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Zmate mp3 player confusing

Hi We got a zmate mp3 player for x-mas and got some music to load finally! But we can't seem to figure this thing out, what do the lights on this thing mean? it has a a-b switch that blinks red and what appears to be a picture of a light bulb that blinks red all the time, and sometimes it will just stop playing for no reason and we can't figure out how to restart it. It looks to be a very simple device but it isn't!!! It came with no instructions, please help us!!!

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  • montemoy Dec 29, 2008

    my computer dosen't recognise it. is no way to ck music in it

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    please explain the details of how to use the wma player

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    what the heck does the a-b light mean



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The A-B music is the repeat button.

Press the first time and you set the start point. Press it again later in the music and you set the end point and for that time on the player just plays from start point to end point and repeat it again. To remove the repaet option just press the A-B button once again. The lock button is to lock all the control buttons so that you don't accidentally press then while in the pocket. To put the music is no secret just insert the mini-usb cable in the zMATE and the computer and it should detect it as a usb drive in the next available drive letter. (if you have a network drive letter in the next available letter it will not appear and you must change the letter in the manage computer system, of course this is for windows systems)

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