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User guide

Return your Warranty Registration card today to ensure you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to.
• Once your Magnavox purchase is regis• So complete and return the Warranty tered, you’re eligible to receive all the Registration Card enclosed with your privileges of owning a Magnavox product. purchase at once, and take advantage of these important benefits.

1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 10. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
11. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as if the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, or when the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 12. Battery usage CAUTION – To prevent battery leakage which may result in bodily injury, property damage, or damage to the unit: • Install ALL batteries correctly, + and - as marked on the unit. • Do not mix batteries (OLD and NEW or CARBON and ALKALINE, etc.). • Remove batteries when the unit is not used for a long time. 13 Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. 14 Do not place any sources of danger on the apparatus. (e.g. liquid filled objects, lighted candles). 15 This product may contain lead and mercury. Disposal of these material may be regulated due to environment considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance : EL 6475-E005: 04/01

MAGNAVOX LIMITED WARRANTY Ninety (90) Days Free Product Exchange
MAGNAVOX warrants this product against defect in material or workmanship, subject to any conditions set forth as follows: PROOF OF PURCHASE: You must have proof of the date of purchase to exchange the product. A sales receipt or other document showing the product and the date that you purchased the product as well as the authorized retailer included, is considered such proof. COVERAGE: Warranty coverage begins the day you buy the product. For a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if the product is determined to be defective, Magnavox will exchange the defective product with a new or renewed product, at its option, at no charge. The replacement product is covered only for the warranty period of the original product. When the warranty on the original product expires, the warranty on all replaced products also expires. When it is necessary for you to ship the product to Magnavox for exchange, you will pay the shipping cost for shipment to Magnavox. Magnavox will pay the shipping costs when returning a product to you. Note: The exchange model supplied will be the most comparable one in Magnavox current inventory. Shipping of your product to Magnavox implies intent to follow the specified requirements of the warranty and exchange program. Product received by Magnavox cannot be returned. Replacement product can only be sent if of exchange process. are met. Failure to follow all requirements can result in delay all warranty requirements EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY COVERAGE Your warranty does not cover: • Shipping charges to return defective product. • Labor charges for installation or setup of the product, adjustment of customer controls on the product, and installation or repair of antenna systems outside of the product. • Product repair and/or part replacement because of improper installation, connections to improper voltage supply, abuse, neglect, misuse, accident, unauthorized repair or other cause not within the control of Magnavox. • A product that requires modification or adaptation to enable it to operate in any country other than the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or authorized, or repair of products damaged by these modifications. • Damage occurring to product during shipping when improperly packaged or cost associated with packaging. • Product lost in shipment and no signature verification of receipt can be provided. • A product used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to rental purposes). • Product sold AS IS or RENEWED.
WHERE WARRANTY EXCHANGE IS AVAILBLE: Exchange is available in all countries where Magnavox officially distributes the product. In countries where Magnavox does not distribute the product, the local Magnavox organization will attempt to exchange the product, although there may be a delay if the appropriate product is not readily available or special customs processes are implied. FOR EXCHANGE IN THE U.S.A., PUERTO RICO, OR U.S.VIRGIN ISLANDS.. Contact Magnavox Customer Care Center at: 1-800-705-2000 FOR EXCHANGE IN CANADA... 1-800-661-6162 (French Speaking) 1-800-705-2000 (English or Spanish Speaking) REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR THE CONSUMER. MAGNAVOX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow the exclusions or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In addition, if you enter into a service contract agreement with the MAGNAVOX partnership within ninety (90) days of the date of sale, the limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts does not apply.

The music compression technology MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) significantly reduce the digital data of an audio CD while maintaining CD quality sound. • Getting MP3 files: you can either download legal music files from the internet to your computer hard disc, or create such files by converting audio CD files in your computer through appropriate encoder software. (128kbps bit rate or higher is recommended for MP3 files.) • Creating a MP3 CD: burn the music files from your computer hard disc on a CDR or CDRW using your CD burner.

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If you have any problems, do not attempt to return this product to the store.

Warranty Verification
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Helpful Hints:
– Make sure that the file names of the MP3 files end with .mp3 . – Total number of music files and albums: around 350 (with a typical file name length of 20 characters) – The length of file names affects the number of tracks for playback. With shorter file names, more files can be burned on a disc. All trademarks used are owned by their respective owners.


For fast help, call us first! 1-800-705-2000

Know these

safety symbols

For Customer Use For Customer Use Enter below the Serial No. which is Enter below the Serial No. which located on the rear of the cabinet. Retain located on the rear of the cabinet. this information for future reference. this information for future reference. Model No. _____________________ Model No. _____________________ Serial No. ______________________
Serial No. ______________________

This “bolt of lightning” indicates uninsulated material within your unit may cause an electrical shock. For the safety of everyone in your household, please do not remove product covering. The “exclamation point” calls attention to features for which you should read the enclosed literature closely to prevent operating and maintenance problems.


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CAUTION: To prevent electric
shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, and fully insert.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province. Magnavox, P.O. Box 671539, Marietta, GA. 30006-0026 (Warranty: 4835 710 27750)

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Mains adapter (supplied or optionally available) Use only a 4.5 V adapter (450 mA direct current, positive pole to the center pin). Any other kind of adapter may damage the player. 1 Make sure the local voltage corresponds to the power adapter’s voltage. 2 Connect the power adapter to the 4.5V DC jack of the player and to the wall outlet. Note: Always disconnect the adapter when you are not using it.

In-car use (connections supplied or optionally available) Only use a 4.5 V DC car voltage converter (positive pole to the center pin) and cassette car adapter. Any other converter may damage the set. 1 Put the set on a horizontal, vibration-free and stable surface. Make sure it is in a safe place, where the set is neither a danger nor an obstacle to the driver and the passengers. Plug the voltage converter into the cigarette lighter jack (only for 12 V car battery, negative grounding), then connect the wired end with 4.5V DC input jack on the set. If necessary, clean the cigarette lighter jack to obtain a good electrical contact. Turn down the volume and connect the cassette adapter plug to p/LINE OUT on the set. Carefully insert the cassette adapter into the car radio’s cassette compartment. Make sure the cord does not hinder your driving. Decrease the volume on the set, if necessary. Start playback on the set and adjust the sound with the car radio controls. Selecting on MP3-CDs Selecting an album
12 V DC

Playback information • When playing a CD-Rewritable(CD-RW), please note that it takes 3-15 seconds for sound reproduction to start. • Playback will stop if you open the CD lid. • While the CD is read, Cd rEAd in the display. Volume and bass Volume adjustment • Adjust the volume by using - VOL +.
4,5 V DC

Programming track numbers You can store up to 64 tracks to play in a program. A single track may be stored more than once in the program. For MP3-CD: 1 While playback is stopped, press PROG. y00 PROG lights up 2 Select an album with ∞ or §. 3 Press PROG to store the album. y001 flashes for you to program a track within the album. 4 5 6 7 Select a track with ∞ or §. Press PROG to store the track. Select and store all desired tracks in this way. Press 2; to start playback of your selected tracks. yPROG is shown and playback starts.

ESP With a conventional portable CD-player you might have experienced that the music stopped e.g. when you were jogging. The Electronic Skip Protection prevents loss of sound caused by light vibrations and shocks. Continuous playback is ensured. However ESP does not prevent playback interruptions during vigorous running. It also does not protect the unit against any damage caused by dropping! In this set ESP is default ON. It is possible to set ESP off. • Press ESP. y ESP. • Press ESP disappears. y ESP is displayed. ESP on ➟ ESP off ➟ ESP on – For an MP3 CD, ESP is by default always activated. RESUME You can interrupt playback and continue (even after an extended period of time) from the position where playback stopped (RESUME) and you can lock all buttons of the set so that no action will be executed (HOLD). Use the OFF–RESUME–HOLD slider for these functions. RESUME – continuing from where you have stopped 1 Switch the slider to RESUME during playback to activate RESUME. yRESUME is shown. 2 Press 9 whenever you want to stop playback. 3 Press 2; whenever you want to resume playback. yRESUME is shown and playback continues from where you have stopped. • To deactivate RESUME, switch the slider to OFF. y RESUME goes off. HOLD


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CONTROLS ( see figure 1 ) 1 2;.......................switches the player on, starts or pauses CD play 2 3 /4 ..................MP3-CD only: skips forward/backward albums. 3 ∞ /§ ................skips and searches tracks backward/forward. 4 FM ......................switches the radio on. 5 9.........................stops CD play, clears a program or switches the player off 6 DBB....................switches the bass enhancement on and off. 7 ESP.....................selects between the battery powersave mode and Electronic Skip Protection (ESP). ESP prevents playback interruptions caused by shocks. 8 ............................display 9 PROG .................programs tracks. 0 MODE ................selects the different playing possibilities. ! - VOL +.............adjusts the volume @ p / LINE OUT ....3.5 mm headphone jack and LINE OUT jack to connect the player to another audio input of an additional appliance. # OPEN 2 .............opens the CD lid $ 4.5V DC..............jack for external power supply


HOLD – locking all buttons You can lock the buttons of the set by switching the slider to HOLD. Now, when a key is pressed, no action will be executed. This is of use, for example, when transporting the player in a bag. With HOLD activated, you can avoid accidental activation of other functions. 1 Switch the slider to HOLD to activate HOLD. 2 To deactivate HOLD, switch the slider to OFF. Antennas The headphone wire is used as an FM antenna. If necessary, move it for optimum reception.



MPC500, MPC501

Environmental information • All redundant packing material has been omitted. We have done our utmost to make the packaging easily separable into two materials: cardboard (box) and polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet). • Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a specialized company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the disposal of packing materials, dead batteries and old equipment. 5 6 7 CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. The type plate is located on the bottom of the set. The production number is located inside the battery compartment. 3 4


Bass adjustment • Press DBB to switch the bass enhancement on or off yDBB appears if the bass enhancement is activated.

Storing radio stations You can store up to 30 radio stations (1-30). 1 Tune to a desired radio station and press PROG. 2 Press 3 or 4 repeatedly if necessary to select the number that should be assigned to this radio station. 3 Press PROG while PROG is blinking to confirm the storage. yThe waveband, the frequency and the preset number of the stored station are displayed. 4 Store all desired stations this way. Tuning to a stored radio station 1 Press FM to switch the radio ON. 2 Press 3 or 4 once or more to find your preset station. y Radio play starts. The waveband, the frequency and the preset number of the stored station are displayed.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Trademarks are the property of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. or their respective owners 2005 © Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights reserved.

Notes: – If you try to store more than 64 tracks, FULL is displayed. For audio CD: Repeat steps 1, 4, 5, 6. Clearing the program • While playback is stopped, press 9 to clear program. yCLr is displayed once, PROG goes off, and the program is cleared. Note: The program will also be cleared if the power supply is interrupted, or if the CD-player lid is opened, or if the set switches off automatically.

% ............................type plate ^ OFF .....................switches HOLD off RESUME............stores the last position of a CD track played HOLD..................locks all buttons

• Briefly press 3 or 4 to skip to the previous or subsequent album. yThe first track of the selected album is played. • Keep 3 or 4 pressed to find a particular album in a backward or forward direction. Release the button when you reach the desired album.

• Always remove the voltage converter from the cigarette lighter jackwhen the set is not in use. Note: If your car radio has a LINE IN jack, it is better to use it for the car radio connection instead of the cassette.adapter. Connect the signal lead to this LINE IN jack and to p/LINE OUT on the set.

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WK0549 Batteries (supplied or optionally available) You can use the following batteries with this CD-player: • normal batteries type LR6, UM3 or AA (preferably Philips), or • alkaline batteries type LR6, UM3 or AA (preferably Philips). Notes:– Old and new or different types of batteries should not be combined. – Remove batteries if they are empty or if the player is not going to be used for a long time. Inserting batteries 1 Push OPEN 2 to open the CD lid. 2 Open the battery compartment and insert either 2 normal or alkaline batteries. CD player and CD handling • Do not touch the lens A of the CD player. • Do not expose the unit, batteries or CDs to humidity, rain, sand or excessive heat (caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight). • You can clean the CD player with a soft, slightly dampened, lint-free cloth. Do not use any cleaning agents as they may have a corrosive effect. • To clean the CD, wipe it in a straight line from the center toward the edge using a soft, lint-free cloth. A cleaning agent may damage the disc! Never write on a CD or attach a sticker to it. • The lens may cloud over when the unit is moved suddenly from cold to warm surroundings. Playing a CD is not possible then. Leave the CD player in a warm environment until the moisture has evaporated. • Active mobile phones in the vicinity of the CD player may cause malfunctions. • Avoid dropping the unit as this may cause damage. Headphones • Connect the supplied headphones to the p/LINE OUT jack of the player. Note: p/LINE OUT can also be used for connecting this set to your HiFi system.To adjust the sound and volume, use the controls on the connected audio equipment and on the CD player. Playing a CD This CD-player can play all kinds of Audio Discs such as CD-Recordables and CD-Rewritables. Do not try to play a CD-ROM, CDi, VCD, DVD or computer CD. Important: CDs encoded with copyright protection technologies by some record companies may be unplayable by this product. 1 Push the OPEN 2 slider to open the player. 2 Insert an audio CD, printed side up, by pressing the CD onto the hub. 3 Close the player by pressing the lid down. 4 Press 2; to switch the player on and start playback. yThe current track number and elapsed playing time are displayed. • You can pause playback by pressing 2;. yThe time at which playback was paused starts flashing. • You can continue playback by pressing 2; again. 5 Press 9 to stop playback. yThe total number of tracks and the total playing time of the CD are displayed. 6 Press 9 again to switch the player off. • To remove the CD, hold it by its edge and press the hub gently while lifting the CD.

Selecting a track and searching Selecting a track during playback • Briefly press ∞ or § once or several times to skip to the current, previous or next track. yPlayback continues with the selected track, and the track’s number is displayed. Selecting a track when playback is stopped 1 Briefly press ∞ or § once or several times to select the desired track. The track number is displayed. 2 Press 2; to start CD play. yPlayback starts with the selected track. Searching for a passage during playback 1 Keep ∞ or § pressed to find a particular passage in a backward or forward direction. ySearching starts while playback continues at low volume. After 2 seconds the search speeds up. 2 Release the button when you reach the desired passage. yPlayback continues from this position. Notes: – If the player is in SCAN mode (see MODE chapter), searching is not possible. – In shuffle or shuffle repeat all (see MODE chapter), or while playing a program, searching is only possible within the particular track.

Selecting different playing possibilities−MODE It is possible to play tracks in random order, to repeat a single track or the entire CD, and to play the first few seconds of each track. 1 Press MODE during playback as often as required in order to activate one of the following ‘modes’. The active mode is shown in the display.

Radio Play You can tune to any FM station automatically or manually. 1 Press FM to switch the radio on. Tuning to radio stations automatically 1 Keep 3 or 4 pressed for at least 1 second. yThe radio tunes to a station with sufficient strength and radio play starts. The current waveband and frequency are displayed. 2 Repeat searching until you find the desired radio station. Tuning to radio stations manually 1 Keep ∞ or § pressed. 2 Release ∞ or §, then briefly press ∞ or § again when you are close to the desired frequency. 3 Briefly press ∞ or § repeatedly until you reach the desired frequency. yRadio play starts. The current waveband and frequency are displayed. • To switch from radio play to CD play, press 2; . • Press 9 to switch the radio off.

Troubleshooting WARNING: Under no circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself as this will invalidate the warranty. If a fault occurs, first check the points listed, before taking the unit for repair. If you are unable to solve a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or service center. The CD player has no power, or playback does not start • Check that your batteries are not dead or empty, that they are inserted correctly, that the contact pins are clean. • Your adapter connection may be loose. Connect it securely. • For in-car use, check that the car ignition is on. Also check player’s batteries. • Check that the CD is clean and correctly inserted (label-side upward). • If your lens has steamed up, wait a few minutes for this to clear. • Make sure the CD is not encoded with Copyright protection technologies, as some do not conform to the Compact Disc standard. • CD-RW (CD-R) was not recorded properly. Use FINALIZE on your CD-recorder. The indication HOLD is on and/or there is no reaction to controls • If HOLD is activated, then deactivate it. • Electrostatic discharge. Disconnect power or remove batteries for a few seconds. The CD skips tracks • The CD is damaged or dirty. Replace or clean the CD. • RESUME, SHUFFLE or PROGRAM is active. Switch off whichever is on. No sound or bad sound quality. • PAUSE might be active. Press 2;. • Loose, wrong or dirty connections. Check and clean connections. • Volume might not be appropriately adjusted. Adjust the volume. • Strong magnetic fields. Check player’s position and connections. Also keep away from active mobile phones. • For in-car use, check that the cassette adapter is inserted correctly, that the car cassette player’s playback direction is correct (press autoreverse to change), and that the cigarette lighter jack is clean. Allow time for temperature change.





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: The current track plays repeatedly. : All tracks of the disc/program play repeatedly. ALBUM : (for MP3 CDs only): All tracks of the current album play repeatedly.


: Each track in the disc plays 10 seconds in sequence. (for MP3 CDs only): Each track in the current album plays 10 seconds in sequence. : All tracks of the disc play in random order once.

Battery indication The approximate power level of your batteries is shown in the display.

Battery full Battery low. The symbol flashes.

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: shuffle repeat. SHUFFLE ALBUM (for MP3 CDs only): All tracks of the current album play in random order once.

Batteries contain chemical substances, so they should be disposed of properly. IMPORTANT! Hearing safety: Do not play your headphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise that continuous use at high volume can permanently damage your hearing. Traffic safety: Do not use headphones while driving a vehicle. It may create a hazard and it is illegal in many countries. Even if your headphones are an open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds, do not turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear what is going on around you.

• To return to normal playback, press MODE repeatedly until the display shows no active modes.

Note: If there is no activity, the set will automatically switch off after a while to save energy.

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