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  • Page 1 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporation’s operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Features........6 Using the Documentation.
  • Page 4 Displaying Images ....... 26 Zooming an Image ......27 Displaying Information .
  • Page 5 Standards and Approvals ......65 Epson P-4000....... 65 AC Adapter .
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction With the Epson ® P-4000 multimedia storage viewer, you can enjoy photos, videos, and music wherever you go. Your images are displayed on Epson’s exclusive 3.8-inch Photo ™ Fine LCD in brilliant color and sharp detail. Features ❍ High-quality 3.8-inch LCD with Photo Fine technology ❍...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started P-4000 Parts CompactFlash ® card slot SD card slot Eject button Power switch Reset button Audio/Video out connector Headphone connector AC adapter connector Speaker Battery cover connector connector cover Getting Started 7...
  • Page 8: P-4000 Lights And Buttons

    P-4000 Lights and Buttons Access light Flashes orange when you turn on the P-4000 or access data. Activity light Flashes blue during power on, printing, and certain other operations. Cancel button Cancels the current operation and returns to the previous screen. Print button Displays the Print menu.
  • Page 9: About The Ac Adapter

    About the AC Adapter The P-4000 comes with an AC adapter. Use the adapter to charge the battery and when the P-4000 is connected to a computer or printer. You might also want to use it whenever possible to view videos or photos, so you can save battery power.
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    Close the battery cover and slide it to the right until it clicks. Charging the Battery After installing the battery, you need to charge it using the AC adapter. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the battery when the P-4000 is off. It takes longer when the P-4000 is on.
  • Page 11: Removing The Battery

    Note: The P-4000 stops charging if the battery becomes hot when operating it during charging. It will start charging again when it cools down. Removing the Battery If you plan to store the P-4000 for an extended period of time, you should remove the battery. Make sure the P-4000 is turned off.
  • Page 12: Using The Viewing Stand

    Using the Viewing Stand Assemble the viewing stand and place your P-4000 on the stand as shown. This is especially convenient for watching videos and slide shows. Turning On the Power To turn on the power, slide the power switch down as shown below, then release it.
  • Page 13: Locking The Buttons

    Note: If you see the Home screen instead, the language has already been selected. To change it or check the date and time, select Settings on the Home screen. Then follow the instructions in “Setting the Date and Time” on page 51 or “Choosing the Language”...
  • Page 14: Using The Home Screen

    Using the Home Screen Whenever you turn on the P-4000, the Home screen appears. All operations can be started from this screen. You can return to the Home screen at any time by pressing button. Home Home Saved Data Albums Memory Card Latest Data Settings...
  • Page 15: Turning Off The Power

    Turning Off the Power Before you turn off the P-4000, make sure the light Access is off. Then slide the power switch as shown below, and hold it down for a few seconds until the light flashes Access and the P-4000 turns off. Access light Getting Started 15...
  • Page 16: Chapter 2 Using Memory Cards

    Chapter 2 Using Memory Cards The P-4000 has two memory card slots: one for CompactFlash cards and one for Secure Digital cards. This chapter explains how to insert and remove memory cards and how to display and copy files. Inserting and Removing Memory Cards The P-4000 supports the following types of memory cards: ❍...
  • Page 17: Using The Compactflash Card Slot

    Using the CompactFlash Card Slot You can use Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards or Microdrive cards in the slot. If you have a C/F Card CompactFlash adapter, you can also use other types of cards, as described in “Inserting and Removing Memory Cards” on page 16.
  • Page 18: Using The Secure Digital Card Slot

    Using the Secure Digital Card Slot You can use Secure Digital or MultiMedia cards in the slot. Card Insert the memory card into the slot with the back of the card facing the LCD. Then push the memory card all the way into the slot.
  • Page 19: Copying Files From A Memory Card

    E-1 and E-300 (thumbnail display only) RAW files do not support direct printing, rotation, zooming, or slide shows with the P-4000. More RAW formats may be supported; check the Epson web site to get the latest information: Using Memory Cards 19...
  • Page 20: Copying Your Files

    Copying Your Files Insert the memory card as described in “Using the CompactFlash Card Slot” on page 17 or “Using the Secure Digital Card Slot” on page 18. Select in the Home screen and press the Memory Card button. If necessary, select the memory card you want to access. You see the following menu: Home Saved Data...
  • Page 21: Browsing Files On A Memory Card

    Browsing Files on a Memory Card After you select Browse the Memory Card, you see thumbnail images of the files on the card. Note: Although you can play audio and video files on a memory card, you will get better performance by copying them to the P-4000 before you play them.
  • Page 22: Displaying Information

    Displaying Information To view information about a full-screen image, press the button. The following information is displayed: Display ❍ ❍ File name F-stop ❍ ❍ Camera model Shutter speed ❍ ❍ Date of photo Exposure bias ❍ ❍ Pixel size White balance ❍...
  • Page 23: Displaying Images As A Slide Show

    Displaying Images as a Slide Show You can display JPEG images on a memory card as a slide show. Press the button to display the pop-up menu. Menu Select and press the Start Slide Show slide show starts. Note: You can select transition effects, duration, and background music for the slide show.
  • Page 24: Chapter 3 Viewing And Playing Images, Audio, And Video

    Battery status RAW file Travel Album3 Note: P.I.F. is the abbreviation for Print Image Framer add frames to your images. Some Epson digital cameras support this feature. Video File with P.I.F. ™ frame Unsupported data file Locked...
  • Page 25: Screen Icon Descriptions

    Screen Icon Descriptions PC_DATA This is one of the default albums, folder which you use for copying files from your computer. Battery status See “Charging the Battery” on page 10. Folders Only folders that do not include image containing or video files display this icon. audio Album See “Creating an Album Shortcut”...
  • Page 26: Displaying Images

    Displaying Images You can display all images in Saved Data or Albums as thumbnails. You can also display an image in full-screen format. Select Saved Data Albums press the button. Home Saved Data Albums Latest Data Settings Folders or albums that include data such as images, videos, or audio appear.
  • Page 27: Zooming An Image

    Thumbnails of the images and other data are displayed: Use the 4-way ring to select the image you want to view, then press the button. The selected image is enlarged to fill the screen: Zooming an Image ❍ To zoom in on an image displayed full screen, press the button.
  • Page 28: Displaying Images As A Slide Show

    Displaying Images as a Slide Show You can display JPEG images as a slide show. Select the folder or album you want to display as a slide show. Press the button to display the pop-up menu: Menu Albums Edit Album Name Set as Album Shortcut PC_DATA Scenery...
  • Page 29: Playing Audio And Videos

    Playing Audio and Videos The P-4000 supports video files in resolutions ranging from 160 × 112 pixels to 640 × 480 pixels, with file sizes up to 2GB. The P-4000 supports audio files up to 100MB. WMV, MPEG1/2, and DVD-Video are not supported. However, you may be able to convert files to supported formats using programs such as QuickTime Supported Video Formats...
  • Page 30: Playing Audio And Video Files

    Playing Audio and Video Files Select a video or audio that you want to play, then press the button. The selected video or audio starts playing. Note the following when playing video and audio: ❍ All videos are played with the LCD resolution (640 ×...
  • Page 31: Viewing Files On A Tv

    Viewing Files on a TV You can connect the P-4000 to a TV or A/V projector and view your images, videos, and slide shows. You will need a camcorder-to-TV/VCR audio/video cable (A/V cable with a 3.5 mm mini-plug to 3 RCA phono plugs).
  • Page 32: Chapter 4 Managing Files

    Chapter 4 Managing Files This chapter explains how to work with albums, copy and delete files and folders, and use the pop-up menu. Working with Albums You can group your favorite files in albums. This allows you to create slide shows, portfolios, or other collections of images, videos, and audio files for special purposes.
  • Page 33 Press the button to display the pop-up menu, Menu then select using the 4-way ring. Copy to Album Press right on the 4-way ring. The sub-menu appears: Do one of the following, then press the ❍ If you want to copy only the selected file to an album, select This Data ❍...
  • Page 34: Creating A New Album

    Select the album you want to copy to and press the button. The files are copied. Creating a New Album Follow steps 1 through 4 under “Copying Files to an Album.” Select and press the button. If you want to use one of the default album names, select the name from the displayed list, then press the button.
  • Page 35: Changing An Album's Name

    Changing an Album’s Name Select the album whose name you want to change. Albums PC_DATA Scenery Flower Album1 Travel2 Photo Favorite Album4 Press the button to display the pop-up menu. Menu Select using the 4-way ring, then Edit Album Name press the button.
  • Page 36: Creating An Album Shortcut

    Note: If the deleted album was set as an album shortcut, the shortcut on the Home screen is also deleted. Creating an Album Shortcut You can create three shortcuts on the Home screen to allow quick and easy access to your favorite albums. Select the album that you want to make a shortcut for.
  • Page 37 Press the button to display the pop-up menu, Menu then select using the 4-way ring. Delete Press right on the 4-way ring. The sub-menu appears: Do one of the following, then press the ❍ If you want to delete only the selected file or folder, select This Data ❍...
  • Page 38: Protecting Files

    The confirmation screen appears: Select and press the button. Protecting Files You can lock selected files or folders to protect them from being deleted. When an item is locked, the displayed. Locked image files cannot be rotated. Select the file or folder that you want to lock. Press the Menu and select...
  • Page 39: Creating An Album/Folder Thumbnail

    Creating an Album/Folder Thumbnail You can select an image to use as a thumbnail for an album or folder in Saved Data. Select the file you want to use as a thumbnail in Saved Data. Press the button to display the pop-up menu, Menu then select Set as Album Thumbnail...
  • Page 40: Settings Available In The Pop-Up Menu

    See “Displaying Images as a Slide Show” on page 28. * P.I.F. is an abbreviation for Print Image Framer, which lets you add frames to your images. Some Epson digital cameras support this feature. Managing Files 40...
  • Page 41: Settings Available In The Slide Show Pop-Up Menu

    Settings Available in the Slide Show Pop-Up Menu Slide Show Select the background music to play during the slide show. Slide Show Select the timing for each image in the Duration slide show. Slide Show Select one of the five slide show Effect transition effects.
  • Page 42: Disconnecting The P-4000 From Your Windows Computer

    PC peripheral mode icon is displayed briefly, then the LCD turns off. You can turn it on by pressing any button. Select the drive on your computer. In EPSON_PV Windows, you may have to use My Computer to select the drive. From your computer, you will see an Albums folder and a Cards folder (corresponding to Saved Data on the Home screen).
  • Page 43: Disconnecting The P-4000 From Your Macintosh

    Disconnecting the P-4000 From Your Macintosh Drag and drop the P-4000 icon to the trash. Turn off the P-4000 and remove the USB cable from your Macintosh. Remove the USB cable from the P-4000. Managing Files 43...
  • Page 44: Connecting The P-4000 To A Printer

    Epson Stylus Photo RX700 ❍ PictureMate ® ❍ PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition More printers may be supported; check the Epson web site to get the latest information: You can use the following sizes and types of paper. Paper Size Premium Glossy Photo Paper 4 ×...
  • Page 45: Printing Your Photos

    Connect the small end of the USB cable to the P-4000. Connect the other end of the cable to the connector on the printer. connector may be in a different location EXT I/F on your printer. Connect the AC adapter to the P-4000. Turn on the printer and the P-4000.
  • Page 46 Do one of the following: ❍ To print only the selected image, choose Photo ❍ To print all the images in the selected folder or album, select Print All Photos ❍ To add images to be printed and select the number of copies, choose Select Photos to Print this screen:...
  • Page 47: Creating Print Orders

    Press the button when you are ready to start printing. During printing, the LCD is turned off. When you are finished printing, make sure you disconnect the USB cable. Creating Print Orders A print order identifies images that you want to print, and the number of copies of each image.
  • Page 48: Chapter 6 Customizing Settings

    Chapter 6 Customizing Settings You can easily change the P-4000’s settings to make it work best for you. Select on the Home screen and press Settings button. You see this menu: Settings LCD Brightness Sound Slide Show Copy Mode Power Save View Mode NTSC Video Out...
  • Page 49: Setting The Slide Show Options

    Setting the Slide Show Options You can select transition effects, background music, and timing for your slide shows. Select and press the Slide Show Press left or right on the 4-way ring to choose from the following 5 transition effects: ❍...
  • Page 50: Changing The Copy Mode Setting

    Changing the Copy Mode Setting This option lets you tell the P-4000 how to handle images on a memory card after copying. Select and press the Copy Mode Press left or right on the 4-way ring to choose from the following settings: ❍...
  • Page 51: Changing The View Mode Settings

    Changing the View Mode Settings You can change the way certain files and folders are displayed. Select and press the View Mode Press left or right on the 4-way ring to set on or off. When this setting is on (the Auto-rotation default), image files that include an auto-rotation setting are automatically rotated on the P-4000.
  • Page 52: Choosing The Language

    Press right or left on the 4-way ring to change the value for the selected item. To go to the next option ( Month press up or down. Then press right or left to change that setting. After you finish making all settings, press the button.
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to clean the P-4000 and solve problems. Cleaning the P-4000 Follow these guidelines when cleaning the P-4000: ❍ Turn off the P-4000 before cleaning. ❍ Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe it clean. ❍...
  • Page 54: Problems And Solutions

    Error message Description Some errors occurred Some files were skipped. The while deleting files. The memory card may be operation was canceled. write-protected. Check the memory card and try again. There is no response from Make sure the USB cable is the printer.
  • Page 55: File Viewing Problems

    File Viewing Problems The image is not displayed. Cause What to do The image format is not Make sure the image is a supported supported. file type (JPEG or some RAW files). The image data is Copy the image again. corrupted.
  • Page 56: File Operation Problems

    File Operation Problems You cannot copy a file or files. Cause What to do There is not enough space Delete unnecessary files or reduce available on the hard drive to the number of files to copy from copy all of the files on the the memory card.
  • Page 57: Printing Problems

    Updating the Firmware and Printer Driver Epson will occasionally update the P-4000 firmware. You can download the latest version from Epson’s Support web site: . Instructions for updating the firmware in your P-4000 will be included with the download information.
  • Page 58: Where To Get Help

    Where to Get Help Epson provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support services and automated telephone services listed below. Service Access World Wide Web From the Internet, you can reach Epson Support at At this site, you can download drivers...
  • Page 59: Appendix A Notices

    Appendix A Notices Safety Instructions Read all these instructions before using the Epson P-4000, and keep this guide handy for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the P-4000 and any options. Using the P-4000 ❍ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this product.
  • Page 60 If a battery is swallowed, seek medical treatment immediately. ❍ Use only an Epson Lithium-ion battery for the P-4000 according to the instructions in this manual. ❍ Use only AC adapter model A351H and P-4000 model G941B to charge batteries.
  • Page 61 ❍ Keep batteries away from open flame if they leak or smell strange. ❍ If overheating, discoloration, or distortion occur, remove the battery from this product and do not use it. ❍ Charge the battery before using it if it has not been used for a long period.
  • Page 62 The LCD panel on this product may contain a few small bright or dark spots. These are normal and do not mean that your LCD panel is damaged in any way. ❍ If the LCD panel on this product is damaged, contact Epson. Notices 62...
  • Page 63 ❍ If the liquid crystal solution contained in the LCD panel on this product leaks out and gets onto your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If it gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
  • Page 64: Fcc Compliance Statement For United States Users

    FCC Compliance Statement for United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 65: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers: Epson America, Inc. Located at: MS 3-13 3840 Kilroy Airport Way...
  • Page 66: Specifications

    Specifications General CPU: TMS320DM270 LCD: 3.8 inches, Epson VGA TFT LCD; × 480 pixels Memory: 64MB SDRAM; 4MB flash ROM HDD: 2.5 inch HDD, 80GB, FAT 32 Dimensions Height 3.3 inches (84 mm) (without Width 5.8 inches (147 mm) projections)
  • Page 67: Interface

    Interface USB connector: One USB 2.0 (Mass Storage Class) interface for Slave connection A/V Out Mini pin jack (3.5 mm) connector: Headphone Out M3 stereo mini pin jack (3.5 mm) connector: CF Card slot: One slot (Type 1/Type 2, 3.3V) for CompactFlash memory card or MicroDrive SD Card slot:...
  • Page 68 Index Numerics 4-way ring , 31 A/V Out connector aac files , 29 AC adapter connecting , 10 connector safety instructions , 61 to 62 , 67 specifications , 65 standards using Access light , 58 Accessories , 8, 12 Activity light Albums , 35...
  • Page 69 , 49 Background music, slide show , 11, 50 Backlight, power-off Battery , 10 charging cover disposing of , 61 icon , 10, 14 installing , 9 to 10 , 11, 50 power, conserving , 61 recycling , 11 removing , 60 to 61 safety instructions , 67...
  • Page 70 , 36 to 38 deleting naming , 20 view mode , 51 , 52 Hard Drive space Headphone connector , 30 Headphones, using with P-4000 , 58 Help, Epson , 22 Histogram, displaying Home button Home screen , 14...
  • Page 71 , 24, 25 Icons Images , 32 to 34 copying to album , 23, 28 displaying as a slide show displaying as thumbnails , 26 displaying information , 27 display problems , 55 file formats , 19 , 44 to 47 printing , 28 rotating...
  • Page 72 OK button P.I.F. , 24, 40, 46 , 51 Paper , 46 option , 44 types and sizes , 42 PC_DATA folder , 44 PictureMate , 39 to 41 Pop-up menu Power , 11, 50 conserving problems , 54 switch turning off , 15 turning on...
  • Page 73 Settings Copy Mode , 50 customizing , 48 to 52 Date and time , 12 to 13, 51 Home screen option , 14, 48 Language , 12, 52 , 48 LCD Brightness , 50 Power Save , 49 Slide Show , 48 Sound , 51...
  • Page 74 Turning on beep sound , 48 power , 12 TV, connecting to , 31 , 25, 51 Unsupported files , 57 Updating firmware , 41 to 45 cable connector , 7, 41 to 45 Video , 29 codec , 29 file formats , 30 playing...

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