Recording
2. With “My Selections” already highlighted,
press
to start playback of selected
items.
Clearing My Selections
Press M during playback to access the Player's
menu. Highlight “Clear MySel” by pressing
or
. Then press
to confirm deletion of the
selected items.
Menu
Repeat
Off
DSP
Flat
Slideshow Off
Add to MySel
Clear MySel
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Player’s menu
Accessing the player’s menus
Shuffle
Press M during playback to access the Player’s
menu.
• Press
repeatedly to select shuffle on or
off. Files will be played randomly when
shuffle is activated.
• This item is only available when you are
listening to a music (mp3/wma/wav) file.
Navigation and selection
Player’s
menus
Player’s
Menu
items
Shuffle
Repeat
DSP
Slideshow
Add to MySel
Clear MySel
Settings
System Info
Menu
Shuffle
Off
Repeat
Off
DSP
Flat
Slideshow Off
Add to MySel
Repeat
Press
repeatedly to select a repeat mode.
This item is only available when you are
listening to a music (mp3/wma/wav) file.
Customize
menu
Theme
Brightness
Screensaver
PowerSave
Language
Restore
Defaults
Currently
selected
option
1. To scroll up or down to highlight items on
the screen, press
or
.
2. To confirm your selection or enter and
view the submenu, press
.
3. To go back to the previous menu level,
press
.
4. Press
repeatedly to select options.
Repeat One 1 – Repeat the current item.
Repeat All
– Repeat all items.
Repeat Off – Repeat is Off.
Repeat and shuffle will work
differently if you have highlighted a
song or a set (albums, genres, etc.).
You can select your desired combination of
Shuffle and Repeat to suit you.
DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
Press
repeatedly to select a DSP mode.
Options available: Flat, Bass, Graphic, Pop,
Rock and Jazz.
Press
repeatedly until Graphic appears
and then press
to enter Graphic mode. In
graphic mode, you can customize the five
band equalizer. Press
or
to select a
band and then press
or
to adjust the
band level. Press M to exit Graphic mode.
Graphic EQ
Bass Low Med High Treb
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0
0
0
0
Player’s menu
Slideshow
The item defines the viewing time for each
picture during a slideshow. Press
repeatedly to select among: off, 3, 5, 10 and
15 seconds.
Skipping
Press
repeatedly to select skip by file or
section.
This item is only available when you are
listening to a multiple-sectioned Audible file.
Add to MySel
Refer to page 21 for details.
Clear MySel
Refer to page 21 for details.
Settings
Press
to enter the Settings menu and then
press
or
to highlight an item. Press
repeatedly to change settings.
• Customize Menu: to select what you wish
to display in the submenu of Music library:
Artists, Album, Titles, Genres, and Years.
• Theme: to select a color theme (blue,
green, red or yellow) for the display.
• Brightness (1-8): to adjust the display light
brightness.
• Screensaver (10s, 20s, 30s and 1m): to
adjust the duration before the screensaver
activates.
• Power Save (Off, 1m, 2m, 5m and 10m): to
adjust the duration for automatic shut
down when the player is idle.
• Language: to select the menu’s language.
• Restore Defaults: to reset all menus to
factory defaults.
System info
Press
to show the amount of free space
available and the firmware version.
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Additional information
Tips and troubleshooting
• Problem: Cannot delete files on the player.
– For any files you have transferred to the
player, you may delete them while you
have connected the player with your
computer. Highlight the unwanted file in
the player’s file directory on your
computer and press the delete key on your
computer to delete the file. Subscribed
files from Yahoo! MusicTM are best to be
removed through Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox.
– For deleting voice recordings, refer to
page 21 for details.
• Problem: Player repeats same tracks or all
tracks.
– Repeat play is turned on. Press the MENU
button (M) to change the play mode.
• Problem: Audio distorted at high volume.
– Change the DSP mode to Flat.
– Turn down the volume.
• Problem: The audio tracks on my player
keep skipping or popping.
– You’ll need to re-record the audio track –
make sure you close all other applications
on your PC when you record.
– Try recording with Error Correction setting
turned on.
• Problem: Player turns itself off.
– Your player turns itself off if you leave it in
pause mode or navigation mode for the
duration specified in PowerSave setting.
•
–
–
–
Problem: The player cannot be turned on.
Battery is empty.
Ensure the keys lock is not activated.
Reset the player by pressing the RESET
button on the back of the player with a
non-metal pointed object (e.g. toothpick).
– If the player still cannot be turned on after
resetting, perform a firmware upgrade to
restore it.
– Please go to
http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com for more
details.
• Problem: Player does not respond to key
presses.
– If your player stops responding to key
presses, you can reset it by pressing the
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RESET button on the back of the player
with a non-metal pointed object (e.g.
toothpick). Most of your settings will be
preserved; only the settings that you have
changed after your last power off will be
lost.
– This player may temporarily cease to
function if subjected to electrostatic
disturbance.
To resume normal operation, it may be
necessary to cycle the power off and back
on or you can reset it by pressing the
RESET button on the back of the player
with a non-metal pointed object (e.g.
toothpick).
• Problem: Player cannot play WMA songs.
– Secure music download files must be
transferred to your player through the
Yahoo! MusicTM Jukebox or the application
recommended by your online music
download service (Note: Services and
applications must be Windows Media
audio-compliant and support Digital Rights
Management.) (Apple iTunes music
content is not supported).
• Problem: The player takes a long time to
read files in a folder.
– File reading may take longer if too many
files are put in a single folder. Re-organize
your files into a number of folders.
• Problem: Why song information is not
showing correctly?
– Song information may not match your
current player’s language setting. Change
the language setting.
• Problem: Why the player cannot view the
picture files?
– The player only supports .jpg extension
file, and do not support other formats like
.bmp, .tiff, .jpeg.
– All picture files need to be put in the
"Media" folder (if Windows Media Player
10 is installed) or “Internal Storage” folder
(if Windows Media Player 11 is installed) of
the player when in Windows® XP or
Windows VistaTM and connected in MTP
mode or put in the root directory of the
player when in Windows® 2000 and
connected in MSC mode.
Additional information
• Problem: Why the player cannot play the
video files from the computer?
– All video contents must be converted by
the video converter which comes with the
player (please refer to the CD). Other
format of video file will not be supported.
– The converted video contents must be put
in the "Media" folder (if Windows Media
Player 10 is installed) or "Internal Storage"
folder (if Windows Media Player 11 is
installed) or put in the root directory of
the player when in Windows® 2000.
• Problem: Why does my player report that
it is full?
– You have filled the capacity of the internal
memory of the player.
– You have exceeded the maximum number
of items that this player supports. Your
player can only support up to 2720 media
files within eight hierarchy of folder in
maximum.
• Problem: Cannot playback tracks on the
player.
– Make sure audio tracks are encoded in the
mp3 or Windows Media formats at
supported bitrates.
Bitrates support by the player:
mp3 – 32 to 320 kbps
wma – 48 to 192 kbps
– WMA files may be DRM protected and you
don’t have the proper rights (license) to
play the files.
– Check the website and/or application help
system of the music download service
provider from where the content was
purchased from for license acquisition
details. For more information on how
license acquisition works, go to
www.microsoft.com/windowsmedia/drm.
• Problem: Why can't my portable player
playback songs downloaded from my paid
Music Server Provider subscription service?
– The internal clock in your portable player
may not be up to date. Downloading a
new subscription song from your Music
Server Provider should update your
player's clock and allow it to playback all
your songs again.
– The license for your subscription songs
may have expired. Synchronize your device
with your PC again to obtain an update to
your license. If the problem persists, please
contact your Music Service Provider for
additional support.
• Problem: What is MTP mode?
– MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode is
essential if you want to transfer DRM
content to your player. In MTP mode your
player will no longer show up as a drive
letter. So programs that were designed to
work with a player that shows up as a
drive letter will not be able to work
directly with the player.
Check for updates
Visit http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com for the
latest news and firmware upgrades for our
digital media player.
Specifications
Hardware
• Dimensions: 92.2 mm H, 46.1mm W,
8.7mm D
• Unit Weight: 40g
• Stereo Headphones/USB Connection Jack
• Battery Operated: Rechargeable lithium
battery.
USB Drive
• External USB Drive: When connected to a
computer via USB, the player is capable of
storing any file type allowing the user a
fast, convenient method of storing,
retrieving, and transferring files. This
includes word processing files,
presentations, spreadsheets and any other
computer files.
• Capacity: M4004 - 4GB, M4008 - 8GB,
M4018 - 8GB, MC4004 - 4GB, MC4008 8GB, MC4018 - 8GB
• Connection: USB 2.0, Hi-speed capable
Software
• Includes the player applications and media
management software.
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Limited warranty
For US
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase.
• The warranty period for rental units
begins with the first rental or 45 days from
date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Provide you with a new, or at our option,
a refurbished unit. The exchange unit is
under warranty for the remainder of the
original product’s warranty period.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of
sale or receipted invoice which is evidence
that the product is within the warranty
period must be presented to obtain
warranty service. For rental firms, proof of
first rental is also required.
How to make a warranty claim:
• Properly pack your unit. Include any
cables, etc., which were originally provided
with the product. We recommend using
the original carton and packing materials.
• Include evidence of purchase date such as
the bill of sale. Also print your name and
address and a description of the defect.
Send via standard UPS or its equivalent to:
Thomson Inc., Product Exchange Center,
11721 B Alameda Avenue
Socorro, Texas 79927
• Insure your shipment for loss or damage.
Thomson accepts no liability in case of
damage or loss en route to Thomson.
• Pay any charges billed to you by the
Exchange Center for service not covered by
the warranty.
• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped
to you freight prepaid.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s
Manual provides information regarding
operating Instructions and user controls.
For additional information, ask your
dealer.)
• Installation and set-up service adjustments.
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• Batteries.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Products which have been modified or
incorporated into other products.
• Products purchased or serviced outside the
USA.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to
lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product
registration Card packed with your unit. It
will make it easier to contact you should it
ever be necessary. The return of the card
is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE
ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY
DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN
INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON INC.,
ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE
A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE
THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED
UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON
INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF
THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND
LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY
THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON
THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE
APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor
limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an
Limited warranty
implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you also may have other rights
that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the
USA:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact
your dealer for warranty information.
provisions shall be deemed to be amended to
the extent necessary to comply therewith.
If you are unable to find a qualified servicer
for out of warranty service, you may write to:
Thomson Inc.
P.O. Box 0944
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 46206-0944
For Canada
Thomson multimedia Ltd. warrants to the
purchaser or gift recipient that if any
manufacturing defect becomes apparent in
this product within 1 year from the original
date of purchase, it will be replaced free of
charge, including return transportation.
This warranty does not include damage to the
product resulting from accidents, misuse or
leaking batteries.
Should your product not perform properly
during the warranty period, either:
1. Return it to the selling dealer with proof
of purchase for replacement,
OR
2. Remove the batteries (where applicable),
and pack product complete with
accessories in the original carton (or
equivalent).
Mail prepaid (with proof of purchase) and
insured to:
Thomson multimedia Ltd.
6200 Edwards Blvd.,
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V7
Canada
The provisions of this written warranty are in
addition to and not a modification of or
subtraction from the statutory warranties and
other rights and remedies contained in any
applicable legislation, and to the extent that
any such provisions purport to disclaim,
exclude or limit any such statutory warranties
and other rights and remedies, such
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IMPORTADOR
Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.
Álvaro Obregón No. 151. Piso 13.
Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Telefono: 52-55-11-020360
RFC: CTM-980723-KS5
EXPORTER
Thomson Inc.
P.O. Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976
© 2007 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Marca(s) ® Registrada(s)
Marque(s) ® Deposée(s)
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