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Epson P-3000 Basics Manual

Epson P-3000 Basics Manual

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  • Page 1 P-3000/P-5000 Basics...
  • Page 2 Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other equipment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction About Your Software and User’s Guide Getting Started Unpacking Your P-3000/P-5000 Installing the Battery Charging the Battery Turning the Viewer On and Off Setting the Language, Date, and Time Installing Your Software and User’s Guide Using Memory Cards Inserting and Removing Memory Cards Copying Files from a Memory Card Supported File Formats...
  • Page 4 Copying Files to a Folder Deleting Files or Folders Backing Up Files to Your Computer Solving Problems Operating Problems Viewing Problems Replacing the Battery Where To Get Help Appendix Important Safety Instructions Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty Index...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Your Epson ® P-3000/P-5000 multimedia storage viewer lets you enjoy photos, videos, and music wherever you go. Its features include: ◗ Large, high-quality 4-inch LCD with Photo Fine Ultra technology and true Adobe ◗ Support for JPEG files and RAW files from select digital SLR cameras ◗...
  • Page 6: About Your Software And User's Guide

    About Your Software and User’s Guide The following software is included on your P-3000/ P-5000 multimedia storage viewer: ◗ Epson Link2 software to transfer photos, videos, and music back and forth between your computer and viewer ◗ Epson P-3000/P-5000 User’s Guide for instructions on all the features of your viewer ◗...
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Follow the instructions in this section to set up your P-3000/P-5000. Unpacking Your P-3000/P-5000 Strap Epson P-3000/P-5000 Carrying case Lithium-ion battery Power cord AC adapter USB cable...
  • Page 8: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery Open the battery cover. Insert the battery. Close the battery cover. Note: If you need to remove the battery, open the battery cover, then push the latch (shown above) to the left. Latch for removing battery...
  • Page 9: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Plug the AC adapter into the viewer. Connect the power cord to the adapter and plug it into an electrical outlet. light turns on. It takes about 3.5 hours to Charge charge the battery when the viewer is not in use. Caution: Do not use the viewer without the battery installed.
  • Page 10: Turning The Viewer On And Off

    Turning the Viewer On and Off To turn on the viewer, slide the power switch down and release it. Turning Off the Viewer To turn off the viewer, make sure the memory card access light is off (see page 17), then slide the power switch down and hold it until you see the message Shutting Down...
  • Page 11: Setting The Language, Date, And Time

    Setting the Language, Date, and Time When you turn on the viewer the first time, you see the Language setting screen: Press to select setting the date. Press . You see the Date and Time screen: . You see a message about English...
  • Page 12 Press right or left on the 4-way ring to highlight a setting to change. Press up or down to change the setting. When you’re done changing the date and time, highlight Complete You see the Home screen: Note: If you remove the battery, the date and time settings will be erased after about one day.
  • Page 13: Installing Your Software And User's Guide

    To transfer files between your computer and viewer, convert video and audio files, and create music playlists, you need to install the Epson Link2 software. The P-3000/P-5000 User’s Guide installs with the software and gives detailed instructions on using the viewer, safety instructions, and other information.
  • Page 14 Macintosh OS X: Double-click the to continue the installation. Follow the instructions on your computer screen to install the Epson Link2 software, Apple QuickTime (Windows only), and User’s Guide. When installation is complete, click When you see the product registration screen, register your P-3000/P-5000 as instructed.
  • Page 15 Note: To view the User’s Guide, double-click its icon on your ® ® desktop. You need to have Adobe Reader or Acrobat installed on your system to view the guide. You can download this application at Do not remove the software from the viewer after installing it on your computer, in case you need to reinstall it.
  • Page 16: Using Memory Cards

    Using Memory Cards Follow the instructions in this section to insert a memory card and copy files to your P-3000/P-5000. Inserting and Removing Memory Cards The P-3000/P-5000 supports the following types of memory cards: ◗ CompactFlash (CF) memory card (Type1/Type2) and MicroDrive ◗...
  • Page 17: Using The Cf Card Slot

    Caution: Never remove a memory card while the memory card access light is flashing, or files may be lost or damaged. Make sure you insert memory cards in the correct orientation, or the card and viewer may be damaged. Do not put labels or stickers on memory cards. The sticker may peel off, preventing the card from being ejected and damaging the viewer.
  • Page 18 To remove a card from the slot, first make sure CF Card the memory card access light is off. Then press the eject button and pull out the card. If the button is not sticking out, press it once to pop it out, then press it again to eject the card.
  • Page 19: Using The Sd Card Slot

    Using the SD Card Slot Insert an SD or SD HC card into the slot as shown below. Insert it fully into the viewer. To remove a card from the the memory card access light is off. Then press in on the top of the card.
  • Page 20: Copying Files From A Memory Card

    Copying Files from a Memory Card After you insert a memory card (as described on page 17 or 19), you can copy some or all of the files on the card to the Backup Files folder on the viewer. Copying All files On the Home screen, use the 4-way ring to highlight Memory Card Select...
  • Page 21: Copying Selected Files

    When the backup is complete, you see thumbnail images of the copied photos. Copying Selected Files On the Home screen, use the 4-way ring to highlight Memory Card Select Browse CF Memory Card Memory Card, displayed. Press the Menu , then press Memory Card CF Memory Card Backup Browse CF Memory Card...
  • Page 22 Use the 4-way ring to select Your photos are displayed with white check boxes: Check box Use the 4-way ring to highlight each photo you want to copy and press are displayed with red Tip: To select all files and folders, press Menu and choose Select All.
  • Page 23 Deleting Files After Copying You can have files automatically deleted after you copy them to the viewer. On the Home screen, use the 4-way ring to select and press Settings Select File Operation Select Delete After Copying Press up or down on the 4-way ring to choose one of the following settings: ◗...
  • Page 24: Supported File Formats

    .divx .mpg For more details about the supported file formats, see the on-screen User’s Guide. You can also check at for the latest information on supported RAW camera files. Details Minimum size: 72 × 72 pixels Maximum size: 30 megapixels...
  • Page 25: Viewing Photos And Videos

    Viewing Photos and Videos Follow the instructions in this section to view photos, create slide shows, and play videos on your P-3000/ P-5000. To share your images, slide shows, and videos with a larger audience, you can connect the viewer to a TV or projector (see page 32).
  • Page 26: Zooming An Image

    If necessary, select the folder containing the images you want to view, then press folder, skip this step.) You see a screen like this: To move to the next screen, press down on the 4-way ring and hold. Select the image you want to view, then press The selected image is enlarged to fill the screen.
  • Page 27 Changing How Files Are Displayed You can change your view of the files by pressing the button while in a folder: Display Thumbnails (12 per screen) Mini-thumbnails (64 per screen) Details My Photos...
  • Page 28: Rating Photos

    Displaying Image Information To view information about an image shown at full- screen, press the Display view additional information and a histogram like the following: 28/12/2006 Press a third time to view the over- or under- Display exposure preview, which highlights areas at both ends of the brightness range.
  • Page 29: Creating A Slide Show

    To view rated photos, select the Home screen and press Select the rating level you want to view, and press . The rated photos appear on the screen. If you delete files on the Rating screen or copy them to a new folder, this does not move or delete the original files.
  • Page 30: Playing Videos

    Slide Show Settings You can select transition effects, timing, and background music for the slide show. To change the settings, select on the Home screen, press Settings Slide Show ◗ Choose one of five slide transition effects. Effects: ◗ Choose the time between slide Duration: transitions.
  • Page 31 Highlight the video file you want to play and press . The video starts playing. Note: You can set the video screen size by selecting Play at Full Screen or Play at Original Size from Play Settings in the pop-up menu. Setting Play at Full Screen displays the image by adjusting the longest side to the LCD display without changing the aspect ratio.
  • Page 32: Showing Photos And Videos On A Tv

    ◗ To view information about the video, press . You see information like the following: Display Showing Photos and Videos on a TV You can connect the P-3000/P-5000 to a TV or projector and view your images, videos, and slide shows. You will need a camcorder AV cable (3.5-mm to 3 RCA), available at many electronics stores.
  • Page 33 Connect the cable’s mini-plug to the on the side of the viewer. The viewer’s LCD screen turns off. Set the TV or projector to display video input from the viewer. Now you can use all of the viewer’s controls to show photos, videos, and slide shows on your TV or projector.
  • Page 34: Using The Viewer With Usb Devices

    Flash memory drives ◗ Memory card readers ◗ External hard drives ◗ Epson multimedia storage viewers Note: USB hubs are not supported, and some USB devices may not work without a power connection. Epson cannot guarantee the compatibility of any device.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting a USB Device Before you connect a USB device, connect the AC adapter to the viewer and plug it in if possible. If your USB device has an AC adapter, use it to prevent the possible loss of files during transfer. Open the connector cover on the side of the viewer.
  • Page 36: Copying Files To The Viewer

    Copying Files to the Viewer After you connect a USB device, you can copy all the files to the viewer, or select individual files to copy. On the Home screen, use the 4-way ring to highlight USB Device You see the USB Device menu: Do one of the following: ◗...
  • Page 37: Copying Files To The Usb Device

    ◗ To copy selected files, select in the USB Device menu, then press Device . You see your photos displayed. Then follow steps 3 through 6 on pages 21 to 22. Wait until all the files are copied, then disconnect the USB device.
  • Page 38 In the USB Device menu, select Files Press , then wait while the files are copied. Copying Selected Files to a USB Device You can select individual files or folders to copy. Follow the instructions on page 35 to connect the USB device.
  • Page 39 Select Copy/Move Select Copy to USB Device ◗ If you selected a folder, all the files are copied to the USB device. Wait until all the files are copied, then disconnect the device. ◗ If you selected an individual file, you see your photos displayed with white check boxes.
  • Page 41: Playing Music

    You can copy audio files from your computer and play them on the P-3000/P-5000. You can create playlists using your computer and the Epson Link2 software, or using the viewer itself. See your on-screen User’s Guide for instructions on creating a playlist and adjusting audio equalizer settings.
  • Page 42 Click the down arrow in the center of the screen to transfer the files to your viewer. Larger end Smaller end Epson Link2 , then locate the audio files you icon on your desktop...
  • Page 43: Playing Audio Files

    Disconnect the viewer from your computer: ◗ Windows: Right-click the icon in the lower right corner of your screen and select Remove Hardware Hardware ◗ Macintosh: Drag and drop the viewer icon to the trash, then remove the USB cable. If you see a message on the viewer asking you to update the music list, click Playing Audio Files...
  • Page 44 Note: To continue playing from a previously played track, Resume select Select Music List the songs you transferred to the viewer, select Update Music List Select a category to start playback, then press right on the 4-way ring. You can narrow your search by selecting the items in the following order using the 4-way ring.
  • Page 45 Select the track you want using the 4-way ring, then press Controlling Audio Playback You can do the following while listening to music or audio files: ◗ To play or pause music, press ◗ To adjust the volume, press ◗ To skip back or forward, press left or right on the 4-way ring.
  • Page 46: Setting Repeat And Shuffle Options

    Setting Repeat and Shuffle Options In My Music, press the . Then set the following items using the 4-way Mode ring and press First select either the playback order, then select the desired repeat play mode. To play... Current category in random order Current category in normal order repeatedly Current category once...
  • Page 47: Managing Your Files

    Managing Your Files You can copy the files you’ve backed up from memory cards or USB drives to your own folders for special purposes, such as portfolios. You can also back up files from the viewer to your computer. Copying Files to a Folder Open a folder to the thumbnail view, as shown below, and highlight the file or folder you want to copy.
  • Page 48 Tip: To select all files and folders, press Menu and choose Select All. To select more than one file or folder, you must be viewing them on the thumbnail, mini- thumbnail, or detailed list screen (see page 27). Press Use the 4-way ring to select the folder where you want to copy the items.
  • Page 49 Creating a New Folder To copy items to a new folder, follow steps 1 through 6 in the previous section. When you select the on-screen keyboard appears with the current date entered as the default name for the folder. You can either keep the name or enter a new one. To keep the current name, use the 4-way ring to highlight Done...
  • Page 50: Deleting Files Or Folders

    Note: You can rename a folder by highlighting it, pressing the Menu button, and selecting Edit > Rename. Deleting Files or Folders Highlight the file or folder you want to delete. Press the Menu If you’re viewing files on the thumbnail screen, use the 4-way ring to highlight each additional item you want to delete and press items are displayed with red...
  • Page 51: Backing Up Files To Your Computer

    The viewer LCD screen turns off. Note: Although your computer may recognize the viewer as a removable drive, it is best to transfer files using the Epson Link2 software. Double-click the to open the program. Larger end Smaller end...
  • Page 52 Macintosh: Drag and drop the viewer icon to the trash, then remove the USB cable. For more information on using Epson Link2 to move files, see your on-screen Epson Link2 User’s Guide. Click in the upper-right corner of the Link2 software to view the guide.
  • Page 53: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems Check this list of common problems and possible solutions. For more troubleshooting tips, check the P-3000/P-5000 User’s Guide on your computer. (See page 13 for instructions on installing and viewing the guide.) Operating Problems The power doesn’t turn on. ◗...
  • Page 54: Viewing Problems

    ◗ The viewer may need to be reset. Gently insert the end of a paper clip into the viewer’s USB ports. Viewing Problems The LCD screen is dark. ◗ The screen may have turned off automatically to save power, or the viewer may have shut down. Press any button to turn the screen back on, or press down on the power switch to turn the viewer on.
  • Page 55: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the Battery You can purchase a replacement lithium-ion battery (B32B818262) from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales). Where To Get Help...
  • Page 56 Speak to a Support Representative Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready: ◗ Product name (Epson P-3000 or P-5000) ◗ Product serial number (located on the bottom of the viewer) ◗ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase ◗...
  • Page 57: Appendix

    If a battery is swallowed, seek medical treatment immediately. ◗ Use only an Epson lithium-ion battery for the P-3000/P-5000 according to the instructions in this manual. ◗ Use only AC adapter model A351H and the P-3000/P-5000 (model G961A/G961B) to charge batteries.
  • Page 58 ◗ Do not charge the battery near open flame or in very hot locations. ◗ Keep batteries away from heat sources. ◗ Do not leave the battery in a vehicle to prevent the battery from overheating. ◗ Do not insert objects into any openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-circuit components.
  • Page 59: Responsible Use Of Copyrighted Materials

    Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.5 et seq) Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials Epson encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of the copyright laws when using any Epson product. While some countries’ laws permit limited copying or reuse of copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those circumstances may not be as broad as some people assume.
  • Page 60: Fcc Compliance Statement

    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 61: 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 62: Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty

    An Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the product requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at its option, repair or exchange the product without charge for parts or labor. If the product requires...
  • Page 63 Epson product after its shipment from Epson. This warranty does not cover loss or recovery of any data or software stored on the product. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the...
  • Page 64 This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales).
  • Page 65: Index

    Cable, A/V, CF Card slot, CompactFlash Computer, backing up to, Date and time, setting, Declaration of Conformity, Deleting files, Details view, Disk space, Display button, Displaying Epson adapter, cards, folder views, image information, contacting, Link2 software, Store, warranty,...
  • Page 66 FCC Compliance Statement, File formats, Files copying from memory card, copying to and from USB devices, copying to computer, deleting, locking, moving to folder, problems, Flickering, Folder view, changing, Folders creating, renaming, viewing contents, Hard drive space, Headphones, Hold button, Images copying to folder, displaying as slide show,...
  • Page 67 Memory card access light, adapter, copying files, deleting files, inserting and removing, types, Mini-thumbnail view, Music copying to viewer, file formats, playing, P-3000/P-5000, see Viewer Photos, see Images Playing music, videos, Problems, solving, Protecting files, QuickTime, installing, Rating images, RAW files, Renaming folder, Resetting viewer, Safety instructions,...
  • Page 68 connecting to, displaying on, Unpacking, USB devices connecting, copying files, types, User’s Guide about, installing, Video file formats, playing, problems, screen size, viewing on TV, Viewer features, resetting, setting up, sleep mode, turning on and off, Warranty, Zooming images,...
  • Page 69 Activity light Flashes blue during power on, printing, file transfer, and computer connection Charge light Green indicates battery charging; orange indicates problems Menu button Press to display a pop-up menu button Press to select a file or rate a photo from 1-5 stars Zoom buttons Press to zoom a...
  • Page 70 SD Card slot Card access light Headphone connector Speaker Battery cover CompactFlash Card slot CompactFlash Card eject button Power switch Host USB connector (for camera, card reader, flash drive, etc.) AV Out connector Cover Reset button AC adapter connector Device USB connector (for computer)

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