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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction ....................................................................................... 3
How to Use This Guide ............................................................................... 6
Unpack ......................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2. Getting Started .................................................................................. 8
Function Keys............................................................................................... 9
LCD Display................................................................................................ 11
Battery Consuming Reference ........................................................ 12
Battery Charging ....................................................................................... 13
Hold Switch................................................................................................ 14
Chapter 3. Basic Usage ...................................................................................... 15
Hardware Installation for Windows 98SE only ....................................... 17
Utility Installation....................................................................................... 20
Firmware update......................................................................................... 24
Power On and Off ..................................................................................... 27
Editing Sound Tracks (Files) ...................................................................... 28
Music Playback .......................................................................................... 30
Normal Playback .............................................................................. 30
Select the Next or Previous Track (File) .......................................... 30
Fast-Forward or Rewind .................................................................. 31
Volume Adjusting ............................................................................ 31
Delete a Track (File).......................................................................... 31
Delete All Tracks (Files) .................................................................... 32
EQ Settings ................................................................................................ 34
Repeat Settings.......................................................................................... 35
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1. Introduction ... 3 How to Use This Guide ... 6 Unpack ... 7 Chapter 2. Getting Started ... 8 Function Keys... 9 LCD Display... 11 Battery Consuming Reference ... 12 Battery Charging ... 13 Hold Switch... 14 Chapter 3.
  • Page 2 FM Radio Mode ... 36 Select FM Radio Mode ... 36 Select FM Station ... 37 Storing a Favorite Station... 37 Selecting the Stored Favorite Station ... 38 Recording Radio Broadcast ... 38 Play a Recorded FM Voice File ... 39 Delete a Recorded FM Voice File ...
  • Page 3: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction...
  • Page 4 Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive will improve the convenience of storing your personal data and the enjoyment of using various audio functions. We are proud to tell our users that Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive is thoroughly tested and backed by our reputation for unsurpassed dependability and customer satisfaction.
  • Page 5 USB Flash Disk – allows users to store personal data in Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive’s memory. Thank you for choosing Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive. We hope you will continue to turn to us for additional quality products as your personal needs and interests grow.
  • Page 6: How To Use This Guide

    Windows 98SE are familiar with their OS, and be capable to follow the step by step instructions to install the driver of Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive. If users who are not able manage the operation system properly, it is suggested to learn more about Microsoft Windows by referring to your Microsoft Windows manual before installing the provided driver.
  • Page 7: Unpack

    Unpack 1. Multi-Functional MP3/Storage Drive 2. Earphone 3. Driver Disk 4. USB Cable 5. Quick Guide...
  • Page 8: Chapter 2. Getting Started

    Chapter 2. Getting Started...
  • Page 9: Function Keys

    Function Keys Battery Hold Switch USB Connector Cap USB Connector Play/Pause Volume+/- MENU Slide open to insert a Li-ion battery here. Switch to hold position to prevent any miss touching while this MP3/Storage Drive is recording or playing. Remove the cap when connecting the MP3/Storage Drive to the computer.
  • Page 10 10. MIC 11. Earphone Jack 12. Line-in Jack right or to the left to make various adjustment. Press to select FM station mode. Press to start or stop the FM or voice recording. Microphone Plug the supplied earphone here. Accepts input from external microphones, or other audio line-in devices (e.g audio CD players, stereo walkman and etc.).
  • Page 11: Lcd Display

    LCD Display 1 2 3 1. Hold (Lock) Switch 2. Playback Status 3. Volume 4. A to B Repeat 5. Repeat Mode 6. Equalizer 7. Battery Status 8. Playing File Name Indicates when the Hold function is enabled. Displays the music or voice files playback status.
  • Page 12: Battery Consuming Reference

    Battery Consuming Reference Category of Battery Li-ion battery 420mA/hr Max 16 hours for voice Note: 1. Use only battery of the same kind as replacement.. 2. Make sure the battery is taken out if you are not going to use this drive for a long period of time.
  • Page 13: Battery Charging

    Battery Charging The battery is recharged whenever the MP3/Storage Drive connects to the USB port on the power-on Desktop or Laptop. The screen will be changed to charging mode until battery is fully charged. Note: It takes around 2.5 hours when the Li-ion battery is fully charged.
  • Page 14: Hold Switch

    Hold Switch This MP3/Storage Drive provides a Hold Switch, which is located on the side of the Drive for preventing any miss touching while the Drive is recording or playing. Once the hold switch is slide to the lock position, all function keys on the Drive will be disabled instantly.
  • Page 15: Chapter 3. Basic Usage

    Chapter 3. Basic Usage...
  • Page 16: Connecting The Mp3/storage Drive To Your Computer

    Connecting the MP3/Storage Drive to Your Computer 1. Remove the USB connector cap. 2. Plug one end of the supplied USB cable to your computer, and plug the other end to the MP3/Storage Drive. 3. And the MP3/Storage Drive should be detected by the operation system automatically.
  • Page 17: Hardware Installation For Windows 98se Only

    Hardware Installation for Windows 98SE only For Windows 98SE operation system, it will automatically detect the new hardware when the MP3/Storage Drive is first connected to your computer. Please follow the following instructions to install the driver for this MP3/Storage Drive. 1.
  • Page 18 3. Insert the provided disk, and select CD-ROM to continue. 4. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 19 5. Click Finish, and the driver is installed successful.
  • Page 20: Utility Installation

    Utility Installation The Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive provides a useful utility for upgrading the latest firmware provided by Acer via the Internet. To install this utility, simply insert the supplied disc into the computer, then follow the on-screen instructions. 1. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 21 2. Click Yes to continue. 3. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 22 4. Click Next to continue. 5. Installation is on going.
  • Page 23 6. Click Finish to continue.
  • Page 24: Firmware Update

    Firmware update Hold down the play button and do NOT release and then connect the drive to the host machine via the USB cable. The drive will enter recovery mode. A new drive called Class will appear in the Device Manager. Player Recovery Device...
  • Page 25 Release the play button. Update Run the Programs -> Acer MF-580 MP3 USB Storage Drive -> Update This will load the firmware to update. After loading firmware, you will see an update dialog. Start program from the Start -> menu (...
  • Page 26 If you choose quick download, it will format the MP3 drive first then download the firmware, otherwise it will download the firmware only. Press the Start button to start the download. If you delete the settings will be cleared. settings.dat , all of your MP3 player...
  • Page 27: Power On And Off

    Power On and Off 1. Press the Play/Pause「 2. To power off the USB Device, press and hold the Play/Pause「 button until the power is switched off. While you are long pressing the Play/Pause「 will see a Power Off Status Bar appearing on the Display to show you the Power Off status, and note that it takes about three to five seconds to turn the power off.
  • Page 28: Editing Sound Tracks (files)

    Editing Sound Tracks (Files) 1. Press the Play/Pause 「 If there is no sound track added in the memory of this drive, you will read the massage as below on the screen. 2. Remove the USB connector cap, and then plug one end of the supplied USB cable to your computer, and plug the other end to the MP3/Storage Drive.
  • Page 29 Note: Do not disconnect the MP3/Storage Drive from the computer while the file transferring is still on going, otherwise it may cause some system failure. 6. Under the MP3/Storage Drive, you are allowed to add, delete, or edit a folder as what you will do under a disk as usual. In another word, this MP3/Storage Drive works as another portable hard disk of yours.
  • Page 30: Music Playback

    Music Playback Normal Playback 1. Press the Play/Pause「 2. During playback, press the Play/Pause 「 playback. Select the Next or Previous Track (File) 1. During playback, push the Menu button to the right once to skip to the next track. 2.
  • Page 31: Fast-forward Or Rewind

    Fast-Forward or Rewind 1. During playback, push the Menu button to the right and hold the position to fast-forward the current track. 2. Or, push the Menu button to the left and hold the position to rewind the current track. Volume Adjusting 1.
  • Page 32: Delete All Tracks (files)

    2. Press down the Menu button once and then push the Menu button to select DEL MUSIC. 3. All of the stored file will be displayed by sequence, switch the Menu button to the right or to the left to select Yes to delete the file shown on the Display, or select No to skip to the next file, or select EXIT to leave the current screen.
  • Page 33 2. Press down the Menu button once and then push the Menu button to the right twice to select DEL ALL MUSIC. 3. Once you read DEL ALL MUSIC on the screen, press down the Menu button, and then select Y to delete all music files. Note that it may take several seconds to delete all the files.
  • Page 34: Eq Settings

    EQ Settings While you are listening to the music, you are allowed to choose a desired EQ mode to meet your personal need or habit. 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right three times, and now you should read the message of SETTINGS appearing on the Display.
  • Page 35: Repeat Settings

    Repeat Settings While you are playing music or voice files, you are allowed to select a desired playback setting from NORMAL, REPEAT ONE, REPEAT ALL, SHUFFLE, and SHUFFLE REP. 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right three times, and now you should read the message of SETTINGS appearing on the Display.
  • Page 36: Fm Radio Mode

    FM Radio Mode Select FM Radio Mode 1. Press and hold the Fn button located on the side of the MP3/Storage Drive for one second to select FM Mode. 2. Or, you can press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right twice.
  • Page 37: Select Fm Station

    4. If you do not read the message of FM RADIO on the Display, please keep pushing the Menu button the to right until FM RADIO appears. Select FM Station 1. Once the FM Radio Mode is selected, use the Menu button by pushing it to the right or to the left to select the desired station.
  • Page 38: Selecting The Stored Favorite Station

    4. Now, press the Menu button again to save the selected frequency to the selected favorite station number. 5. To set another favorite station, repeat step 1 to 4. Selecting the Stored Favorite Station 1. To select the stored favorite station, press the「 repeatedly.
  • Page 39: Play A Recorded Fm Voice File

    3. Once the REC 「 」 button is long pressed and then released, the selected station frequency will now start being recorded. On the Display, users should read that a recording FM file is generated and place under the folder of [ /VOICE/ ]. The recording file name sequence starts from [ F001.WAV ], and then [F002.WAV ], and so forth.
  • Page 40: Delete A Recorded Fm Voice File

    2. Press down the Menu button again, and then use the Menu button to select a desired recorded FM voice file by pushing the Menu button to the right or to the left. 3. Once the desired voice file is selected, press the 「 playing the file.
  • Page 41: Delete All Fm Voice Files

    3. All of the recorded FM voice file will be displayed by sequence. Switch the Menu button to the right or to the left to select Y to erase the file shown on the Display, or select N to skip to the next file, or select EXIT to leave the current screen.
  • Page 42: Switch Between Music Playback Or Fm Mode

    Switch between Music Playback or FM mode Switch from Music Playback mode to FM mode Press and hold the Fn button located on the side of the MP3/Storage Drive for few seconds to select FM Mode. Switch from FM mode to Music Playback mode Please press Fn button for one second to leave FM mode, and back to Music playback mode again.
  • Page 43: Voice Recording

    Voice Recording This MP3/Storage Drive also works as a synchronizing recorder. You can setup Record Source to MICROPHONE or LINE-IN from SETTINGS and use it to record your own voice, an interview or a speech, and so on. To do the voice Recording, please follow the steps shown below.
  • Page 44 down the Menu button again to start recording. 6. On the Display, users now should read that a recording file is generated and place under the folder of [ /VOICE/ ]. The recording file name sequence starts from [ V001.WAV ], and then [V002.WAV ], and so forth.
  • Page 45: Play A Recorded Voice File

    Play a Recorded Voice File 1. To play a recorded voice file, press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right once, and now you should read the message of VOICE appearing on the Display. 2.
  • Page 46: Delete A Recorded Voice File

    Delete a Recorded Voice File 1. To delete a recorded voice File, press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right four times, and now you should read the message of DELETE FILE appearing on the Display. 2.
  • Page 47: Delete All Voice Files

    Delete All Voice Files 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right four times, and now you should read the message of DELETE FILE appearing on the Display. 2. Press down the Menu button once and then push the Menu button to the right twice to select DEL ALL VOICE.
  • Page 48: Language Learning Function

    Language Learning Function This MP3/Storage Drive enables users to listen to a particular limited playback repeatedly during normal playback. With this function, users will be able to pay more concentration on the repeated playback and to achieve the result of learning language. To use this function, follow the instruction below: 1.
  • Page 49: Menu Mode

    Menu Mode This MP3/Storage Drive provides a Menu switching button that includes most function designed for Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive. With this Menu switching button, in addition to switch between Music Playback, FM Radio or Recording mode, EQ setting or any other setting for the...
  • Page 50 MUSIC VOICE SETTINGS REPEAT BACKLIGHT CONTRAST POWER OFF RECORD RATE RECORD SOURCE MICROPHONE / LINE-IN LANGUAGE EXIT DELETE FILE DEL MUSIC DEL VOICE DEL ALL MUSIC DEL ALL VOICE EXIT ABOUT EXIT Menu Table NORMAL / ROCK / JAZZ / CLASSICAL / POP NORMAL / REPEAT ONE / REPEAT ALL / SHUFFLE / SHUFFLE REP DISABLE / 5 SECS / 10SECS / 30 SECS...
  • Page 51 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right or to the left to select the desired function. 2. Select MUSIC by pressing down the Menu button once to enter music playback mode. 3.
  • Page 52 6. Select DELETE FILE by pressing down the Menu button to delete music or voice files. 7. Select ABOUT to read the information of this Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive. 8. Select RECORD to start recording through MIC or FM radio station.
  • Page 53 9. Select EXIT to return to Music Playback mode.
  • Page 54: Other Settings

    Other Settings Backlight Under this Backlight setting, you are able to set a time to turn off the backlight of the LCD Display automatically. 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right three times, and now you should read the message of SETTINGS appearing on the Display.
  • Page 55: Contrast

    4. When a selection is decided, press down the Menu button once to confirm the selection. Contrast Under this Contrast setting, you are able to set the contrast of the LCD Display. Under this Backlight setting, you are able to set a time to turn off the backlight of the LCD Display automatically.
  • Page 56: Power Off

    3. Now push the Menu button to the right or to the left to increase or decrease the Contrast level. 4. When a selection is decided, press down the Menu button once to confirm the selection. Power Off Under this Power Off setting, you are able to set a time to turn off this MP3/Storage Drive automatically.
  • Page 57 2. Press down the Menu button again, and then push the Menu button to the right four times to select POWER OFF. Once the massage of POWER OFF appears on the screen, press down the Menu button again. 3. Now push the Menu button to the right or to the left to select a desired time to turn off this MP3/Storage Drive.
  • Page 58: Record Rate

    Record Rate Under this Record Rate setting, you are able to set the Record Rate as your wish. 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right three times, and now you should read the message of SETTINGS appearing on the Display.
  • Page 59: Language

    Language Under this Language setting, you are able to select the language of the interface as your wish. 1. Press down the Menu button once, and then push the Menu button to the right three times, and now you should read the message of SETTINGS appearing on the Display.
  • Page 60: Usb Flash Disk

    USB Flash Disk This MP3/Storage Drive enables users to save personal data (files) in various formats to its memory. If you like, you can say that this MP3/Storage Drive works as another hard disk, but a portable, small and exquisite one. To save data into the memory of this MP3/Storage Drive, simply connect it to your computer, and use Windows Explorer to manage your data.
  • Page 61: Appendix A. Specifications

    Appendix A. Specifications...
  • Page 62 Acer Multi-functional MP3/Storage Drive Target Dimension Target Weight Operation Temperature Storage Temperature Audio Spec LCD module Memory Size I/O Input EMI and Safety Interface Language Earphone with neck strap Stereo Output: 3mW (Max input 15mW) Battery Manual USB Cable 95.7 (W) x 30(D) x 18.8(H) mm 33 g without battery , 41g with battery 0 °C ~ 45°C...
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