Apple iPod iPod classic Seventh Gen 160GB User Manual

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    iPod classic User Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1 iPod classic Basics iPod classic at a Glance Using iPod classic Controls Disabling iPod classic Controls Using iPod classic Menus Connecting and Disconnecting iPod classic About the iPod classic Battery Chapter 2 Music Features About iTunes Importing Music into Your iTunes Library Organizing Your Music Adding Music and Podcasts to iPod classic Playing Music...

  • Page 3: Contents

    Recording Voice Memos Learning About iPod classic Accessories Chapter 6 Tips and Troubleshooting General Suggestions Updating and Restoring iPod Software Chapter 7 Safety and Cleaning Important Safety Information Important Handling Information Chapter 8 Learning More, Service, and Support Index Contents...

  • Page 4: Ipod Classic Basics

    iPod classic Basics Congratulations on purchasing iPod classic. Read this chapter to learn about the features of iPod classic, how to use its controls, and more. To use iPod classic, you put music, videos, photos, and other files on your computer and then add them to iPod classic.

  • Page 5: Ipod Classic At A Glance, Using Ipod Classic Controls

    iPod classic at a Glance Get to know the controls on iPod classic: Hold switch Menu Previous/Rewind Play/Pause Dock connector Using iPod classic Controls The controls on iPod classic are easy to find and use. Press any button to turn on iPod classic.

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    Slide the Hold switch to HOLD (an orange bar appears). Slide the Hold switch to HOLD and back again. Press the Menu and Center buttons at the same time for about 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. Scroll to the item and press the Center button. Press Menu.

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    Create a Genius playlist Save a Genius playlist Play a saved Genius playlist Play a Genius Mix Find the iPod classic serial number Browsing Music Using Cover Flow You can browse your music collection using Cover Flow, a visual way to flip through your library.

  • Page 8: Searching Music

    Searching Music You can search iPod classic for songs, playlists, album titles, artist names, audio podcasts, and audiobooks. The search feature doesn’t search videos, notes, calendar items, contacts, or lyrics. Note: Not all languages are supported. To search iPod classic: From the Music menu, choose Search.

  • Page 9: Disabling Ipod Classic Controls, Using Ipod Classic Menus

    Disabling iPod classic Controls If you don’t want to turn iPod classic on or activate controls accidentally, you can make them inactive using the Hold switch. To disable iPod classic controls: Slide the Hold switch to HOLD (so you can see the orange bar). Using iPod classic Menus When you turn on iPod classic, you see the main menu.

  • Page 10: Setting The Language

    Display item Play status Battery status Menu items Adding or Removing Items from the Main Menu You might want to add often-used items to the iPod classic main menu. For example, you can add a Songs item to the main menu, so you don’t have to choose Music before you choose Songs.

  • Page 11: Connecting And Disconnecting Ipod Classic

    Getting Information About iPod classic You can get details about your iPod classic, such as how much space is available, how many songs, videos, photos, and other items you have, and the serial number, model, and software version. To get information about iPod classic: Choose Settings >...

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    If you connect iPod classic to a different computer and it’s set to sync music automatically, iTunes prompts you before syncing any music. If you click Yes, the songs and other audio files already on iPod classic will be erased and replaced with songs and other audio files on the computer iPod classic is connected to.

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    To eject iPod classic: In iTunes, click the Eject (C) button next to iPod classic in the list of devices. You can safely disconnect iPod classic while either of these messages is displayed. If you’re using a Mac, you can also eject iPod classic by dragging the iPod classic icon on the desktop to the Trash.

  • Page 14: About The Ipod Classic Battery

    You can charge the iPod classic battery in two ways: Â Connect iPod classic to your computer. Â Use the Apple USB Power Adapter, available separately. To charge the battery using your computer: Connect iPod classic to a USB 2.0 port on your computer. The computer must be turned on and not in sleep mode (some Mac models can charge iPod classic while in sleep mode).

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    If you want to charge iPod classic when you’re away from your computer, you can purchase the Apple USB Power Adapter. To charge the battery using the Apple USB Power Adapter: Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected).

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    Note: Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and might eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. For more information, go to Chapter 1 Battery less than 20% charged...

  • Page 17: About Itunes

    Music Features With iPod classic, you can take your music and audio collection with you wherever you go. Read this chapter to learn about adding music and listening to iPod classic. You use iPod classic by importing songs, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music videos, and podcasts into your computer and then adding them to iPod classic.

  • Page 18: Importing Music Into Your Itunes Library

    Store. You can also subscribe to and download podcasts. To purchase music online using the iTunes Store, you set up an Apple account in iTunes, find the songs you want, and then buy them. If you already have...

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    The song or other item is downloaded to your computer and charged to the credit card listed on your Apple or AOL account. To download or subscribe to a podcast: In iTunes, select iTunes Store in the list on the left.

  • Page 20: Importing Music From Your Audio Cds Into Itunes

    Â To subscribe to a podcast, click the Subscribe button next to the podcast graphic. iTunes downloads the most recent episode. As new episodes become available, they are automatically downloaded to iTunes when you connect to the Internet. For more information, see “Adding Podcasts to iPod classic” on page 26 and “Watching and Listening to Podcasts”...

  • Page 21: Adding Lyrics

    To eject the CD, click the Eject (C) button. You cannot eject a CD until the import is done. Repeat these steps for any other CDs with songs you want to import. Entering Song Names and Other Details To enter CD song names and other information manually: Select the first song on the CD and choose File >...

  • Page 22: Organizing Your Music

    Organizing Your Music Using iTunes, you can organize songs and other items into lists, called playlists, in any way you want. For example, you can make playlists with songs to listen to while exercising, or playlists with songs for a particular mood. You can also make Smart Playlists that update automatically based on rules you define.

  • Page 23: Adding Music And Podcasts To Ipod Classic

    Genius playlists and Genius Mixes created in iTunes can by synced to iPod classic like any iTunes playlist. You can’t add Genius Mixes to iPod classic manually. See “Syncing Genius Playlists and Genius Mixes to iPod classic” on page 25. Genius is a free service, but you need an iTunes Store account to use it.

  • Page 24: Syncing Music Automatically, Syncing Music From Selected Playlists

    Syncing Music Automatically By default, iPod classic is set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your computer. If your iTunes library is larger than the capacity of your iPod classic, iTunes creates a playlist that fits. This is the simplest way to add music to iPod classic. You just connect iPod classic to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, videos, and other items automatically, and then disconnect it and go.

  • Page 25: Managing Ipod Classic Manually

    Syncing Genius Playlists and Genius Mixes to iPod classic You can set iTunes to sync Genius playlists and Genius Mixes to iPod classic. Genius playlists can be added to iPod classic manually. Genius Mixes can only by synced automatically, so you can’t add Genius Mixes to iPod classic if you manage your content manually.

  • Page 26: Adding Podcasts To Ipod Classic

    To add a song, video, or other item to iPod classic: In iTunes, click Music or another item in the Library list on the left. Drag a song or other item to the iPod classic icon in the device list. To remove a song, video, or other item from iPod classic: In iTunes, select iPod classic in the device list.

  • Page 27: Playing Music

    Click “All podcasts” or “Selected podcasts.” If you click “Selected podcasts,” also select the podcasts in the list that you want to sync. Click Apply. When you set iTunes to sync iPod classic podcasts automatically, iPod classic is updated each time you connect it to your computer. Note: If “Only sync checked items”...

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    Now Playing screen item Song information Rating Song number Song time progress bar When you see the Now Playing screen, you can use the Click Wheel to change the volume. Press the Center button multiple times from the Now Playing screen to get to other information and options, such as the scrubber bar, rating bullets, shuffle settings, lyrics, podcast information, and more.

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    To set iPod classic to always shuffle songs or albums: Choose Settings from the iPod classic main menu. Set Shuffle to either Songs or Albums. When you set iPod classic to shuffle songs by choosing Settings > Shuffle, iPod classic shuffles songs within the list (for example, album or playlist) you choose to play.

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    To create a Genius playlist with iPod classic: Select a song, and then press and hold the Center button until a menu appears. You can select a song from a menu or playlist, or you can start from the Now Playing screen.

  • Page 31: Rating Songs

    Making On-The-Go Playlists on iPod classic You can make playlists on iPod classic, called On-The-Go Playlists, when iPod classic isn’t connected to your computer. To make an On-The-Go playlist: Select or play a song, and then press and hold the Center button until a menu appears. Choose Add to On-The-Go and press the Center button.

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    Note: You cannot assign ratings to video podcasts. Viewing Lyrics on iPod classic If you enter lyrics for a song in iTunes (see “Adding Lyrics” on page 21) and then add the song to iPod classic, you can view the lyrics on iPod classic. To view lyrics on iPod classic while a song is playing: On the Now Playing screen, press the Center button until you see the lyrics.

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    Â Use the same method to set the remaining numbers of the combination. You can use the Next/Fast-forward button to move to the next position and the Previous/Rewind button to move to the previous position. Press the Center button in the final position to confirm the entire combination.

  • Page 34: Watching And Listening To Podcasts

    To set iPod classic to use the iTunes volume settings: Choose Settings and set Sound Check to On. If you haven’t activated Sound Check in iTunes, setting it on iPod classic has no effect. Using the Equalizer You can use equalizer presets to change the sound on iPod classic to suit a particular music genre or style.

  • Page 35: Listening To Audiobooks, Listening To Fm Radio

    Listening to Audiobooks You can purchase and download audiobooks from the iTunes Store or from and listen to them on iPod classic. You can use iTunes to add audiobooks to iPod classic the same way you add songs. If you stop listening to an audiobook on iPod classic and go back to it later, the audiobook begins playing from where you left off.

  • Page 36: Video Features, Purchasing Or Renting Videos And Downloading

    Store (part of iTunes and available in some countries only), you set up an Apple account in iTunes, find the videos you want, and then buy or rent them. If you already have an Apple account, or if you have an America Online (AOL) account (available in some countries only), you can use that account to sign in to the iTunes Store and buy videos or rent movies.

  • Page 37: Converting Your Own Videos To Work With Ipod Classic

    To browse videos in the iTunes Store: In iTunes, select iTunes Store under Store in the list on the left. Click an item (Movies, TV Shows, or Music Videos) in the iTunes Store list on the left. You can also find some music videos as part of an album or other offer. Videos in iTunes and in the iTunes Store have a display ( To buy or rent a video: Select iTunes Store under Store in the list on the left, and then find the item you want...

  • Page 38: Adding Videos To Ipod Classic

    Note: When you convert a video for use with iPod classic, the original video remains in your iTunes library. For more information about converting video for iPod classic, go to Adding Videos to iPod classic You add movies and TV shows to iPod classic much the same way you add songs. You can set iTunes to sync all movies and TV shows to iPod classic automatically when you connect iPod classic, or you can set iTunes to sync only selected playlists.

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    Important: The first time you connect iPod classic to a different computer and have the automatic sync option set, a message asks if you want to sync songs and videos automatically. If you accept, all songs, videos, and other items are deleted from iPod classic and replaced with the songs, videos, and other items in the iTunes library on that computer.

  • Page 40: Viewing And Listening To Videos

    Viewing and Listening to Videos You can view and listen to videos on iPod classic. If you have an AV cable from Apple (available separately at, you can watch videos from iPod classic on TV. Viewing and Listening to Videos on iPod classic Videos you add to iPod classic appear in the Videos menus.

  • Page 41: Watching Videos On A Tv Connected To Ipod Classic

    Watching Videos on a TV Connected to iPod classic If you have an AV cable from Apple, you can watch videos on a TV connected to your iPod classic. First you set iPod classic to display videos on a TV, then connect iPod classic to your TV, and then play a video.

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    (Y, Pb, and Pr) ports on your TV. You can also use the Apple Composite AV cable. If you do, plug in the yellow video connector into the video input port on your TV. Your TV must have RCA video and audio ports.

  • Page 43: Photo Features, Importing Photos

    Photo Features You can import digital photos to your computer and add them to iPod classic. You can view your photos on iPod classic or as a slideshow on your TV. Read this chapter to learn about importing and viewing photos. Importing Photos You can import digital photos from a digital camera to your computer, and then add them to iPod classic for viewing.

  • Page 44: Adding Photos From Your Computer To Ipod Classic

    Mac, in the Applications folder. If you don’t have iPhoto, you can import photos using Image Capture. To import photos to a Mac using Image Capture: Connect the camera or photo card reader to your computer.

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    If you want to add all your photos, select “All photos and albums.” If you want to keep your photos organized by event, select “… events” and choose an option from the pop- up menu. If you want to add photos from only certain albums, select “Selected albums” and select the albums you want.

  • Page 46: Adding Photos From Ipod Classic To A Computer

    Adding Photos from iPod classic to a Computer If you add full-resolution photos from your computer to iPod classic using the previous steps, they’re stored in a Photos folder on iPod classic. You can connect iPod classic to a computer and put these photos onto the computer. iPod classic must be enabled for disk use (see “Using iPod classic as an External Disk”...

  • Page 47: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Slideshows You can view a slideshow, with music and transitions if you choose, on iPod classic. If you have an optional AV cable from Apple, you can view the slideshow on a TV. To set slideshow settings: Choose Photos > Settings, and then follow these instructions:...

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    To connect iPod classic to a TV: Connect the optional Apple Component or Composite AV cable to iPod classic. Note: Use the Apple Component AV Cable, Apple Composite AV Cable, or Apple AV Connection Kit. Other similar RCA-type cables won’t work. You can purchase the cables at

  • Page 49: Extra Features And Accessories, Using Ipod Classic As An External Disk

    Extra Features and Accessories iPod classic can do a lot more than play songs. And you can do a lot more with it than listen to music. Read this chapter to find out more about the extra features of iPod classic, including how to use it as an external disk, alarm, or sleep timer;...

  • Page 50: Using Extra Settings

    To prevent iTunes from opening automatically when you connect iPod classic to your computer: In iTunes, select iPod classic in the device list and click the Summary tab. In the Options section, deselect “Open iTunes when this iPod is connected.” Click Apply.

  • Page 51: Setting The Alarm

    Adding Clocks for Other Time Zones To add clocks for other time zones: Choose Extras > Clocks. On the Clocks screen, click the Center button and choose Add. Choose a region and then choose a city. The clocks you add appear in a list. The last clock you added appears last. To delete a clock: Choose Extras >...

  • Page 52: Using The Stopwatch, Playing Games

    Using the Stopwatch You can use the stopwatch as you exercise to track your overall time and, if you’re running on a track, your lap times. You can play music while you use the stopwatch. To use the stopwatch: Choose Extras > Stopwatch. Press the Play/Pause button to start the timer.

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    To sync games automatically to iPod classic: In iTunes, select iPod classic in the device list and click the Games tab. Select “Sync games.” Click “All games” or “Selected games.” If you click “Selected games,” also select the games you want to sync. Click Apply.

  • Page 54: Syncing Contacts, Calendars, And To-do Lists

    When you see the lock on the screen, you can unlock the iPod classic screen in two ways: Â Press the Center button to enter the combination on iPod classic. Use the Click Wheel to select the numbers and press the Center button to confirm them. If you enter the wrong combination, the lock remains.

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    Â To copy contacts’ photos to iPod classic, when available, select “Include contacts’ photos.” When you click Apply, iTunes updates iPod classic with the Address Book contact information you specified. Â To sync calendars, in the Calendars section, select “Sync iCal calendars,” and choose an option: Â...

  • Page 56: Storing And Reading Notes

    To add contact information manually: Connect iPod classic and open your favorite email or contacts application. You can add contacts using Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, and Eudora, among others. Drag contacts from the application’s address book to the Contacts folder on iPod classic.

  • Page 57: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos You can record voice memos using the optional Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or an optional iPod classic-compatible microphone (available for purchase at You can store voice memos on iPod classic and sync them with your computer. You can set voice memo quality to Low or High.

  • Page 58: Learning About Ipod Classic Accessories

     Apple Component AV Cable  Apple Composite AV Cable  Apple USB Power Adapter  Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic  Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic  World Travel Adapter Kit  Leather Case for iPod classic  iPod Socks Â...

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    To use the earphones included with your iPod classic: Plug the earphones into the Headphones port. Then place the earbuds in your ears as shown. The earphone cord is adjustable. WARNING: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earbuds or headphones are used at high volume.

  • Page 60: Tips And Troubleshooting, General Suggestions

    Â The iPod classic battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod classic to your computer or to an Apple USB Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for the lightning bolt icon on the iPod classic screen to verify that iPod classic is...

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    Maximum Volume Limit” on page 32. Â iPod classic might be paused. Try pressing the Play/Pause button. Â Make sure you’re using iTunes 9.0 or later (go to Songs purchased from the iTunes Store using earlier versions of iTunes won’t play on iPod classic until you upgrade iTunes.

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    30 minutes before it will start up. To charge iPod classic more quickly, use the optional Apple USB Power Adapter. Note: Connecting iPod classic to a USB port on your keyboard won’t charge the battery, unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port.

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    Â AA ( spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4) Â AIFF A song encoded using Apple Lossless format has full CD-quality sound, but takes up only about half as much space as a song encoded using AIFF or WAV format. The same song encoded in AAC or MP3 format takes up even less space.

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    Â Make sure all cables are connected correctly (see “Watching Videos on a TV Connected to iPod classic” on page 41). Â Make sure the yellow end of the Apple Composite AV Cable is connected to the video port on your TV.

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     Windows XP (Home or Professional) with Service Pack 3 or later  iTunes 9.0 or later (iTunes can be downloaded from If your Windows PC doesn’t have a USB 2.0 port, you can purchase and install a USB 2.0 card.

  • Page 66: Updating And Restoring Ipod Software

    To update or restore iPod classic: Make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes from Connect iPod classic to your computer. In iTunes, select iPod classic in the device list and click the Summary tab.

  • Page 67: Safety And Cleaning, Important Safety Information

    Then insert the Apple USB Power Adapter firmly into the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the Apple USB Power Adapter with wet hands. Do not use any power...

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    The iPod USB Power Adapter may become warm during normal use. Always allow adequate ventilation around the iPod USB Power Adapter and use care when handling. Unplug the iPod USB Power Adapter if any of the following conditions exist: Â The power cord or plug has become frayed or damaged. Â...

  • Page 69: Important Handling Information

    Important Handling Information NOTICE: Failure to follow these handling instructions could result in damage to iPod or other property. Carrying iPod iPod contains sensitive components, including, in some cases, a hard drive. Do not bend, drop, or crush iPod. If you are concerned about scratching iPod, you can use one of the many cases sold separately.

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    The following table describes where to get more iPod-related software and service information. To learn about Service and support, discussions, tutorials, and Apple software downloads Using iTunes Using iPhoto (on Mac OS X) Using iSync (on Mac OS X) Using iCal (on Mac OS X)

  • Page 71: Regulatory Compliance Information

    Important: Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Inc. could void the EMC compliance and negate your authority to operate the product. This product was tested for EMC compliance under...

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    Because this product contains a battery, the product must be disposed of separately from household waste. When your iPod reaches its end of life, contact Apple or your local authorities to learn about recycling options. For information about Apple’s recycling program, go to:

  • Page 73: Apple And The Environment

    For more information, go to: © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iCal, iLife, iPhoto, iPod, iPod classic, iPod Socks, iTunes, Mac, Macintosh, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Page 74: Index

    Index accessories for iPod 58 adding album artwork 21 adding menu items 10, 29 adding music disconnecting iPod 12 from more than one computer 23, 38 manually 25 methods 23 On-The-Go playlists 32 tutorial 70 adding photos about 43 all or selected photos 44, 45 automatically 44 from computer to iPod 44 from iPod to computer 46...

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    composite AV cable 41, 42, 48 computer adding photos to iPod 44 charging the battery 14 connecting iPod 11 getting photos from iPod 46 importing photos from camera 43 problems connecting iPod 62 requirements 65 connecting iPod about 11 charging the battery 14 to a TV 42, 48 Connect to Power message 15 contacts...

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    browsing videos 37 searching 19 signing in 18, 36 language resetting 64 specifying 10 letterbox 41 library, adding songs 20 lightning bolt on battery icon 14 locating your iPod serial number 7 locking iPod screen 53 lyrics adding 21 viewing on iPod 32 Mac OS X operating system 65 main menu adding or removing items 10...

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    quick navigation 7 radio accessory 35 random play 6 rating songs 32 RCA video and audio ports 42, 48 rechargeable batteries 16 recording voice memos 57 registering iPod 70 relative volume, playing songs at 34 removing menu items 10, 29 repairing iPod 67 replacing battery 16 replaying a song or video 6...

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    music videos 24 photos 44, 45 selected movies 39 selected videos 39 to-do lists 54 TV shows 40 videos 38 voice memos 57 See also adding third-party accessories 58 time, displaying in title bar 50 timer, setting for backlight 10 time zones, clocks for 51 title bar, displaying time 50 To 29...

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