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Transcend MP840 User's Manual

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MP840
User's Manual

Summary of Contents

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    MP840 User’s Manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Make an Audio Recording ...13 Repeat/Shuffle Functions ...13 A-B Repeat: Repeat a Section of a Track ...13 Lock ...13 Reset the MP840...13 MUSIC Mode ... 14 Play MP3, WMA and WMA-DRM10 (Subscription) Music...14 File Navigator Mode ...15 Delete a file in the MUSIC Mode ...16 RADIO Mode ...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Record using the Built-In Microphone...21 File Navigator Mode ...22 Delete a file in the RECORD Mode ...23 VIDEO Mode... 25 Play MTV Video files on your MP840 ...25 File Navigator Mode ...25 Delete a file in the VIDEO Mode ...26 PHOTO Mode ... 28 File Navigator Mode ...28...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Download and Upload Music and other Files... 51 Disconnecting from a Computer... 54 MP840 Software... 55 Software System Requirements...55 Installing the MP840 Software...55 Transcend Multimedia Converter ... 56 Slideshow Maker ... 59 Transcend Digital Music Player Utility ... 61 Installing the Transcend Digital Music Player Utility...61 PC-Lock Function...

  • Page 5: Introduction, Package Contents

    Digital Voice Recorder, Karaoke-type Lyrics display, A-B repeat functions and variable Track Playback speeds. Your MP840 can also be used to read E-books and it supports Hi-speed USB 2.0 for faster uploading and downloading of files to and from a computer. Using the A-B repeat and variable Track Playback speed features allows you to continuously replay a designated section of a track at slower/faster speeds;...

  • Page 6: Features, System Requirements

    Quick Instruction Guide Travel Pouch Features 1.8-inch (176 x 220 pixel) Super Color LCD Display for Playing Videos and Photos Plays Music, Video (.mtv) and Photos (.jpg, .bmp) MP3 Player supports MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 (subscription music) and WAV music formats FM Radio (FM Radio recording and the ability to preset 20 FM radio stations) Advanced Digital Voice Recorder Ability to read E-books (.txt)

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    ® Windows ® Windows Vista ™ OS 10.0, or later ™ Linux Kernel 2.4, or later...

  • Page 8: Safety Precautions, Backing Up Data, Caution: Risk Of Deafness, Reminders

    Backing Up Data Transcend does NOT take any responsibility for data loss, or damage during operation. If you decide to store data on your MP840 we strongly advise that you regularly backup the data to a computer, or other storage medium.

  • Page 9: Product Overview

    Product Overview Microphone Earphones Jack Neck Strap Hole Menu Switch Menu (In) Next / Fast Forward (Down) Previous / Fast Rewind (Up) Hi-Speed Mini USB 2.0 Port LOCK Switch Volume Up Button Volume Down Button A-B Repeat / Rec Button Reset Switch PLAY / PAUSE / POWER ON-OFF Button 1.8”...

  • Page 10: Color Lcd Display

    ICON Indicates the Player is setup to auto Power OFF Sleep Mode Indicates when the Lock switch is enabled Lock Indicates the Battery power level Battery Indicates the file length Scrollbar Indicates the Song title and Album and/or Artist name Album/Artist Indicates the Track number and Playtime length Track Info...

  • Page 11: Basic Operation, Charging The Battery, Power On, Power Off

    Charging the Battery Plug the small end of the Mini USB to USB A-Type cable into the Mini USB connector on the MP840 and plug the large end of the cable into an available USB port on your desktop, or notebook computer. The MP840’s internal Li-ion battery will begin charging.

  • Page 12: Play A Track, Pause A Track, Next Track, Previous Track, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind

    Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Menu gives you access to the MUSIC, RADIO, RECORD, VIDEO, PHOTO, E-book and SETTINGS Modes. to Power OFF the MP840. to play a selected Music, Video, to pause a track during playback. to skip to the Next track.

  • Page 13: File Navigation, Make An Audio Recording, Repeat/shuffle Functions

    “ON” position, all of the MP840’s buttons are disabled. for 3 to 5 seconds.

  • Page 14: Music Mode, Play Mp3, Wma And Wma-drm10 (subscription) Music

    If you want to buy DRM (Digital Rights Management) music online please be advised that the MP840 only supports WMA-DRM10 music files and you must use the MTP Transfer Mode to transfer the files to the player. Play MP3, WMA and WMA-DRM10 (Subscription) Music 1.

  • Page 15: File Navigator Mode

    WMA-DRM10 file. 4. Press the “PLAY / PAUSE / POWER ON-OFF” button WMA-DRM10 music file. MP840 only supports Mpeg I Layer 3 and WMA files compressed at a rate between 32Kbps – 320Kbps. File Navigator Mode The File Navigator is a fast and convenient way of moving between tracks, files and folders.

  • Page 16: Delete A File In The Music Mode

    6. Pushing the “Menu Switch” up (Previous) directory [/Root.DIR/] (top folder level) will quit the Navigator. Delete a file in the MUSIC Mode 1. In the MUSIC Mode, Press and Hold the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Navigator. 2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) 3.

  • Page 17: Radio Mode, Listen To The Radio, Selecting A Radio Station

    Listen to the Radio 1. The Earphones must be plugged in to listen to the Radio. 2. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 3. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) icon. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 4. The FM Radio Frequency will be displayed on the Color LCD screen. For your convenience the first time you use the Radio, all the FM channels will be automatically scanned and the first 20 channels with a strong signal will be preset.

  • Page 18: Increase/decrease The Volume, Saving A Radio Station, Recall A Saved Station

    Saving a Radio Station You can save your 20 favorite Radio stations from CH 01 to CH 20 in the MP840’s memory. 1. Select the Radio station (FM frequency) that you wish to save. 2. Press the “A-B Repeat / Rec” button 3.

  • Page 19: Record A Radio Station

    2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) of the Radio station to which you want to listen and press the “PLAY / PAUSE / POWER ON-OFF” then the Radio station that has been saved to this channel will begin to play. button 3.

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    Low (8KHz) Record Sound Med (16KHz) High (32KHz) If not enough memory space is available, or the battery power is too low, the MP840 cannot support the maximum recording capacity as outlined in the above table. Channels 2 (stereo) 64 hrs...

  • Page 21: Record Sound, Record Using The Built-in Microphone, Record Mode

    If not enough memory space is available, or the battery power is too low, the MP840 cannot support the maximum recording capacity as outlined in the above table. The closer you move the MP840’s Microphone to the source of the sound the higher the quality of the RECORD Mode...

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    recording. Play a Recorded Sound File 1. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) Repeat / Rec” icon. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 3. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) [Month/DayF00x.WAV], or [Month/DayM00x.WAV] file. 4.

  • Page 23: Delete A File In The Record Mode

    2. Navigator starts at the location of the file you just played. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) or up (Previous) up (Previous) to select a [Month/DayM00x.WAV] or [Month/DayF00x.WAV] file and press the “PLAY / PAUSE / POWER ON-OFF” button 3.

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    4. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) or up (Previous) to select YES, or NO to Delete the file and press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) to confirm the selection and return to the NAVIGATOR Mode.

  • Page 25: Play Mtv Video Files On Your Mp840, File Navigator Mode, Video Mode

    If you want to play Videos on your MP840 you must convert your Video file(s) to the ‘.mtv’ file format before transferring the Video to the player. Play MTV Video files on your MP840 1. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2.

  • Page 26: Delete A File In The Video Mode

    2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) 3. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) (Next) or up (Previous) ON-OFF” button to play a selected Video file. 4. Pushing the “Menu Switch” up (Previous) one folder level. 5. Repeating the previous operation will take you back to the root directory [/Root.DIR/] (top folder level).

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    4. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) or up (Previous) to select YES, or NO to Delete the file and press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) to confirm the selection and return to the NAVIGATOR Mode.

  • Page 28: Photo Mode, File Navigator Mode

    If you want to display Photos on your MP840 you must select a ‘.jpg’ or ‘.bmp’ photo file to transfer to the player. Display JPG and BMP Photo files on your MP840 1. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) icon.

  • Page 29: Delete A File In The Photo Mode

    2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) 3. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) (Next) or up (Previous) ON-OFF” button to display a selected Photo file. 4. Pushing the “Menu Switch” up (Previous) one folder level. 5. Repeating the previous operation will take you back to the root directory [/Root.DIR/] (top folder level).

  • Page 31: E-book Mode, File Navigator Mode

    If you want to read E-books on your MP840 you must select a ‘.txt’ E-book file to transfer to the player. Read TXT E-book files on your MP840 1. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) icon.

  • Page 32: Delete A File In The E-book Mode

    2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) 3. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) (Next) or up (Previous) ON-OFF” button to play a selected E-book file. 4. Pushing the “Menu Switch” up (Previous) one folder level. 5. Repeating the previous operation will take you back to the root directory [/Root.DIR/] (top folder level).

  • Page 34: Enter The Settings Menu, Equalizer (eq) Mode, Settings

    Enter the Settings Menu 1. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) “SETTINGS” icon. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Equalizer (EQ) Mode There are several EQUALIZER Modes to choose from: Normal, Classical, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Bass, User 1.

  • Page 35: User Eq Customization

    User EQ Customization The User EQ allows you to customize the settings of a 5 Band Equalizer to your personal preferences. 1. In the EQUALIZER Mode, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the User EQ item, then press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Mode.

  • Page 36: Repeat Mode, Play Speed

    Repeat Mode There are several REPEAT Modes to choose from: Normal, Repeat One, Repeat All, Shuffle and Normal/Repeat/Shuffle all the files in a Folder. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Repeat item, then press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Mode.

  • Page 37: Record Quality

    2. Push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) Speed settings: 1.00x – 1.14x – 1.33x – 0.67x – 0.80x. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) to select the Play Speed and return to the SETTINGS Menu. Record Quality The quality of an audio recording can be set to Low (8,000Hz), Middle (16,000Hz), or High (32,000Hz), but the higher you set the Record Quality the greater the memory space required to save the resulting WAV file.

  • Page 38: Vad (voice Activation Detection)

    If not enough memory space is available, or the battery power is too low, the MP840 cannot support the maximum recording capacity as outlined in the above table. The closer you move the MP840’s Microphone to the source of the sound the higher the quality of the recording.

  • Page 39: Sleep

    SETTINGS Menu. Sleep Sets a time delay to automatically Power OFF the MP840 even during operation. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Sleep item, then press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 2.

  • Page 40: Screen Saver

    Screen Saver Sets a time delay for the screen to (1) display the Song Title, (2) display Clock, (3) go Blank, or (4) display Slide Show, if no buttons are being pressed e.g. After 30 Seconds of button inactivity the screen will go blank.

  • Page 41: Slide Show Time

    Slide Show Time Sets a time delay for the photo that is currently being displayed on the screen to change to the next photo. You must use the SlideShow Maker software application to setup a photo slideshow. The Slideshow feature will only work on “.sls” files. Please see the chapter to configure the Slideshow application.

  • Page 42: Sync. Lyrics, Date/time Setting

    SETTINGS Menu. Date/Time Setting The MP840’s RTC displays the local time and date, both can be adjusted and an additional setting lets you enable Daylight Saving Time (DST) to allow for local Summer and Winter times. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Date/Time Setting item, then press the “Menu Switch”...

  • Page 43: Time Zone

    3. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) SETTINGS Menu. Time Zone The MP840 has the ability to display the local time for different time zones; this is a handy feature if you are traveling. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Time Zone item, then press the “Menu Switch”...

  • Page 44: Daylight

    3. Press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) SETTINGS Menu. Daylight The MP840 has the option of enabling/disabling the Daylight Saving Time (DST) feature for local summer or winter times. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Daylight item, then press the “Menu Switch”...

  • Page 45: Language

    Language Sets the MP840’s User language, including the display of song and artist titles. The player supports 13 User languages. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the Language item, then press the “Menu Switch”...

  • Page 46: Fm Reset, Media Transfer Modes, Mtp Media Transfer Mode

    Menu. Media Transfer Modes To transfer Multimedia files to your MP840 you must select one of two Media Transfer Modes. One mode is the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Media Transfer Mode and the other is the USB Media Transfer Mode...

  • Page 47: Usb Media Transfer Mode

    /Linux your media files (Music, Video, Photo, E-book), please select the USB (WMA-DRM10 NOT supported) Media Transfer Mode to transfer multimedia files to your MP840. 1. In the SETTINGS Menu, push the “Menu Switch” down (Next) select the MTP item, then press the “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) Transfer Mode.

  • Page 48: About

    “Menu Switch” inwards (MENU) 3. In the USB Mode (WMA-DRM10 NOT supported) you can drag and drop files onto any media specific folders that you have created, or onto the MP840’s corresponding Removable Disk drive letter. About Displays information about the MP840’s firmware version and memory capacity.

  • Page 49: Driver Installation, Me, 2000, Xp And Vista, Os 10.0, Or Later, Kernel 2.4, Or Later

    Removable Disk drive with a newly assigned drive letter will appear in the My Computer window. Driver Installation for Mac No drivers are required. Plug your MP840 into an available USB port and your computer will automatically detect it. Driver Installation for Linux No drivers are required.

  • Page 50: Connecting To A Computer

    MP840. 1. Plug the small end of the Mini USB to USB A-Type cable into the Mini USB connector on the MP840 and plug the large end of the cable into an available USB port on your desktop, or notebook computer.

  • Page 51: Download And Upload Music And Other Files

    WMA-DRM10 music, please see the 2. Plug the small end of the Mini USB to USB A-Type cable into the MP840’s Mini USB port and plug the large end of the cable into an available USB port on a computer. When connected to a computer the unit’s rechargeable Li-ion battery will begin charging and the MP840 can only be used for transferring...

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    3. After you connect the MP840 to a computer its screen will display a “READY” message, indicating that files can be loaded onto the player. If you are using Windows a newly assigned drive letter representing the MP840 will appear in the My Computer window.

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    6. Always disconnect the MP840from a computer by selecting and following the instructions for the ® “Safely Remove Hardware” icon that can be found on the Windows Toolbar at the bottom of the computer screen. Figure 7. Safely Remove Hardware...

  • Page 54: Disconnecting From A Computer

    3. A window will appear stating “The ‘USB Mass Storage Device’ device can now be safely removed from the system.” Unplug the MP840. Removing the MP840 in Mac Drag and drop the Disk icon corresponding to your MP840 into the trashcan. Then unplug your MP840 from the USB port. Remove the MP840 in Linux Execute umount /mnt /MP840 to un-mount the device.

  • Page 55: Mp840 Software, Software System Requirements, Installing The Mp840 Software

    ® Windows ® Windows Vista Installing the MP840 Software 1. Put the Software CD into the CD-ROM (Auto-Run supported). The MP840 Main Menu window will appear. MP840 Software Transcend Multimedia Converter Slideshow Maker Transcend Digital Music Player Utility Figure 10. MP840 Main Menu...

  • Page 56: Transcend Multimedia Converter

    Transcend Multimedia Converter If you want to play Videos on your MP840 you must convert your Video files to the ‘.mtv’ file format using the Transcend Multimedia Converter before transferring the Video files to the player. The MP840 only supports “.mtv” Video files. You must use the Transcend Multimedia Converter software to convert your “.MPEG4,”...

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    3. After you select a Video file for conversion to the “.mtv” format, click on the “Video Output” button to select a destination for the converted file. 4. After selecting a Video Output destination click on the “Start Conversion” button to begin the conversion.

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    Figure 15. Conversion Complete...

  • Page 59: Slideshow Maker

    If you want to use the Slideshow feature on your MP840 you must first, convert your Photo files to the ‘.sls’ file format using the Slideshow Maker, then transfer the Slideshow files to the player. The MP840 will only display a Slideshow of your Photos if they are converted to the “.sls” file format.

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    3. You can Preview the Photo files that you are going to convert in the Preview Panel. After you select all the Photo files that you want to convert to the “.sls” format, click on the “Transform” button to continue. 4.

  • Page 61: Transcend Digital Music Player Utility, Installing The Transcend Digital Music Player Utility

    Transcend Digital Music Player Utility The Transcend Digital Music Player Utility* provides you with several software options including a: Figure 18. Transcend Digital Music Player Utility Menu The Transcend Digital Music Player Utility is not supported on Mac Systems. To use the Transcend Digital Music Player Utility, you must log in to the Windows Administrator rights.

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    2. When the Transcend Digital Music Player Utility is finished installing, click on the “Finish” button to exit the wizard. 3. The Transcend Digital Music Player Utility Software Program can be found in: Start > Programs > Transcend > Digital Music Player Utility. Figure 20.

  • Page 63: Pc-lock Function, Me, 2000, Xp And Vista

    When the PC-Lock Function is enabled, you can use your MP840 as a key to lock your computer protecting it from use by others. The PC-Lock function is not supported in the Mac To use the PC-Lock function, you must log in to the Windows OS with Administrator rights.

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    3. After selecting the Enable PC-Lock you can type the Text to be displayed on the screen while the computer is locked. 4. If you want to set a timer to automatically unlock your computer select the “Enable Timer” option. Input the Lock Period in Hours and Minutes, after the time elapses your computer is automatically unlocked.

  • Page 65: Unlock Your Computer

    When your computer is locked, the screen will display the Text screen saver. Unlock Your Computer To unlock the computer, you must re-insert your MP840. The locked status on the screen will disappear and you are now free to use your computer. The computer’s locked status will also end automatically after...

  • Page 66: Partition & Security Function, Me, 2000, Xp And Vista

    Partition & Security Function Enabling this feature allows you to setup a secure area on the MP840 to protect your personal information with a Private Password. You can partition the MP840 into Public and Private Password protected areas. Data and information in the Private Area is kept secure and can only be accessed by logging onto the MP840 using the correct password.

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    2. The Login/out window will appear. Input your Password and click on the “Login” button to enter the MP840 Security area. 3. When you are finished using the Secure Area and no data is being transferred between the MP840 and the computer, click on the “Logout” button to Log Out of the Private Partition .

  • Page 68: Forgotten Your Password

    If you forget your password use the password hint to try and remember your password. However, if the hint does not work you can use the Partition Function to repartition your MP840 . Any data that you saved on the MP840 ’s unprotected Public Disk Partition should be backed-up before re-partitioning the MP840 .

  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    1. Is your MP840 properly connected to the USB port? If not, unplug it and plug it in again. 2. Is your MP840 connected to the Mac keyboard? If yes, unplug it and plug it into an available USB port on your Mac Desktop.

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    MP840 just isn’t working properly If your MP840 ever stops working properly, or locks up, try Powering it ON and OFF a few times, if this does not correct the problem you can Reset the unit by pressing the “Reset” button seconds.

  • Page 71

    Transcend Multimedia Converter. Cannot view a Photo file on my MP840? The MP840 only supports “.JPG , ” “.BMP” Photo files, please ensure that the photo is one of these files types. Cannot read an E-book file on my MP840? The MP840 only supports “.TXT”...

  • Page 72: Specifications

    Erase Cycles: Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Certificates: Warranty: Ordering Information Device Description MP840 MP3 Music Player MP840 MP3 Music Player MP840 MP3 Music Player 82 mm × 40.5 mm × 12.5 mm 70g (with Li-ion battery) MP3 WMA and WMA-DRM10 (Subscription music)

  • Page 73: Transcend Limited Warranty

    Duration of Warranty: The Transcend MP840 is covered by this warranty for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase including the date of purchase is required to collect on the warranty.

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