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Sony MZ-NH600D Operating Instructions Manual

Minidisc & dat walkman®: portable minidisc recorder/player.
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Portable
MiniDisc Player
Operating Instructions
Player Operation ________________________________
Software Operation ______________________________
"WALKMAN" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
trademark of Sony Corporation.
MZ-NH600D
© 2004 Sony Corporation
3-266-467-11(1)
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    Portable MiniDisc Player Operating Instructions Player Operation ________________________________ Software Operation ______________________________ “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. trademark of Sony Corporation. MZ-NH600D © 2004 Sony Corporation 3-266-467-11(1) page 12 page 52 is a...

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    Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MZ-NH600D Serial No.

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    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: MZ-NH600D Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127 USA Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

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    • In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software supplied with this player.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents About available functions and supplied manuals ... 10 Player Operation Looking at controls ... 13 Getting started ... 15 Playing a disc right away! ... 17 Using menus ... 19 How to use the menu items ...19 List of menus ...20 Various ways of playback ...

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    Additional information ... 38 Precautions ...38 Specifications ...40 Troubleshooting and explanations ... 41 Troubleshooting ...41 Messages ...46 Explanations ...48...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Software Operation What you can do with MD Simple Burner/ SonicStage ... 52 Installing ... 54 Providing the required system environment ...54 Installing the software onto your computer ...55 Using MD Simple Burner ... 57 Before using MD Simple Burner ...57 Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode) ...58 Recording by computer operations (Standard mode) ...59 Using SonicStage ...

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    About available functions and supplied manuals This section explains the functions of this portable MiniDisc player and the manuals that have been supplied with it. Please refer to the manual that applies to each use of the player. Learning more about Hi-MD “Hi-MD”...

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    Using the player while it is connected to a computer The supplied SonicStage Ver. 2.0 software allows you to transfer audio data between the player and the computer. The supplied MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.0 software allows you to record audio data to the player.

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    Checking the supplied accessories Headphones (for USA model) (1) CD-ROM (SonicStage Ver. 2.0/MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.0) (1)* Recordable disc (1) * Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player. Note When using this unit, remember to follow the precautions below in order to avoid warping the cabinet or causing the unit to malfunction.

  • Page 13: Looking At Controls

    Looking at controls The player A x (stop) • CANCEL button B OPEN switch C Display window D DOWNLOAD button This button allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer to an MD Walkman using the supplied MD Simple Burner Ver.

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    USB cable connecting jack K Battery compartment (at the bottom) The display window of the player A Character information display Displays the disc and track names, date, error messages, track numbers, etc. B Hi-MD/MD indication “Hi-MD” lights up when the operation mode of the player is in Hi- MD mode and “MD”...

  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Insert an alkaline dry battery. Slide OPEN to open the battery compartment lid. Make connections and unlock the controls. Connect the headphones/earphones to When to replace the dry battery You can check the battery condition on the display window of the player. Battery power decreasing Weak battery The battery is drained.

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    1GB Hi-MD disc 60/74/80-minute standard disc When using a new Sony LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan) Measured in accordance with the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standard. When playing continuously in MD mode...

  • Page 17: Playing A Disc Right Away

    Playing a disc right away! Insert a recorded disc. Slide OPEN to open the lid. Play a disc. Press the 5-way control key (NENT) on the player. A short beep sounds in the headphones/ earphones when you operate. 5-way control key (NENT, ., >, VOL +, –) To stop play, press x.

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    Stop Pause Select a track directly viewing track number or name Find the beginning of the current track Find the beginning of the next track Go backwards or forward while playing Search for a point in a track while viewing the elapsed time (Time search) Search for a specific...

  • Page 19: Using Menus, How To Use The Menu Items

    Using menus How to use the menu items The player has many menus with useful functions for playback. To set the menu items, do the following procedure. If you are doing a menu operation for the first time after purchasing the player, “Menu Mode”...

  • Page 20: List Of Menus

    List of menus The following table shows the menu items that you can select. Items listed under “Menu 1” are the selectable items which appear when you enter the menu, and items listed under “Menu 2” are the selectable items which appear when you select an item in Menu 1.

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    Menu 1 Menu 2 Option Menu Mode AVLS* Beep* Disc Mem* QuickMode* Disc Mode Contrast* Jog Dial* Function Changes the displayed menu items. Sets a limit on the maximum volume to protect your hearing. Turns the beep sound on or off. Stores the player settings (Disc Memory).

  • Page 22: Various Ways Of Playback, Viewing Various Information

    Various ways of playback Viewing various information You can check the track name, disc name, etc. during playback. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU While playing, enter the menu and select “Display” Turn the jog dial until the information you want appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection.

  • Page 23: Selecting The Play Mode

    Note Depending on the group settings, the operating conditions, and the disc settings, you may not be able to select certain indications or the indications may appear differently. If you want to check the remaining time, see “Viewing various information” (page 22). Selecting the play mode You can listen to tracks in various play...

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    Playing tracks in normal mode (Normal Play) Do step 1 and select “Normal” in step 2 of “Main Play Mode” (page 23). When selecting a track out of a group, skip this step. When selecting a track within a group, turn the jog dial until the group that the desired track belongs to appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter.

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    Listening to tracks of a selected album (Album Play) (in Hi-MD mode only) If the track data includes the album name, you can listen to tracks of a selected album only. Do step 1 and select “Album” in step 2 of “Main Play Mode” (page 23). A list of the albums on the disc appears in alphabetical order.

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    Sub Play Mode/Repeat Play By specifying Sub play modes, you can listen to tracks selected in Main play mode in various ways. For example, by selecting “Group” in Main play mode and “Shuffle” in Sub play mode, the player will play the tracks in the selected group in random order.

  • Page 27: Searching For A Track (search), Selecting The Sound Quality (6-band Equalizer)

    Searching for a track (Search) You can easily search for a track by track name, group name, artist name, or album name. Artist names and album names can be viewed in the case of discs used in Hi- MD mode only. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU...

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    Turn the jog dial repeatedly to select the sound mode and then press NENT to enter the selection. Level of the each frequency (100Hz - 10 kHz) Each time you turn the jog dial, A changes as follows. When you press NENT, B appears.

  • Page 29: Other Operations, Changing The Displayed Menu Items (menu Mode), Protecting Your Hearing (avls)

    Other operations Changing the displayed menu items (Menu Mode) You can specify the display of all items in the menu (Advanced mode) or only basic items (Simple mode). Refer to “List of menus” (page 20) to check the menu items that cannot be displayed.

  • Page 30: Turning Off The Beep Sound, Storing The Settings For Individual Discs (disc Memory)

    Turning off the beep sound You can turn off/on the beep sound. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU Enter the menu and select “Option” - “Beep”. Turn the jog dial until “Beep Off” appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection. To turn on the beep sound Select “Beep On”...

  • Page 31: Starting The Playback Quickly (quick Mode)

    Notes • Settings for up to 64 discs can be stored. Any settings stored afterwards will replace the settings with the lowest frequency of use among the 64. The numbers of discs that can be stored depend on the numbers of tracks recorded on the discs.

  • Page 32: Selecting The Disc Mode (disc Mode), Adjusting The Contrast Of The Display Window (contrast Adjustment)

    Selecting the disc mode (Disc Mode) When you insert a 60/74/80-minute standard disc (blank) into the player, you can use this function to specify use of the disc in Hi-MD mode or MD mode. You must set “Disc Mode” in the menu to “MD”...

  • Page 33: Changing The Operational Direction Of The Display

    Changing the operational direction of the display When you turn the jog dial clockwise, the display scrolls downward. This is the factory setting. You can change the factory setting to scroll in the opposite direction. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU Enter the menu and select “Option”...

  • Page 34: Using The Player With A Computer, What You Can Do Through Connection With A Computer

    Using the player with a computer What you can do through connection with a computer To use the player connected to a computer, you must install the software from the supplied CD-ROM. For details on the installation procedure, refer to the “Software Operation”...

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    Computer To the USB port Dedicated USB cable To the dedicated USB cable connecting jack Insert a recordable disc into the player. Make connections as follows. 1 Connect the dedicated USB cable to the player and to the computer. 2 Make sure the player is stopped and HOLD is released.

  • Page 36: Storing Non-audio Data To A Disc

    Storing non-audio data to a disc If you connect the player to a computer with a disc in Hi-MD mode inserted, the disc is recognized as storage media by the Windows Explorer, allowing you to store non-audio data such as text data or image data.

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    The storage space for each disc (formatted with the SonicStage Ver.2.0 software) Disc type Total size 60-minute 219 MB standard disc (229,965,824 bytes) 74-minute 270 MB standard disc (283,312,128 bytes) 80-minute 291 MB standard disc (305,856,512 bytes) Hi-MD disc 964 MB (1,011,613,696 bytes) This is space that is used for managing the files on the disc.

  • Page 38: Additional Information, Precautions

    Additional information Precautions On power sources • Use LR6 (size AA) battery. • If you are not going to use this player for a long time, be sure to disconnect the power supply. On heat build-up Heat may build up in the player if it is used for an extended period of time.

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    Sony dealer. (If a trouble occurred when the disc was in the player, we recommend that the disc be left in the player when you consult your Sony dealer so that the cause of trouble may be better understood.)

  • Page 40: Specifications

    Specifications Audio playing system MiniDisc digital audio system Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Wavelength: = 790 nm Emission duration: continuous Laser output: less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.) Recording and playback time When using HMD1G (1GB disc):...

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting And Explanations, Troubleshooting

    Check to see if the problem is listed in, “Troubleshooting” (page 41). Check “Messages” (page 46) for the problem as well. If after step 1 you still cannot solve the problem, consult your nearest Sony dealer. While playing Symptom...

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    Symptom The edited tracks may exhibit sound dropout during search operations. There is no R- channel sound output when playing a track recorded from a cassette deck or through an amplifier, or when listening to sound from a cassette deck or amplifier.

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    While the player is connected to the computer Symptom Cause/Remedy The player is not • The dedicated USB cable is not firmly connected. , Connect the dedicated USB cable firmly to the player and the recognized by the computer. computer. •...

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    Symptom You cannot operate the player (“PC – –MD” appears). Others Symptom Some menu items cannot be displayed. The player does not work or works poorly. The display window is not normal. Cause/Remedy • You cannot operate the player while the player is connected to the computer.

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    Symptom Cause/Remedy The operation mode • When using a blank 60/74/80-minute standard disc in the player, the of the blank 60/74/ operation mode set in the “Disc Mode” menu is applied. , Use the “Disc Mode” menu to change the operation mode as 80-minute standard disc differs from the mode following...

  • Page 46: Messages

    • You selected bookmark play without setting bookmarks. , Set bookmarks (page 25). BOOKMARK TRACK minutes). appears again, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. SonicStage Ver. 2.0 software. mode) or 99 groups (on a standard disc) on a disc. Keep the group number within 255 or 99.

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    Message Meaning/Remedy NO DISC • You tried to play or record with no disc in the player. , Insert a disc. NO DISC • You tried to erase a setting in the Disc Memory on a disc that contains no MEMORY settings in the Disc Memory (page 30).

  • Page 48: Explanations

    Explanations About Hi-MD “Hi-MD” is a new MiniDisc format. Incorporating the new ATRAC3plus audio compression technology, Hi-MD is a new recording format that delivers longer recording times than ordinary MDs. Hi-MD discs can also be used as a computer storage medium for non-audio data such as text and images. For more details on Hi-MD, refer to the supplied flyer “What you can do with the Hi-MD Walkman”.

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    List of the recording time for each disc When using a disc in Hi-MD mode When transferring from the computer Codec/Bit rate Linear PCM/1.4Mbps ATRAC3plus/256kbps ATRAC3plus/64kbps ATRAC3plus/ 48 kbps ATRAC3/132kbps ATRAC3/105kbps ATRAC3/66kbps Approximate time When transferring 5-minute tracks When using a disc in MD mode When transferring from the computer Codec/Bit rate...

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    About the DSP TYPE-S for ATRAC/ATRAC3 This player supports DSP TYPE-S, a specification for high-level Sony MiniDisc decks equipped with digital signal processors (DSP). This specification allows the player to produce high-quality sound from tracks recorded in MDLP mode. Since it retains DSP TYPE-R support, the player produces superior results during recording or playback in SP (normal stereo) mode.

  • Page 52: Sonicstage

    What you can do with MD Simple Burner/SonicStage What you can do with MD Simple Burner MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer to an MD Walkman, without first recording the music tracks to the computer.

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    Basic operational flow using an MD Walkman MD Simple Burner Providing the required system environment (page 54) Installing the software onto your computer (page 55) Connecting an MD walkman to your computer (see “Player Operation”) Recording music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer (page 57) SonicStage...

  • Page 54: Installing, Providing The Required System Environment

    Installing Providing the required system environment System requirements The following system environment is required in order to use the SonicStage Ver. 2.0/MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.0 software for the MD Walkman. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or higher is recommended.) •...

  • Page 55: Installing The Software Onto Your Computer

    Installing the software onto your computer Before installing the software • Make sure to close any virus-check software, as such software usually demands a large amount of system resources. • When you use the MD Walkman, make sure to install the software with the supplied CD- ROM.

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    Click [Install SonicStage and MD Simple Burner] and then follow the displayed instructions. Read the instructions carefully. Depending on your region, the buttons other than [Install SonicStage and MD Simple Burner] may differ from those in the illustration above. The installation may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your system environment. Make sure to restart your computer only after the installation is completed.

  • Page 57: Using Md Simple Burner, Before Using Md Simple Burner

    Using MD Simple Burner Before using MD Simple Burner MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer to the MD Walkman. There are two ways to record from an audio CD.

  • Page 58: Recording Using Md Walkman Operations (simple Mode)

    Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode) Insert a recordable disc into the MD Walkman and then connect the MD Walkman to the computer. For details about connections, see the “Player Operation” section. Do not disconnect the power source or the dedicated USB cable before the transfer has completed.

  • Page 59: Recording By Computer Operations (standard Mode)

    Recording by computer operations (Standard mode) To start MD Simple Burner, click [Start] Simple Burner]. [Programs] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition There are other ways to start up MD Simple Burner as follows: •...

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    The window for recording selected tracks from an audio CD Track information (CD) Total time of the Artist name selected tracks of CD Album Title [Get CD info] Information of an audio CD (album name, track title, etc.) will be reflected in the track list.

  • Page 61: Using Sonicstage, Importing Audio Data

    Using SonicStage Importing audio data This section explains how to record and store audio data from an audio CD to My Library of SonicStage on the hard disk drive of your computer. You can record or import music from other sources such as the Internet and your computer’s hard disk.

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    If necessary, click If you unchecked a box by mistake, click it again to restore the check. To check all boxes, click To uncheck all boxes, click If necessary, change the format and bit rate for audio CD recording. When you click [Format/Bit Rate] on the right side of the screen, “CD Recording Format [My library]”...

  • Page 63: Transferring Audio Data From Your Computer To The Md Walkman

    Transferring audio data from your computer to the MD Walkman Audio data stored in My Library of SonicStage can be transferred to your MD Walkman an infinite number of times. The My Library list Connect your MD Walkman to the computer. After making the connections, “Hi-MD”...

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    If necessary, change the transfer mode. As the default setting, tracks in the OpenMG (LPCM/ATRAC3/ATRAC3plus) format will be transferred in the same format and bit rate (normal transfer). If the device connected to the computer does not support the above format, the format and bit rate will be converted to those of the device.

  • Page 65: Transferring Back Audio Data From The Md Walkman To Your Computer

    Transferring back audio data from the MD Walkman to your computer The My Library list Transferring from the MD Walkman back to your computer Audio data that has been transferred from your computer and stored on the MD can be transferred back to My Library of SonicStage on your computer.

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    To stop transferring Click Note Tracks transferred to the MD Walkman from another computer cannot be transferred back to My Library on your computer. Importing tracks recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* to your computer Tracks that have been recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* can be imported to My Library of SonicStage on your computer only once.

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    To stop importing Click Note Notes • You cannot import tracks that were recorded in a Net MD mode to your computer, or tracks that have been recorded on a device that does not support Hi-MD mode. • Before importing tracks recorded on the Hi-MD Walkman to the computer, click [Properties] on the right side of the screen to confirm the status of the [Import Settings] check box (it is checked by default).

  • Page 68: Using Sonicstage Help

    Using SonicStage Help SonicStage Help provides further details on how to use SonicStage. SonicStage Help allows you to search easily for information from a list of operations, such as “Importing audio data” or “Transferring audio data”, or from large list of keywords, or by typing in words that might lead you to the appropriate explanations.

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    Understanding SonicStage Help The left side frame 1 Double click [Overview] in the left-side frame. 2 Click [About This Help File]. The explanation will appear in the right-side frame. 3 Read the text. Scroll the display if necessary. Click underlined words to jump to their explanations. Searching for a word inside an explanation [Search] “Type in the keyword...

  • Page 70: Referring To Sonicstage Help

    Referring to SonicStage Help Click [Contents] on the left side of the Help window to view a list of items for each operation. Click on any items for details. Importing audio data to the computer Import audio data from the Internet Import audio files on the computer in SonicStage...

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    Backing up audio data We recommend that you back up your music data as a precaution against hard disk crashes or computer replacement. Back up audio data in My Library Look up about SonicStage backup Troubleshooting Look up troubleshooting procedure When you want to know Look up unknown words Look up the kinds of audio data...

  • Page 72: Other Information, Uninstalling Sonicstage/md Simple Burner

    Other information Uninstalling SonicStage/MD Simple Burner To uninstall SonicStage/MD Simple Burner, follow the procedures below. Click [Start]–[Control Panel]*. [Settings]–[Control Panel] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. Click [SonicStage 2.0.xx] or [MD Simple Burner 2.0.xx] in the “Currently Installed Programs”...

  • Page 73: On Copyright Protection

    On copyright protection The OpenMG technology allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the copyrights of its holders. SonicStage encrypts audio files in OpenMG format and stores them on the hard disk of your computer to prevent unauthorized distribution. Restrictions on audio content High-quality digital audio content is widely available through music distribution services on the Internet.

  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    1 Check the symptoms in this “Troubleshooting” section. 2 Check the symptoms in SonicStage Help when you use SonicStage. 3 If the problem cannot be solved after checking the above references. Check the following table and then consult your nearest Sony dealer. Computer • Manufacturer: •...

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    The software cannot be installed onto your computer Problem The installation was not successful. The installation appears to have stopped before it has completed. The progress bar on the display is not moving. The access lamp has not lit for a few minutes. Cause/Remedy You are using an OS that does not support this software.

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    Using a MD Walkman connected to the computer Problem Your computer does not recognize the MD Walkman. Even though the dedicated USB cable is used to connect the MD Walkman to the computer, the display on the MD Walkman does not indicate it is connected.

  • Page 77: Index

    Index Numerics 6-Band Equalizer Accessories optional supplied ATRAC3plus AVLS Battery battery life BEEP Bookmark play CD drive CDDB CD-ROM Checking playing position remaining time Cleaning Connecting computer Contrast Copyright protection Data storage Disc memory Disc Mode DSP TYPE-S EMD service G-PROTECTION Hard disk free space...

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    Windows 2000 Professional Windows 98 Second Edition Windows Media Player Windows Millennium Edition Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Media Center Edition Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 Windows XP Professional...

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    This warranty is valid only in Canada.

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    This warranty is valid only in the United States. * 3 2 6 6 4 6 7 1 1 Printed in Malaysia...

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