Sansa slotMusic Player ® ™ An Owner’s Guide to More Play Technical Support sansa.com/support forums.sandisk.com/sansa For more information on this product, please visit www.sansa.com Part Number: SLOTMUSIC PLAYER-UM608-ENG What’s Inside An Overview Of Your Sansa slotMusic Player 3 What It Has 3 How To Do It 3 The Battery 4 When Do I Change The Battery? 4 How Do I Change The Battery? 4 Start Playing 5 The Power Switch 5 Power On 5 Power Off 5 Playing Music 5 Putting Your Songs On A Card 6 Moving Songs From A Card To Your Computer 7 Just In Case It’s Not Working 8 Things To Know For Your Safety 10 ® ™ Protecting Your Hearing 10 Other Stuff 12 Tech Support 12 SanDisk Limited Warranty 12 End User License Agreement 13 3 An Overview Of Your Sansa slotMusic Player ® ™ Congrats on your new Sansa slotMusic Player. In the following pages you’ll find all the information you need to start playing. We have other great stuff online, including video tutorials, at lll#hVchV#Xdb What It Has › microSD™ card slot for slotMusic™ cards › Up to 15 hours playback with a AAA battery › Audio formats supported: MP3 (up to 320 kbps) and WMA (up to 192kbps without Digital Rights Management or DRM) › Interchangeable shells (available at lll#h]dehVchV#Xdb ) lll#hVchV#Xdb$[dgjbh How To Do It lll#hVchV#Xdb$hjeedgi 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 › microSD slot › Insert microSD card or slotMusic card here 5 › Ice Blue LED › Status indicator 2 › Previous / Rewind › Skip to previous track, press and hold to rewind 6 › Volume up › Turn the volume up 3 › Play / Pause › Press and hold to turn on or off 7 › Volume down › Turn the volume down 4 › Next / Forward › Skip to next track, press and hold to fast forward 8 › Earbud jack › Insert earbuds here 4 The Battery The Sansa slotMusic Player takes any AAA battery. Your player includes a non-rechargeable AAA battery. New batteries will generally last for 15 hours of uninterrupted, pure listening pleasure. When Do I Change The Battery? When the battery is low, the Sansa slotMusic Player will beep three times and then shut down. How Do I Change The Battery? To replace the battery, follow these steps: 1 › In one hand, grip the metal ends. Using the other hand, slide the shell in the direction of the arrow. 2 › Remove the existing battery. Ä 3 › Insert a new AAA battery. 4 › Slide the shell back onto the player. Press play and enjoy. 5 Start Playing The Power Switch Power On To turn the Sansa slotMusic Player on, just press the play button. The ice blue LED will come on for two seconds then fade. If there is no microSD card inserted, the LED will flash for about three seconds and then shut down. Power Off To turn the Sansa slotMusic Player off, press and hold the play button for one second. The ice blue LED will come on for two seconds and then fade. Playing Music The Sansa slotMusic Player supports the following audio file formats: › MP3: 32–320kbps › WMA (no DRM): 32–192kbps Ready to start playing? Here’s some information to get you started: 1 › Insert a microSD card into the microSD slot. 2 › Turn on the player. 3 › The player will start at the first track. If you turn the player off and on again it will start playing where it left off. › Press the Volume Up (+) button to turn up the volume. › Press the Volume Down (-) button to turn down volume. Note › The volume returns to the default level between power cycles. 4 › Press the ( ) button once to skip forward to the next track. › Press-and-hold the ( ) button to fast forward. 5 › Press the ( ) button once to skip backward to the previous track. › Press-and-hold the ( ) button to rewind. 6 Note › The player will turn off if the microSD card is removed while in Playback or Idle/Pause mode. › The player will pause while in Play state if the earbuds are removed. › The player will turn off after one minute in Pause mode. › The player will pause when playback reaches the end of last track. › Playback will restart from the first track when the Play button is pressed within one minute. › Otherwise, the player will shut down. › Fast Forward and Rewind: The longer you hold down the ( ) or ( ) button, the faster your player will scan (up to 8x). The LED will blink faster as the speed increases. LED Operations Action Behavior › Power On / Off Stays on for 2 seconds then fades off. › Power On with no microSD card Flashes for 3 seconds, then the player shuts down. › Paused Pulses for 1 minute, then shuts down. › Playing LED off. › Fast Forward / Rewind Flashes with increasing speed as scan speed increases. › Skip Forward / Skip Back Flashes once for each press. › Take microSD card out in Playback / Pause mode Flashes for 3 seconds, then the player shuts down. Putting Your Songs On A Card Not only does the Sansa slotMusic Player work with slotMusic cards; you can also make your own content card from your music library. The Sansa slotMusic Player supports microSD and microSDHC (high capacity) cards. You can use MP3 files up to 320kpbs or DRM-free WMA files up to 192kbps. Connect the microSD card to your computer with a microSD to USB adapter (available at lll#h]dehVchV#Xdb ). Your microSD card must be formatted as either FAT or FAT32. (These formats can be read by both Windows and Mac computers.) Many cards are ready to golll#hVchV#Xdb$[dgjbh out of the box and do not require formatting. lll#hVchV#Xdb$hjeedgi Caution: Formatting a card will erase all data. 7 For Windows: Use Windows Explorer (My Computer) to view and format the card (if necessary). You can drag and drop files onto the card or use software such as Windows Media Player to get music onto your card. For Mac: Use Finder to drag and drop music files onto your card. If it’s necessary use Disk Utility to format the card. Moving Songs From A Card To Your Computer To transfer your tunes from a slotMusic card to your computer, remove the card from your Sansa slotMusic Player and insert it into a microSD to USB adapter. Connect the adapter to your computer. View the contents of the slotMusic card by double-clicking on the removable disk named slotMusic in My Computer in Windows or by double-clicking the removable disk that appears on your desktop on a Mac. Drag and drop the files to a location of your choice on your computer’s hard drive. Your slotMusic card also has extra space to store your own files. This free space varies by content title. Something else to think about - it’s always a good idea to have a backup of your music files on your computer. 8 Just In Case It’s Not Working Here are some things we recommend trying: Cycle the power by pressing and holding the play button for two seconds. Do this a couple times, waiting a few seconds between attempts. Make sure a microSD card with playable content is inserted. It seems obvious, but your player will shut down if no card is inserted or the card does not contain compatible files. Ensure earbuds are fully inserted. If earbuds are not inserted in the earbud jack, the player will automatically pause and shut down. Remove and re-insert the battery to reset the player. If you think the battery is running low, replace it. Which bit rates will the Sansa slotMusic Player support? 32-320kbps for MP3 and 32-192kbps for WMA. What music file formats does the Sansa slotMusic Player support? It supports MP3 and WMA formats without DRM. Is the player compatible with podcasts? Absolutely. The podcasts have to be in MP3 or WMA format at a bit rate of 32-320kbps (up to 192kbps for WMA) and you’re good to go. 9 Can the Sansa slotMusic Player read high capacity microSD cards? You better believe it, the Sansa slotMusic Player can read both microSD and microSDHC cards. Where can I find accessories for my player? We’re so glad you asked - check out lll#h]dehVchV#Xdb for accessories and some additional content. How do I charge the player?lll#hVchV#Xdb$[dgjbh Your Sansa slotMusic Player runs off a single AAA battery. It comes with a non-rechargeable battery, but you can use a rechargeable AAA battery if you like. The player is not capable of charging batteries. lll#hVchV#Xdb$hjeedgi 10 Things To Know For Your Safety Please read the safety instructions carefully before using your Sansa player. 1 › Read this entire manual to ensure proper usage. 2 › Keep this User’s Manual for future reference. 3 › Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. This may create a traffic hazard and may be illegal in some areas. It can also be dangerous to play your music with headphones/earphones at high volume while walking, or engaged in other activities. You should exercise extreme caution and discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. 4 › Avoid using headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous loud and extended music play. Keep the volume at a moderate level, so that you are better able to hear outside sound and to be considerate of the people around you. 5 › Keep your player away from sinks, drinks, bathtubs, showers, rain, and other sources of moisture. Moisture can cause electric shocks with any electronic device. 6 › Do not allow young children to use your player unsupervised. 7 › Never force any connector into the ports of your player or your computer. Make sure your connectors are the identical shape and size before you connect. 8 › Do not disassemble, crush, short-circuit or incinerate the battery as it may cause fire, injury, burns or other hazards. Protecting Your Hearing Read this before using your Sansa Player Your MP3 player is equipped with a variety of features. To help you maximize your listening pleasure, SanDisk would like to advise you that it is important to use your headphones with your MP3 player at a safe hearing level. Exposure or repeated exposure for an extended period of time to music and other sounds that are too loud can cause damage to your hearing resulting in temporary or even permanent “noise-induced hearing loss”. Symptoms of hearing loss increase gradually with prolonged exposure at high levels of volume. Initially, you may not even be aware of the loss unless detected with a hearing test. 11 Hearing Levels To help you understand what may be considered a safe hearing level, the following examples are included for your reference. Examples of Typical Approximate Sound Level (dB): › Refrigerator humming 40 dB › Normal conversation 60 dB › City traffic 80 dB › Motorcycles and lawnmowers 90 dB # › Rock concerts 110 - 120 dB # › Firearms 120 - 140 dB # * A decibel (dB) is a unit of relative measurement of the strength of sound wave. In decibels (dB), a measured signal level doubles with every additional 3 dB. # These sound decibel levels are considered harmful with extended exposure. Information courtesy of the National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/noise.asp NOTE: For Home and Personal Use This product is intended to be used for recording and playback for your home and personal enjoyment. Copying and commercial use of copyrighted material without permission of the copyright owner may be prohibited by law. Use of your media player, in compliance with all copyright and applicable intellectual property laws, remains the responsibility of the user of the product. For Your Safety! Your hearing may adapt to higher volumes of sound. In order to prevent any harmful impact to your hearing, you must control the sound emanating from your headphones and set the media player volume to a low setting where you can hear it clearly and comfortably. Studies, including one from NIDCD, indicate that sounds of less than 80 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause a hearing loss. Listen to your media player at such a level that you can still hear conversation and other people in your environment without shouting when you attempt to converse. It can also be dangerous to play your music with headphones/earphones at high volume while walking or engaged in other activities. You should exercise extreme caution and discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. This may create a traffic hazard and may be illegal in some areas. Disposal Instructions Please refer to your local waste authority for information on how to dispose of this device. Do not dispose of this device with unsorted waste. It may be harmful to the environment and human health. 12 Other Stuff lll#h]dehVchV#Xdb lll#hVchV#Xdb$[dgjbh Tech Support Check out the Tips & Troubleshooting section. If that doesn’t help, go to lll#hVchV#Xdb$hjeedgi for more information. 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