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    User’s Guide...

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    MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE TO YOU. HP assumes no responsibility for the use or reliability of its software on equipment that is not furnished by HP. This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting and Disconnecting iPod ... 18 Organizing and Transferring Your Music ... 23 Adjusting iPod Settings ... 31 Using the Extra Features of Your iPod ... 35 Charging the iPod Battery ... 42 iPod Accessories... 45 Tips and Troubleshooting... 47 Learning More, Service, and Support ...

  • Page 5: Quick Start

    HP. Read this section to get started using iPod quickly. iPod works with the iTunes music software included on the iPod CD. Use iTunes to import songs from your CD or digital music collection to your PC, or use the iTunes Music Store (available in some countries/regions only) to purchase songs and download them to your PC.

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    Learning to Use iPod Read this chapter to set up iPod and get started playing music quickly. To learn more about playing music on iPod and using some of its other features, see “Using iPod” on page 11. iPod Tutorial For an in-depth tutorial on transferring music to and playing music on iPod, see the iPod Tutorial on the iPod CD.

  • Page 7: What You Need To Get Started

    ® 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional • iTunes 4.6 or later (iTunes is included on the iPod CD) To be sure you have the latest version of iTunes, go to • iPod software (included on the iPod CD) •...

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    Your iPod includes the following components: iPod Dock (with some models) iPod iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable iPod Power Adapter Earphones Quick Start...

  • Page 9: Setting Up Ipod To Play Music

    Setting Up iPod to Play Music To set up iPod, you charge the battery, install software from the iPod CD, and import songs from your music CD collection to your PC. Then you transfer the songs to iPod and start listening to music.

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    Step 2: Install the Software Insert the iPod CD into your PC and install iTunes and the iPod software. Step 3: Import Music to Your PC Complete this step if you haven’t already transferred music to your PC. You can import music from your audio CDs, or if you have an Internet connection, you can buy music online and download it to your PC using the iTunes Music Store.

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    They can only be inserted one way. Note: If you have a PC with a 6-pin FireWire 400 port, you can use the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable.

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    Note: If you’re connecting using USB 2.0, be sure to connect iPod to a high- power USB 2.0 port directly on your PC, or to a powered USB 2.0 hub that’s connected to your PC.

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    Step 5: Play Music When the song transfer is complete, a message on the iPod screen says “OK to disconnect.” Squeeze both sides of the Dock connector to disconnect the cable from iPod. Then use the Click Wheel and Select button to browse for a song. Press the Play...

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    Quick Start...

  • Page 15: Using Ipod

    Using iPod Controls Press any button to turn on iPod. The main menu appears. Use the Click Wheel and Select button to navigate through onscreen menus, play songs, change settings, and view information. Move your thumb lightly around the Click Wheel to highlight a menu item.

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    Remote port Menu button Previous/Rewind button Click Wheel Earphones Using iPod Headphones port Hold switch Select button Next/Fast-forward button Play/Pause button Dock connector port...

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    Press Menu. Select Music from the main menu. Highlight the song and press the Select or Play/Pause button. iPod must be disconnected from your PC to play songs. Highlight the list title (an album title, or the title of a playlist, for example) and press Play/Pause.

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    Controls Disable the iPod buttons (So you don’t press them accidentally) Skip to any point in a song Skip to the next song Start a song over Play the previous song Fast-forward Rewind Using iPod Set the Hold switch to Hold (an orange bar appears).

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    Disabling iPod Buttons Using the Hold Switch If you’re carrying iPod in your pocket and you don’t want to press the buttons or turn it on accidentally, you can make the buttons inactive. • Set the Hold switch to Hold.

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    Making Playlists on iPod You can set iPod to play the songs you want in the order you want. When you create a list of songs on your iPod, the songs appear in an On-The-Go playlist. To create an On-The-Go playlist: Highlight a song and press and hold the Select button until the song title flashes.

  • Page 21: Rating Songs

    You can save as many On-The-Go playlists as you like. To transfer On-The-Go playlists to your PC: If iPod is set to transfer songs automatically (see page 27), and you create an On-The-Go playlist, the playlist automatically transfers to iTunes when you connect iPod.

  • Page 22: Connecting And Disconnecting Ipod

    They can only be inserted one way. Note: If you have a PC with a 6-pin FireWire 400 port, you can use the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable.

  • Page 23: Disconnecting Ipod

    PC. If you set iPod to transfer songs manually (see page 28) or enable iPod for use as a hard disk (see page 35), you must eject iPod before disconnecting it. Using iPod...

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    You can eject iPod by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows system tray and selecting your iPod. To disconnect iPod: If iPod is connected to an iPod cable, squeeze both sides of the Dock connector to disconnect the cable from iPod. If iPod is in the Dock, simply remove it.

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    The iPod Dock holds iPod upright as it charges or transfers music. Connect the Dock to your PC using the same cable you use with iPod, or connect it to a power outlet using the FireWire cable and power adapter. Then put iPod in the Dock.

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    Using the iPod Dock, you can play music from iPod over external powered speakers or a home stereo. You need an audio cable with a standard 3.5 millimeter stereo miniplug (many external speakers have this type of cable attached). To play music from iPod using the Dock: Place iPod in the Dock.

  • Page 27: Organizing And Transferring Your Music

    Organizing and Transferring Your Music For instructions for getting started playing music on iPod, see “Setting Up iPod to Play Music” on page 5. Read on for more information about organizing and transferring your music. About iTunes iTunes is the software application you use to manage the music on your PC and transfer music to iPod.

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    Click the Account button and follow the onscreen instructions to set up an account or enter your existing Apple Account or AOL account information. You can only have music from five different Music Store accounts on one iPod. For more information about the iTunes Music Store, open iTunes and choose Help >...

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    WMA files to AAC or MP3 format. This can be useful if you have a library of music encoded in WMA format. For more information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes and Music Store Help. iPod does not support WMA, MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2 audio files, or format 1. About Playlists Using iTunes, you can organize songs into playlists.

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    3 stars or higher (see “Rating Songs” on page 17). After you create a Smart Playlist, any songs on iPod that meet the Smart Playlist’s criteria are automatically added to the Smart Playlist.

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    You can set iPod to transfer only certain songs in your iTunes music library. This is useful if you have more music on your PC than will fit on your iPod.

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    Transferring Songs and Playlists to iPod Manually You can set iPod to transfer songs manually, so you can transfer individual songs and playlists. When iPod is set to transfer songs manually, iTunes won’t update it automatically when you connect it to your PC.

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    Drag songs to the new playlist. To modify a playlist on iPod: Drag a song to a playlist on iPod to add the song. Select a song in a playlist and press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete the song.

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    You can use iTunes to transfer audiobooks to your iPod the same way you transfer songs. If you stop listening to an audiobook on iPod and go back to it later, the audiobook begins playing from where you left off.

  • Page 35: Adjusting Ipod Settings

    Select Settings from the iPod main menu. Set Shuffle to Songs or to Albums. When you set iPod to shuffle albums, it plays all the songs on an album in order, then randomly selects another album and plays through it in order.

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    Setting iPod to Repeat Songs You can set iPod to repeat a song over and over, or to repeat a sequence of songs. iPod repeats songs within the list from which the songs are playing. To set iPod to repeat songs: Select Settings from the iPod main menu.

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    To set iPod to use the iTunes volume settings: Select Settings > Sound Check. If you have not activated Sound Check in iTunes, setting it on iPod has no effect. Using the iPod Equalizer You can use equalizer presets to change iPod sound to suit a particular music genre or style.

  • Page 38: Setting The Language

    To set iPod to display the time in the title bar: Select Settings > Date & Time. If you set iPod to display the time in the title bar, you can see the time from any iPod menu screen. Setting the Language iPod can be set to use different languages.

  • Page 39: Using The Extra Features Of Your Ipod

    Options button Select “Enable disk use.” When you use iPod as a hard disk, the iPod disk icon appears as the next available drive letter in Windows Explorer on a PC. Note: Selecting “Manually manage songs and playlists” in the Options window also enables iPod to be used as a hard disk.

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    Preventing iTunes From Opening Automatically If you use iPod primarily as a hard disk, you may want to keep iTunes from opening automatically when you connect iPod to your PC. To prevent iTunes from opening automatically when you connect iPod to your PC: In iTunes, select iPod in the Source list.

  • Page 41: Setting The Alarm

    Set Alarm to On. Select a sound. If you select Beep, the alarm will be audible through the internal speaker. If you select a playlist, you’ll need to connect iPod to speakers or headphones to hear the alarm. Importing Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Calendar Events Your iPod can store contacts and calendar events.

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    Select Extras > Calendar. Storing and Reading Notes and Other Information You can store and read text notes on iPod. iPod must be enabled as a hard disk (see page 35). Save a document in any word-processing application as a text (.txt) file.

  • Page 43: Recording Voice Memos

    To transfer voice memos to your PC: Voice memos are saved in a Recordings folder on iPod in the WAV file format. If you enable iPod for disk use, you can drag voice memos from the folder to copy them.

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    Using an optional iPod-compatible photo card reader (available for purchase at and a standard digital camera and photo card, you can store photos on iPod, then delete them from the photo card and take more pictures. Then later you can transfer the photos from iPod to your PC using a standard digital photo application.

  • Page 45: Playing Games

    Select Erase Card. All photos are deleted from the photo card. To transfer photos to your PC: Connect iPod to your PC and open the application you use to transfer photos from your digital camera. See the documentation that came with the application for more information.

  • Page 46: Charging The Ipod Battery

    The iPod battery is 80-percent charged in about two hours, and fully charged in about four hours. If you charge iPod by connecting it to your PC, it may take longer to charge, especially if you are transferring files or playing music.

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    Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (this may already be assembled). Connect the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable included with iPod to the power adapter, and plug the other end of the cable into iPod. Plug the power adapter into a working electrical outlet.

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    Battery States When iPod is not connected to a power source, a battery icon in the top right corner of the iPod screen shows about how much charge is left. Battery about halfway charged If iPod is connected to a power source, the battery icon animates to show that the battery is charging.

  • Page 49: Ipod Accessories

    Remote (Available Separately) To use the iPod Remote, connect it to the iPod Remote port, then connect the Earphones (or another set of headphones) to the remote. Use the buttons on the remote just as you would use the iPod buttons.

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    Earphones iPod comes with a pair of high-quality earbud headphones. To use the earbud headphones: Plug them in to the Headphones port, then place the earbud in your ear as shown. Warning Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time can damage your hearing.

  • Page 51: Tips And Troubleshooting

    If Your iPod Won’t Turn On or Respond • Make sure the Hold switch is off. • If you’re using the iPod Remote, make sure the remote’s Hold switch is off. • If that doesn’t work, connect iPod to the iPod Power Adapter and connect the adapter to a working electrical outlet.

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    • Make sure the volume is adjusted properly. • If that doesn’t work, push the Play/Pause button. Your iPod may be paused. • If you’re using the iPod Dock, be sure the iPod is seated firmly in the Dock and make sure all cables are connected properly.

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    Use only iPod cables. Be sure the connectors on the cables are oriented correctly. They can only be inserted one way. • If you’re connecting iPod to a portable or laptop PC using the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable, connect the PC to a power outlet before connecting iPod.

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    If You Connect iPod to a USB Port and It Doesn’t Work Correctly • You must use a FireWire port or a USB 2.0 port to connect iPod. USB 1.1 is not supported and is significantly slower than FireWire and USB 2.0. If your PC doesn’t have a FireWire port or USB 2.0 port, you can purchase a...

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    If You Want to Use Your iPod with a PC and a Mac If you are using your iPod with a PC and you want to use it with a Mac (or vice versa), you must restore the iPod software for use with the other computer using iPod Software Update (see “iPod Software Update and Restore”...

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    PC, reset iPod (see page 47). If you want to restore iPod software and you don’t have an Internet connection, you can use the iPod Update that was installed on your PC when you installed the software from the iPod CD.

  • Page 57: Learning More, Service, And Support

    There is more information about using iPod on the iPod CD, in onscreen help, and on the Web. iPod Tutorial For an in-depth tutorial on transferring music to and playing music on iPod, see the iPod Tutorial on the iPod CD. Onscreen Help •...

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    Finding the Serial Number of Your iPod The serial number is printed on the back of your iPod. You can also find it by selecting Settings > About. Learning More, Service, and Support...

  • Page 59: Safety And Cleaning

    Important Safety Instructions When setting up and using your iPod, remember the following: • Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug your iPod Power Adapter into a power outlet. • Keep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.

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    Be careful and attentive while driving. Stop listening to your iPod if you find it disruptive or distracting while operating any type of vehicle or performing any other activity that requires your full attention.

  • Page 61: Using The Power Adapter

    • The power adapter for your iPod is a high-voltage component and should not be opened for any reason, even when the iPod is off. If the power adapter needs service, see “Learning More, Service, and Support” on page 53.

  • Page 62: About Operating And Storage Temperatures

    • Protect your iPod and the power adapter from direct sunlight and rain or other moisture. • Take care not to spill any food or liquid on iPod or its power adapter. If you do, unplug iPod before cleaning up the spill.

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    • Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. • Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, or abrasives. About Handling Your iPod may be damaged by improper storage or handling. Be careful not to drop your iPod when playing or transporting the device. Safety and Cleaning...

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    If necessary, consult an HP-authorized service provider or HP. See the service and support information that came with your HP product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.

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    This product was tested for EMC compliance under conditions that included the use of HP peripheral devices and HP shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is important that you use HP peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between...

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    Safety and Cleaning...

  • Page 67: Index

    Apple Lossless file format audio file format AIFF Apple Lossless converting supported backlight turning off turning on battery about 5, 42 charging charging with iPod Power Adapter icons states browsing for music calendar events cleaning communications regulation information connecting iPod...

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    14, 15 disabling buttons disconnecting cable 18, 19, 20 disconnecting iPod messages Dock Line Out port earphones ejecting iPod equalizer external hard disk fast-forwarding FireWire adapter 6-pin-to-4-pin FireWire card...

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    Dock, using iTunes about preventing automatically opening using, see tutorials version iTunes Music Store browsing for music purchasing music language changing Line Out port menu adding items removing items selecting MP3 file format music not playing organizing transferring Index...

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    Smart Playlists creating creating new on iPod creating Smart Playlists deleting modifying on iPod manually On-The-Go, see On-The-Go playlists transferring automatically transferring manually updating selected plug adapter 43, 57 power adapter purchasing music rating songs registering remote...

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    6, 27 transferring music from a CD to iTunes purchased songs 7, 18 to iPod troubleshooting turning off turning on 2, 53 tutorials Index 2.0 card 2.0 port voice memos playing recording transferring...

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