Gateway GCM-4 User Manual

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Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox

GCM-4

User Guide

Contents

Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Jukebox . . . . . . 1

Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Chapter 2: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Turning on your jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Plugging in the headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using the control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Using the playback buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Locking control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Playing music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Adjusting volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Viewing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chapter 3: Playing Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Playing songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Viewing the Now Playing screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Setting advanced playing modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting the equalizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting shuffle mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting repeat mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Disabling expired music messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Viewing the music visualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Creating playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Creating a jukebox playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Creating a Windows Media Player playlist . . . . . . . . 34 Editing playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Adding a track or album to a jukebox playlist . . . . . 36

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Deleting a track from a playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Deleting a playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Getting more music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Creating files for your jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Moving files to your jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Chapter 4: Viewing Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Viewing a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Copying photos to your jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Copying photos from your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Copying photos from your digital camera . . . . . . . . . 55 Copying photos from your card reader . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Organizing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Creating a photo folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Moving a photo into a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Deleting a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Working with slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Creating slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Editing slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Playing slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Playing a picture show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Getting more photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Creating text notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Chapter 5: Settings and Options . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Setting the backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Setting the clock and calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Accessing the settings shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Resetting the jukebox to its defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Chapter 6: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 75

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Maintaining your jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Maintaining battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Updating the firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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Chapter 7: Safety and Legal Notices . . . . . . . . 87

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Chapter 1: Checking Out Your

Jukebox

Package contents

Your package includes:

Gateway GCM-4 MP3 Photo Jukebox

Ear bud stereo headphones

USB 2.0 connector cables (2)

AC power adapter

Soft cover carrying case

Quick start poster

This user guide

Software installation CD

Battery (installed)

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System requirements

To connect to your jukebox, your computer must have the following minimum requirements:

Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 1)

Microsoft Windows Media® Player 10

Intel® Pentium III 333 MHz processor

80 MB available hard drive space

128 MB memory

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Front

LCD panel

Playback control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

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Component

Description

LCD panel

Displays menus, music visualizations, and digital photos. For more

 

information, see “Playing music” on page 20 and “Viewing photos”

 

on page 23.

 

 

Playback

Control audio playback. The play/pause button doubles as a power

control buttons

button. For more information, see “Using the playback buttons” on

 

page 18 and “Turning on your jukebox” on page 15.

 

 

Menu control

Lets you select menus and choices within menus. For more

button

information, see “Using the menu buttons” on page 17.

 

 

Option menu

Displays the choices or options of the currently highlighted menu

button

item. For more information, see “Using the menu buttons” on

 

page 17.

 

 

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Top

Headphone

 

 

 

Control lock

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Description

Headphone jack

Plug headphones or amplified speakers into this jack.

 

 

Control lock

Slide to lock all jukebox control buttons.

 

 

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Bottom

USB/docking

 

connector

Reset button

Component

Description

USB/docking

Connect the USB combo cable to this connector and to the

connector

USB port on your computer for moving music or photos to

 

your jukebox. You can also connect the camera USB cable

 

for downloading photos directly from your digital camera. For

 

more information, see “Charging the battery” on page 11,

 

“Moving files to your jukebox” on page 49, and “Copying

 

photos from your digital camera” on page 55.

 

 

Reset button

Press with a straightened paper clip or pin to reset your

 

jukebox.

 

 

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Left

Volume button

Control

Description

Volume

Press the + side (top) of the button to increase volume,

 

and press the side (bottom) to decrease volume.

 

 

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Back

Battery cover

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Accessories

Accessories are available on Gateway’s Web site at www.gateway.com/photojukeboxextras .

Specifications

Dimensions: 2.3 × 3.8 × 0.7 inches (59 × 96 × 17 mm)

Display: 128 × 128 pixels, 16-bit (65,536 colors), TFT Transflective, 1.6-inch

Battery: 820 mAh, rechargeable Li-ion, prismatic, 3.7V, removable

Hard drive: 4 GB, 1 inch, Compact Flash Type II

Memory: 32 MB SDRAM, 1 MB flash

Power: input 100~240VAC, 50-60 Hz (normal), output 5V 1.6A

Compatible media: MP3, WMA, AAC (non-Fairplay DRM), WAV, JPG/JPEG

Data transfer rate: Up to 480 Mbps using USB 2.0

Audio jacks: Audio line out (headphones)

Camera interface cable: USB 2.0, 22-pin

Combo cable: USB 2.0, 22-pin

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Chapter 2: Getting Started

To use your jukebox, you need to:

1Charge the battery

2Install and set up software on your computer

Charging the battery

Fully charge the battery for three hours before using your jukebox for the first time. However, it is not necessary to fully charge the battery each time. You can charge the battery by connecting the jukebox either to the

AC power adapter (fastest) or to a USB port on the computer.

The battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen indicates the remaining battery charge.

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If the power icon is...

the battery is...

Green

Full

 

 

Yellow

Medium

 

 

Red

Low

 

 

Red with an exclamation point

Critically low

 

 

A power plug

Charging

 

 

To charge the battery:

1Connect the USB combo cable to the AC power adapter, then plug the power adapter into an AC power outlet.

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- OR -

Connect the USB combo cable to the computer.

2Plug the combo cable into the jukebox. Make sure that the top of the plug (the side with the arrows) is facing the same way as the front of the jukebox.

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3If you are charging your jukebox from the computer’s USB cable, turn your jukebox off. If your jukebox is on, it cannot charge from the computer’s USB cable.

If you are charging your jukebox from the AC power adapter, Important you can leave your jukebox on as it charges, but it will take

longer to charge.

If the jukebox is on, the power cord icon appears in the upper right corner of the display. The keypad’s backlight turns on while the battery charges, then turns off when the battery is fully charged.

4When your jukebox battery is finished charging, press in on the plug’s two side buttons, then pull the plug out of the jukebox.

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Turning on your jukebox

To turn on your jukebox:

Press the power button. The jukebox turns on, and the Main Menu opens after a few seconds.

Power button

To avoid turning the jukebox on accidentally, use the control Tips & Tricks lock. For more information, see “Locking control buttons” on

page 19.

To turn off your jukebox:

Press and hold the power button until the display turns off (about two seconds).

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Plugging in the headphones

You can plug headphones or speakers into your jukebox.

To plug in headphones or speakers:

Plug the headphone or speaker plug into the headphone jack on the top of your jukebox.

Headphone/ speaker jack

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Using the control buttons

Using the menu buttons

The menu buttons let you open menus and change settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu control button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option menu button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press this...

To...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(right arrow)

Select the current option or open the next menu.

 

 

 

 

(left arrow)

Open the previous menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(up and down arrows)

Select the menu choices and change settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(option menu button)

Display the choices or options of the currently

 

 

 

 

 

 

highlighted menu item and create playlists, turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

on shuffle mode, or create slideshows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about jukebox menus, see “Chapter 5: Settings and Options” on page 71.

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Using the playback buttons

During playback, use the playback control buttons to skip to the next track, skip to a previous track, or pause the playback or slideshow. Holding down the previous track or next track buttons acts as rewind and fast forward, respectively.

Previous track

 

 

 

Next track

 

 

Play/pause

If the jukebox does not respond when you press a button, it Important may be pausing for several seconds while loading the next file.

If the jukebox does not respond after waiting for several seconds, press the reset button. For the location of the reset button, see “Bottom” on page 6.

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Locking control buttons

You can lock your jukebox so its buttons are not accidentally pressed.

To lock all jukebox buttons:

Move the control lock to the Locked position (where red is showing).

When the buttons are locked, a lock icon appears on the screen.

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Playing music

To play music:

1Plug in the headphones and turn on your jukebox. The Main Menu opens.

2Press or to highlight Music, then press to open the Music menu.

3Press or to highlight Playlists, Artists, Albums, Genres, All Music, or Now Playing, then press to open the submenu.

4Continue to select the submenus (such as playlist number and artist name), then press when your final selection is made to play the music. Information about the song and play mode appears on the screen.

You can also:

Create a playlist

Change equalizer settings

Change shuffle or repeat settings

For more information, see “Chapter 3: Playing Music” on page 25.

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Pre-loaded music

Your jukebox contains pre-loaded music for your enjoyment and to help you learn about using your jukebox. Pre-loaded music includes playerexclusive content from three artists—Renato Grinberg, Mac Lopez, and Lee Johnson.

Renato Grinberg

Tracks included

Born and raised in Brazil, Renato Grinberg is a refined

Tracks from his CD Without Frontiers:

guitarist and composer who blends the popular

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Sem Compromisso

Brazilian acoustic guitar style with contemporary jazz

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Do Outro Lado

and pop music. His work includes three solo albums:

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Sem Fronteiras

Without Frontiers

 

 

Caetano, Sem Palavras

Learn more about this artist at

So Far...So Close

www.renatogrinberg.com.

 

 

 

 

Mac Lopez with Lee Johnson

Tracks included

Born and raised in Southern California, Mac Lopez is

Tracks from their CD Wind Messengers:

a well-regarded Native American flute performer and

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Wind Messengers

composer of Shoshone heritage. His work includes

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The Hawk and the Raven

four CD compilations:

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Waterfall Song

Footprints of Our Ancestors

Wind Messengers (with Lee Johnson)

Keepers of the Moon

Story of the Redtail Hawk (his latest release)

Learn more about these artists at www.whirlwindstudios.com.

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