Alienware | CE-IV | Troubleshooting guide | Alienware CE-IV Troubleshooting guide

is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. SRS WOW HD technology is incorporated
under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
INTRODUCTION
Dear Valued Alienware Customer,
Alienware would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing a cutting-edge CE-IV digital
audio player and welcome you to the growing family of dedicated users who have been enjoying
Alienware's award-winning products since 1996. Alienware products incorporate state-of-the-art
components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. All of this
combines to make Alienware the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media
center, and professional computer systems.
Your new Alienware CE-IV digital audio player allows you to listen to your favorite songs at the beach,
at work, at the gym, on vacation, and everywhere else you go while delivering maximum ease-of-use
and style.
The technicians responsible for creating your CE-IV digital audio player dedicated themselves to
ensuring it is properly optimized and performs to its fullest potential. Your digital audio player has been
extensively tested in order to ensure the highest levels of reliability and performance.
Please do not hesitate to e-mail or call Alienware with any questions or concerns you may have.
Alienware would like to hear from you. The entire staff sincerely hopes that you enjoy your new CE-IV
digital audio player for years to come.
Sincerely,
The Alienware Staff
CONTENTS INCLUDED
VOL
VOL
EARBUDS
PLAYER
CE-IV
USB CABLE
INSTRUCTION BOOK
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Spanish and French instruction books are available on the website, www.alienware.com/audio.
INDEX
LOCATION OF CONTROLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWER SUPPLY
INSERTING A BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONNECTION
POWER ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWER OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONNECTING THE PLAYER TO YOUR COMPUTER . . . . . .
SAFELY DISCONNECTING THE PLAYER FROM YOUR COMPUTER
LISTENING TO MUSIC
CONNECTING THE EARBUDS . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAIN MENU: MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SELECTING THE PLAY MODE . . . . . . . . . . . .
MANAGING YOUR FILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
MAIN MENU: FM TUNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RADIO SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MAIN MENU: VOICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RECORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VOICE PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
REC OPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SETUP
MAIN MENU: SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOUND SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DISPLAY SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DELETING FILES ON THE PLAYER
MAIN MENU: DELETE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EXTERNAL MEMORY
INSERTING EXTERNAL MEMORY . . . . . . . . . .
USING EXTERNAL MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . .
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS
MICROPHONE
HOLD SWITCH
HEADPHONE JACK
ON/OFF/PLAY/PAUSE/STOP
LINE OUT JACK
EQ
VOL
LINE
OUT
VOL +
MODE
MENU
USB INPUT
VOL
SKIP/SEARCH NEXT
SKIP/SEARCH PREVIOUS
VOL -
6
POWER SUPPLY
INSERTING A BATTERY
NOTE: The battery must be a
rechargeable battery in order to
recharge it.
When charging the battery for the
first time, be sure to charge for at
least 12 hours. Subsequent charges
need only last approximately 5-6
hours for full charge or 3-4 hours for
95% charge.
When the battery is low the battery
indicator will reflect low
power.
¶
·
-
+
¸
Insert 1 "AAA"
battery
(Not Included)
Replace the
battery cover.
Remove the
battery cover.
AC POWER
LINE OUT JACK
NOTE:
Before connecting to an AC
power outlet, make sure the
player is in the POWER OFF
mode.
LINE
OUT
(Not Included)
(Not Included)
AC power cable
7
CONNECTION
POWER ON:
ON/OFF/PLAY/PAUSE/STOP
A
SRS
A
Alienware Comunications
by DJ Stryke
SRS
MP3 128K
000:00
001/016
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
VOL
CE IV
001/016
VOL
Press "
" to turn
on the player.
POWER OFF:
ON/OFF/PLAY/PAUSE/STOP
A
SRS
Alienware Comunications
by DJ Stryke
MP3 128K
000:00
001/016
VOL
VOL
Press "
" and hold to
turn off the player.
8
MP3 128K
000:00
NOTE: When the
player is turned on
it will be in the MUSIC
mode.
CONNECTING THE PLAYER TO YOUR COMPUTER
Connect
Connect
LINE
OUT
Bottom view
of unit.
¬
C:\Documents and Settings\My Music
NOTE: You will see a new
"Removable Disk" under
"My Computer" when
connected successfully.
­
Connect the USB
cable (included) to the USB
port of your computer.
Connect the other end of
the USB cable to the USB
port on the player.
SAFELY DISCONNECTING THE PLAYER FROM YOUR COMPUTER
¬
Click on the unplug or
eject hardware icon at
the bottom of your screen.
Then click on the message
"Stop USB Mass Storage
Device - Drive (E:)", then click OK.
Disconnect
­
LINE
OUT
Bottom view
of unit.
®
Cable included
Disconnect
Disconnect the USB cable from
the USB port on the player.
9
Disconnect the other end
of the USB cable from the
USB port on the computer.
LISTENING TO MUSIC
CONNECTING THE EARBUDS
EARBUDS
Slide "HOLD" switch to
unlock. When "HOLD"
switch is locked the
keys will be locked and
no function can be
activated.
HEADPHONE JACK
3.5mm Jack
Set the Volume to a low
level before putting on the
headphones. Gradually
adjust the Volume to a
comfortable listening level.
MAIN MENU: MUSIC
MENU
MAIN MENU
FM
­
®
A
SRS
MENU
¬
MENU
PLAY/PAUSE/STOP
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
Press "
or
"
to select a song.
VOL
MUSIC
001/016
Press "MENU"
to select MUSIC.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
MP3 128K
00:00
Press "
" to start MUSIC.
Press again to pause.
Press and HOLD slightly to
stop.
VOL
NOTE: In the STOP mode press
the EQ button to switch from
playing songs stored on the internal
memory (Flash player) to playing
songs stored on the external
memory (memory card.)
10
¯
SKIP/SEARCH PREVIOUS
SKIP/SEARCH NEXT
LISTENING TO MUSIC
SELECTING THE PLAY MODE:
MODE
Mode Indicator
A
SRS
VOL
001/016
REPEAT ONE = Will repeat the selected song continually.
= Will repeat all songs continually.
SHUF - SHUFFLE = Will choose at random which song to play.
INTRO = Will play a few seconds of each song in order of entry.
1
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
MP3 128K
00:00
A REPEAT ALL
VOL
While the song is playing you can
select the play mode by pressing
the MODE button to choose between
Normal, Repeat One, Repeat All, and Shuffle.
.
MANAGING YOUR FILES:
LOCATING DESIRED TRACKS ON YOUR COMPUTER:
Use your computer’s browser to locate the desired files to download to the player.
NOTE: Do not alter the contents of the “system” folder. This folder will normally be hidden from view.
You can also use Windows Media® player to transfer songs. Refer to the help menu in
Windows Media® player for more information.
DELETING TRACKS
1. Highlight the desired tracks in "Removable Disk".
2. Press the "Delete" key on your computer’s keyboard.
NOTE: You cannot download songs from an audio CD directly to your player. Audio CD tracks will need to
first be converted to MP3/WMA™ using third-party software.
STORAGE
You can also download photos, data, and other files to t he player which allows the unit to function as a
portable storage/transfer device.
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LISTENING TO MUSIC
EQ
In Play mode:
EQ
Play mode
EQ Indicator
SRS
VOL
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
VOL
EQ has two functions:
MP3 128K
00:00
001/016
In Stop mode:
EQ
Stop mode
EQ Indicator
SRS
VOL
SD
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
VOL
001/016
MP3 128K
00:00
12
1.
In Play mode: Press the EQ button
to choose between SRS, Normal, Rock,
Jazz, Classic, Pop, and Bass.
2.
In Stop mode: Press the EQ button
to switch between internal memory
and external memory.
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
MAIN MENU: FM TUNER
MENU
MAIN MENU
FM
­
Press "
or
to highlight
FM TUNER.
"
MAIN MENU
FM
®
MENU
FM TUNER
MENU
¬
P6
STEREO
I06.50
MHz
VOL
MUSIC
FM TUNER
87.5
98
¯
Press "
or
"
to select your
desired station.
108
Press "MENU" to
enter FM TUNER .
VOL
NOTE: When FM TUNER is first selected it is in
AUTO PROGRAM function. The player will automatically
scan through and preset the available stations.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
RADIO SETTINGS
AUTO PROGRAM FUNCTION:
MODE
Once selected, press PLAY and the player will
automatically scan through and preset the available stations.
PROGRAM FUNCTION:
Program Indicator
First press MODE and select MANUAL once select ed then
program
choose the desired station to progr am. Press PLAY to program
SRS
VOL
the station into preset. You can program up to 30 preset stations.
Alienware Communication
by DJ Stryke
001/016
RECORD FUNCTION:
Once you have selected what you want to record press
MP3 128K
00:00
the mode button until RECORD is seen in the display. Press PLAY
VOL
to begin recording. Press PL AY again to stop recording.
MANUAL FUNCTION:
While the song is playing press the
MODE button repeatedly to select
between AUTO PROGRAM, PROGRAM,
RECORD, and MANUAL.
Will allow you to select stations manually.
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RECORD/PLAYBACK
MAIN MENU: VOICE
RECORD
MENU
FM
MUSIC
­
MAIN MENU
Press " "
to highlight
VOICE.
FM
®
VOICE
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
Press "MENU"
to select VOICE.
VOICE
VOICE PLAY
°
¯
MENU
MENU
¬
PLAY/PAUSE/STOP
Press "VOLUME -"
to select RECORD
MENU
MAIN MENU
±
RECORD
REC OPTION
Press "MENU"
to start recording.
VOL -
Press "STOP" to
stop recording and
return to VOICE
menu.
VOICE PLAY
MUSIC
­
Press " "
to highlight
VOICE.
MAIN MENU
®
FM
VOICE
¯
Press "MENU"
to select VOICE.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
MENU
MENU
FM
MENU
VOICE
MAIN MENU
¬
MENU
MENU
MENU
VOICE PLAY
RECORD
REC OPTION
Press "MENU"
again to select
VOICE PLAY.
°
Press "
" to play
recorded messages.
Press "STOP" to stop play,
then press "MENU"
to return to VOICE MENU.
Note: In STOP mode, press EQ button
to switch play between INT or SD.
REC OPTION - Select location to save your recordings.
Press "VOLUME -" to
highlight REC OPTION.
¬
VOL
­ Press "
VOL
"
to highlight
VOICE.
FM
VOICE
®
MENU
MENU
MAIN MENU
VOICE
¯
Press "MENU"
to select VOICE.
VOICE PLAY
RECORD
REC OPTION
Press "VOLUME" to select
between saving recording on
INTERNAL MEMORY
or SD/MMC.
MENU
°
REC OPTION
SAVE TO
MENU
MENU
INTERNAL MEMORY
SD/MCC
Press "MENU"
to select
REC OPTION.
VOL -
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
NOTE: When saving recordings
the player will automatically select
internal memory.
14
±
Select EXIT
and press
"MENU" to
exit VOICE
and return to
MAIN MENU.
²
±
VOL -
Press "MENU"
to confirm
selection
SETUP
MAIN MENU: SETUP
MENU
VOL
­ Press "
"
to highlight
SETUP.
MAIN MENU
®
MENU
¯
MENU
¬
VOL +
SRS (WOW HD)
CONTRAST
BACKLIGHT
SETUP
VOL
SETUP
SETUP
Press "MENU"
to select SETUP.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
POWER SET
LANGUAGE
EXIT
VOL -
Press "Vol + or
Vol -" to highlight
one from the list .
Press "MENU" to accept selection
and return to SETUP menu. Go to
EXIT and press "MENU" to exit
SETUP.
SOUND SETTINGS
SRS WOW HD ™ The following four features make-up SRS WOW HD ™
technology:
Brightness: Choose the level of 3D stereo performance.
TruBass: Creates a deep rich bass tone through small speaker
systems or headphones.
SRS 3D
Expands the sound field making the stereo image much wider.
Creates a wide, spacious sound field.
DEFINITION: Gives greater definition to the sound.
FOCUS:
Elevates the stereo image providing clarity of vocals and vertically
elevates sound stage so the reproduced sound is very natural.
DISPLAY SETTINGS
CONTRAST: Choose the level of contrast you desire.
BACKLIGHT: Choose the level of brightness you desire.
POWER SET: Choose the amount of time the player stays on when not in use.
LANGUAGE: Choose between English, Spanish, or French.
EXIT: Choose Exit to return to the MAIN MENU.
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DELETING FILES ON THE PLAYER
MAIN MENU: DELETE
MENU
VOL +
MENU
DELETE
¬
Press "
"
highlight
­ to
DELETE.
VOL
DELETE
VOL
®
MENU
MAIN MENU
Press
"MENU"
to select
DELETE.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
MUSIC FILES
VOICE FILES
¯
EXIT
VOL Press "Vol + or
Vol -" to highlight
what type of file
will be deleted.
°
Press "MENU"
to select the
type of file to
be deleted.
±
DELETE FILES
Press
" VOL- or
VOL+"
to select
the specific
file to be
deleted.
01/01/V001.WAV
²
?
YES
Press "
or
"
to select YES
or NO. Press
"PLAY" to confirm.
ABOUT
MAIN MENU: ABOUT
MENU
MENU
­
VOL
Press " "
to highlight
ABOUT.
®
MENU
¯
Version 1:01
Memory
491
MB
Used/Free 91 / 400
MB
EXT Memory
Used/Free 55 /
MB
4
°
MENU
VOL
MENU
¬
MAIN MENU
MB
ABOUT
Press "MENU"
to select ABOUT.
Press "MENU" to
enter MAIN MENU.
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Version and
memory
information will
be displayed.
NO
Press "MENU"
to return to MAIN
MENU.
EXTERNAL MEMORY
INSERTING EXTERNAL MEMORY
­
¬
Insert external
memory card.
Remove the battery cover.
Insert the external memory card
and replace the battery cover.
USING EXTERNAL MEMORY
1. Insert the memory card.
2. Connect the player to the computer. Follow detailed instructions on pages10 and 11.
3. Open removable disk associated with the memory card.
4. Drag and drop selected songs into the removable disk.
5. Safely disconnect player from computer. Follow detailed instructions on page10.
NOTE: To access external memory press EQ during the stop mode. This will switch your system
from internal to external memory.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Unit turned off or locked up.
Reinsert the battery in the correct polarity (+/-) and tur n the unit on again.
Sound is distorted or weak.
Lower the volume.
Replace the battery with a new one.
Songs do not play after dragging/dropping
or copying/pasting.
We recommend safely disconnecting any USB device in accordance with your computer’s operating
system instructions. In Windows® 98/Windows®ME, after copying files to the player, wait
approximately 5 seconds before unplugging the unit. In Windows®2000/Windows® XP, click the
USB icon in your computer ’s System Tray and “Stop [the]USB Mass Storage Device”.
Replace the battery with a new one.
Only MP3/WMA™ files can be played on this player.
Player does not work with Windows ® 98.
Download the AW8825DAP device driver from the website and follow the accompanying
instructions for installing (www.alienware.com/audio).
External memory card does not work.
This player is compatible with up to 512MB SD or MMC cards.
To transfer tracks to the external card: a) disconnect the player from your computer b) power up
the player c) insert the memory card and d) connect the player to your computer and transfer
tracks.
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Printed in China
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
This symbol, located on the back or bottom of the unit, 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 to
persons.
• Use a soft, clean cloth moistened
with lukewarm water to clean the
exterior of the unit.
VOL
This symbol, located on the back or bottom of the unit, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the appliance.
VOL
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE
SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. PLEASE REFER ANY SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment
CH
IC
EM
NOTE: This product complies with Council Directive 89/336/EEC.This class "B" digital
apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the folllowing conditions: 1)The device
may not cause harmful interference, and 2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that 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. Receiver complies with Part 15 of
FCC rules when manufactured.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 cor rect
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Never use solvents such as
benzene or other strong chemical
cleaners since these could
damage the unit's finish.
AL
VOL
VOL
• It is important that no liquid
reaches the inside of the unit.
•
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.
Special Note
VOL
When placing your unit on a lacquered or natural finish, protect your furniture with a
cloth or other protective material.
VOL
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LIMITED
90 Warranty
We warrantee this product to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal conditions, for a
period of 90 days from date of original purchase.
We agree, at its option during the warranty period, to repair any defect in material or workmanship or to furnish an equal product in exchange
without charge. Such repair or replacement is subject to verification of the defect or malfunction and proof of purchase as confirmed by a copy
of an original dated sales receipt.
To obtain service, return the unit insured and freight PREPAID to:
CONSUMER SERVICE
2110 CARR STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO 63106
314 657-2364
•
•
•
Pack the unit in a well-padded, sturdy carton.
Enclose a copy of your sales receipt to verify the date of purchase.
Include your name, address and phone number.
We will elect to repair or replace properly warrantied product free of charge (including free return transportation).
NOTE: This warranty does not cover any product which has been subject to damage due to an act of God, misuse, neglect, accident, abuse, commercial use, or
modification of, or to, any part of the product, including the antenna. Damage to external media such as DVD, CD, LP, tape and/or memory devices are not
covered nor is the cost incurred in shipping the unit for warranty repair. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any loss (direct, indirect, incidental,
foreseen, unforeseen, special or consequential) or for any damage arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this product.
This warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other
than us in, St. Louis, MO.
This warranty does not cover re-manufactured units, product sold AS IS or closeout product.
This warranty is valid only in the United States and grants specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
NOTE: For products that contain internal memory for storage of music, data, etc., the amount of memory your operating system reports may vary from the stated
memory of this device.
2 1 1 0 C A R R S T R E E T • S T . L O U I S , M O 6 3 1 0 6 • T E L : 3 1 4 6 5 7 - 2 3 6 4 • FA X : 3 1 4 - 5 8 8 - 1 8 0 5
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Manufactured under license by Alienware Corporation, Miami, FL 33186.
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