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Coby MP-300 1GB Instruction Manual

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Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    MP-300-1G MP-300-2G MP-300-4G USB-Stick MP3 Player Instruction Manual Please read this manual carefully before operation...
  • Page 2: Precautions

    California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: Page  Precautions MP-300 Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 3 Precautions PROTECT YOUR HEARING: Hearing experts advise against the constant use of personal stereos played at high volume. Constant exposure to high volumes can lead to hearing loss. If you should experience ringing in the ears or hearing loss, discontinue use and seek medical advice. NOTICE: This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    If the plug should still fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 5 Important Safety Instructions Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and at the point which they exit from the product.
  • Page 6 Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer. Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as ra- diators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents PreCaUTIonS ... 2 IMPorTanT SafeTy InSTrUCTIonS ... 4 TaBle of ConTenTS ... 7 PaCkage ConTenTS ... 9 feaTUreS ... 10 geTTIng STarTed ... 11 MP-300 at a Glance ... 11 Top View ... 11 Bottom View ... 11 Front View ...
  • Page 8 Connecting to a Computer...22 Transferring Files ...23 Disconnecting from a Computer ... 24 Microsoft Windows ... 24 Macintosh OS X ... 25 fIrMware UPgrade... 26 aBoUT MP3/wMa fIleS ... 27 TroUBleShooTIng ...28 SPeCIfICaTIonS ... 31 Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 9: Package Contents

    Package Contents Please make sure that the items listed below are included in the package. Should an item be missing, please contact the local retailer from which you purchased this product. MP-300 Stereo Earphones USB Extension Cable 1 x “AAA” Battery Instruction Booklet Page ...
  • Page 10: Features

     High-Contrast LCD Display with Backlight  Plays MP3 and WMA Digital Music Files  ID3 support for song information display  Mobile Data Storage Function  USB 2.0 for Fast File Transfers  Page 10 features Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    MP-300 at a glance Top View MENU button Volume + Volume - Previous/Reverse Next/Forward Play/Pause/Stop Bottom View HOLD Switch USB Cap Battery Cover front View LCD Display Neckstrap Hook right View Headphone Out Jack getting Started Page 11...
  • Page 12: Play Mode Display

    Started Play Mode display record Mode display Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 13: Connecting Headphones

    Connecting headphones Connect headphones/ear- phones to the Headphone Out jack for private listening. Lower the volume  level before connect- ing headphones, then gradually increase the volume for comfortable listening. Hearing experts advise against the constant use of  personal stereos played at high volume. Constant high-volume use can lead to hearing loss.
  • Page 14: Usb Power

    Started Replace the Battery Cover. USB Power When the MP-300 is connected to a computer’s powered USB port, it will draw power over the USB connection. Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 15: Using The Mp-300 Controls

    Using the MP-300 Controls Power on/off To turn your player on, press  will light. To turn your player off, hold  onds. The LED indicator will darken. hold Switch The Hold feature locks (disables) your player’s controls to prevent accidental key presses when it is in your pocket or bag.
  • Page 16: Navigating The Menu Interface

    To highlight the previous item to the left (or up),  press To highlight the next item to the right (or down),  press To confirm and enter the current selection, press  To return to the previous screen, press  Page 1 getting Started Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 17: Main Menu

    Enter PLAY MUSIC mode from the Main Menu to play digital MP3 or WMA music files. PLAY MUSIC mode will play all compatible au- dio files on your player, regardless of directory. Play Music Controls Use the following controls during music playback. Press Hold seconds)
  • Page 18: Repeat A-B Mode

    To set the starting point “A” of the loop, press  To set the end point “B” of the loop, press  The loop will now play from point “A” to point “B”. To resume normal playback, press  Page 1 Play Music Coby Electronics Corporation again. again.
  • Page 19: Setting

    Enter SETTING mode from the Main Menu to change your player’s internal option settings. The Setting Menu contains 11 options. To select an option, press  enter, press To exit the Setting Menu, press  Item Set a digital equalizer preset. The options are Equalizer Normal, Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz, and Bass.
  • Page 20 USB modes, see the “Connecting to a Computer” section of this manual. USB Mode While the player is connected to a computer, you can change the USB mode by pressing and holding Page 0 Setting Description Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 21: Folder

    Enter FOLDER mode to view, play, or delete files on your player. You can also connect your player to a computer to easily manage your file library. folder Controls A directory tree will be displayed on-screen upon enter- ing FOLDER mode from the Main Menu. Use the following controls in FOLDER mode.
  • Page 22: Usb Connection

     Perform basic file management functions.  If you are using Windows 98 SE, you must install a USB driver. Download the driver from the Coby website at: Connecting to a Computer Make sure the player is turned off.
  • Page 23: Transferring Files

    Transferring files Connect the MP-200 to a computer. Open the computer’s file browser (e.g., “Windows Explorer”). Select the music files to transfer and drag-and-drop them onto the “Removable Disk” icon that repre- sents your MP-300. You may also transfer files from your MP-300 to ...
  • Page 24: Disconnecting From A Computer

    Select “USB Mass Storage Device” from the list that appears and then click on “OK”. When the “Safe to Remove Hardware” window ap- pears, click the OK button and disconnect the USB cable from the player and your computer. Page  USB Connection Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 25: Macintosh Os X

    Macintosh OS X On the left side of the Finder window, identify the appropriate Removable Disk icon. Click on the “Eject” arrow on the right of the Removable Disk icon. Disconnect the USB cable from the player and your computer. USB Connection Page ...
  • Page 26: Firmware Upgrade

    Upgrade From time to time, COBY may release firmware upgrades to improve the performance of the MP-300 or to add additional features. Please check the COBY website periodically at to see if new firmware has been released for your player. If you are experiencing abnormal behavior with your player, you may choose to restore (format) your player before updating its firmware.
  • Page 27: About Mp3/Wma Files

    about MP3/wMa files For more information about digital MP3 and WMA files, please visit our website at Page ...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do not resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support. Address COBY Electronics Technical Support 56-65 Rust Street Maspeth, NY 11378 Email
  • Page 29 I cannot transfer files to the player. Ensure that your computer is running a supported  operating system. If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ensure  that the USB driver has been properly installed. If using the supplied USB extension cable, ensure ...
  • Page 30 The player has malfunctioned. Try resetting your player (remove and replace the  battery). Try updating the player’s firmware. Please refer to  the Firmware Upgrades section of this manual for detailed instructions. Page 0 Troubleshooting Coby Electronics Corporation...
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Display Type Memory Audio Format Support DRM Support Song Info Support FM Frequency Range PC Interface Plug and Play Support Audio Output Power Supply Unit Dimensions Specifications and manual are subject to change without prior notice. Specifications 128 x 32 Dot-Matrix LCD with Backlight Integrated Flash Memory MP-300-1G: 1GB MP-300-2G: 2GB...
  • Page 32: Coby Electronics Corporation

    Coby electronics Corporation 56-65 Rust Street Maspeth, NY 11378 Coby is a registered trademark of 3001GAL Coby Electronics Corporation. 3002GAL Printed in China. 3004GAL...