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MP-C546
Sports MP3 Player with FM Radio
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read this manual carefully before operation.
PRECAUTIONS
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operation and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the serial number that is located on the unit. Retain this information for
future reference.
Model No.
MP-C546
Serial No.
WARNING:
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Dangerous high
voltage is present inside the enclosure. Do not open the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot of outlet and fully insert.
WARNING:
Handling the cords on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling.
For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your
local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
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PRECAUTIONS
PROTECT YOUR HEARING:
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of personal stereos played at high
volume. Constant exposure to high volumes can lead to hearing loss. If you should
experience ringing in the ears or hearing loss, discontinue use and seek medical advice.
NOTICE:
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution
of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft.
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1.
Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2.
Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
Follow Instructions: All operating and usage instructions should be followed.
5.
Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6.
Attachments: Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
Use of other attachments may be hazardous.
7.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bath
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in wet basements,
or near
a swimming pool and the like).
8.
Accessories: Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
Use only with carts, stands, tripods, brackets, or
tables recommended by the manufacturer or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product
should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and
should use a mounting accessory recommended
by the manufacturer.
9.
A product and cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10.
Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.
11.
Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
12.
Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug that has one blade wider than the other. This plug
will only fit into the power outlet in one direction. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the direction of
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace the
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
13.
Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and at the point which they exit from the product.
14.
Protective Attachment Plug: The product may be equipped with an attachment plug with overload protection. This is a safety feature. See the
operating instructions for replacement or directions to reset the protective
device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician
has used a replacement plug that has the same overload protection as the
original plug as specified by the manufacturer.
15.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA 70 provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode (see figure).
16.
Lightning: For added protection for this product, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will
prevent damage to the product due to lightning or power-line surges.
17.
Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
18.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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19.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shout-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
20.
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
21.
Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a) when the power-supply or plug is damaged; b) if liquid has been spilled
or if objects have fallen into the product; c) if the product has been exposed
to rain or water; d) if the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation; e) if the product has been dropped
or damaged in any way; f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
22.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure that
your service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
23.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to ensure that the product is in proper operating condition.
24.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25.
Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS.................................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............................... 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................................ 7
PACKAGE CONTENTS...................................................... 9
FEATURES........................................................................ 10
GETTING STARTED.......................................................... 11
MP-C546 at a Glance................................................................11
Top View..............................................................................11
Left Side View.....................................................................11
Play Mode Display.............................................................12
Record Mode Display.......................................................12
Connecting Headphones ....................................................... 13
Connecting Power..................................................................... 13
Loading a Battery............................................................. 13
USB Power............................................................................14
Using the MP-C546 Controls......................................................14
Power On/Off.....................................................................14
Hold Switch.........................................................................14
Reset Function....................................................................15
Navigating the Menu Interface......................................15
Main Menu...................................................................................16
PLAY MUSIC.................................................................... 17
Play Music Controls.....................................................................17
PLAY MUSIC.................................................................... 18
Repeat A-B Mode............................................................. 18
VOICE............................................................................. 19
Voice Controls............................................................................ 19
RECORD..........................................................................20
Record Controls.......................................................................... 20
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FM TUNER........................................................................ 21
FM Tuner Controls....................................................................... 21
Automatically Saving Preset Stations............................ 22
Manually Saving Preset Stations..................................... 22
Deleting Preset Stations................................................... 23
FM Tuner Menu........................................................................... 23
FM Recording Controls.............................................................. 24
SETTING..........................................................................25
FOLDER........................................................................... 27
Folder Controls........................................................................... 27
USB CONNECTIONS.......................................................28
Minimum PC Requirements...................................................... 28
USB Driver Installation (Windows 98SE Only).......................... 29
USB Mode (MSC/MTP)................................................................ 29
Connecting to a Computer..................................................... 32
USB-MTP Mode.................................................................. 32
USB-MSC Mode................................................................. 32
Transferring Files......................................................................... 33
USB-MTP Mode.................................................................. 33
USB-MSC Mode................................................................. 35
Disconnecting from a Computer............................................ 35
USB-MTP Mode.................................................................. 35
USB-MSC Mode................................................................. 35
FIRMWARE UPGRADES................................................... 37
Upgrading the Firmware........................................................... 37
ABOUT MP3/WMA MUSIC FILES...................................38
TROUBLESHOOTING....................................................... 39
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................42
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
Please make sure that the items listed below are included
in the package. Should an item be missing, please
contact the local retailer from which you purchased this
product.
1
2
3
4
5
6
1.
MP-C546
2.
Stereo Earphones
3.
USB Cable
4.
1 x “AAA” Battery
5.
Arm Band
6.
Instruction Booklet
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
256MB Integrated Flash Memory

High-Contrast LCD Display with Backlight

Plays MP3 and WMA Digital Music Files

Plays Digital Music from most online stores and
subscription services*

ID3 and LRC support for song and synchronized lyric
information display

Integrated FM Radio and Recorder

Integrated Microphone for Digital Voice Recording

Mobile Data Storage Function

USB 2.0 for Ultra-Fast File Transfers
* Music Service must support Windows Media DRM (WMDRM). WMDRM10 requires
Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10 or newer.
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GETTING STARTED
MP-C546 at a Glance
Top View
Left Side View
1.
LCD Display
8.
2.
Power / Menu
Battery Compartment
Cover
3.
Joystick Left:
Previous/Reverse
9.
USB Port
10.
Headphone Jack
4.
Joystick Down:
Volume –
11.
Hold / Escape
12.
Neckstrap Hook
5.
Joystick Right:
Next/Forward
6.
Joystick Up:
Volume + 7.
Joystick (Press):
OK
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GETTING STARTED
Play Mode Display
Record Mode Display
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GETTING STARTED
Connecting Headphones
Connect headphones/earphones
to the Headphone Out jack for
private listening.

Lower the volume level before
connecting headphones, then
gradually increase the volume
for comfortable listening.

Hearing experts advise against the constant use of
personal stereos played at high volume.

Constant high-volume use can lead to hearing loss.
If you experience ringing in your ears or hearing loss,
discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice.
Connecting Power
The MP-C546 operates on 1 x “AAA” battery for music
playback.
Loading a Battery
1.
Remove the Battery Compartment Cover.
2.
Insert 1 x “AAA” battery, taking care to match the “+” and
“–” polarities of the battery
with the markings inside the
battery compartment.
3.
Replace the Battery Cover.
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GETTING STARTED
USB Power
When the MP-C546 is connected to a computer’s
powered USB port, it will draw power over the USB connection.
Using the MP-C546 Controls
Power On/Off

To turn your player on, press and hold
.

To turn your player off, hold
for at least 3
seconds. The LED indicator will darken.
Hold Switch
The Hold feature locks (disables) your player’s controls to
prevent accidental key presses when it is in your pocket
or bag.

To lock the player’s controls, press and hold the
HOLD button for 2 seconds. A Lock icon will be
displayed on the screen.
HO L D

To unlock the player’s controls, press and hold the
HOLD button for 2 seconds again.
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Reset Function
You may reset your player if it should freeze or otherwise
behave abnormally.
1.
Disconnect your player if it is connected to a
computer.
2.
Remove the battery from the player. Wait 10
seconds, and then replace the battery.
3.
Power on your player. Your player has now been
reset.
Navigating the Menu Interface
It is easy to use the MP-C546 Navigation Joystick to
select menu options, items, and files on your player.

To move the selection cursor (highlight), slide the
joystick key. To move quickly in any direction, press
and hold the joystick in that direction.

To highlight the previous item to the left (or up),
press
.

To highlight the next item to the right (or down),
press
.

To confirm and enter the current selection, press
(press the Joystick).

To return to the previous screen, press
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GETTING STARTED
Main Menu
The Main Menu gives you access to the different function
modes of your player.

To enter the Main Menu, press
Main Menu, press
.

To select a function mode in the Main Menu, press
or
to highlight the mode, and then press
to confirm.
Play Music
Voice
Record
FM Tuner
Setting
Folder
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. To exit the
Play Music
Play your digital MP3 or WMA music
files.
Voice
Play your digital voice recordings.
Record
Record from the integrated microphone.
FM Tuner
Listen to FM radio broadcasts.
Record FM radio broadcasts.
Setting
Set your player’s internal options.
Folder
Play, view, or delete files from your
player.
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PLAY MUSIC
Enter PLAY MUSIC mode from the
Main Menu to play digital MP3 or
WMA music files.
Play Music
PLAY MUSIC mode will play all compatible audio files
on your player, regardless of directory.
Play Music Controls
Use the following controls during music playback.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume track playback.
During playback, press
to pause
playback.
Hold
Stop track playback completely.
Press
Play the next track.
Hold
Fast-forward through the current track.
Press
Play the previous track.
Hold
Reverse through the current track.
Press
Decrease the volume level.
Press
Increase the volume level.
Press
Return to Main Menu.
For more information about how to get music onto
your player, please refer to the section “USB
Connections > Transferring Files”.
For more information about digital MP3 and WMA music files, please refer to the section “About MP3/WMA
Music Files”.
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PLAY MUSIC
Repeat A-B Mode
Set a segment of a music track to repeat in a continuous
loop. During playback:

To set the starting point “A” of the loop, press
.

To set the end point “B” of the loop, press
again. The loop will now play from point “A” to point “B”.

To resume normal playback, press
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VOICE
Enter VOICE mode from the Main
Menu to play your recorded files
(Voice or FM Tuner). If no recordings
have been made yet, the display will
read “No Files”.
Voice

The first 3 letters of voice recording files are “MIC”.

The first 2 letters of FM Tuner recording files are “FM”.
VOICE mode will play all compatible audio recording
files on your player, regardless of directory.
Voice Controls
Use the following controls in VOICE mode.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume track playback.
During playback, press
to pause
playback.
Hold
Stop track playback completely.
Press
Play the next track.
Hold
Fast-forward through the current track.
Press
Play the previous track.
Hold
Reverse through the current track.
Press
Decrease the volume level.
Press
Increase the volume level.
Press
Return to Main Menu.
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RECORD
Enter RECORD mode from the Main
Menu to record from the integrated
microphone (voice).
Record
The MP-C546 can also record from the FM Tuner.
Refer to the FM Tuner section for details.
Record Controls
Use the following controls in RECORD mode. Recording
will start immediately when RECORD is selected from
the Main Menu.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume recording.
During recording, press
recording.
Press
Stop and save the recording. The player
will enter VOICE mode automatically to
play the recorded file.
to pause

Recordings are saved to the folder “MICIN.DIR”.

Recorded voice files are named “MICXXXXX.WAV”
where XXXXX corresponds to the numerical sequence in which the recording was made (numbering starts from 00001).
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FM TUNER
Enter FM TUNER mode from the
Main Menu to listen to or record FM
radio broadcasts.
FM Tuner
Earphones or headphones must be connected to the
headphone jack for radio operation (the earphone cord
is used as an FM antenna).
FM Tuner Controls
Use the following controls in FM TUNER mode.
Key
Function
Press
Switch between Preset and Manual tuning.
Press
Preset Tuning: Tune to a higher preset station.
Manual Tuning: Tune to a higher frequency.
Hold
Manual Tuning: Auto-seek the next highest
frequency.
Press
Preset Tuning: Tune to a lower preset station.
Manual Tuning: Tune to a lower frequency.
Hold
Manual Tuning: Auto-seek the next lowest
frequency.
Press
Decrease the volume level.
Press
Increase the volume level.
Press
Enter the FM Tuner Menu.
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FM TUNER
Automatically Saving Preset Stations
To automatically scan and save all available broadcast
frequencies to Preset Station memory:

Enter the FM Tuner menu (press

Select and enter “Auto Scan”.
).
There are 30 available Preset Stations. Auto Scan will
overwrite any previously stored Preset Stations.
Manually Saving Preset Stations

Manually tune to the station you would like to save
as a Preset Station (e.g., “92.7”).

Enter the FM Tuner menu (press

Select and enter “Save Station”. The display will
flash “Save?”

While the display is flashing “Save?”, press
or
to select a Preset Station number (e.g., “03”).

Press
to confirm and save. (The station “92.7”
has now been saved as Preset Station “03”.)
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Press
).
to cancel the save process.
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FM TUNER
Deleting Preset Stations

Enter the FM Tuner menu (press

Select and enter “Delete Station”. The display will
flash “Delete?”

While the display is flashing “Delete?”, press
or
to select a Preset Station number to delete (e.g., “03”).

Press
to confirm and delete. (Preset Station “03”
will be deleted.)
Press
).
to cancel the save process.
FM Tuner Menu
To enter the FM Tuner menu, press
player is in FM Tuner mode.
Item
while the
Description
Play Music
Enter PLAY MUSIC Mode. (Select this to exit FM
Tuner menu and return to Main Menu).
Voice
Enter VOICE Mode.
Save Station
Save a Preset Station.
Delete Station
Delete a Preset Station
Auto Scan
Automatically scan and save all available broadcast frequencies to Preset Stations.
Record
Start recording the current FM station.
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FM TUNER
FM Recording Controls
Make digital recordings of FM radio broadcasts.
Use the following controls in RECORD mode. Recording
will start immediately when RECORD is selected from
the FM Tuner Menu.
Key
Function
Press
Start/Resume recording.
During recording, press
recording.
Press
Stop and save the recording. The player
will enter VOICE mode automatically to
play the recorded file.
to pause

Recordings are saved to the folder “FMIN.DIR”.

Recorded voice files are named “FMXXXXX.WAV”
where XXXXX corresponds to the numerical sequence in which the recording was made (numbering starts from 00001).
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SETTING
Enter SETTING mode from the
Main Menu to change your player’s
internal option settings.
Setting

To select an option, press
enter, press
.
or

To exit the Setting Menu, press
. To confirm and
.
Item
Description
Equalizer
Set a digital equalizer preset. The options are
Normal, Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz, and Bass.
Repeat Mode
Set a Repeat Mode option. The options are Normal, Repeat One, Repeat All, Shuffle Repeat, Dir
Normal, Dir All Normal, Dir Shuffle Repeat.
Contrast
Set the contrast level of the display.
Backlight
Set the backlight option to change the duration of
time (in seconds) that the backlight will remain on
after a key press. A setting of “Off” will disable the
backlight completely. A setting of “On” will keep
the backlight on continuously.
Backlight
Color
Set the color of the backlight. A setting of “Color All”
will change the backlight color with each key press.
Power Set
Set the Power Set option to change the duration
of time (in minutes) that the player will remain on
when it is idle. A setting of “Disable” will turn this
power saving feature off.
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SETTING
Item
Description
Record Set
Set the Recording Quality level for Voice or FM
recordings. The options are 32Kbps (lowest
quality), 44Kbps, 64Kbps, and 88Kbps (highest
quality). Higher quality recordings will take up
more memory than lower quality recordings.
Langauge
Set the Language that the menus appear in.
Version
View your player’s firmware information.
Info
View your player’s memory information.
USB Mode
Set the USB mode to MSC or MTP. For more
information on USB modes, see the “USB Connections” section of this manual.
While the player is connected to a computer,
you can change the USB mode by pressing and
holding
.
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FOLDER
Enter FOLDER mode to view, play,
or delete files on your player.
Folder
You can also connect your player to
a computer to easily manage your file library.
The mode that the player is in upon entering FOLDER
mode will determine which types of files or folders will
be displayed (i.e., Play Music or Voice Mode).
Folder Controls
A directory tree will be displayed on-screen upon entering FOLDER mode from the Main Menu.
Use the following controls in FOLDER mode.
Key
Function
Press
Select the next file or folder (down).
Press
Select the previous file or folder (up).
Press
If a folder is selected, the folder’s contents
will be displayed.
If a file is selected, an option box will be
displayed:
• Select “Play Now” to play the selected file.
• Select “Delete?” to delete the selected
file, and then select “Yes” to confirm the
deletion.
If the icon is selected, the previous
folder’s contents will be displayed.
Press
Return to Main Menu.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Minimum PC Requirements
You can connect the MP-C546 to a computer with a
USB port to transfer files to your player or to manage the
files on your player. The minimum requirements listed
below will allow you to perform basic file management
functions; advanced features will require a faster PC and
Windows configuration.

MS Windows 98SE (Service Pack 1) or ME [USBMSC];
MS Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or above) with
Windows Media Player 9 [USB-MSC];
MS Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or above) with
Windows Media Player 10 or newer [USB-MTP]

Pentium 166 MMX processor (or equivalent)

96MB RAM

50MB of available hard drive space

Internet connection

Video Display card

Sound card

USB 1.0 port (a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port will enable
file transfers up to 40 times faster).
New versions of Windows Media Player may be downloaded from the Microsoft website at www.microsoft.com.
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB Driver Installation (Windows 98SE Only)
It is not necessary to install the USB driver if your
computer is running Microsoft Windows ME/2000/XP
or newer, or Macintosh OS X. Computers running these
operating systems will recognize your player automatically when connected.
If your computer is running Windows 98 SE, please
download and install the driver from the COBY website:
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USB Mode (MSC/MTP)
The MP-C546 can use either USB-Mass Storage Class
(USB-MSC) mode or USB-Media Transfer Protocol
(USB-MTP) mode to connect to your computer. Both
USB modes allow for simple, high-speed transfers of files
between your player and a computer, and allow you to
use your computer’s operating system to view, manage,
and transfer files to your player from your computer
There are, however, a few differences to take note of.
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB-MSC
USB-MTP
Simple plug-and-play support for
all major operating systems (Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000,
Macintosh OS X, Linux)
Simple plug-and-play support
for Microsoft Windows XP with
Service Pack 1 and Windows
Media Player 10 (or newer)
Supports Windows Media
DRM 9
Supports Windows Media DRM
9 (WMDRM9)
Supports Windows Media DRM
10 (WMDRM10) — requires
Windows XP and Windows
Media Player 10 or newer
--
Windows Media Playlist support
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed file transfers
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed file transfers
Database rebuild required after
each USB connection.
Database rebuild not required.
In general, USB-MSC mode enjoys wider compatibility
with different computers and operating systems, while
USB-MTP mode enables advanced features (e.g., playlist
synchronization), but requires Windows XP SP1 and
Windows Media Player 10 or newer.
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To transfer and synchronize encrypted WMDRM10
files, USB-MTP mode (in conjunction with Windows
XP and Windows Media Player 10) is required. Most
online music stores and subscription services use
WMDRM10 files*. Please refer to the documentation of
either Microsoft or the store from which you purchased
your music for more information and support.
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USB CONNECTIONS
WMDRM9 may be used for music purchases, only.
WMDRM10 is necessary for subscription-based
services.
Content owners use Windows Media digital rights
management technology (WMDRM) to protect their
intellectual property, including copyrights. This device
uses WMDRM software to access WMDRM-protected content. If the WMDRM software fails to protect
the content, content owners may ask Microsoft to
revoke the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play
or copy protected content. Revocation does not affect
unprotected content. When you download licenses
for protected content, you agree that Microsoft may
include a revocation list with the licenses. Content
owners may require you to upgrade WMDRM to
access their content. If you decline an upgrade, you
will not be able to access content that requires the
upgrade.
* A few examples of online music stores that support WMDRM are: AOL Music Now, Napster To Go,
URGE, Virgin Digital, and Y! Music (Yahoo! Music).
Music purchased and downloaded from the iTunes
music store are AAC files encrypted with Apple
Fairplay DRM. The MP-C546 does not support AAC
file playback. Please use only MP3, WMA, or WAV
music files with your player.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a Computer
1.
Make sure the player is turned off.
2.
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the MPC546 to your computer’s USB port.
3.
You can switch between USB modes quickly after
your player has been connected to the computer.
Press and hold
during connection to toggle
between the USB modes.
USB-MTP Mode
When the MP-C546 is connected under USB-MTP mode:

Your computer will automatically recognize the
player as an MTP Device. An icon representing
your player will appear under “Audio Devices” when
you open “My Computer”.

It may take Windows several minutes to recognize
and set up the device the first time it is connected
depending on your hardware configuration.
USB-MSC Mode
When the MP-C546 is connected under USB-MSC mode:

Your computer will automatically recognize the
player as an MTP Device. An icon representing
your player will appear as a “Removable Disk” when
you open “My Computer”.

It may take Windows several minutes to recognize
and set up the device the first time it is connected
depending on your hardware configuration.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Transferring Files
The USB 2.0 High-Speed connection makes it easy
to transfer music files (or any other data files) quickly
between the player and your computer. Simply use the
player as you would a floppy disk using basic operating
system commands.
If you need further assistance with transferring files,
please refer to your operating system’s instruction manual or on-screen help. If you are using media management
software such as iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media
Player, please refer to their documentation for support.
Do not disconnect or otherwise interrupt the player
during transmission - this could damage or corrupt
the player’s firmware or your files. If the player is
accidentally disconnected and is not working properly,
reset your player (see the Getting Started section for
details).
USB-MTP Mode
Files transferred under USB-MTP mode will not be
available when using a USB-MSC connection (and vice
versa).
When the MP-C546 is connected under USB-MTP mode:
1.
Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your
desktop and then double-click the MP-C546 icon
(MTP HD Multimedia Player).
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USB CONNECTIONS
2.
Your player contains two folders: Data and Media.

Drag your media files to the Media folder (e.g.,
MP3, AVI, JPG, WAV, WMA files).

Drag all other types of files to the Data folder for
storage (e.g., TXT, DOC, XLS, etc). Data files
are only visible from a computer; these files will
not be available from within the player itself.
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB-MSC Mode
Files transferred under USB-MSC mode will not be
available when using a USB-MTP connection (and vice
versa).
When the MP-C546 is connected under USB-MSC mode:
1.
Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your
desktop and then double-click the MP-C546 icon
(Removable Disk).
2.
Drag your media files (or other files) to the Removable Disk.

You may choose to use folders/subfolders to
organize your media and data.
Disconnecting from a Computer
Disconnect your player as instructed below to prevent
data loss or file/firmware corruption.
USB-MTP Mode
If you are using a USB-MTP connection, you can simply
disconnect the cable from your player.
USB-MSC Mode
1.
Double-click the green arrow
in the taskbar located on the
lower-right side of the computer screen (Safely Remove
Hardware).
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2.
Safely Remove
Hardware: Select
“USB Mass Storage
Device” from the list
that appears and
then click on “Stop”.
Stop a Hardware
Device: Select
“USB Mass Storage
Device” from the list
that appears and
then click on “OK”.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device” from the list that
appears and then click on “OK”.
3.
When the “Safe to Remove Hardware” window appears, click the OK button and disconnect the USB
cable from the player and your computer.
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FIRMWARE UPGRADES
Upgrading the Firmware
From time to time, COBY may release firmware upgrades
to improve the performance of the MP-C546 or to add
additional features. Please check the COBY website
periodically at www.cobyusa.com to see if new firmware
has been released for your player. If you are experiencing
abnormal behavior with your player, you may choose to
restore (format) your player before updating its firmware.
Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process —
doing so could damage your player and render it
inoperable.
See the documentation that is included with the firmware
upgrade file for detailed instructions.
1.
Connect your player to the computer.
2.
Download the latest firmware for your player from
www.cobyusa.com. Save this file to the computer.
3.
Double-click the downloaded file (you may need a
file compression utility installed on your computer).
In the window that appears, double-click the file
“factory4.exe” to start the upgrade utility.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions to start the
upgrade process.
5.
When the upgrade is complete, disconnect your
player from the computer.
6.
Turn on your player to complete the firmware
upgrade process.
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ABOUT MP3/WMA MUSIC FILES
For more information about digital MP3 and WMA files,
please visit our website at www.cobyusa.com.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with this device, please read the
troubleshooting guide below and check our website
at www.cobyusa.com for Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do not
resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support.
COBY Electronics Technical Support
Address: 56-65 Rust St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Phone:
718-416-3197 or 800-681-2629
Email:
techsupport@cobyusa.com
Web:
www.cobyusa.com
The player does not turn on.

Ensure that the battery retains a charge. Try replacing the battery with a new one.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
The buttons do not work.

Ensure that the battery retains a charge. Try replacing the battery with a new one.

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
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I cannot transfer files to the player.

Ensure that your computer is running a supported
operating system.

If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ensure
that the USB driver has been properly installed.

If using the supplied USB extension cable, ensure
that it is securely attached to the player and the PC,
or try using another USB cable.

If you have connected the player through a USB
hub, try connecting the player directly to your
computer.

Ensure that the player’s memory capacity is not full.

Ensure that the Hold switch is disengaged.
There is no sound during playback.

Check the volume level.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The sound quality of the music is poor.

Try playing the file on your computer. If the sound
quality is still poor, try downloading the file again or
re-encoding the file yourself.

Ensure that the bit rate of the file is not too low. The
higher the bit rate of the file, the better it will sound.
The minimum recommended bitrate is 128kbps for
MP3s and 96kbps for WMAs.
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
Try lowering the volume of the player.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely
to the player.
The player will not play my music file.

Ensure that the file is in a compatible format.

The file may be copy-protected and you no longer
have authorization to play this file. If you feel this is
in error, please contact the service from which you
downloaded the file.
The LCD characters are corrupted or something is
wrong with the display.

Ensure that the correct menu language has been set.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).
The player has malfunctioned.

Try resetting your player (remove and replace the
battery).

Try updating the player’s firmware. Please refer to
the Firmware Upgrades section of this manual for
detailed instructions.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Display Type
128 x 32 Dot-Matrix LCD with Backlight
Memory
256MB Integrated Flash Memory
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA
DRM Support
WMDRM10
Song Info Support
ID3, LRC
Recording Format
IMA-ADPCM Encoding
FM Frequency Range
87.5 - 108.0MHz
PC Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (MSC or MTP)
Plug and Play Support
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or newer
Mac OS X
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Audio Input
Integrated Microphone
Menu Language
Support
English, French, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese
(Trad), Chinese (Simp)
Power Supply
1 x “AAA” Battery
Unit Dimensions
3.65” x 1.22” x 0.85” (WHD)
Specifications and manual are subject to change without prior notice.
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NOTES
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COBY Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com
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